Teaching English in Korea
If you are planning to teach EFL/ESL abroad and seemed a little confused about where to start your TEFL adventure then you can always choose South Korea. South Korea is gaining prominence as a premiere TEFL destination and this Asian country is attracting EFL/ESL teachers like never before. South Korea is one Asian nation with an urbanized society, a unique culture, warm people and abundance of TEFL jobs. You will get the opportunity of working with other English Korean teachers which will help you to gain substantial knowledge about teaching English in Korean classrooms and learn about proper teaching methods for instructing speakers of other languages. It is always going to be an invigorating experience teaching Korean students.
A globally acclaimed TEFL Certificate from Asian College of Teachers followed by teaching job assistance in South Korea
- TESOL training inculcates in you, all the instrumental techniques of teaching basic language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing to speakers of other languages.
- Korean cultural training, which will help in adopting to the culture
- Teach English in Korea for one year with a salary starting from 1500 USD onwards
- Airfare reimbursed up to 1800 USD
- Help with all paper work to fetch your E2 Visa for South Korea
- Unique experience of Korean culture and lifestyle
- TEFL Course available at a very special price of 400 USD (after Korvia Discount of 299 USD)
Phase 1 - Introduction to TESOL
- 10+2 is the minimum entry requirement
- Both aspiring as well as experienced teachers are eligible to apply
- Methodologies and Approaches
- Language Learners and their levels
Phase 2 - The Study of English
- The structures
- Contextualizing Grammar
Phase 3 - Teaching Techniques (Language Skills)
- Teaching speaking
- Teaching Listening
- Teaching reading
- Teaching writing
- Context and Language Modelling
- Communicative ways
Phase 4 - Classroom Management
- The components
- Mixed and large groups
Phase 5 - Lesson Planning
Phase 6 – Need Based language Teaching
- Business Communication
Phase 7 – Teaching Young Learners
- Difference between Adults and YL
- Different orientation
- Songs, Rhymes, Stories and games
Phase 8 – Text books and Materials
- Evaluating Text books
- Types and use of Materials
Phase 9 : Choose from your teaching practice options of 20 hrs or 50 hrs.
After signing up for the course, the candidate will be given a password and a username. With this, they will have to log in to the website and complete assignments and studies. The candidates can interact with the instructor and fellow students via chat and discussion forums. There are live video lectures on the website and a white board. This is an elaborate program, which will take a month to complete.
Timeline (maybe combined with course curriculum)
- Complete the International TESOL Online course (120 hrs)
- 100% job assistance in South Korea
- 2-4 days of Cultural and ESL orientation after reaching South Korea
- Teaching assignment for one year in South Korea
STEP 1: Completion of registration form for enrolment and course fee payment (PayPal or credit card)
STEP 2: Automated confirmation message will be received along with the receipt
STEP 3: Access will be given to personal ACT student area from where course material can be downloaded and be connected with tutor
NOTE: Once you download the first module (4 in total) you can read it offline at your own pace. After completing the module, you can simply upload it via your student area and get feedback from your tutor. During the course you will be able to access easily live teaching segments, podcasts and links to some of the top EFL material that will keep you interested and motivated. These 4 online modules with complete tutor guidance, 24/7 access and a 30 hours training on how to teach young learners will help you to shape teaching career.
WHO OPERATES THIS COURSE?
Asian College of Teachers
DO I NEED TO PREPARE ANYTHING BEFORE ENROLLING IN THIS COURSE?
No. You do not need to prepare anything as such. A basic knowledge in English language will do.
ARE THERE ANY EXTRA FEES (TEXTBOOKS OR COURSE MATERIALS) IN ADDITION TO THE COURSE ENROLLMENT FEE?
No. Course material is included within the course fee.
IS THERE A FINANCING PLAN AVAILABLE FOR THIS COURSE?
No. No financing plan available at this time.
HOW EARLY SHOULD I BOOK MY SPOT IN THIS COURSE?
Anytime. Students can begin the course at their convenience.
ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR THIS COURSE?
Yes. You must be 18 years of age or older on the date of enrolment.
ARE THERE NATIONALITY RESTRICTIONS FOR THIS COURSE?
Yes. You must have citizenship from the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. Korean Immigration will only process English teaching work visas for these 7 nationalities.
CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE IF I’M NOT A NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER?
No. This course is designed for teaching English in South Korea and South Korean schools tend to hire native English speakers only.
CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE WITHOUT PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE?
Yes. Previous teaching experience is not at all mandatory for this course.
CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE WITHOUT A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY DEGREE?
No. Having a bachelor's degree from the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, NZ or SA is mandatory to find teaching jobs in South Korea.
IS THIS COURSE ‘SELF-TAUGHT’ OR IS IT LED BY AN INSTRUCTOR?
The online component is self-taught though trainer will give adequate support. Students can complete the course & exams at their own pace.
HOW MUCH CONTACT & SUPPORT WILL I GET FROM MY INSTRUCTOR ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS?
Trainees may contact their personal tutor as and when required via text, email or Skype. The tutor will provide full support throughout the course and the trainees can expect thorough marking and feedback on assignments.
