DIRECT HIRE – Foreign owned, maximum 4 students per class, elementary ESL

Small World English Institute is a foreign-owned English academy in Gimpo, South Korea.  Instructing students in the same neighborhood for almost two decades has made us well-established and respected in our community.   

We are looking for professional, enthusiastic, and positive teachers to guide our students on their English journey. These are great positions for teachers looking for small class sizes, adequate class guidance, time to create class strategies, and pre-made class materials. We offer a professional and exciting job with support.  


–Position details– 

Position: ESL instructor 

Number of positions: 1 

Class details: set curriculum, supported by a Korean co-teacher, activity-based learning, books, and materials are available

Starting date: Late March to June starting date

Job Location: Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (right next to Seoul) 

Salary: 2.3~2.6 million Korean won per month

Teaching age range: elementary 

Class size: maximum of 4 students per class

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m., no overtime or weekends required 

Teaching hours: 4 a day on average 

Benefits: severance pay, 50% of health insurance, 50% pension, private housing

Vacation: all national holidays off, 1 week vacation in summer, 1 week in winter (determined by our local school calendars) 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in any field, native speaker only, at least one year of experience in Korea preferred, Korean E2 Visa eligibility 

To apply: submit your resume, a recent photo, a copy of your degree, and a personalized message telling us where you are on visa document acquisition (if applicable) and what you can provide our company.  

I generally receive a good deal of applicants for my positions. I read every application carefully but I can’t always respond to every one. If you previously applied, feel free to do so again. Please, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. We reject all applications without a personalized cover letter.

Gareth Z. Barker 

Director of Small World English Institute 

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