PE teacher position in a private elementary school in Seoul

Sungbuk, Seoul
Posted by: Uchon Elementary School

Are you a qualified educator with experience teaching physical education to English language learners? Are you currently living in Seoul, South Korea?

[About the Position]

  • Uchon Elementary School is seeking an experienced and professional native English speaker to teach physical education classes to our primary & upper elementary school students.
  • This position requires knowledge of a variety of sports, games and other relevant and appropriate activities for students to develop and improve their social, physical and language skills.
  • The position requires that the teacher applies professional methods, strategies and enthusiasm to effectively manage safety, teach, occasionally evaluate, and encourage our students.
  • The PE teacher would be required to follow a set of curriculum standards, and collaborate with the English administration, as well as our teams of English homeroom teachers.
  • Our new school year begins at the beginning of March, and we will begin our mandatory orientation training the last week of February.

[About the School]

Uchon Elementary School, founded by the Ilgwang corporation, is a newly renovated private elementary school located in Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, close to Line 4 (Blue line), Hansung University and Sungshin Women’s University subway station.

At Uchon Elementary our Language and Cultural Enrichment program values student-centered learning and prioritizes literacy acquisition through language immersion.


Our teams of English homeroom educators host a rich foundation of language opportunities for our young learners in the classroom using the workshop model for reading and writing. We prioritize authentic, hands-on learning- valuing the student-centered experience in all subjects, including science and global citizenship.


Position(s): Physical Education Teacher (Native English speaker)

Location: Seongbuk-gu, Seoul

Term of Employment: March1st, 2024 to February 28th, 2025 (with orientation from Feb. 26~29)

Salary: 2.4 million KRW per month + 700,000 housing allowance (housing allowance begins in March)

Work Hours: 8:20-4:20 (M-F)

Teaching Hours: 24 class hours per week max (1 class hour=40 min)

Class Size: 24-29 students approximately

Holidays: approx. 7-8 weeks paid vacation

Sick Days: 5 paid sick days (reimbursed 600,000 won if not used)

Benefits: Medical Insurance – 50/50 split; Pension – 50/50 split

Certification Bonus: Candidates able to provide an accredited teaching certification/licensure specializing in areas related to elementary education (with area of specialization, license number and expiration date included) with an apostille may be given a 200,000 won monthly bonus. Whether or not the certification meets all requirements for a bonus is ultimately the administration’s decision.

[Only applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered.]

*We will only reply to those professionals with the necessary criteria and credentials.

  1. Presently working and living in Korea.
  2. Three years or more teaching experience in Korea (elementary school experience)
  3. BS/BA degree (Physical Education, Primary Education, English or Linguistics is preferred).
  4. 120 hour TEFL/TESOL or U.S./Canadian domestic teacher’s certification
  5. Paperwork scanned and ready to be submitted via email
  6. Willing to teach or record a demo class with real students
  7. Willing to promptly acquire a TBPE & TB health test result


**In order to be considered, carefully follow these instructions below.

[Send To]

Email addressed to English Manager:

And submit an application form (Google form) (Please, indicate you are applying for the PE position in the comments.)

[Subject Line]

full name, nationality, visa type, number of years in Korea, teaching experience in Korea and cell number


Attach a document or scanned copy of the required items listed below:

  1. Cover letter,
  2. Current resume, and
  3. Two reference letters
  4. Recent photo
  5. Alien registration card (backside with visa dates ONLY)

[Documents you will need to prepare ASAP if considered after initial interview]

  1. Passport plus visa page (scan/copy)
  2. Alien Registration Card (scan/copy – front and back)
  3. Diploma with Apostille Seal
  4. Teaching license with Apostille Seal
  5. A scan/copy of Degrees / Certifications (college, TESOL/TEFL, etc.)
  6. Scanned university transcripts
  7. Domestic Federal Criminal Background Check with Apostille Seal
  8. Employment health check (채용신체검사)

To apply, email

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