Seoul
is the capital of South Korea. With a population of over 10.5 million, Seoul is by far South Korea's largest city and one of East Asia's financial and cultural epicenters.

Mountains circle Seoul on all sides with Namsan (South Mountain) springing up in the center. Although the Han River once marked the southern boundary, the city has sprawled across to the southern side with some 2 dozen bridges crossing it and one subway tunnel underneath. As Korea's capital and most populous city, Seoul represents the country's center for business, education, and modern culture. It offers many activities for everyone, including museums and palaces, parks and mountains, and amusement parks and night clubs.
Land size: 605.52

Population: 10,297,004 people (Statistics from 2005)

Link to the city

http://english.seoul.go.kr



Starting date and Application deadline

emoticon Starting date: The job officially starts on August 20th, 2013

emoticon STARTING April 1st, 2013, the EPIK office will schedule interviews for the 2013 September intake (jobs starts in August 2013). To get an interview you need to submit the initial application package and you need to start preparing for the required documents ASAP. If you are a USA or a UK citizen, it is recommended that you start the application procedure immediately.

Please take note that the positions will be filled quickly, especially in metropolitan cities, therefore applicants are advised to apply as soon as possible.

General Recruitment Guidelines

 

ü  Many people apply for the public school jobs in Korea and some jobs are filled way before the dead line, Jobs in Metropolitan cities for example. Therefore, for some high-demand jobs, the dead line is not relevant at all and require you to apply as soon as possible.

ü  Considering the time it takes to get your visa documents as well as the successful completion of the job interview, we advise you to order your visa documents immediately and start the application procedures as soon as possible to secure a position as the jobs are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Employment is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The candidate who has successfully passed the interview and submitted the complete documents without error or omission will be placed first.

ü  In the event that the available positions for SMOE has already been filled by successful candidates whose documents are complete, the selection of SMOE will be closed even before the final recommendation deadline, and the remaining unemployed candidates with completed documents  can be put on the waiting list for SMOE and can be employed according to the waiting list order as SMOE position becomes available.

ü  Employment as and SMOE GET (Guest English Teacher) is effective only after the successful candidate who submits all the documents receives a Notice of Appointment and the signed contract from the EPIK-SMOE office.

 

Salary and benefits

·         Salary: from 1.8~2.7 M Korean M Korean Won per month depends on your qualification and a location you teach

·         Free roundtrip Airfare (Entrance/ Exit allowance)

·         Free Furnished Housing Provided - Single studio-type housing

·         Paid vacation minimum 21+ calendar days per year  in addition to national holidays (12-14 days)

·         Government Medical plan; this medical insurance will allow you to receive medical attention and prescription medicines at a fraction of their original cost.

·         National Pension Scheme; Pursuant to the Korean National Pension Corporation Act, 50% of your compulsory pension contributions will be paid by your host POE. At present, only EPIK GETs holding American or Canadian citizenship are eligible for a lump-sum pension refund upon successfully completing their contract and departing Korea

·         Severance Pay - Equal to approximately one month's salary

·         Settlement allowance: 300,000 Won

·         Renewal Allowance: 2,000,000 KRW will be provided upon successful completion and renewal of your contract with the same POE.

·         Tax Exemption - 2 years of income tax exemption (except for Canadians)


Working hours and duties

•Work Place: Public schools under the Provincial Office of Education.

•Teaching for the elementary to high school students

•Working hours: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

•Teaching hours: 22 classes (not hours) per week during the school hours.

•Duties: Jointly conduct English conversation classes and extracurricular activities with Korean teachers


SMOE ELIGIBILITY and REMUNERATION


Minimum
Eligibility

A person who has minimum bachelor degree in any discipline.

By E2 visa law, EPIK teachers should have a citizenship from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, and South Africa. Must have studied from the junior high level (7th grade) and resided for at least 10 years or more in the country where English is the primary language.

Level H: 1.8 million won per month (SMOE prefer not to hire Level H if possible)

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.


 

emoticon Full-time teaching experiences:

SMOE considers experiences in teaching the English subject full time as an important qualification, thus any full time teaching English experiences will be accepted and reflected into the pay level. However, regrettably only half of teaching experiences in other subjects will be accepted and affect the salary level. Also, half of the teaching experiences as an elementary teacher not specialized on English will be counted.


emoticon Application Submission


-        A completed EPIK application form 


Ÿ    must include personal essay and medical assessment

Ÿ    A passport-size photo must be attached to the form

Ÿ    All the required blanks must be filled in (especially the schools they attended).


-        A completed SMOE Attachment Form with a lesson plan



-        2 reference letters (open) from an academic or professional source

Ÿ   send scanned images or PDF files.

Ÿ   must include the name, status, address, contact number and signature of the recommender



-        Example lesson plan

Ÿ 2 pages, no designated template

Ÿ Lesson plan for one unit of class


ü  All of the above application documents will be submitted electronically for the purpose of interview.




DOWNLOAD SMOE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORM (
please email us to get a comprehensive application package)

1. EPIK brochure 2011.01.pdf

1.IMPORTANT !!-EPIK-Public School Initial Application Guideline-04.03.2011-17.pdf

3. KOREA_TIMES EPIK News.pdf

4. August_2009_EPIK_Orientation_Schedule.doc 

5. SMOE pay scale (Seoul ONLY).pdf

6.. September_2009_SMOE_Contrac(Seoul City ONLY).pdf

7. Fall_2011_EPIK_Application_Letter_Size.doc

8. Fall_2011_EPIK_Application_Form_Instructions (4).doc

9. EPIK-Seoul_Fall_Attachment_Form-Letter_Size.doc

10 EPIK-Seoul_Fall_Attachment_Instructions.doc


How to apply


Please email us your resume and photo to iloveesl.com11@yahoo.com

Please state your date of availability when you send us your resume. Once we receive your resume will contact you as fast as we can. 

For inquiries, contact:

Henry Jung

Head recruiter

TEL: 416-226-6243
Emil: iloveesl.com11@yahoo.com
Skype ID: iloveesl.com


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