"Wonkwang University Language Center, located in Iksan, Jeollabuk "
Wonkwang University Language Center, located in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, is looking for a few qualified and enthusiastic teachers. Iksan is a quiet and friendly city that offers all the amenities of larger urban centers. All intercity destinations can be reached easily by bus or a short taxi ride. Supermarkets, cineplex (movies, shopping and ethnic food), foreigner-friendly pubs and nearby provincial parks ensure leisure time will be well spent. Successful applicants will begin a one-year, full-time contract on September 1, 2009. Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university Native English Speaker B.Ed., TESOL training or TESOL experience is an asset. Salary: 2,300,000 Korean Won Hours: 22 hours/week, Monday thru Friday Housing: 300,000 Won a month housing allowance Housing can be arranged prior to arrival. Airfare: Airfare allowance paid up to 1,500,000 Won, usually depending on point of departure. Half paid on arrival, half on completion of the last contract. Pension and Medical Insurance: Contributions are paid half and half by employer and employee. Severance Pay: Average of last three months’ pay will be paid within a month of the completion of contract. Overtime: Paid at a rate of 30,000 Won an hour Holidays: 2 weeks paid holiday in the winter and summer respectively, in addition to all applicable national holidays and 2 weeks of reduced schedule twice a year. Schedules at Wonkwang University Language Center typically consist of both adult and children classes. Curricula are provided, but teachers have an almost full autonomy over classroom assessment, planning and management. Enjoy a teaching environment where your passion and commitment can make a real impact! The Language Center looks forward to welcoming fresh talents in September. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume, including references, to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Read on for more information on the schedule, teaching, apartment, and Iksan city. Wonkwang University Language Center is located in Iksan City (pop. 300,000) in Jeonbuk province. We are looking for a few teachers to begin a one-year full-time contract starting September 1, 2009. Below are the credential requirements and some basic information about the Center. Qualifications - You must have a four-year college degree (B.A., B.Sc. or preferably, B.Ed.). - TESOL training or experience in teaching TESOL is preferred. - You must have a referral list of phone numbers or letters of reference on your resume. The Basics - Salary is 2,300,000 Korean Won a month. - Overtime pay is 30,000 Won an hour. - The full-time schedule is 22 hours per week, Monday thru Friday. - You will teach both children and adult classes. - The Center pays 300,000 Won a month for housing. - Partial airfare reimbursement (amount usually depends on where you come from). - The university pays 50% of both your pension and medical coverage. - The amount of severance pay is the average of last three months’ pay, and it is paid within a month of the completion of contract. What follows is a more in-depth description of life at Wonkwang University Language Center. Schedule The teaching schedule is as follows: 8:00 am to 8:50 am - Adult classes 9:00 am to 9:50 am - Adult classes 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm - Kids classes 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm - Kids classes 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm - Kids classes (usually middle school) and Adult classes 6:30 pm to 7:20 pm - Adult classes (7:30 pm to 9:20 pm - Language Dorm Classes) You will teach a combination of five of those classes each day, which adds up to 22 hours per week. Everyone has two children's classes at 3:30 and 4:30, so you need to be comfortable teaching children. From that base, the schedules vary, and if you prefer to have either children or adults, we try to accommodate your wishes when making up the schedule. Teaching The monthly pay is 2,300,000 Won plus whatever overtime you are asked and choose to take on. If you stay over two years, you receive an additional 100,000 Won a month. In children's classes, we have 7- to 16-year olds; adults include college students, professionals, and homemakers. Overtime work (30,000 Won per hour) is available depending on the class schedule. One great thing about working here is the full autonomy you have in teaching your classes in terms of classroom management, assessment, and planning. The only 'requirement' is that we follow a timeline (11-week terms for children, and 7- week terms for adults) and do reports at least once in a 11-week term for children. Apartments and Airfare Most of our teachers are staying in the same apartment building (10 minutes on foot from the Center) right now. Partial airfare reimbursements are usually contingent on where you are coming from. You are given the first half of the partial airfare at the start of your contract, and the other half at the end of your last contract. The City One of the great perks of working at Wonkwang is living in Iksan, two hours south of Seoul by KTX or a three- hour drive. Additionally, teachers receive a discount on KTX. It is one of the hubs in the national train network and has excellent bus connections, so it's easy to travel around in Korea if you live here. There are also three national parks and four provincial parks less than 1.5 hours away by bus or car. The city has a great layout and has all the amenities of a large city - Lotte Mart, Home Plus, and E-Mart (all are supermarkets), CGV (shopping, movies and ethnic food), shopping district, outdoor sports parks and several large outdoor markets selling fresh fruits and vegetables year-round. The foreign community in Iksan is excellent, with activities such as Quiz night, soccer, basketball, poker nights, dart league, camping trips and hiking trips regularly taking place. We also have a foreigner-friendly pub in town. Iksan is 30 minutes away from Jeonju, the provinci! al capital and a larger city that you can visit when you want a change of scenery. This area was also one of the cultural and political centers of Paekje Dynasty, one of the 'Three Kingdoms' that flourished in ancient times (1st thru 7th century) and has many historic sites to see. Contact If you are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter plus references to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. If you want to see some pictures of our Center and get more information, please visit our website at http://langcenter.wonkwang.ac.kr. Thank you for your time, and have a great day!