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Part-time Teaching Positions in Seoul

British Council Korea
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Part-time Teaching Positions in Seoul

* Korean working visas are NOT sponsored (F visa holders preferred)

* University degrees must be from a country where English is the nation's first language.

ESSENTIAL - Cambridge CELTA / Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent (this must include face-to-face teaching practice)

- High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS Band 8/9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module

- Undergraduate / university degree

2 years full-time experience with a variety of levels, including both Adult and Young Learner classes.

Experience in teaching relevant age groups

- Young learners aged 5 to 13 (960+ hours)

- Adults General English 18+ (960+ hours)

Teaching competencies

- Classroom management

- Course and lesson planning

- Subject knowledge

- Understanding your learners

- Learning technologies

Working with children

- Ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children

- Effective communication and engagement with children and their families

- Knowledge and understanding of child development and its impact on learning and behaviour

The British Council Korea currently operates 3 teaching centres in Seoul (Gwanghwamun, Seocho with the main audience as Young Learners, and Gangnam for Adults). We provide premium-priced English courses and have a reputation for delivering high quality teaching in a fun environment.

On average, there are approximately 3,000 students studying English with us. Our courses for Young Learners courses go from pre-school to high school age, with courses of either 2 or 4 hours per week. Adults courses include General English or specialised skills courses, with the former being 4 lessons per week and the latter twice per week. The British Council recently launched myClass, which gives Adults students more control over what and how often they study.

All teachers currently teach a mix of both Young Learners and Adult classes. However, the British Council has ambitious plans for increased specialisation, which will involve dedicated teams of teachers for either Adults or Young Learners.

1. Plan, prepare, and deliver high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles

2. Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students' performance throughout the course and actively promote learner autonomy

3. Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials, and related services in order to meet students' needs by actively working as a member of the teaching team

4. Complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards

5. Engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning and maintain British Council's position at the forefront of best ELT practices

6. Contribute to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students' understanding of contemporary UK

7. Support local marketing and promotional strategy and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service

8. Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:

- Child protection

- Equal Opportunity and Diversity

- Health and safety

Our Teaching Centres operate across a seven-day week with classes running between 7am and 10pm. Each class is 90 minutes long and the number of classes you teach will depend on availability.

Adult classes are generally held in the mornings and evenings, with Young Learners studying during the afternoon. Weekends are busy for both Adults and Young Learners and the British Council is in need for hourly paid teachers who will be able to work as per our operational need, typically involving weekend shifts. As the British Council moves towards increased specialisation and dedicated Centres for either Adults or Young Learners, class times are subject to review and could change.

There is a strong teacher development program in place featuring both regular in-house training and external qualifications for Adults (DELTA) and Young Learners (TYLEC). The British Council Korea offers support both financially and non-financially for qualified and suitable teachers who agree to the terms and conditions in place.

UK nationals need to apply for a UK DBS check. Nationals of other countries need to provide an enhanced disclosure from that country. In addition, all new teachers must acquire a police check from their current country of residence.

If interested, please send your CV to

Please note that only the shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.

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