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 <>
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:
Job Rank: Academic Director/Head Trainer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; TESOL

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

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

Position: Academic DirectorSalary: $45,000 to $60,000 depending on experienceLocation: Seoul, South Korea

Qualifications include:1. A PhD in TESOL, Linguistics or related2. Experience in curriculum development3. Fluent Korean and English

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

The R&D department at Pagoda researches current methods of languageteaching and learning as well as develops, manages, edits, and evaluatesmaterials. Conversational materials developed may be topical, functional orgrammatical with an emphasis on developing learners' capacity to conversein communicative contexts related to everyday life. The Pagoda IntensiveProgram (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. Materialsdevelopment for standardized testing include iBT TOEFL and TOEICpreparation course books. New projects currently being developed by ourresearchers include designing materials for business communication, agrammar series aimed at improving learners' grammar proficiency throughcommunication, and a basic writing skills series.

Position: Head Teacher TrainerSalary: $35,000 to $45,000 depending on experienceLocation: 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 acquisitionmethodologies and practical teaching experience in ESL, EAP and BusinessEnglish will be given preference. The Head Trainer will train incoming andcurrent teachers in the latest teaching methodologies using the existingtraining material and their own material. The Head Trainer, with the helpof our R&D Department will revise the training program and eventuallydevelop a TESOL/TEFL accredited training program.

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

Please send your completed application consisting of a letter ofapplication 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: Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Ian Windsor Email:
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