Instructor Positions with YBM’s Adult Academies (Busan, Seoul)

Instructor Positions with YBM’s Adult Academies (Busan, Seoul)

YBM Language Institutes is searching for dynamic and professional instructors to join its teams located in Daegu and Seoul. Korea’s #1 language education organization, YBM is Korea’s premier provider of English language content and services. Instructors for the adult EFL programs are offered contracts whose conditions are guaranteed by its corporate office (no franchises) and supported by a company whose reputation is second to none.


Working with native-speaking English academic supervisors and English speaking administrative staff, instructors are provided with complete support and assistance to help students meet their language development goals through Speaking, Writing, Listening, Business English, and English for Academic Purposes classes. Instructors make use of a combination of standardized lesson materials and texts, and materials designed by teachers themselves. Small group and one-to-one classes with adult learners provide each instructor with a meaningful teaching experience as well as opportunities for professional development. Come join our teams of professional instructors today!


Applicants must be available to attend paid training sessions in the last week of the month preceding their intended start dates. Teaching begins as of the first weekday on or closest to the 1st of the month, with the exception of YBM One to One branches which may have mid-month start dates.


• YBM Busan (Namo-dong) – November (part-time*, 7 ~ 9 am)


• YBM Daegu (Beomeo-dong) – January 
• YBM Dongseungro – November (part-time*, evenings)


• YBM Shinchon – January (group conversation and One-to-One classes) 
• YBM Gangnam - January



  • Six 50-minute classes per day, 25 teaching hours per week, Monday – Friday. 
  • Opportunities for Saturday classes (at above-overtime rate) 
  • No requirements for on-site lesson preparation (desk time) and after class events.
What we offer
  • Base salary up to 2.4 million won per month. 
  • PREPAID, round trip airfare to and from Korea. 
  • Key money for housing PLUS monthly housing allowance. 
  • Paid pre-service training and accommodation. 
  • Severance bonus equal to one month’s salary, per year of service. 
  • Visa processing costs reimbursed. 
  • Employer contributions to national medical insurance and pension plans. 
  • Minimum of 10 days paid vacation + Korean national holidays. 
  • 50% tuition reduction on YBM Korean, Japanese, or Chinese language classes.
What we want

*Positions require at least one continuous year of full-time, EFL teaching experience with adults in a school setting.


  • Hold a valid passport and undergraduate degree from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, The United States, or the United Kingdom. 
  • Positive, energetic outlook and demeanor. 
  • Formal EFL teaching experience with adult learners, and/or CELTA, TEFL certification (preferred). 
  • Demonstrated student/service oriented experience (preferred). 
  • Competency with basic word processing and/or graphic design packages.

You need to have the requirements below:

New Zealander
South African

AND one of the following sets to apply:

How to apply

To apply for any of the positions listed above, email the following documents to the national academic director for YBM Language Institutes at [email protected] :


  • Cover letter & resume (including contact information, educational/employment history, and employment references). 
  • Scanned copy of passport information page. 
  • Scanned copy of federal-level criminal record check no older than six-months from time of issuance with affixed apostille (notarized copy of a fingerprint-based RCMP check for Canadian citizens). 
  • Scanned copy of university diploma with affixed apostille (notarized for Canadian citizens). 
  • Recent photo. 
  • Indication of preferred starting dates and locations (see above listings).
  • If residing in Korea: scanned copy of Alien Registration Card (front and back), signed letter of release from employer, and copies of the above mentioned documents as previously submitted to the Korea Immigration Services.


The complete set of documents is required for all applicants, regardless of current visa status and prior length of stay in the Republic of Korea. No interviews will be scheduled for any position unless all the documents listed above are submitted via email.


Founded in 1961, YBM publishes Korean language editions of Newsweek Magazine, National Geographic, and Reader's Digest, as well as being the official test administrator for the TOEIC exam and the Microsoft Office User exam. As the largest and most well-known education based corporation in Korea, YBM Inc. offers upwardly mobile career opportunities throughout through all its publishing, testing, and academies divisions. 

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