TEFL Jobs in Korea (3)

Date posted:2015-03-25 | Writer: YBM Education Inc. Adult Academies Division | Email: [email protected]

YBM Language Institutes is searching for dynamic and professional EFL instructors to join its teams in Busan, Daegu, Daejon, Seongnam and Seoul. Korea’s number 1 EFL organization for the last twelve years running, 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 through Speaking, Writing, Listening, Business English, English for Academic Purposes, and English for Test Preparation classes. Instructors make use of standardized lesson materials and texts, as well as 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 as well as opportunities for professional development. 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, with the exception of English One to One branches which may have mid-month start dates.

• Busan: YBM Busan (Nampo-dong) – July

• Daegu: YBM Daegu (Beomeo-dong) – June

• Daejon: YBM Daejon – May, June

• Seongnam: YBM Bundang - June

• Seoul: *English One to One (Jongno) – April

YBM Yeongdeungpo – May

*English One to One (Shinchon) – May

*English One to One (Gangnam) – June

YBM Gangnam Daero – June

YBM Gangnam – June, July

*English One to One positions require at least one continuous year of full-time, EFL teaching experience with adults in a school setting.


• 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.

• Paid pre-service training and accommodation.

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

• Visa processing costs reimbursed.

• 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.


• 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.

• Positive, energetic outlook and demeanor.

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

• Demonstrated student/service oriented experience (preferred).

• Competency with basic word processing and/or graphic design packages.


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.

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

• Recent photo.

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

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.


Reading and writing are skills that must be taught from the very early stages of any language learning so that it goes hand in hand with speaking and listening comprehension. At times, they are let behind due to poor planning, which in the long run hurts more than what it helps. I think that with proper planning, both skills can be taught in a way that the students find it motivating and fun.Unit 11 goes over how to handle the first day for a class. Teachers should avoid using the text and heavy topics on the first day. Instead, teacher should use warmers or ice breakers to energize the students. Whether or not the class is used to the EFL teaching style and comfortable with each other, the first day should be used to building rapport with the teacher and motivating the students.