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Job Openings in South Korea


I have been informed that there are several positions open immediately to teach in South Korea. Please see the jobs and descriptions below:

Position I.) Looking for a Full Time native teacher

Full time: Mon to Fri / 2:30 – 8:30

Payment: 2,700,000 + a

Location:  Near Seosan terminal & Hosu Lake Park (Ssosan is 2.5 hours from the nations capitol).

Vacation: 3-4 weeks per year

Benefits: negotiable (insurance, housing, vacation, etc)

Qualifications: We are looking for a teacher who is passionate and cares children carefully. We like to hear new ideas and share them together. All members of our schools are doing our best for every student and of course for one another.

– Teaching elementary and middle school age

– We have two locations

– 20 days working per month

– Bonus payments depending on experience and performance per month


Position ​II.)​ Full-time 120 hrs 1 month

(Please understand the contract will state 120 hours for full time but probably not hit the full 120 hours in a month)

Location: Seosan-si Chungcheongnam-do South Korea

1.) Working Days: 5 days Mon-Fri

2.) Working Hours: 2:30-8:30pm

(Will need to come in @ 1 to prep for the day without pay (mandatory))

3.) Student Level: Elementary – Junior High – (ADULTS (SPEAKING))

4.) Salary: 2.0-2.5 depending on qualifications and experiences

5.) Starting Date: ASAP

6.) Contract: 1 year

7.) Classes: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing/Editing

8.) Benefits: E2 visa, Furnished Housing, Health insurance, Severance with successful completion of contract, 1 way plane ticket here to South Korea, 1 full week paid summer vacation (First week of August mandatory to take vacation with the given days of the Academy), Paid holidays and ect.

9.) Education Level: 4 years Bachelor’s Degree

*** All materials (text books) are provided

*** We are looking for a creative, sincere, outgoing, kind, lovable, a team player that is willing to work with a wonderful excellent group of people and wants to help expand the business with ideas. No teaching experience needed. (Teaching Experiences is a plus) but not needed.

Description: E.B.A Academy (English Bookworm Academy) / Test Facility for EST-TEST (ENGLISH STANDARD TESTING) is looking for native English instructors. The owners and the Director of E.B.A Academy is well experienced and are from United States. We have an effective easy to teach program here at our institute. Long as you have the positive and enthusiastic attitude about teaching a higher education and care for students please feel free to apply.​

NOTE: Applicants need to prepare: Passport, Cover Letter, CV, Color Photo, Apostille Certification of Residency, Degrees, and FBI background check which should also be apostilled, alonside visa attainment from the Korean consulate.


Contact: Omni-Present Creations (Patricia Osburn)

Email: 3in1opc@gmail.com

Start your Journey – Apply to be an English Language Fellow!

Priority Deadline: November 30, 2017

Interested in teaching overseas? The time to apply is now! The priority deadline for the 2018-2019 English Language Fellow Program application is coming up at the end of this month. In order to be considered for all available projects, you must submit your application online by November 30.  Learn more and start your journey today!

To help celebrate International Education Week the English Language Fellow Program has shared a by-the-numbers display of where our 2017-2018 Fellows are. Head to our website to see the locations of 135 projects in 70 countries. We also share the top 12 Fellow-producing universities for this year. Congratulations to Teachers College, Columbia University, for being number one!

Oasis Trilingual School seeking Spanish Immersion Teacher

We our currently looking to hire a Spanish Immersion teacher this month due to an unexpected family emergency our current Spanish teacher must take care of immediately.  Therefore, I am hoping that you might have in your program a graduate student who would like the opportunity to teach in the classroom.

We are a small private school seeking an energetic, creative and passionate teacher to teach our Spanish and enrichment classes.  Our website is: https://oasistrilingualschool.org/

This educational bilingual job requires:

  • Experience and passion teaching Spanish 
  • Experience with Project-based Learning, TPR, Organic World Language, Reader’s Writer’s Workshop, and Singapore Math a plus, but not necessary.  We will train applicant.
  • Team player who works well with co-teaching
  • Ability to work with multi-age classes, and differentiated language levels
  • Native speaking Spanish teacher a plus, but not necessary
  • Strong English language skills a plus, but not necessary
  • For the right applicant, the job has the possibility to expanding into teaching subjects or administration
  • Student teachers are welcome to apply

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at: (213) 453-9892.  Thank you for your time!

Best regards,

Tamara Hernandez


Executive Director, Oasis Trilingual Community School



(626) 285-8262

King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia Seeking Teachers!

Dear MAT-TESOL program,

My name is Preston Dixon. I’m the Director of the Preparatory Year Deanship (PYD) English Department at King Faisal University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We’re an Accredited English program in our 10th year of existence. Please see our website below for more information.

We believe that the number one factor for a student to be successful is having great teachers. Thus, we’re always looking for excellent teachers.

Thank you


Preston J. Dixon

English Program Director
KFU Preparatory Program
Al-Ahsa, KSA
Mobile: 00 966 597773745
Facebook Page

PT Job Opportunity: Trinity Academy

Trinity Academy in Koreatown, Los Angeles is looking to hire 2 positions.

  1. Afterschool teacher: M-F, 3-6pm working with middle schoolers on homework
  2. Private Tutoring position


  • Heart for kids, ability to pass down knowledge, caring

If you have a car with valid license, you are eligible for more hours for the afterschool position because of pickup and drop-offs.

Please send your resume to la.trinity.academy@gmail.com attention to Crystal Chong.


