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Two position types available for March 2018-February 2019 in Seongbuk (Central Seoul)

Posted By: Poly School (Seongbuk Campus) <timgorin@seongbukpoly.com>
Date: Sunday, 1 October 2017, at 1:48 p.m.

A) Minimal afternoon-only
B) Full-time (Kindergarten + Elementary)

Position descriptions and details are below:

Position Type A:

This is an experimental position. We are looking to energize our upper-elementary/middle-school classes by employing teachers for short afternoon-only shifts. These shifts will most likely be 4-hours long / 3 days per week.
Applicants should have experience working at the middle or high school level, and specific backgrounds, degrees, and teaching experience are required:

-Debate
-History/Social Studies
-Science
-Literature

Benefits:
All standard national benefits (as listed in Position B) apply; however housing will not be provided. The salary is currently under consideration.

If you are interested, apply at the email address below to find out more.

Position Type B:
Details:
10:00 a.m. – 8:15 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri (includes paid preparation)
10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tues/Thurs (includes paid preparation)
2.3~3.0 Million Won (depending on degree/experience) + All benefits listed below*
*Due to the creation of Position A (above), there may be some shorter schedules available, resulting in the 2.3 million starting salary. 2.8 million is the average starting salary for new full-time teachers.
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Benefits offered:
- Single, non-shared, furnished housing
- Pre-paid airfare to and from Korea
- Severance bonus upon the completion of the 1-year contract
- National Medical Insurance: 50%
- No weekend classes
- No split shifts
- No internet/telephone lessons
- Fixed, scheduled teaching blocks (You will not be teaching past your scheduled hours.)

About the School:
We have been awarded a Best Brand award from the Korea Times as the top school in Junior Education for the past eight years, our students have won numerous awards in national English aptitude tests, and every student must pass a strict entrance test before being allowed to join our academy.
We have numerous campuses throughout Korea. We have a good reputation among teachers and parents, and many of our teachers have resigned more than once. Our program is well-developed (a lot of curriculum by my own teaching staff), and we offer a very nice salary and benefit package.

About Seongbuk Campus:
Seongbuk POLY is most likely the only English academy in Korea owned and managed by a non-Korean and a former POLY teacher. For this reason, there are no awkward communication problems or cultural situations in-house. In addition, because I began teaching at POLY in 2001, I have spent many years using the same material that our teachers use. Some of our staff have been with me for years, and they will be more than happy to help you adjust.

Seongbuk is the traditional center of Seoul, thus we are in close proximity to everything you would like to experience in the city, including universities, night life, nature, and traditional sites.
Explore the area with Google Earth:
37°35’30.10”N 127° 0’43.93”E

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The ideal applicant:
The ideal applicant holds a degree in Education, English, Communications, or Linguistics. Teaching experience and/or experience in the field of childcare is almost a must. He/she is a blend of 3 main ingredients: love, discipline, and intelligence. Korean children are a bit more fragile than their Western cousins, and a little love goes a long way. I used to describe this quality as ‘gentleness,’ but I found that teachers can appear gentle without giving themselves to students, so I emphasize that the teachers must really care for the students. Discipline is required not only to keep up our tight schedule, but also to keep your students disciplined (while still remaining gentle!). There are SO many reasons why intelligence is required, but I hope most are obvious. He/she knows that this is a job and not a vacation, despite being far from home. Many people make EFL a career, and I expect such dedication. Above all else, he/she must love being around children because that is what it’s all about.

Required Documents :
°Resume
°Original diploma (and copy with an apostille (US) or stamp from a Korean Embassy (Canada)
°Transcripts – For our purposes and need not be sealed
°Passport (valid up to 6 months)
°Criminal Record Check with an apostille (US) or stamp from a Korean Embassy (Canada)
°Applicants must also submit to a medical check/blood test upon arrival in Korea
If you are interested in the position, please e-mail timgorin@seongbukpoly.com. For faster processing, please put "Applicant" in the subject heading.

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