ESL Jobs in Korea
Date: 29 March 2018
GWANGGYO, SUWON English-speaking instructor at Children's Taekwondo Academy
Location: Suwon, Gwanggyo (40 minutes to Gangnam and central Seoul)
Salary: Negotiable (depends on qualifications)
Work hours: Negotiable(PT/FT)
Student age: Kindergarten-Elementary
Institution: Kyeonghi-dae Elite Taekwondo
Visa: F visa / E7 / Training visa
You will be assisting the director to lead children's taekwondo lessons in
a small but modern taewkondo studio. Lessons are 50 minutes long and
provide a mixture of taekwondo, general exercises and games. You are
teaching young children so the lessons are very fun and active. This is not
an English academy so you can speak both Korean and English, and just help
the children get comfortable speaking conversational English as you play
with them. The position is perfect for anyone who wants experience working
with kids, practicing Korean, working with a boss and colleagues who will
treat you well and from whom you can learn a lot.
This is an independent academy run by very kind and open people. You will
be treated as part of the Elite family and can work comfortably with your
colleagues. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed and is really good for the
children. You should be willing to be physically active and have fun with
The area around the academy (gwangyo) is very nice and is not far from the
centre of Seoul. If you have any queries about the position, you are able
to speak with the previous foreign teacher and she will also advise you on
anything you need about living in Korea or Suwon if this is your first
Leading warm-ups, stretching exercises, and games.
Accompanying children to and from the minibus. Occasionally riding
alongside the driver to pick up and drop off students from home or school.
Teaching simple English chants and taekwondo terminology. Speaking simple
conversational English to help kids get comfortable around English.
Generally supervising, playing with, and teaching students not only English
but about being healthy, polite, becoming more confident etc.
Knowledge of taekwondo would be a plus but is not required, you will be
taught basic moves or have the chance to improve on your current knowledge.
Greeting and talking to parents (Korean usually required)
Flight fee, housing, pay, visa, etc. are all negotiable depending on your
qualifications (taekwondo skill, Korean level etc.) and desired working
Visa: F visa, or eligible for E7 or training visa
Taekwondo skills: will result in higher pay, but if you have no experience
with taekwondo you will be trained.
Korean language skills: are a huge plus, intermediate level.