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.
Introduction – 140 hours course (120 hours course + 20 hours teaching practice)
Features of the Project
- 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 to adapt 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
- 140 hours TEFL Course available at a very special price of 650 USD (after Korvia Discount of 549 USD)
What it includes:
Phase 1 - Introduction to TESOL
- Second Language Acquisition
- Acquisition Vs Learning
- 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.
Once the candidate signs up for the course, he or she will be given a unique username and password for course access. They can log in to the website and complete assignments and study at their own pace. The candidates can easily interact with the instructor and other students via chat and participate in the discussion forums. There are live video lectures on the website for easy learning. This is an elaborate program which will take a month to complete.
20 hours of Teaching Practice
While pursuing the 140 hours course, the candidate will have an opportunity for 20 hours of teaching practice. It helps the candidate to get an overview of the real classroom and how to fit into the career. It is a great opportunity to gain firsthand experience in teaching.
Asian College of Teachers encourages the candidates to avail this teaching practice session during the course hours as immediate practice can boost some confidence. It can provide endless rooms to rectify mistakes and become a complete teacher in near future.
How it Works
STEP 1:The enrolment registration form should be filled and pay course fees (PayPal or credit card)
STEP 2:An automated confirmation message and receipt will be generated
STEP 3: A unique username and password will be given to you from where you will be able download the course material and contact your tutor.
NOTE: There will be 4 modules and after you download the first one you can work offline as per your own convenience. Completing the assignment you can simply upload the same via your student login and get feedback from your tutor. You will be able to access our live teaching segments, teaching news, various job links, and some of the best EFL resources on the web to keep you involved & stimulated all through the course. This 4 module online 140 hours TEFL course comes with complete tutorial support, 24 x 7 access and a 30 hour how to teach young learner component. The course is accredited by most eminent international and national bodies of repute.
The Teaching Practice will consist of the best practical experience; from assisting the real teacher to observing classes.
Time log form – This should be filled by you and signed by the organization confirming your completion of 20 hours in-class time. 6 hours will be consisted of you leading a class teaching English. The remaining hours will include class assistance or observation of a class (minimum of 2 students per class).
Where can you get teaching practice?
Your teaching practice should be classroom based. This is why 1: 1 tutoring does not count TP under this format.
The documentation from the sponsoring organization needs to be provided for us is not difficult! Fundamentally, the organization will just need to allow you to lead a class for 6 hours of TP and sign to form your participation.
There is a huge demand for EFL teachers around the world and the certification is mandatory.
Institute offering TP options:
- Universities and schools
- Faith-based association, churches and 'international cafes'
- Local government - often arranges volunteer schemes teaching English in universities and colleges with or without precise ESL departments
- Community centres (you can find these through on internet)
- Language schools
After successfully completing Teaching Practice session from a local school the trainee needs to collect a TP letter from the said school. (Refer to Sample TP letter)Sample TP Letter (PDF)
WHO RUNS THIS COURSE?
Asian College Of teachers
DO I NEED TO PLAN ANYTHING BEFORE ENROLLING IN THIS COURSE?
No. You can enrol and start this course at any time.
ARE THERE ANY EXTRA FEES (TEXTBOOKS OR COURSE MATERIALS) IN ADDITION TO THE COURSE ENROLLMENT FEE?
No. The course fee will include the price of the course material.
IS THERE A FINANCING SCHEME OBTAINABLE FOR THIS COURSE?
Sorry, we do not propose financing scheme 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?
Any time. There are no particular start dates and students can start on the course at their ease.
ARE THERE AGE LIMITS FOR THIS COURSE?
You must be 18 years of age or older on the date of enrolment.
ARE THERE NATIONALITY RESTRICTIONS FOR THIS COURSE?
You must have nationality from the US, UK, Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand or South Africa. Korean Immigration will only process English teaching work visas for these 7 nationalities. Refer to the next FAQ for more basics.
CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE IF I'M NOT A NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER?
No. This course was planned for teaching English in South Korea and South Korean schools are inclined to appoint native English speakers only.
CAN I TAKE THIS COURSE WITHOUT EARLIER TEACHING EXPERIENCE?
Yes. Having earlier teaching experience is not a requirement 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 get hired in South Korea for a teaching job.
IS THIS COURSE 'SELF- STUDIED' OR IS IT LED BY AN INSTRUCTOR?
The online part is self-taught with individual trainer support. Students complete course work & exams at their own pace. The teaching practice part is classroom based - refer to TP details.
HOW MUCH CONTACT & SUPPORT WILL I GET FROM MY TUTOR ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS?
Trainees may contact their individual tutor as and when required via text, email or Skype. The tutor will give full support all through the course and trainees can expect thorough marking and feedback on assignments.
DOES THIS COURSE COMPRISE A 'TEACHING PRACTICE' COMPONENT?
Yes. This course includes a 20 hour teaching practice (in-class) component to meet Korean public school teaching program requirements (such as the EPIK program, SMOE program, GEPIK program, etc.). The teaching practice can be completed from the convenience of your current location; volunteer teaching at Community centres, churches, local language schools, libraries, government offices, etc. can all be used for the teaching practice component.
IS THIS COURSE ACCREDITED?
Yes. This course is approved and 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 certificate does not expire and it is similar to a high school diploma or degree and the certificate will last a lifetime.
IS THIS COURSE WRITTEN IN BRITISH ENGLISH OR AMERICAN ENGLISH?
This course is written in British English. However, it was planned for Americans, Australians, British, Canadians, Irish, 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 FINISH THE COURSE?
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT PASS THE COURSE?
If you fail to meet the minimum standards you will not be given the respective certification or authentic certificate. Trainees can’t develop through the course until passing each module. Tutors work closely with all trainees to make sure maximum chances of success.
HOW MY WORK WILL 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 GET THE TEFL CERTIFICATE?
You can expect to get the certificate 5-7 days after your final assignment has been submitted for grading and assessment.
IS THERE ANY CHARGE FOR A HARDCOPY OF THE CERTIFICATE?
Yes. There is a small fee for a 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 PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE?
Yes. Asian College of Teachers provides job, 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 get in touch with them looking for graduates through their regular magazine E-Global.
WHEN CAN I START APPLYING FOR TEACHING JOBS?
You can start applying for TEFL teaching jobs in Korea anytime. Some teaching programs, such as EPIK, offer positions with the goal that you are currently enrolled in a TEFL course that will be done before the job bond begins. Global English can provide enrolment confirmation letters if requested.
ARE THERE ANY INTERNET REQUIREMENTS?
Yes. You should have access to a computer that has an internet link and a modern web browser (Chrome, Explorer, Safari, Firefox or other)
PRICING & PAYMENT
This course is demonstrated and sold in USD. Your local currency value is shown in adding up to the USD sale price for suggestion purposes only. There is no additional cost; the displayed cost includes all necessary course materials. The course fee must be paid in full earlier than receiving course access and instructions.
REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
The course fee is non-refundable.
NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS
This course has need of a strong demand 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. If you are not convinced of your English Language level then please go for a free consultation sitting with one of our advisors.
- 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!