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Teacher of English (Young Learners) - Full-Time

British Council
South Korea (KR)
KRW 3,193,148 - KRW 3,823,233 (Depending on qualifications and experience)
Closing date
May 5, 2024

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Job Role
Teacher / Instructor
Focus Area
Teacher Education
Job Type

English and Exams is a dynamic and global community within the British Council, the UK’s international organization for cultural relations. Be part of a unique global teaching team striving to help English language learners achieve their linguistic, study, work, and life goals.

Our teaching centres and online courses build cultural links between the UK and 38 countries around the world, as well as supporting the cultural relations programmes in arts and sciences delivered by the British Council.


Role Purpose 

  • The role includes off-site teaching for corporate classes
  • To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in the Teaching Center, through the management of in-house teacher development programme and support
  • To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English
  • To provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language learning experience
  • To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission


Main Accountabilities

  • Delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT to a range of Young Learners (ages and levels)
  • Enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT
  • Continuing professional development and sharing of best practices.
  • Ensuring teaching is engaging, relevant and appropriately challenging, and meets learner needs and expectations.
  • Using a variety of resources and technologies to meet learner needs and ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality standards and organisational expectations.
  • Complying with and implementing British Council policy and practice (Safeguarding,Equality Diversity & Inclusion, Data Protection…)
  • Supporting the teaching centre’s activities and British Council plans 




  • Undergraduate/University degree
  • TEFL-I qualification (CELTA/Trinity)



  • Cambridge DELTA/Trinity
  • Diploma PGCE in Primary/Secondary or equivalent

Work Experience

2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience in two or more of the following age groups:

  • Young learners aged 4 to 6 (400+ hours)
  • Young learners aged 7 to 11 (800+ hours)
  • Young learners aged 12 to 14 (400+ hours)
  • Young learners aged 15 to 17 (400+ hours)



Experience of teaching Young Learners online

Local restrictions on employment:

For immigration and registration purposes, new teachers must

  • Hold a passport from an English-speaking country as defined by Korean immigration services: UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
  • Candidates with an F-visa, of any nationality, can apply for this post if they have a university degree from one of the above-mentioned countries.
  • Provide an original undergraduate degree/MA certificate from one of the abovementioned English-speaking countries
  • Obtain an apostilled / verified criminal record check from country of nationality
  • Provide requested documentation to obtain local police checks from previous countries of employment, reference checks, employment checks and qualification checks over the past 10 years.
  • Pass a medical check-up in Korea, including an HIV and drugs test


Additional Information    

Contract Duration: 24 Months

Renewable Period: 1 Year

Contract Hours: 38 Per week 

Contract Teaching Hours: 24 +2 substitution

Work schedule:  All branches are open 7 days a week. From Monday to Friday, the earliest weekday classes start at 1:00pm and the last ones finish at 7:40pm with weekend classes starting at 9:30am and the last ones finishing at 6:45pm. You will work five days per week, with two consecutive weekend days. At the moment, these are either Friday/Saturday or Sunday/Monday, but these may change in the future according to operational needs. During the two intensive periods in the summer and the start of the calendar year, classes currently run from 10.00am until 5.00pm from Monday to Friday, with a Sat/Sun weekend. This may also be subject to change in the future.



Annual Leave: Annual paid leave is 35 days. In addition, there are 14 public holidays per year. 

Medical Allowances: All British Council teachers are registered with Allianz Partners, the designated British Council insurer, to receive medical cover for themselves and their dependents. The teacher is responsible for an annual deductible of £150 for everyone who makes a claim

Baggage allowance :(if you are recruited from outside Korea) Teachers are eligible for an accountable baggage allowance of £1,200 for single teachers; £2,000 for staff with accompanying partner and/or children.


Apply link: Please click on below link for apply.



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