TEFL Jobs Around Korea

Date posted:2014-08-28 | Writer: YBM Education Inc. | Email: [email protected]

YBM Language Institutes is searching for dynamic and professional EFL instructors to join their teams of instructors in Daegu, Daejon, Incheon, and Seoul. Korea’s #1 EFL organization for the last eleven years running, YBM is Korea’s premier provider of English language content and services. TEFL Instructors for the adult EFL programs are offered contracts whose conditions are 100 % 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 through Speaking, Writing, Listening, Business English, English for Academic Purposes, and English for Test Preparation classes. Instructors make used of standardized lesson materials and texts, as well as being given opportunities to assist in curriculum development and peer training. Small group and one-to-one classes with adult learners provide each instructor with a meaningful teaching experience (no babysitting). Come join our teams of professional instructors today!


Note that applicants must be available to attend paid training sessions (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) in the third week of the month preceding their intended start dates. Teaching begins as of the first weekday on or closest to the 1st of the month.

Daejon: YBM Daejon – October, November

Daegu: YBM Daegu – October, December

Incheon: YBM Juan - November

Seoul: YBM Gangnam – October, January


• Base salary up to 2.5 million won per month, (possibility to make over 3.0 million won with overtime)

• PREPAID, round trip airfare.

• Key money for housing PLUS monthly housing allowance.

• Paid pre-service training sessions and accommodations.

• Severance bonus equal to one month’s salary upon contract completion.

• Employer contributions to national medical insurance and pension plans.

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

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

• Visa processing costs reimbursed.


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

• No requirements for on site lesson preparation (desk time) and after class events.


• Hold a valid passport and undergraduate degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States, or the United Kingdom

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

• Demonstrated student/service oriented experience (preferred)

• Positive, energetic outlook and demeanor


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

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

• Scanned copies of passport information page, apostilled federal-level criminal record check (fingerprint-based RCMP check for Canadian citizens), and apostilled university diploma (regardless of current visa status, for Ministry of Education registration).

• If residing in Korea: scanned copy of Alien Registration Card (front and back) and signed letter of release.

• Recent photo.

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

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.


This unit is about present tense. Chinese is my native tongue and it has lots of similarities with English in terms of sentence order and structure. However, tense in Chinese language is much more simpler compared with English, therefore it is challenging to explain to local students the rules and how to apply them. I would like to use the ESA method to engage students in this type of learning.This unit broadly covers the system and structure formation of past tenses that differ from present tenses. More so it describes irregular, simple, and continuous forms of verbs for use in various sentence structures. This unit is essential to review and cover when teaching English as it assists the foreign learner to use verbs and phrases that agree with one another for effective communication