Far East, South Korea
Hello Couple Teachers
If you are interested in the positions as below, Please send your resume and
photo to Michael if you are interested in the
position as below
I am looking for couple teachers (2 COUPLES ) - Governments Sponsored
1 couple for the end of September, 2019 1 couple for the end of October,
My Government English School is located at CHANG-NYEONG and near the
DAE-GU The 3rd biggest city in Korea (30 minutes here)and BUSAN(PUSAN).
The 2nd biggest city in Korea (beautiful many beaches in there) one hour
and some minutes by bus .. transportation system is the best to any wherever
in korea, too. from the School.
This area(changnyeong) has many beautiful different cultures and most famous
mountains,many royal tombs,historical place. many climbers come to visit
here all the year in korea and many gyms(including CHANGNYEONG government
In front of school some convenience stores,some fine restaurants,some big
markets at downtown(five minutes by my school van )and close behind of
school most famousgolf links(36 holes.BE held golf champion ship very often
and famous for Hot -Spa..and U PO WET LAND(was held environmental olympic
games in CHANGNYEONG.Surrounding area at my school ,there are a number of
festivals and events throughout all the year. my family (we call our
teachers)enjoy various outdoor activities, We all take participate in many
festivals and events .
At my English school Many English speakers work here as an
instructor..including a newly wed couple. and No korean co-
If you are very interested in my government school
Then To begin with, I will provide you with some information.
Internet Access:all apartment come with a computer(SAM SUNG) and Broadband
Internet TFT Monitors, speakers etc..
The connection is pretty good. your lap top computer is ok ! If you have it.
# The teachers rule is that you "uphold your dignity; Basically teachers
must do their best at all times.
Education in the most important thing in my country, korea.
A Demo-confusionist society means that hierarchy and bureaucracy are
paramount to the working environment
..It is important that you follow instructions one hundred percent at all
the students are from the local town and near by districts...There are two
schools one is teaching at the class room,the other is a cyber -school.
CYBER SCHOOL..It is different..it is teaching with a web camera and head -
set..it is unique and will treat a new range of skills.
The job is different to general classroom teaching. Of course,You need to
have some computer skills.
Employees where either for cyber school or English camp.(both
teaching.rotation) You might change job....
I give you more flexibility in recruitment.
one very important thing is private tutoring..This is a BIG NO!! this is
the most important thing..
kids parents may ask you to tutor their kids a part -time.
The contracts are for a one year period and a second year signing is
possible depending on evaluations.
- About how many students are at the English Camp in a given week?
We get approximately 10-15 students for English camp. ?small class sizes in
comparison to a lot of private academies.?
- Would we be teaching the same students throughout the day in their various
Once you are assigned to a class of students at the beginning of the month
you have them all day which is six lessons (45 minutes each) with a
10 minute break between each lesson. The students are here for one week
(regular schedule from 1 pm to 4:30 pm) and evening class depends on!
Usually working hours 12:30 pm to 9 pm.
- How much English do the majority of the students know when they arrive at
the English Camp?
It all depends. We separate the students into different levels of English
- How do the teachers evaluate or grade the children?
We do a interview at the beginning of the week!
- Could you please tell me about the Cyber School?
Cyber school is two or three months .very easy for teaching at CYBER SCHOOL.
We (ALL TEACHERS) rotate every two or three months into Cyber School.(make a
decision Suzi &Richard) after done cyber school,Go back to class room
Cyber class sizes all depend, but usually no more than 5-6 students in each
- How often would we be teaching at the English Camp, and how often would we
be teaching at the Cyber School?
Every two or three months on line teaching.(It depends on) we are based on 3
- I understand the school is located in Changnyeong County. Is it located in
the actual town of Changnyeong, or outside of it?
It is located right outside of the actual town of Changnyeong. It is
approximately 4 kilometers (less than three miles) to the town.
- How big is the town of Changnyeong?
- Not knowing any Korean, how well will be able to communicate with the
locals in town?
Once you have settled in the communication issue isn't that difficult. ?In
almost places people know a little bit of English, but if you ever need
all the Korean staff at the CEV. will help. Plus Koreans are extremely
helpful to foreigners here.
