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Enrichment Children’s and Adults’ Program (Non-Credit Courses) Institute of Foreign Language Studies, Korea University Recruitment Ad for September 2013 Positions
Posted By: Korea University <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, 5 April 2013, at 10:30 a.m.
Korea University in Seoul, South Korea seeks qualified, dynamic, motivated teachers to become full-time children and adults instructors in its non-credit department at the Institute of Foreign Language Studies.
The university, which was founded in 1905, is one of South Korea’s most prestigious universities and it is focused on its ethos of “Proactive KU”, seeking an ever more prominent role in international education.
Enrichment Program English Instructor. This position requires teaching both young learners and university students. Please do NOT apply if you are interested in a lecturer position.
Due to the ever changing and increasing demands of English education, KU is looking for English instructors who have a minimum of two years experience teaching children in Korea and who wish to provide the highest quality EFL teaching possible to students of all ages, levels and abilities. Adult’s experience is also highly valued.
Candidates should be positive, charismatic, and forward-thinking; they should be prepared to contribute positively towards building and improving the program through resource development, feedback, and the sharing of ideas.
New teachers will become part of a professional team that is proud to work at one of the best institutions in Korea. The current teachers will make new instructors’ career transitions comfortable and their teaching experience gratifying. The KU IFLS Enrichment Program allows instructors to enjoy a university environment and teach both children and adults of various linguistic levels, each presenting constant challenges and rewards.
CHILDREN'S ENGLISH PROGRAM:
The core component of the KU Children’s Enrichment Program is a six-level communicative language course built around the popular textbooks Let’s Go and Backpack. This is supplemented by a variety of specialist classes, which target phonics, reading, middle school, and international learners. Instructors may be required to teach all such classes during the period of their contract, meaning applicants should be versatile and adroitly capable in material development, syllabus design, and course implementation.
Each component of the program has a detailed syllabus for instructors to follow. Monthly grade requirements provide clear guidelines for the work that instructors are expected to oversee. However, within these parameters instructors have a high degree of freedom with regard to the methodology employed. Instructors are responsible for creating their own monthly outlines and submitting written evaluations each month. Performance is monitored by the Program Administrator in the main Korean office, assisted by the Program Coordinator, a fellow teacher within the program.
CHILDREN’S COURSE OUTLINE
Class Duration: between 50-100mins
Class Times: M/W/F 2.30pm-6.20pm, T/H 3.30pm-6.50pm
ADULTS’ (NON-CREDIT) ENGLISH PROGRAM:
As well as children’s classes, instructors will teach non-credit adult classes. The adult program offers a wide range of English conversation 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 within a highly interactive classroom setting.
English Conversation Classes (EC): (7 Levels) Beginner – Advanced.
English Conversation Tutoring (ECT), Young Leaders’ Selection Program: Current Affairs (CA)
Intensive English Conversation Classes (4 hrs with 3 separate teachers).
EW Courses: Writing Skills, Paragraphs, Essays
Additional Optional Courses: SI (Saturday Intensive) & Instructor Course Proposals
ADULTS’ COURSE OUTLINE
Four sessions of varying lengths are offered throughout the year. The length of classes varies depending on the course taught and rotation:
Winter and summer semesters between 9am – 8:15pm
Spring and fall semesters between 8am – 8pm
Instructors will have coursebooks or syllabus material to be used at their own discretion, and will be expected to create their own outlines and evaluate students’ performance through assessment such as role-plays and presentations. Classes are taught in a professional, friendly, informative, and structured environment, whereby students are corrected, engaged, and actively encouraged to participate. 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.
Contract period is for one year, beginning from September 1st, 2013. Contract may be renewed upon consent of both parties.
Monthly salary is based upon 64 contractual hours a month. Overtime (see salary & benefits) will be paid for any hours exceeding 64 in the calendar month. In addition to the contractual hours, instructors are required to attend regular monthly staff meetings, participate in special program workshops throughout the semester, and partake in placement testing for new students. New teachers will also be required to participate in a program orientation, which will be held before classes commence.
Native speaker of English with a completed B.A., degree. We require a minimum experience of 2 years teaching children in Korea. English Teaching certification (CELTA or TESOL), adults’ teaching experience, and curriculum development experience are also highly desirable.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
2,345,000 won/month, plus 450,000 won/month as a housing subsidy. Overtime is paid at 35,000 won/hr. One month's severance pay will be given for each full year of service and this sum will be paid after the instructor terminates their working relationship with Korea University. Furthermore, instructors will be entitled to a return flight (maximum 1.5 million won) and a salary increase of 100,000won in the second year of the contract if it is renewed.
subsidized Korean National Health Insurance and National Pension; a shared office with another instructor; university campus facilities; friendly KU staff support; and 4 weeks of vacation (2 weeks at Christmas and 2 weeks in August), as well as all national holidays.
We require the following documents:
1) A resume with a recent professional photo
2) A cover letter addressed to Grace Lee and Ashley Kim which includes details about your visa, and previous medical and criminal background check information
3) A 300-400 word explanation of your teaching philosophy which details your teaching methodology with both children and adults and details relevant classroom experience (eg. class size, materials, syllabus)
4) Copies of university degrees (including transcripts)
5) A copy of the information page in your passport
6) 2 letters of recommendation with phone numbers and e-mail addresses
Please post (not e-mail) the listed documents to the following address by April 17th Wednesday:
Enrichment Staff Recruitment team, IFLS, International Studies Hall 208A, Korea University, 145, Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 136-701.
Upon selection, candidates will be invited for an interview where they will be expected to bring the original documents (specified above), answer questions and prepare the following:
1) A detailed lesson plan for a children’s class
2) A structured proposal for a new adult course
(More details to follow)
SUBMISSION DATE & OTHER INFORMATION:
All of the above documents must be submitted by April 17th Wednesday. Successful candidates will be contacted soon after to organize an interview.
For more detailed information concerning the position, contact the Enrichment Program Coordinators,
Grace Lee and Ashley Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Selected applicants will be contacted by the end of April with an invitation for an interview.
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