LINGUIST List 7.366

Fri Mar 8 1996

Jobs: ESL/EFL teaching position in Korea

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  1. Gyonggu Shin, ESL/EFL teaching position in Korea

Message 1: ESL/EFL teaching position in Korea

Date: Fri, 08 Mar 1996 23:19:29 +0900
From: Gyonggu Shin <>
Subject: ESL/EFL teaching position in Korea
Teaching position in Korea,

The Language Research Center of Chonnam National University is 
seeking qualified EFL teachers as follows.

1. Qualifications: Ph. D. or Master's in TESL/TEFL or in any 
related fields. Native or near-native speakers of English. 
ESL/EFL experience preferred. TESL certificate holders also 
encouraged to apply.

2. Job description: Instructors teach three EFL classes per day 
for a total of 15 classroom hours per week, up to 20 hours, 
and help out with some administrative duties of about five hours 
a week such as interviewing and counseling. Instructors have the 
opportunity to teach an extra class per day for a total of 3-5 
overtime hours per week with extra pay. They are encouraged to 
become involved in program development, curriculum and materials 
development, and classroom research as well as publish and present 
at academic conventions. 

In addition to regular EFL classes, the University sometimes 
provides community support to schools in the surrounding area. 
Instructors have the opportunity to conduct teacher training 
seminars for and consult with teachers in the Korean school 
system and at other colleges and universities. Such additional 
work is paid overtime.

3. Language levels and length of teaching sessions: There are 
six 7-week sessions per year beginning in January, March, May, 
July, September, November with approx. one week between sessions. 
The first dates of the sessions in 1996 are January 8, March 4, 
April 29, June 24, September 2, October 28. Adult English 
classes range from level 1 to level 6, beginner to advanced. 
Children's classes range from level 1 to level 6, beginner to 
high intermediate 5th and 6th graders. Intensive English course 
is offered for intermediate level adults.

4. Salary: For 15 hours per week, 630 contact hours per year, 
the salary is 15,000,000 won per year (approx. U.S.$18,000 to 
19,000). Overtime pay is 20,000 won per hour approx. U.S.$25. 
The salary varies in accordance with the qualification. 

5. Benefits: Teachers are provided with a private room in a 
furnished, shared apartment on campus; medical and dental 
coverage for U.S.$20/month; 6 weeks paid vacation in December 
and August; several days off between 7 week sessions; approx. 
U.S.$400 initial settlement allowance upon arrival tax exemption 
under current Korean tax laws for the U.S. citizens. Assistant 
professorships and an extra approx. U.S.$200 per month is provided 
to Ph.D. degree holders. 

6. Location: Chonnam National University with 25,000 students is 
the major research university in Kwangju city (pop. 1.3 mil.) 
located about 300 kilometers away from Seoul.

7. Internship: MA TESL candidates who need to fulfill internship 
requirements for their degrees may participate in a supervised 
teaching practicum for one or two sessions. Interns are given 
round-trip airfare and a home stay (room and board) with a Korean 

8. Children's class: We are also looking for the teachers with 
specialization in child education, whether with MA or BA. 

Applications are accepted on an on-going basis. Contracts may 
begin at any session and are normally signed for one year. 
Please mail, fax or email a detailed curriculum vitae to: 

Dr. Gyonggu Shin
Language Research Center
Chonnam National University
Kwangju 500-757, South Korea

Phone: 82 62 520 7929
Fax: 82 62 526 5521
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