- How many English teachers are currently working at the English Camp? About
how many will be there when we arrive in oct.
There are usually 8 teachers here (4 couples)
- I am a vegetarian. I've been a vegetarian for about twelve years. I don't
eat meat, chicken, fish, eggs, or anything containing those items.?
I eat foods such as cereal, fruits, vegetables, rice, pasta, beans, and
milk. How difficult will it be for me to find food that I can eat to
purchase in Changyeong?
There was a married couple working here that are also vegetarian, and
they are fine living here and being able to cook the foods and find the
Everyday there is an open market in Changnyeong that is loaded with
vegetables and fruits. Rice is always plentiful (and cheap) here.
They also make fresh tofu in town. Don't expect to eat out too often,
because Korean food has a lot of mean and fish.
Although cooking is usually a better idea anyway ( I usually cook at home)
and costco(in Dae gu and Pusan).
- I'm glad to hear that the housing is fully furnished. What does this
include? Does it come with pots and pans, dishes, blankets, and towels, or
do we purchase those items?
All you really need to bring is towels (although they are relatively cheap
in town anyways). ?Depending on how you like your bedding, you might want to
- Do you pay for our flight to Korea upfront and book the plane tickets for
us? Would we be flying from our local city (Moncton, New Brunswick) to
Busan? Will someone meet us at the airport?
You have to buy your ticket yourself and will get reimbursed once you get
here. You get reimbursed very quickly (much faster than other school)
- Are there any particular items you'd recommend we bring to Korea from
If you forgot anything, you can get anything you need here. ?I can't think
of anything off the top of my head, but will email you if I think of
- How often do the teachers get paid?
Every month on the 17th.
- How much cash do you recommend we bring with us when we move there?
For two people I would recommend probably around $1200(?) to pay for any
expenses until you get reimbursed for the plane tickets and until your first
- How should we dress for teaching?
Formal for the first day of the week and business..casual is no good...This
is government school..very strict for dress code
and very unique about many things and very different from public school in
korea but better for teachers..many perks(benefits)
usual daily schedule of a class day
The schedule shifts a little depending on the day of the week. The primary
focus is English Camp.
That runs from 1-4:30, Monday - Friday. Each class is 45 minutes with a ten
minute break in between.
On Mondays we interview the students and sort them into different classes
based on their English abilities.
We typically only teach two classes on Monday because of the interviews.
We each have classrooms but throughout the school there are situation rooms:
airport, store, bank, post office, hotel/cafe and hospital.
Additionally, there is a science room, language lab, library and art room.
Tuesday through Thursday we each sign up for a room from the first group and
take our students there, usually third or fourth period.
There most teachers practice dialogues with the students but you can also
play games and do other activities relevant to the room.
Different teachers plan differently but, depending on the class, I generally
plan for the week, the day and the hour.
For the latter rooms, some of us are still figuring out ways to integrate
them into our classes but they are great to have.
On Fridays, we usually start the day with the students writing a letter home
to their parents about their week or playing a recap game.
I typically discuss with the students how the week went and, if their
English abilities are high enough, I ask them what they liked and disliked
about the week.
Occasionally the students fill out surveys at the beginning of the day on
Friday but we don't ever see them.
I've found that having this discussion with the students has been a great
way for me to gain feedback.
For example, there's an activity that I enjoy doing in the airport but I've
realized that some age levels don't particularly enjoy it all.
So I've now been trying to build on the resources that I have for that room.
2nd period on Fridays is often spent outside so that the students can burn
off some steam and settle in for a movie the second half of the day.
There are a variety of textbooks that we teach from geared towards different
grade levels and English abilities.
Additionally, we are encouraged to develop our own teaching style and
Evening class lasts for about three months or so. There are four levels and
they meet for an hour at night, 7:10-8:30, - Time and Day...It depends on)
usually 3 times in a week.
These students are typically more advanced and the class is a way for them
to, hopefully, improve all aspects of their English.
Usually there is a textbook that we teach from in addition to our own
During the final week of classes they will present their country to the
Each week we are covering an additional topic:
Travel, Architecture, Law & Government, Music & Art - and they are
encouraged to study those topics, in addition to their own,
as they pertain to their countries of choice.
