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SMOE HOME > Seoul Public School Positions

2009 August SMOE Orientation



NOTICE

We are accepting new applicaton for the 2010 fall semester positions now.
From this year, EPIK office take care hiring process of SMOE applicants.
You will find more information in “EPIK” page.



SMOE JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

Eligibility, Benefits, Duties and other working conditions of this position are the same as what is put on SMOE's website and other recruit agency.

DUTIES AND PLACEMENT

A: Duties
The duties of the Native Speaker English Teacher (hereinafter “NSET”) are carried out under the guidance of the supervisor designated by Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (hereinafter “SMOE”).
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.)

B: Place of Work
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.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must

  • 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.
  • 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.

REMUNERATION

Level H: 1.8 million won per month (some chance)
- 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Before you start
If this is your first time to apply teaching position in SMOE, feel free to contact us anytime. We glad to answer your questions and explain about this job hiring process.

Contact Information
Office Phone: 82-2-2675-0582 (Mon~Fri: 9:30 to 6:30)
Contact Johnny
E-mail: eslagent@paran.com

Application Deadline
Application forms and all other documents must be in the office to which you are applying by the deadline date. Interviews will follow immediately after the receipt of applications. The documents you submit will not be returned, so please provide copies for yourself.

Requested Documents
All applicants will be required to submit the following documents:

    First Round:
  • A completed application form with a passport size photo attached, (download below)
  • A personal essay, (included in application form)
  • Medical form - self evaluation, (included in application form)
  • Resume with Cover letter,
  • Two reference letters, (Any format. Must contain contact/title and organization of the referer.)
  • Example Lesson Plan (minimum one page long, any topic)
    Second Round:
  • Authenticated Police check report (Criminal Record),
  • Original university diploma or a copy notarized by Korean overseas consulate office.
  • An official school transcript sealed by appropriate school authority.
  • A copy of the passport (photo page),
  • (If applicable) Copies of certification (teacher certificate, TESOL, etc),
  • (If applicable) Proof of teaching/work experience,


Address to send your application and documents

ESL AGENT
Attn: Johnny (SMOE Department)
Daehan Bldg. #202
121-173 Dangsan-dong 6ga,
Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Although the SMOE accepts the documents on a 1st stage and 2nd stage basis, we, ESL AGENT, would like to have ALL of the documents at once, if possible, to cut down the mix ups and to expedite the process. We will make sure the documents are in order and will send it to the SMOE accordingly.

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Fall 2010 EPIK Application(Letter size)
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SMOE Attachment Instruction
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2010 SMOE Attachment(A4 size)
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2010 SMOE Attachment(Letter size)
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