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  • kongbsb
  • Waygookin

    • 10

    • March 16, 2011, 07:55:29 am
    • Korea
Teaching Positions Available: 2 teachers
Contract Details: August 19th, 2019 Contract Start Date
                 (August 16th mandatory training & prep)
 School: Daejeon Sahmyook Elementary School
Location: Doma-Dong in Daejeon
Salary&Benefits: 2.3 million, pension, severance, housing, flight (out of country only)
  and merit-based yearly raise
Vacation: 5 weeks per year
Work Hours: 8:00 - 4:15 M-F
Classes per week: 26 (40-minute classes)
Visa Status: E-2, F-series (see #2 under Qualifications for more details)

 ① Applicants must demonstrate commitment, dedication and a positive approach to teaching.
 ② Applicants must be a citizen of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, or South Africa. English must be the applicantís first language.
 ③ Applicants must hold a Bachelorís degree from an accredited institution.
    Preference will be given to those with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, 120+hours TESOL/TEFL/Celta certification, a U. S. State Teacherís Certification, or a Canadian Provincial Teacherís Certification.
 ④ Applicantís degree must be notarized and verified by the Korean Consulate.
 ⑤ Applicants must obtain a current Criminal Background Check (FBI/RCMP) with Apostille seal.
 ⑥ Applicants must incur all costs associated with the application process.

Screening Process
Step 1: Required documents for Screening (e-mail to
   - Current resume with a recent photo
   - Personal essay detailing why you feel youíre qualified for this position

Step 2: Personal Interview (for applicants who pass Step 1)
 In-depth interviews with the schoolís head teachers and administration will be scheduled.
 In-country applicants will be invited to interview in person. Out of country applicants
 will be invited to interview on Skype.

Step 3: Required documents (for applicants who pass step 2)
   - Copy of ARC (if residing in Korea)
   - Copy of current valid Passport
   - Physical Health Test Certificate for hiring (including drug screening test)
   - Criminal Background Check (FBI/RCMP) with Apostille seal
   - Notarized Degree
   - Sealed Transcript
   - Copy of any Teaching Certificate(s)(TESOL, etc.)
   - Signed form (provided by school) declaring that:
     ① you have not been convicted of a sex crime
     ② you have not been convicted of child abuse

Information about our school and hiring process
Sahmyook is a private elementary school and currently employs 14 foreign teachers.
All eligible applicants are welcome to apply. Qualified and/or experienced teachers will be given preference. It is our managementís sole discretion to decide which applicants are best qualified to teach at our school. Our managementís decisions are confidential and final. For more information, please correspond by email.

F.T.O. Manager
Grace Kong (

F.T.O. Head Teacher
Jason Trepanier (

Re: ::Daejeon in Korea:: Native English Teacher Job Opportunity
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 09:04:48 am »
Isn't sahmyook related to some religion? If so why donít you inform us which religious group you are affiliated with.

And do you feel that 2.3 is a fair salary in 2019? Thats similar to minimum wage back home..... It seems awfully stingy for a private elementary....

We look forward to your open honest and speedy reply Mrs. Kong!


  • HappyPlanetAbuser
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Re: ::Daejeon in Korea:: Native English Teacher Job Opportunity
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 02:05:39 pm »
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a Seventh-day Adventist Church
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  • NorthStar
  • Super Waygook

    • 333

    • July 05, 2017, 10:54:06 am
    • Seoul
Re: ::Daejeon in Korea:: Native English Teacher Job Opportunity
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 06:57:41 pm »
Northy!!! We need your legal expertise !  :azn:
a Seventh-day Adventist Church

Heh-heh...well, it seems to be a straight offer.  Though....26 classes for an elementary school is a bit much and with the 2.3 salary....they could easily up that to 2.5/2.6.  If they really value experience and what not, then...they can raise the salary. 

I also see a lot of noise being put on the teacher and what they need to do but I don't see anything about what the school can do for the teacher and how working there could better their career.   Also, 5 weeks for a private elementary school seems  a bit low...unless, that is standard.   But, still low, nonetheless.