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Enrichment Program English Instructor

Korea University Enrichment Program (Non-Credit Courses)
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Enrichment Program English Instructor

Korea University Enrichment Program (Non-Credit Courses)

Recruitment Ad for job starting March 2016

Korea University (KU) in Seoul, South Korea, seeks highly qualified, dynamic and motivated candidates, enthusiastic about teaching, to become full-time staff members in its Institute of Foreign Language Studies (IFLS).

AVAILABLE POSITION: Enrichment Program English Instructor

(NOT A CREDITED UNIVERSITY POSITION: Please DO NOT APPLY if you are interested in a lecturer position.)

OVERVIEW: KU is looking for English Instructors that have acquired a high standard of teaching and a minimum experience of 2 years teaching in Korea (material development skills highly valued).

Candidates should be charismatic individuals who are forward thinking, with a positive drive, and willing to form part of a well-established program. Teachers will find a welcoming and professional team that is proud to work at one of the best Institutions in Korea and will make both their career transition comfortable and teaching experience gratifying.


This program offers a wide range of English conversation and writing courses to University students, staff and members of the general public. Their purpose is to enhance the students’ English communication skills with a high degree of confidence, fluency and accuracy.


Adult English Conversation Program (EC): Up to 12 students (4 Levels) Beginner – Advanced.

Adult English Writing Program (EW): Up to 12 students (4 Levels) Skills – Research.

English Conversation Tutoring (ECT): 3 students (4 Levels) Beginner – Advanced.

Daily Intensive English Conversation Classes (DI): Up to 12 students (3.5 hrs M-TH with 3 separate teachers).

Additional Courses: Saturday Intensive (SI): Up to 12 students (3 levels) Beginner – Advanced.


Instructors will be provided with core textbooks and an outline. Teachers will be required to follow the outline and produce supplementary material to accompany the text. Teachers will be expected to evaluate students’ performance through mandatory recordings/transcriptions, and evaluations. Classes are taught in a professional, friendly, informative and structured environment, whereby students are to be corrected, engaged and encouraged to participate positively. There will be high expectations placed on instructors to contribute positively to the program and show a great degree of commitment and willingness to improve the high standards of practice at IFLS Korea University.


There are courses of varying lengths offered throughout the year and instructors may be required to work morning and evening classes.

DATES: The Contract period is for one year starting March 1st, 2016.

(Contract may be renewed upon consent of both parties.)

JOBS DUTIES: Monthly salary is based upon 64 teaching hours a month. Overtime (see salary & benefits) is paid for any hours exceeding 64 in the calendar month. In addition to teaching hours, instructors are required to attend staff meetings and partake in (paid) placement testing for prospective new students. Thorough placement test training is provided during orientation sessions which begin before classes commence.

Teachers may also be required to teach the Saturday Intensive (SI) program and/or the High School program. One cycle of the SI program is six weeks and instructors take turns teaching it. Classes are Saturday mornings. The class is not considered part of the regular teaching hours, so it is compensated separately. The High School program is off campus on Friday evenings and it is not considered part of the regular teaching hours either, so it too is compensated separately.

QUALIFICATIONS: Native speaker of English with a completed B.A. degree. We require a minimum experience of 2 years teaching in Korea. University-level teaching, experience in curriculum development, and TESOL certification or equivalent are all highly desirable.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: 2,345,000 won/month, plus 450,000 won/month as a housing subsidy. Overtime for regular teaching hours is paid at W35,000 /hr. One month's severance pay will be provided at the end of the contract. Furthermore, instructors will be entitled to a return flight (within the first year, up to KRW 1,500,000 [non-taxable]) and a yearly salary increase in the second year of the contract (if the contract is renewed).

Benefits include; subsidized Korean National Health Insurance and National Pension; access to University campus facilities (library and discount gym membership), friendly KU staff support and 4 weeks of vacation (2 weeks at Christmas & 2 weeks in the Summer), as well as National Holidays.


Please email the following documents.

 A resume with a recent professional photo.

 A cover letter addressed to the IFLS Recruitment Team; including details about your visa and previous medical and criminal background check information.

 A 200-300 word explanation of your teaching philosophy which details your teaching methodology and relevant classroom experience.

 Scanned copies of university degrees and transcripts.

 A scanned copy of the information page in your passport.

 TWO letters of recommendation with phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Please include your name in the e-mail subject field and send the above documents to the following e-mail:


Upon selection, candidates will be invited for an interview where they will be expected to have prepared the following:

 A detailed Lesson Plan for an Adult Conversation Class. (More details to follow.)


All of the above documents must be submitted to by January 26th, 2016.

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