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Public School Positions with SMOE - Spring Positions in Seoul Public Schools 2011 - Open




Start Date August-28-2010
Contract Duration 1 Year
Salary in local currency from 1,800,000 to 2,700,000 Korean Won
Salary US$ (approx.) from 1,374 to 2,060
Taxes tax free (except for Canadians)
Bonus information 1 month salary as a bonus at the end of your contract
Housing Single Furnished Housing OR Stipend
Airfare Airfare stipend
1.3 million won transportation allowance for each entry and exit of Korea
Health insurance Local Medical Insurance Provided
Vacation days 21 working days
Working days/
Working hours/ week
40 hours/week
Teaching hours/ week 22 hours/week
18 office hours/week
Type of School Public School
Age of students Elementary
Middle School
High School
Teaching Experience Preferred But Not Required
Degree Bachelor's Degree or higher
Discipline Any Discipline
Education Major
Elementary Education Major
English Major
Secondary Education Major
Certification required TEFL/TESL/TESOL/CELTA preferred
How many teachers in the school 0-5
How many students in the school 300 - 1,000



Requirements for application

       1) Application submission stage

          ① Application form with passport photo

          ② Personal essay, 1-2 pages

          ③ Personal Medical Assessment

          ④ Cover letter, Resume

          ⑤ Two reference letters

          ⑥ Example lesson plan


Download Application form and Contract

    CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORM

    CLICK HERE FOR CONTRACT


Teaching at Public Schools in Seoul, Korea - SMOE

Successful applicants will be required to conduct English conversation classes for Korean elementary and secondary school students in Seoul as part of the Korean government’s aim to promote and strengthen English language education.
A candidate should have strong sense of creativity, motivation, and enjoy working with young children as part of an academic team. Successful applicants are expected to focus on the development of oral communication skills using interactive teaching methods.


What is SMOE?

We are now accepting applications for the August term start of the Seoul Metro Office of Education (SMOE). Contact us for your application. Interviews will start in April.

Looking to teach in Seoul? As the largest provider of teachers to the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, Footprints offers teachers an unparalleled opportunity to teach in a public school system while polishing their skills for the future. Successful applicants will be required to conduct English conversation classes for Korean elementary and secondary school students in Seoul as part of the Korean government’s aim to promote and strengthen English language education.

Candidates should be creative, motivated, and enjoy working with young children as part of an academic team. Successful applicants are expected to focus on the development of oral communication skills using interactive teaching methods.

With increasing needs for the improvements of English curriculum, as a step in implementing English education, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) has announced that SMOE will place native English speakers in every elementary and middle school in Seoul by 2009.


Who is Eligible to Teach in Korean Public Schools - SMOE?

Applicants must have:

⊙ Hold a minimum of Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

⊙ Be a citizen from a country where the only official language is English.
   Canadian citizens from the Quebec Province where English is a co-official language must have been taught in English-language
   schools from junior high school forth to the university level.
   *Ethnic Korean applicants with foreign citizenships or legal residencies must have been taught in English-language schools
   from junior high school forth and have lived abroad for minimum of 10 years.
   (If you are a male citizen of the Republic of Korea under the age of 35, you must have either completed mandatory military
   service or have received an official waiver.)

⊙ Be fluent and proficient in the English language grammar and structure and be able to communicate fluently with clear and
   distinct pronunciation and manner.

⊙ Be mentally and physically capable of performing the specified responsibilities and duties.
    Must also have the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and living.

⊙ Meet the criteria of eligibility for E2 (work) visa set forth by the Korean Immigration Authority



Location

The SMOE will decide placements accordingly. Participants will work at elementary and middle schools within Seoul, but some may be designated to work at other educational facilities within the SMOE system.
Rejection of placement may result in disqualification from the program.










Requirement Documents

       2) Remaining document submission stage

          ① Apostilled original Criminal Record Check (Police Certificate)

          ② Photocopy of Passport

          ③ Apostilled copy of Bachelor’s (or Master’s) diploma

          ④ One sealed transcript of all universities where credits were obtained

          ⑤ Proof of full-time teaching experience from institution with exact dates

          ⑥ Copy of TEFL/TESL/TESOL or CELTA certification

          ⑦ Copy of Teachers license or certificate

          ⑧ Legal Residency and proof of secondary school attendance

          ⑨ Three copies of signed contracts and signed addendum

          ⑩ Two passport photos

** All documents must be submitted in duplicate (exception: transcripts, three copies of signed contracts
     and signed addendum) and assembled in two separate groups in the order specified above.