• Do you teach at a Title I high school?
• Do you have between 6 -14 years of teaching experience?
• Do you think about whether to stay or leave your job?
This is a research study of mid-career educators, how they think about teacher turnover and their working conditions. In your interview, you will be asked to talk about your experiences with work-life balance, classroom autonomy, burnout, etc. The interview is only ten questions and will take approx. one hour.
Participation is voluntary. Your statements will be kept confidential and anonymous.
or contact the researcher directly:
Tomoko M. Nakajima
PhD Candidate
UCLA Graduate School of Education
(213) 222-6340 Tnak493@ucla.edu
Study IRB# 17-000881

Job Opportunity: Wise Readers to Leaders Summer 2018 Positions


I am Program Manager for an education non-profit that runs programming over the summer. I am reaching out to education, social justice, and youth focused undergrad and graduate programs to blast our job positions for summer 2018. WiseReadersJob Descriptions (1) – See here for the job descriptions for our teacher and management jobs available.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.


Olivia LaViolette

Program Manager



Professional Development: WriteGirl seeking Women Writers!

Women Writers Needed!

Volunteer to be a creative writing mentor to teen girls and join a growing network of women writers.

WriteGirl (www.writegirl.org) is a creative writing and mentoring organization that empowers underserved teen girls in Los Angeles through mentoring relationships with women writers, hosting large-scale writing workshops at such places as the Huntington Gardens and the Autry. Since 2001, WriteGirl has maintained a 100% success rate in guiding girls to not only graduate from high school but also enroll in college.

WriteGirl is seeking women writers in all genres including novelists, poets, journalists, songwriters, copywriters, legal writers, and more to help lead workshops and inspire girls to express their creative ideas. Weekly and monthly mentoring opportunities available.

WriteGirl is also seeking professional women to volunteer behind-the-scenes with events, public relations, fundraising, and partnerships. (Strong communication skills required.)

Women should apply by September 20th, 2017 at www.writegirl.org/join-us. For more information, sign up for our newsletter at http://bit.ly/2tK9WUr. For questions, contact WriteGirl at membership@writegirl.org or call 213-253-2655.


Job Opportunity: American English College Seeking Substitute Teachers!

Substitute ESL Instructor / English Teacher

American English College – Monterey Park, CA

American English College (www.aec.edu) – Monterey Park campus is looking for Substitute ESL Instructors to join our team of educators. Substitutes are a valued addition at our school – welcoming you as part of our own faculty.

Class Schedule: Substitutes may be called to cover either or both sessions. You may be called in advanced or day-of for any unplanned instructor absences.

Weekdays (Morning Session: 9AM – 1PM) (Afternoon: 2PM – 4PM)


  • Ability to conduct a student-centered classroom with clear objectives.
  • Ability to interpret and successfully implement instructor-provided lesson plan.
  • In cases of unforeseen or extended absences, the substitute may need to create lesson plans that meet the learning objectives of the class.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Employ instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting the learning objectives.
  • Have ESL teaching experience in an IEP setting.
  • Have taught young adults to adults (16+) in an academic program
  • Have taught various ESL levels (Beginning to Advanced)
  • Have taught 75 minutes to 4-hour class blocks


  • Monthly faculty training workshops that are extremely engaging and helpful to your professional development
  • A wonderful work environment and culture for those that really have a passion for ESL and teaching international students
  • Consideration for Instructor Position

How You’ll Know You’re the Right Fit:

  • You are smart, creative, and fun.
  • You have intuition, and perceptive about how you need to help your students and when.
  • You are a good person, looking for an environment of other good people (that’s us).
  • You want to join a community of people who are extremely supportive and here to help you grow (also us).

Salary: $17.00 /hour

Application Questions

How many years of esl classroom experience do you have?

Have you completed the following level of education: Bachelor’s?

Are you in Monterey Park, CA?

Submit Resumes tochristine@aec.edu

Professional Development Event: Summit on (De)Institutionalizing Islamophobia on College Campuses

Join us on Friday, September 8th at USC

The Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice at the USC Rossier School of Education is pleased to announce our first official event: Summit on (De)Institutionalizing Islamophobia on College Campuses. The Summit will feature:

-Parwana Anwar, JD: Trial and Criminal Defense Attorney
Zulaikha Aziz, JD: Human Rights Attorney
Shabana Mir, PhD: Assistant Professor and Coordinator, General Education at American Islamic College
Marwa Rifahie, JD: Civil Rights Attorney at CAIR-LA
Najeeba Syeed, JD: Associate Professor of Interreligious Education at Claremont School of Theology

The Summit will address the legal issues and policies affecting today’s Muslim college students. It will explore thoughtful and empirically based understanding of the diversity and intersectionality within the Muslim community. Topics will include how the institutionalization of Islamophobia under the guise of national security is negatively impacting today’s Muslim college students, as well as discuss:

-Muslim ban
-Monolithic portrayals of Muslims
-Racialization of Muslims
-Violence directed towards the Muslim community

This one-day event on Friday, September 8th, 2017 will take place on USC’s campus. The Summit is open to higher education and student affairs professionals and scholars as well as student leaders. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees. Space is limited – you can register for the event here

Early bird rates are in effect until August 18th, with a limited number of student leader rates available at $50 and general admission rates at $150.  After August 18th, the limited student leader rates will be $60 and the general admission rate will be $175.

Please contact us at socialjustice@usc.edu if you have any questions or visit bit.ly/sept8summit.