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Young Learners Coordinator

British Council
South Korea
KRW 3,193,148 - KRW 3,823,233 per month
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Role
Teacher / Instructor
Focus Area
Young Learners
Job Type

Job summary

The English and Examinations Strategic Business Unit (E&E SBU) is one of three global strategic business units in the British Council (the others being Arts and Education & Society). The purpose of the SBUs is to support the British Council in its mission of building trust in the UK around the world by sharing aspects of our education systems, governance and culture. E&E supports this mission by helping people around the world access the life-changing education and work opportunities that are created by learning English or gaining valuable world-recognised UK qualifications. Our work in fostering knowledge of the English language also helps provide a medium for communication worldwide, helping break down barriers of misunderstanding between cultures.


The British Council’s vision for English & Examinations is to be the world authority in high quality English language teaching, learning and assessment, as well as the International distributor of choice for professional and school qualifications.


Role Purpose 

•    To deliver, promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English.
•    To contribute to the evaluation, development and improvement of the young learner centres’ programme and services.
•    To provide on-going support and development for teachers of young learner courses.
•    To provide support for the operational needs of the centre/s.
•    To contribute to Safeguarding and Health and Safety for young learners in S Korea. 
•    To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission.


Main accountabilities but not limited to the following: 
Support British Council’s global English strategy to 

•    deliver teaching to the highest standards of ELT
•    enhance British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT
•    engage in continuing professional development and share best practices within the country, region and beyond
•    ensure teaching is engaging, relevant, appropriately challenging, and meets learner needs and organisational expectations
•    organise and develop a variety of resources and technologies to meet learner needs
•    comply with and implement British Council policy and practice (Safeguarding, Equality Diversity & Inclusion, Data Protection…)
•    maintain good relationships with key stakeholders
•    support the Teaching Centre’s activities and British Council plans
•    support the provision of YL training to teaching staff through induction, INSETT, TYLEC, self-access materials etc.
•    take an active role in the YL Korea Academic Management Team

•    line manage up to 4 teachers


Local restriction on employment:

Proof of Identity requirements/right to work in country
•    To obtain a teaching visa, teachers’ nationalities and university degrees must be from a native English-speaking country defined by the government of South Korea. 
•    Visas are not obtained for partners unless they are married. 
•    The British Council Korea will provide full assistance throughout the visa application process.

Additional Information  

Contract: Two-year fixed term contract, renewable for one year
Pay Band: Coordinator




•    Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL 
•    Recognised Young Learner certificate (CELTYL, TYLEC)
•    Recognised diploma in EFL i.e. DELTA/Trinity Dip TESOL
•    Undergraduate/University degree


Work Experience

•    4 years full-time post certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity certTESOL – with experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels from young learners through to adults.
•    Note a minimum of 1200+ hours experience should have been gained from teaching two or more of the following age groups: 
o    Young learners aged 5 to 7 
o    Young learners aged 8 to 12 
o    Young learners aged 13 to 17

•    Experience teaching Korean learners
•    Line management experience
•    Experience as CELTYL/TYLEC Trainer

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