Teach English to Adults in Korea

Date posted:2016-09-29 | Writer: YBM EDU - Adult Academies Division | Email: [email protected]

YBM Language Institutes is searching for dynamic and professional EFL instructors to join its teams in Seoul. Korea’s #1 language education organization, YBM is Korea’s premier provider of English language content and services. Instructors for the adult EFL programs are offered contracts whose conditions are guaranteed by its corporate office (no franchises) and supported by a company whose reputation is second to none.

Working with native-speaking English academic supervisors and English speaking administrative staff, instructors are provided with complete support and assistance to help students meet their language development goals. Instructors make use of a combination of standardized lesson materials and texts, and materials designed by teachers themselves. Small group and one-to-one classes with adult learners provide each instructor with a meaningful teaching experience as well as opportunities for professional development. Come join our teams of professional instructors today!


• Base salary up to 2.5 million won per month.

• PREPAID, round trip airfare to and from Korea.

• Key money for housing PLUS monthly housing allowance.

• Minimum of 10 days paid vacation + Korean national holidays.

• Severance bonus equal to one month’s salary, per year of employment

• Paid pre-service training and accommodation.

• Visa processing costs reimbursed.

• Employer contributions to national medical insurance and pension plans.

• 50% tuition reduction on YBM Korean, Japanese, or Chinese language classes.


• Six 50-minute classes per day, 25 teaching hours per week, Monday – Friday.

• Opportunities for Saturday classes (at above-overtime rate)


• Hold a valid passport and undergraduate diploma from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand,

South Africa, the United States, or the United Kingdom.

• Positive, energetic outlook and demeanor.

• Formal EFL teaching experience with adult learners, and/or CELTA, TESOL,TEFL certification (preferred).

• Demonstrated student/service oriented experience (preferred).


To apply for any of the positions listed above, email the following documents to the national academic director for YBM Language Institutes at the address given on the job heading.  

• Cover letter & resume (including contact information, educational/employment history, and employment references).

• Scanned copy of passport information page.

• Scanned copy of federal-level criminal record check no older than six-months from time of issuance with affixed apostille (notarized copy of a fingerprint-based RCMP check for Canadian citizens).

• Scanned copy of university diploma with affixed apostille (notarized for Canadian citizens).

• Recent photo.

• Indication of preferred starting dates and locations (see above listings).

• If residing in Korea: scanned copy of Alien Registration Card (front and back), signed letter of release from employer, and copies of the above mentioned documents as previously submitted to the Korea Immigration Services. 

The complete set of documents is required for all applicants, regardless of current visa status and prior length of stay in the Republic of Korea. No interviews will be scheduled for any position unless all the documents listed above are submitted via email

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


I have learn a lot in the levels of learning from beginner to advanced. what makes good teacher motivation is the most important for me personal. i dont like to embarrassed students that makes their motivation go down as new Japanese learner i have experience and is not a good thing from a teacher to do that. A GOOD STUDENT will always ask questions and not embarrassed to pronounce words.this section was particularly interesting because before hand i hadn't even looked at the videos which i will now pay much more attention to. before i was studying purely from reading and taking notes. i enjoyed watching the lessons and imagined my self and how i could try to use a similar technique to teach my future students before maybe after lots of experience adding a personal touch.