Teach in South Korea

South Korea is a small, very modern and high-tech country located across the South China Sea from Japan, and is one of the best places to teach English in East Asia thanks to superb natural attractions and excellent teaching salaries and packages.

South Korea is also known for beautiful mountain ranges that invite hiking in summer and skiing in winter, cherry orchards, Buddhist temples, beautiful beaches and islands and a unique chilli-based cuisine.

The many cities in South Korean offer all Western conveniences as well as uniquely Korean entertainment centres called ‘bangs’ (rooms) for playing computer games, watching DVDs and singing Karaoke. Temples throughout South Korea also offer opportunities to participate in Temple life and learn martial arts – and most teaching appointments offer plenty of time to do it.

Experience the ancient history and traditions that co-exist comfortably with the current culture of technological and industrial progress in South Korea.

RISE was founded on the strong beliefs of their CEO, Barry O’Callaghan for the need to change the way we teach young learners and prepare them for a new global future. Their aim is to deliver innovative, integrated education solutions to help young learners prepare for the future.

RISE is a worldwide institute with campuses in 150 cities. They were first established in South Korea in 2014. They now have about 40 branches nationwide. They offer a premium, subject-based English language and leadership training program to kindergarten and elementary aged students.

Their program is based on proven, award-winning content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), the largest and most established K-12 publisher in the world, with some 200 years of Education History. Their foundational content is used by over 5 million students in the US classrooms on a daily basis.

  • Immersive English language: Immersive English language acquisition is the driving pedagogy of Rise, allowing students to learn English as a native speaker.
  • Subject-based learning: English is taught through academic subjects giving purpose to language use and helps students acquire the vocabulary to excel in these subjects ((Math, Science, Social Sciences, Language Arts).
  • Award-winning, US Accredited print & digital content: The Rise Program is based on foundational content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), the largest K-12 publisher in the US. Our curriculum is US accredited and is based on the same standard of English education taught in schools across the US.
  • Leadership Training & 21st century skills: Students learn social, life and work skills needed for excelling in school, university and the workforce including, confidence development, teamwork and collaboration, independent thinking and problem-solving.
  • Centre designs which encourage learning: Rise has a reputation for quality which is reflected in the design of our centres. Their centres have a distinctive look & feel and some playful, yet purposeful touches. It’s an environment designed to inspire, engage, and spark children’s imagination.
  • In-house academic team & innovative content: Unlike many other education brands, Rise has a team of in-house academic experts and professionals who have years of experience in the area of English Language Learning. They continue to innovate student content and teacher training, which is not just best in class, but which also allows us to react, adapt and innovate much more quickly than our competitors.
  • Blended Learning: Integrated technology, print material & activities: Their unique approach combining technology, print material and other activities encourage interactive learning and communication. Their interactive white boards provide an opportunity for children to explore through interaction and help children make tangible connections to what they are learning.
  • Best in class teacher training methodology: Teacher training and development is core to their success. Their teacher training program introduces key concepts in modules so teachers get a foundation in teaching ad well as thorough understanding of how to implement the Rise program.
  • Starts at 2,300,000 KRW per month, but will increase according to the teacher’s experience, qualifications, and interview performance. (You can check the current exchange rate here: xe.com)
  • End of contract bonus
  • Free fully furnished housing or 500,000 KRW housing allowance if housing is not needed
  • Flight reimbursement (one-way plane ticket upon completion of contract)
  • Paid leave
  • Health care and pension (paid 50:50 according to Korean Law), and much more
  • Age groups:3 to 12 years old.
  • Class size:No more than 15 students.
  • Work hours and schedules: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. On average, you’ll be teaching 30 hours per week, the rest will be office hours.
  • Locations: Unjeong, Gyeonggi (about 30-40 minutes from Seoul).
  • Start dates: February/March and August/September.
  • Contract length: 12-month contracts available.

Due to work visa requirements, applicants must:

  • Be native English speakers from the USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.
  • Have completed all the education from 7th grade onward in one of the countries mentioned above
  • Hold a fully completed bachelor’s degree (or higher) from one of the countries mentioned above
  • Hold a clean national criminal background check.

To apply for jobs, please email a copy of your CV, recent photo, preferred countries and your available dates to asia@teflgraduate.com. In the subject part of the email, please enter ‘Teach in Asia’.

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