Salary for SMOE teachers


    Level H : 1.8 million won per month
      A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in one of major English-speaking countries with the instructions taught
      in English.

    Level G : 2.0 million won per month
      Must have one of the following qualifications:
       A valid teacher certification for either elementary or secondary level schools.
       A Bachelor’s degree in Education.
       A Bachelor’s degree in English, English Education, English Literature, or Linguistics.
       A TESOL/TEFL or an English Teaching Certificate comprised of a minimum of 100 course hours.
       A Master's degree.
       A Bachelor's degree with at least ONE (1) full year of English teaching experience at accredited institutions.

    Level F : 2.2 million won per month
      Must have one of the following qualifications:
       In addition to one of the requirements for Level G, ONE (1) full year of English teaching experience at accredited institutions
       including at the SMOE.
       A teacher certification with specialization in English Education.
       A Master’s degree in Education.

    Level E : 2.3 million won per month
      Must have one of the following qualifications:
       Meet the Level G qualification with at least TWO (2) full years of English teaching experience at accredited institutions.
       Employed as Level F at the SMOE for ONE (1) full year.
       A Master's degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education.

    Level D : 2.4 million won per month
       Employed as Level E at the SMOE for ONE (1) full year.
       At least ONE (1) full year of English teaching experience at accredited institutions with Master's degree in TESOL/TEFL or
       in English education.
       A Bachelor’s degree in English education with at least THREE (3) full years of English teaching experience at
       accredited institutions.
       A teacher certification with specialization in English education with at least TWO (2) full years of English teaching experience
       at accredited institutions.

    Level C : 2.5 million won per month
       At least TWO (2) full years of English teaching experience at accredited institutions with Master's degree in TESOL/TEFL or in
       English education.
       A teacher certification with specialization in English education with at least THREE (3) full years of English teaching
       experience at accredited institutions.
       Employed as Level D at the SMOE for TWO (2) full years.

    Level B : 2.6 million won per month
       At least THREE (3) full years of English teaching experience at accredited institutions with Master's degree in TESOL/TEFL or
       in English education.
       At least THREE (3) full years of English teaching experience as a present public or private school teacher with
       a recommendation by the superintendent or the school principal.
       Employed as Level D at the SMOE for THREE (3) full years.

    Level A : 2.7 million won per month
       At least FOUR (4) full years of English teaching experience at accredited institutions with Master's degree in TESOL/TEFL
       or in English education.
       At least FOUR (4) full years of English teaching experience as a present public or private school teacher with
       a recommendation by the superintendent or the school principal.

    Level S : 3.0 million won per month
       At least SEVEN (7) full years of English teaching experience at accredited institutions with Master's degree in TESOL/TEFL
       or in English education.
       At least SEVEN (7) full years of English teaching experience as a present public or private school teacher with
       a recommendation by the superintendent or the school principal.
       Be able to work as a curriculum developer with Doctoral degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English education.


The responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting English classes in cooperation with Korean homeroom or English language teachers.

  • Preparing teaching materials and activities for English language education.

  • Assisting with the development of teaching materials related to English language education.

  • Assisting with activities related to English language education and other extracurricular activities.
    (Judging English speech contest, voice recording for English listening comprehension tests, conducting English conversational classes in the English camp, etc.)



Contract term and other conditions

The term of the contract is for 52 weeks (one year).
The NSET shall work 8 hours per day, 5 calendar days per week excluding Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays
(approx. 14 days) of the Republic of Korea. The work hours of NSET may follow the normal work schedule of Korean teachers.

Actual class instruction hours of NSET shall not exceed 22 hours per week.
(If exceeded, NSET will be entitled a supplementary class instruction pay). The person in charge of the work place may require NSET to work overtime in addition to normal workdays and work hours. In this case, overtime pay will be provided.

If NSET should desire to resign and thereby terminate the contract, he/she must give SMOE a one-month prior written notice of resignation and will not be able to have or seek employment in other institutes. (Letter of release will not be provided.)