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JamesMardall
02-13-2008, 04:21 PM
Hi All,

The public school education office that I work for (located in the town of Yeongam (영암), Jeollanamdo province (절라남도), South Korea). Have asked me to help them find a capable ESL teacher. They would like this teacher to operate a newly built and very well equipped foreign language centre, attached to an elementary school in the nearby village of Seoho (서호).

Employer: Yeongam Public Education Office
Salary: 2.3 Million Won plus own apartment
Working Hours: 9am - 5pm (Mon-Fri)
1st & 3rd Saturday of the month
Annual Vacation: Jul-Aug Summer Break 8 weeks
Jan - Feb Winter Break 8 weeks
(but you will have to teach for 2 weeks during both the
summer and winter vacation periods. The rest of the time is
essentially paid leave)
Contract Length: 1 year (with an option to recontract yearly)
Teaching Levels: Elementary School Grades 3 - 6
Middle School Grades 1 - 3

Yeongam Town Info:

Small (population 10724)
Quiet country town
Surrounded by small farms and rice fields
Located adjacent to Wolchulsan National Park (5 mins by bus)
Awesome sport and trad climbing routes in Wolchulsan
Fantastic climbing gym nearby (5 mins by taxi)
3 supermarkets
Serviced by four major Korean banks
Farmers market held every five days of the month starting on the 5th.

Relevant Websites:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Jeolla (Wikipedia, Jeollanamdo province information, in English)
http://tour.yeongam.go.kr/english/ (Yeongam tourism site, in English)
http://cafe.daum.net/ya809 (Yeongam Climbing Club site, in Korean)
http://yeongam.go.kr/town/yeongam/index.htm (Town site, in Korean)
http://www.yeongam.go.kr/english/index.html (County site, in English)


Additional Information:

Apartment: Large, clean, 32 pyeon, located in Yeonshin apartment building
in Yeongam town
Monthly Utilities: Water, gas, electricity and internet are approximately
110000 Won a month.
Transport Situation: Yeongam is a local bus transportation hub, busses are
frequent and efficient.
Nearby Cities: Mokpo (45 mins by bus)
Naju (70 mins by bus)
Gwangju (105 mins by bus)

This is a great position for an outdoors loving person who is comfortable with her/his self and is looking for a quite place to experience the Korean countryside, while teaching English and saving money.

If you have any questions or queries, or if you know of a friend who is looking for a spot to teach, please feel free to forward this message and or contact me by email at [email protected]

Best wishes for the New Year.

James Mardall