Teacher of English - Full Time (Business to Business)

Date: 17-Mar-2023

Location: Seoul, East Asia, KR

Company: British Council

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries.  In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.


Role Purpose


  • To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English for B2B courses for both Adults and YL products 
  • To have the ability to teach a wide range of Adults and YL courses to a high standard
  • To provide a model of teaching excellence and to provide on-going support and development for teachers of all B2B Courses
  • To be able to provide support and expertise in business teaching
  • To contribute to the evaluation, development and improvement of the centre’s Business to Business (B2B) programme and services
  • To be flexible and provide support for the operational needs of the centers other courses if required
  • To provide excellent customer service to new and existing students and clients
  • To provide ideas and suggestions for the promotion of B2B courses as a whole
  • To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission 


Job Overview


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. In order to achieve our goal, the British Council Korea launched a new product, myClass, and opened the first myClass dedicated branch in the British Council network in 2014. This was followed by the first Young Learner branch in Korea. The next phase of development took place in 2015 with the move into specialisation and the opening of one dedicated Adult Branch and two new dedicated Young Learners Branches. The B2B team started in September 2022 and operates from the Adults centre in Euljiro, but offers a wide range of courses in offsite locations. The courses range from lower-level general English courses to more specialised business skills courses.



Support British Council’s global English strategy by

  • Delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT
  • Having significant experience in delivery of Business English as well as a solid understanding of how to create engaging lessons that effectively meet learner needs
  • Possessing an awareness of current trends in business skills courses
  • Contributing to British Council’s Regional Quality in the Classroom initiatives for Adult learner product and delivery
  • Enhancing British Council’s reputation as an expert in ELT
  • Continuing professional development and sharing of best practices within the country, region and beyond
  • Possessing an awareness of testing and evaluation to offer visible progress to clients


Main duties 

  • 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 
  • Complete teaching related administrative tasks to specified standards 
  • Provide excellent customer service through counselling, induction, motivation sessions and other customer facing activities  
  • Engage actively in professional development and performance management to position at the forefront of the best English Language Teaching practices ensure quality and high standards in teaching and learning, and maintain the British Council’s
  • Contribute to the development of lasting, mutually beneficial relationships by enhancing students’ understanding of contemporary UK 
  • Support local marketing and promotional strategy, and assist the Teaching Centre team in delivering excellent customer service for B2B and YL products





  •  Undergraduate/University degree (in any discipline)
  • Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL



  • Recognized Diploma in EFL i.e. DELTA/Trinity Dip TESOL/ MA Tesol


Work Experience


  • 2 years full-time post certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL – with experience gained from teaching General/ Business English to Adults.  
  • Note a minimum of 1200+ hours of experience should have been gained from teaching Adult and YL learners.




  • Experience of working with clients outside of the center in a business environment

Language Requirement 


  • High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4 skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS. Band 9 in each of 4 sections of the academic module

Salary & Benefits 


  • Salary: KRW 2,493,148 - KRW 3,123,233  (Depending on qualifications and experience)
  • Annual Leave: Annual paid leave is 35 days. In addition, there are 14 public holidays per year. 
  • Medical Allowances: All British Council teachers are registered with Allianz Partners, the designated British Council insurer, to receive medical cover for themselves and their dependents. The teacher is responsible for an annual deductible of £150 for everyone who makes a claim
  • Settling-in allowance, Baggage allowance, and Travel Allowance: NOT applicable for this role.

Additional Information    


  • Contract Duration: 24 Months
  • Contract Hours: 38 hours per week including 24 hours of teaching.
  • Work schedule:  The successful post holder will work 5 days a week and one weekend day and have two consecutive days off.
    • Our B2B Centre is based in Euljiro and teachers usually work either from Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday. The latest in centre class finishes at 9:45pm with classes being offered in morning & evening. The busiest times are during business lunch time and after work.  At weekends, classes may start at 10:00am and finish at 5:30pm. As each business has different operational needs the successful applicant for this post will need to be able to work flexibly. 
    • Travel between locations will be required to teach at different locations.  

  • Local restrictions on employment: To obtain a teaching visa, teachers’ nationalities and university degrees must be from a native English speaking country (UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa) defined by the government of South Korea. 
    • This position is for F-type visa holders only, visa holders must have the right to work and stay in the country. 



Closing Date and Time – Friday, 31 March 2023 (23:59 IST)




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