Each week we cover a different grammar aspect and reading and speaking
exercises related to our topic.
The students make sentences from vocabulary words and have journal
Additionally, they have a weekly vocal presentation that they give to the
Overtime & Schedule:
As far as overtime is concerned, your schedule will always be 12:30-9
For the majority of the year, we work from 12:30-9.
You will teach 24-30 hours a week and the rest is devoted to planning, etc.
We also do a couple of workshops a year which are basically all staff field
trips for a couple days.
It's really an opportunity for us all to hang out outside of school.
Your teaching style and the methods you use are really left up to you.
As I mentioned, we do have textbooks but the way you implement the material
is your choice.
I'm not sure how much you know about the school so I apologize if some of
this is redundant...
basically the idea of English Camp is that it's an immersion and situation
The students come for three hours (four classes) a day for a week.
I use cuisenaire rods a lot that I brought from home.
I use them almost weekly to teach 'this' 'that' and 'these' 'those'.
I also use them to teach articles and comparison adjectives. I recently
made a fidel chart to teach phonics.
There are resources here but if there is anything in particular that you
would like to teach with, you should bring it.
There are plenty of flashcard sets here and you can print that sort of thing
in color here.
In the library there are also tons of resources that most of us have yet to
fully utilize and we have access to various esl websites.
One major thing that we are expected to do is write reports
- we write a daily report covering what we did each period, a weekly report
summarizing each day, and a student report briefly touching on the students'
You will develop a system that lets you efficiently get through them.
Other than that, there isn't any other regular thing expected of us.
Occasionally visitors come to the school and we will be introduced and spend
a few minutes talking but that's like any job.
Obviously you should keep your classroom and desk in the teacher's room in
cyber school(on line teaching)
Generally you will either be teaching in Cyber School or the classroom.
This past spring there was an exception; one teacher taught at English Camp
during the day and Cyber School in the evenings.
But that really was an exception. Usually, teachers begin their time here
by teaching at Cyber School.
It's usually ~8-12 week rotations. I actually taught at English Camp for a
month and then moved to Cyber School as there was already a teacher there.
Now that I've finished with Cyber School I will finish out my time at
You sit in a cubicle with a webcam and microphone and the students are doing
the same thing at home.
They have textbooks in front of them but the material is also loaded on the
The classes range from phonics to adults and they last for forty-five
minutes a session.
There are textbooks that you will use but many of the teachers now make
additional materials as well and upload them to the system.
When you are here, someone else will probably guide you through all of that
as I followed the textbooks and am not familiar with how that works.
You are also responsible for writing a daily report in Cyber School but it's
You may not really teach until the afternoon and evenings so, as the English
schedule winds down, Cyber School is just getting started.
how you like the school
I like the school a lot. I was adamant that I work for a government funded
school as I did not like the sound of the hagwons.
I wanted to make sure that I got paid on time, got vacation time, and that
there was some accountability in the event that my boss was horrible or
tried cheating me.
At the English Camp, I've not had those worries.
I was a little weary about the schedule but find that I really enjoy it.
I like having the mornings free to run errands and do other activities.
I also think we have the best of both worlds as far as our classes go. I
really like the weekly English Camp schedule.
It makes the time fly (seriously, your year here will be done before you
know it) and you get a new group of students each week.
That being said, I love having Evening Class because you do have the same
kids for an extended period of time and you can build on their skills and
help them develop.
Our school building is very nice as well.
It was converted from an old middle school. As I mentioned, we each have
our own classroom and there are situation rooms throughout.
In addition, there's the Cyber School, a library, administration office,
auditorium, teachers' office, meeting room and Richard's office.
We have a lot of perks with our job; whether it's simply snacks that Suzi
puts out for us during the day or an extended vacation time, they are all
very nice to have.
Many of us have found that we are careful about discussing our position with
other teachers as there are a lot of positives with our job that many other
teachers do not have.
Hello Couple Teachers
If you are interested in the positions as above, Please send your resume and
photo to Michael if you are interested in the position as below