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LINGUIST List 21.1207

Thu Mar 11 2010

Jobs: TESOL: Academic Director/Head Trainer, Pagoda Academy

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        1.    Ian Windsor, Korean & English; Applied Linguistics; TESOL: Academic Director/Head Trainer, Pagoda Academy, South Korea

Message 1: Korean & English; Applied Linguistics; TESOL: Academic Director/Head Trainer, Pagoda Academy, South Korea
Date: 10-Mar-2010
From: Ian Windsor <mr.windsorgmail.com>
Subject: Korean & English; Applied Linguistics; TESOL: Academic Director/Head Trainer, Pagoda Academy, South Korea
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University or Organization: Pagoda Academy
Department: Academic
Job Location: Seoul, Korea, South
Web Address: http://www.pagoda21.com
Job Rank: Academic Director/Head Trainer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; TESOL

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Korean (kor)

Description:

The Academic Department at Pagoda Academy (est.1969), invites applications
for the position of Head Teacher Trainer and as Academic Director. We are
looking for 2 capable candidates and the starting date is flexible.

Position: Academic Director
Salary: $45,000 to $60,000 depending on experience
Location: Seoul, South Korea

Qualifications include:
1. A PhD in TESOL, Linguistics or related
2. Experience in curriculum development
3. Fluent Korean and English

A thorough knowledge of teaching methodologies, TOEIC/TOEFL/IELTS, TESOL
and TEAP is desirable as the duties will include supervising all of our
TOEIC/TOEFL and EAP curriculum development. The candidate will also be
responsible for conducting 2 seminars in professional development and
instruction during the contract term.

The R&D department at Pagoda researches current methods of language
teaching and learning as well as develops, manages, edits, and evaluates
materials. Conversational materials developed may be topical, functional or
grammatical with an emphasis on developing learners' capacity to converse
in communicative contexts related to everyday life. The Pagoda Intensive
Program (PIP) is developed to prepare students for higher education abroad.
This unique, integrated program is designed to improve learners'
communicative competence, namely in academic contexts. Materials
development for standardized testing include iBT TOEFL and TOEIC
preparation course books. New projects currently being developed by our
researchers include designing materials for business communication, a
grammar series aimed at improving learners' grammar proficiency through
communication, and a basic writing skills series.

Position: Head Teacher Trainer
Salary: $35,000 to $45,000 depending on experience
Location: Seoul, South Korea

Qualifications include:
1. A MA in English, TESOL, Applied Linguistics or a related field or DELTA.
2. Experience teaching adult learners in ESL & EAP.
3. Experience training teachers in TESOL and TEAP is preferred.

Candidates who have a thorough knowledge of current language acquisition
methodologies and practical teaching experience in ESL, EAP and Business
English will be given preference. The Head Trainer will train incoming and
current teachers in the latest teaching methodologies using the existing
training material and their own material. The Head Trainer, with the help
of our R&D Department will revise the training program and eventually
develop a TESOL/TEFL accredited training program.

Pagoda was founded in 1969 by Go In-Gyung and Park Kyung-Sil with the
objective of developing foreign language education in Korea. Pagoda has
grown considerably since then and currently employs over 150 foreign
teachers who teach over 5000 students each month at 6 branches. Pagoda has
a further 10,000 students each month taking TOEIC, TOEFL, Japanese,
Chinese, Spanish and other classes.

Please send your completed application consisting of a letter of
application and a current CV to the email address listed below.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Mailing Address for Applications:
Ian Windsor, Recruiting Manager
Pagoda Academy
Pagoda Tower, 1306-6, 7 Seocho-Dong
Seocho-Gu, Seoul 137-855
Korea, South
Email Address for Applications: mr.windsorgmail.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.jobpagoda.com
Contact Information:
Ian Windsor
Email: mr.windsorgmail.com

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