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Teacher of English Young Learners (KOR-T-1833-3)
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Location: Seoul, South Korea | Contract: 2-year (renewable) | Start Date: February 2019 | Deadline for Applications: 6 January 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

Teacher of English Young Learners (KOR-T-1833-3)


We are looking for EFL teachers for its expanding teaching centres. The post offers excellent developmental opportunities, as well as the chance to earn and save well in a modern Asian city with a well-developed infrastructure and low crime rate.

To be considered, you should be a highly proficient user of English with an undergraduate degree from an English-native speaking country. Please note the original degree transcripts are essential for immigration and registration purposes. You should also have an internationally recognised TEFL-I qualification (i.e. Cambridge CELTA/ Trinity CertTESOL) and a minimum of 2 years full-time relevant post-certificate teaching experience with a wide range of classes, levels and age groups.

Teachers contribute to British Council objectives through the delivery of quality English Language Teaching. The main duties are:

- Teaching Young Learners to standard as timetabled

- Taking part in the professional development programme and attending staff meetings

- Carrying out routine administration and customer care as required by the Teaching Centre and to assist in the testing, counselling and registration of new students

Teachers teach 24 contact teaching hours per week plus 2 hours timetabled substitution (paid if taught). Placement testing may be timetabled or offered as overtime throughout the year.

Teachers can submit preferences for specific levels and course types to fit their professional needs. Timetables are usually in place for 5 months, although in some cases, changes are made on a monthly basis in response to classes opening, closing and merging. In general, teachers are given between 4-6 levels to plan and teach, although there are times when this number goes up and down as operational needs vary.

Teachers are able to participate in a variety of developmental opportunities to ensure the quality of teaching. The Performance Management and Professional Development system ensures every teacher has a line manager to go to for support and feedback. There are regular in-house professional development sessions as well as opportunities to attend local conferences and to participate in numerous projects, such as materials writing. The Teaching Centre also runs the Trinity Dip-TESOL and the Trinity TYLEC (Trinity Young Learners Extension) and provides both financial and non-financial support for them. As a Young Learner teacher, you would be expected to complete TYLEC in your first two years, if you do not already have it.

The Centre is open 46 weeks of the year and you can expect to have a combination of fixed and semi-flexible leave.

There is a Staff Association which meets to discuss areas of concern or interest to teachers.



For more information, please see Vacancy Documents and British Council Generic Behaviours  


Interviews are likely to be held one week after closing date.


In our commitment to promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, if you are using our CV upload function to apply - kindly note that we are not interested in collecting any information that is irrelevant to the job such as marital status, age, photograph, etc. Applications lacking in information will not be considered when we shortlist for any roles.


 If you are interested in applying and feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply before 6 January 2019 (23.59 UK Time).


About the British Council


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Regional Teacher Recruitment team (EAteacher.Recruitment@britishcouncil.org.sg) based in Singapore.


Internal candidates only: please remember to include the full version of your most recent end-of-year-record of performance and confirm when the system prompts you to, and that you have discussed the application with both your line and centre manager. 

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.


All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.


The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in Article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.