Young Learners Coordinator

Date: 12 Feb 2024

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.


Job Title: Young Learners Coordinator

Role Purpose
•    To deliver, promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English.
•    To contribute to the evaluation, development and improvement of the young learner centres’ programme and services.
•    To provide on-going support and development for teachers of young learner courses.
•    To provide support for the operational needs of the centre/s.
•    To contribute to Safeguarding and Health and Safety for young learners in S Korea. 
•    To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations mission.


Role context 
The English and Examinations Strategic Business Unit (E&E SBU) is one of three global strategic business units in the British Council (the others being Arts and Education & Society). The purpose of the SBUs is to support the British Council in its mission of building trust in the UK around the world by sharing aspects of our education systems, governance and culture.
E&E supports this mission by helping people around the world access the life-changing education and work opportunities that are created by learning English or gaining valuable world-recognised UK qualifications. Our work in fostering knowledge of the English language also helps provide a medium for communication worldwide, helping break down barriers of misunderstanding between cultures.
The British Council’s vision for English & Examinations is to be the world authority in high quality English language teaching, learning and assessment, as well as the International distributor of choice for professional and school qualifications.

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following: 
Support British Council’s global English strategy to
•    deliver teaching to the highest standards of ELT
•    enhance British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT
•    engage in continuing professional development and share best practices within the country, region and beyond
•    ensure teaching is engaging, relevant, appropriately challenging, and meets learner needs and organisational expectations
•    organise and develop a variety of resources and technologies to meet learner needs
•    comply with and implement British Council policy and practice (Safeguarding, Equality Diversity & Inclusion, Data Protection…)
•    maintain good relationships with key stakeholders
•    support the Teaching Centre’s activities and British Council plans
•    support the provision of YL training to teaching staff through induction, INSETT, TYLEC, self-access materials etc.
•    take an active role in the YL Korea Academic Management Team

•    line manage up to 4 teachers


Certification and Professional Qualifications
•    Cambridge CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL 
•    Recognised Young Learner certificate (CELTYL, TYLEC)
•    Recognised diploma in EFL i.e. DELTA/Trinity Dip TESOL
•    Undergraduate/University degree


Role specific knowledge and experience:
•    4 years full-time post certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity certTESOL – with experience gained from teaching a variety of age groups and levels from young learners through to adults.
•    Note a minimum of 1200+ hours experience should have been gained from teaching two or more of the following age groups: 
o    Young learners aged 5 to 7 
o    Young learners aged 8 to 12 
o    Young learners aged 13 to 17
•    Experience teaching Korean learners
•    Line management experience
•    Experience as CELTYL/TYLEC Trainer


Role specific skills:
Teaching standards (all at stage 3):
•    Demonstrate subject knowledge
•    Engage and motivate learners
•    Create a positive and inclusive learning environment
•    Plan and deliver coherent lessons
•    Make use of assessment and feedback
•    Manage teaching and learning resources
•    Uphold professional responsibilities and values

Further Information 
Contract: Two-year fixed term contract, renewable for one year
Location: Seoul, South Korea 
Pay Band: Coordinator
Package: KRW 3,193,148  - KRW 3,823,233 per month (Depending on qualifications and experience)
Tentative Start Date: as soon as possible (depending on pre-appointment screening and visa application)
Other Requirements 
Proof of Identity requirements/right to work in country
•    To obtain a teaching visa, teachers’ nationalities and university degrees must be from a native English-speaking country defined by the government of South Korea. 
•    Visas are not obtained for partners unless they are married. 
The British Council Korea will provide full assistance throughout the visa application process.


Closing Date : 11 March 2024 - 23:59 Singapore Time (GMT +8)


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Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement


The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment.  We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.  All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.


The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.


We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.


Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.


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