British Council Korea Teaching Centre

ESL Teacher needed at British Council in Seoul, South Korea

Teach at the British Council in Seoul

The British Council Korea is recruiting experienced, enthusiastic teachers to join our teaching team on a part-time hourly paid basis. We are keen to appoint staff who can demonstrate good professional skills, are willing and able to learn and develop, and are able to work effectively as part of a dedicated teaching team.

We currently operate six life stage teaching centres in Seoul and are looking for teachers who are able to teach Young Learners and/ or Adult learners.

For Young Learners, we are looking for teachers who are available on the weekends and/or during the week and have experience of teaching group classes to Primary and/or Secondary Learners.    Our Young Learner centres are based in Ilsan, City Hall and Seocho.

For Adult Learners, we are looking for teachers who are available in the evenings and weekends and have experience of teaching General English to group classes.  Our Adult centres are based in Euljiro, Gangnam and Jamsil.



Skills & Knowledge & Experience

ESSENTIAL – Cambridge CELTA / Trinity Cert TESOL or equivalent (this must include face-to-face teaching practice).  Certificates from online course providers will be considered from candidates who have suitable and relevant teaching experience

– High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to CEFR C2 or IELTS Band 8/9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module
– Undergraduate / university degree

A minimum of 1 year full-time teaching experience post certificate with a variety of levels equivalent to

  • Adults General English 18+ (960+ hours)
  • Young Learners (960 + hours)

Able to demonstrate the following teaching competencies
– Classroom management
– Course and lesson planning
– Subject knowledge
– Understanding your learners
– Learning technologies

Main Duties

1. Plan, prepare and deliver high-quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles
2. Monitor progress and provide regular feedback to help manage students’ performance throughout the course and actively promote learner autonomy
3. Contribute to the development, evaluation, and improvement of English language courses, materials, and related services in order to meet students’ needs by actively working as a member of the teaching team
4. Complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards
5. Engage in professional development and performance management to ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning and maintain British Council’s position at the forefront of best ELT practices
6. Contribute to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of contemporary UK
7. Support local marketing and promotional strategy and assist the teaching centre team in delivering excellent customer service
8. Ensure safeguarding and guidelines are applied and upheld in line with standards and policy for the following areas:
– Child protection
– Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
– Health and safety

Context and Environment

The British Council is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Through English teaching, we are able to directly impact on individuals’ lives by creating life-changing opportunities, breaking down barriers and helping to build trust worldwide.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. The English business unit’s goals are to deliver more widespread and better quality English language teaching. The opportunity to do this in Korea is based on the huge demand for English from a hard-working and aspirational audience.

Hours and salary information


  • Required Hours: 6-12 hours per week (negotiable)
  • Salary information: KRW 43,000 or 48,500 per hour according to teacher qualification / experience

Other important features or requirements of the job

UK nationals need to apply for a UK DBS check. Nationals of other countries need to provide an enhanced disclosure from that country. In addition, all new teachers must acquire a police check from their current country of residence.

Closing Date for applications: on-going

If you are interested in applying please email [email protected].


Please note:

* Korean working visas are NOT sponsored (F visa holders preferred)

* E2 VISA holders can apply but before the interview, we need to receive the official approval letter from your main employer, who sponsors your E2 VISA, that you can work for another institution. 

*We cannot hire E-1, F-1 visa holder.

* Must hold a passport from an English-speaking country; UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa

* University degrees must be from a country where English is the nation’s first language.

*Teaching Certification is essential for applying.

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