DOES THIS COURSE INCLUDE A 'TEACHING PRACTICE' COMPONENT?
No. 120 hours course does not have any teaching practice session.
IS THIS COURSE ACCREDITED?
Yes. This course is internationally accredited by the TESOL Canada, London School of Teaching and Training (LSTT), College of Birmingham (COB) and Pebble Hills University (PHU).
WILL THE CERTIFICATION FOR THIS COURSE EXPIRE?
No. The certification does not expire. The certificate is similar to a high school diploma or degree, the credential will last a lifetime.
IS THIS COURSE WRITTEN IN BRITISH ENGLISH OR AMERICAN ENGLISH?
This course is written in British English. However, it was developed for Americans, Canadians, British, Irish, Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans. Assignments can be submitted in American or British English.
ON AVERAGE, HOW LONG DOES THIS COURSE TAKE TO COMPLETE?
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE, IN TOTAL, TO COMPLETE THE COURSE?
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FAIL THE COURSE?
Trainees who fail to meet the minimum standards will not receive the respective certification or actual certificate. Trainees can’t progress through the course until passing each module. Tutors work closely with all trainees to ensure maximum chances of success.
HOW WILL MY WORK BE ASSESSED?
ACT tutors are thorough and meticulous when it comes to the assessment technique and evaluation process. Their assessment communicates useful information to the trainees. They appreciate each trainee's strengths and accomplishments not forgetting to point out the significant points where the trainees need to work on. They evaluate on the basis of varied parameters.
WHEN WOULD I RECEIVE THE TEFL CERTIFICATE?
You will receive the certificate within 10 days from your submission of final assignment. Few days of time will be required to assess your assignment.
IS THERE A FEE FOR A HARDCOPY OF THE CERTIFICATE?
Yes. You need to pay a minimal amount for the hardcopy of the TEFL certificate. Requesting a hardcopy is completely optional and you will automatically receive an electronic copy for free.
Note: Electronic TEFL / TESOL certificates are widely accepted by most overseas schools and employers.
WILL I RECEIVE JOB SEARCH AND PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE?
Yes. Asian College of Teachers provides job assistance, personal CV assistance, and information from people who are currently teaching in Korea and contacts for experiences EPIK recruiting agencies. They will also let you know when schools contact them looking for graduates through their regular magazine E-Global.
WHEN CAN I BEGIN APPLYING FOR TEACHING JOBS?
You can begin applying for TEFL teaching jobs in Korea anytime after completion of the course. Some teaching programs, such as EPIK, offer positions with the understanding that you are currently enrolled in a TEFL course that will be completed before the job contract begins.
ARE THERE ANY SOFTWARE OR INTERNET REQUIREMENTS?
Yes. You must have access to a computer that has an internet connection and a modern web browser (Chrome, Explorer, Safari, Firefox or other).
PRICING & PAYMENT
The price of the course is offered in USD. The local currency price is displayed along with the price in USD for reference purposes only. There are no additional fees.
REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
There is a 14 days refund guarantee for this course. Students who have already submitted assignments for grading will not be eligible for a refund. You can write an email for refund and actions will be taken (within 15 business days).
NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS
This course requires a strong command of both written and spoken English. Non-native English speakers should possess a TOEFL score of 280 or higher, or B2 level proficiency in the English language.
- ACT TEFL courses are accredited by the world's largest TESOL accreditation body TESOL Canada & TESOL USA
- Certificate can be Notarized, Apostle, Attested by Embassy in Ottawa or Washington at extra charges
- "Online" is not mentioned in the certificates
The candidates will receive a globally recognized certificate awarded jointly by TESOL Canada and Asian College of Teachers (ACT) on successful completion of Certificate TEFL course. The candidates can also avail an additional certificate from College of Birmingham (COB) at an extra cost. Additionally, all Asian College of Teachers (ACT) TEFL Courses have been accredited by TESOL Canada - an international association of educators, TESOL teachers, TESOL instructors, TESOL graduates, Board of Federal Directors and Provincial Representatives across Canada with both national and international representatives. TESOL Canada programs are approved by the Ministry of Employment, Human Resources Development Canada HRDC, and authenticated through Ministry of Foreign Affairs for international use.
TESOL Canada is the registered founding member of TESOL Québec, TESOL Ontario and TESOL British Columbia. Internationally TESOL Canada is an associated member of TESOL U.S.A., TESOL European Union EUTA, TESOL Asia, TESOL Middle East and TESOL South America. ALL ACT TESOL / TEFL Certificate approved by TESOL Canada & TESOL U.S.A and certified through the Canadian Government. All ACT TEFL qualified students can also apply for TESOL Board exam through TESOL Canada to receive an exclusive TESOL Certificate certified and notarized by Canada and USA government.
The certificate awarded has an extra advantage as the word “Online” will not be mentioned in the certificates. Shipment of certificates cost USD 35 Generally after the submission of all the assignments and completion of the course, the candidates need to pay the dispatch fee. After that the institute takes the respective shipping address and contact number of the candidate to courier the certificate. It will take maximum 3 weeks for the certificates to reach the designated address. Option of Digital certification is available at no extra charges!