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Position Title: English/Bible/Ministry Teacher Call ID: NSD.SDALS.2019.02
Request Num: SR19511 Date Call was Listed: Nov 21, 2018
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Jun 3, 2019
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  20 0 2 0
Position Description
Country: Korea, South
Calling Organization: Korea SDA Language School
Position Type(s): Teaching – English/Religion, Teaching – ESL, Teaching – Bible/Religion, Teaching – Kindergarten
Length of Service: 6-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Matching Org
Beginning Date: Feb 14, 2019 
Ending Date: Feb 29, 2020
Urgent? No
Application Deadline:
Cancel call if not filled by: Feb 29, 2020
Duties:     The regularly scheduled working hours are 240 hours per term (60 minutes for one teaching hour) with 16 hours of religion class included. English Teachers are expected to teach 60 minute English classes to students of all ages for a total of 224 hours each term (two months). An additional 16 hours of religion classes will be taught in addition to 224 teaching hours per term [and will not exceed 16 hours per term and cannot count towards the 224 teaching hours (Friday Night Fellowship/Vespers) and Saturday Sabbath clubs do not count toward religion classes)]. With the exception of special teaching days (like Friday morning(s) and/or Sunday(s)) and two Fridays each term (2 months) for a religious group event (Mission Day) and a Special Day group event (events vary per school), there will be classes only from Monday to Thursday. Each term is 8 weeks long. Class schedules vary greatly by institute and student enrollment per term, therefore English Teachers should prepare to teach classes between the hours of 6am and 10pm. In addition to the teaching hours, English Teachers are expected to spend no less than 2 hours per day for their respective lesson planning with co-English Teachers, recording student evaluations, comments and grading, etc. (if necessary). Those who lack the number of classes to fulfill their contracted hours are required to participate in one-on-one, small group, and/or special classes via video conferencing, over the phone, and/or in the classroom. These extra classes are usually assigned by the director/pastor of the school.

Those assigned to an institute with ONLY a Junior program (elementary school students) have a different schedule. They have class from 2:30-9:30pm for a total of 6 class hours each day. Classes can be 20 - 60 minutes long with 5-15 minute passing periods. English Teachers are required to come on time to the institute to plan the day's classes with their co-English Teachers as well as for grading, reporting, and consultations with parents (if need be).

This is a sample schedule of a Teacher's day who teaches at an Adult/Junior school with 7 hours of teaching from Monday-Thursday.
Schedules may vary from local institute to local institute.
Wake up and get ready to leave for the 15 minute walk to the institute.
6:30 am: Arrive at institute. Prepare classroom setting and lesson, check emails. Students start coming in at 6:45am.
7:00-8:00 am: Adult class #1
8:05-9:05 am: Adult class #2
9:05-9:55 am: Teacher can prepare or rest at their classroom, at home, or in the staff room.
10:10am-11:10am: Religion Class
11:10-2:30pm: Lunch break. Usually go to the apartment and eat. Come back to the language school by 2:30pm to prepare for next class.
3:00-6:00pm: continual 30 minute Junior classes
6:00pm: go to the apartment and rest.
7:10-8:10pm: Adult class #3.

Every institute has an English Teachers' lounge that has the following resources: computer with internet, chairs, tables, copy machine, and telephone. All of our English Teachers' apartments are no longer than a 10-15 minute walk from their respective institutes in case they would like to go home during their breaks.

All students are invited to attend weekend programs to improve their English as well as to learn about Christ and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. English Teachers are required to participate and lead out in all weekend programs unless it is their weekend off. English Teachers receive two weekends off per term. Weekend programs consist of an hour of worship on Friday evening at 7:00 pm with a discussion and activities that follows the worship based on the worship thought. On Saturday morning, there are club activities at 10am. English Teachers are free to choose how they will run their club activity but some popular activities include: Bible reading, translation, music (listening to a praise and studying the English lyrics), and drama. During the following worship hour at 11am, English Teachers may be asked to translate for the sermon (by reading a prepared script in English of the Korean sermon), preach a sermon, do children's story, or perform special music. All required responsibilities end at 12:00 pm on Saturday. Some local institutes choose to pursue additional activities in the afternoon, but it is up to the local coordinator and English Teachers if they decide to do so.

CCTV's are installed in nearly all of our classrooms. Each class is recorded and only the headquarters, local coordinator, director, as well as the teacher has access to viewing the recordings. This is purely used to assist the teachers in every possible way when needed, to help each teacher be the best that they can be, as well as support in a positive manner.

***Please do not lose sight of the focus that everything is mission oriented and what would be asked and/or required of you, is purely motivated for God's glory through your missionary efforts.

See ‘Additional Information’ section.”
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  No
Orientation Date: Feb 14, 2019
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Professional dress for teaching. Men: tie, dress shirt and slacks. Women: dresses, skirts, blouses (cap sleeves permitted), dress slacks and hosiery. Men and women: turtlenecks and sweaters (in season), comfortable dress shoes.
Unacceptable Dress:  No jeans, shorts, sneakers, T-shirts, short skirts, sleeveless garments, or jewelry during work hours.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Housing is provided, but varies by institute. English Teachers may be provided with either an apartment where they will have their own bedroom, but share the living room, kitchen, and bathroom with 2 to 3 other teachers; or a private studio with no other roommates. Apartment rooms are typically small and basically furnished without TV and/or AC. Utilities and maintenance fees are not included and must be paid for by the teacher. All apartments are gender-restricted.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 21-35 years
Marital Status: Single
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions: Apartments are gender-restricted, and married couples will generally be placed in the same apartment together.
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:  
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  Bachelors
Currency: Won, Korea (South)
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor   All Visa related cost, before coming and continuing one's stay in Korea, are the responsibility of the volunteer.  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor   The volunteer will be expected to purchase their own ticket coming to Korea. In the case they are financially unable to do so, the Academic Office staff will purchase their one-way ticket to Korea. This, and the cost of the mandatory health exam the volunteer will go through when he or she arrives in Korea, will be taken from their first month’s stipend and/or over a period of time (deduction period length is based on case by case situation). ***It is only after one year under contract at SDALS in Korea (multiple small contracts consecutively apply), the volunteer will receive $600 (USD) to provide for airfare.  
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   N/A   Applicants with Dependent Spouses not accepted.  
Local Travel   Shared   If applicable, SDALS pays for Volunteer's travel expense to his or her local school after orientation. After that, volunteer is responsible to pay for his or her local travels.  
Travel (Children)   N/A   Applicants with Dependent Children not accepted.  
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Insurance   Calling Organization   SDALS pays for Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. A National Annuity of 4.5% is taken from each month’s stipend and is matched by SDALS. When returning to his or her home country, the total 9% collected per month will be given at the airport. The national health care premium of approximately 60~70USD is taken from each month’s stipend depending on the stipend figure.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization   Housing is provided, but varies by institute. The English Teacher may be provided with either an apartment where they will have their own bedroom, but share the living room, kitchen, and bathroom with 2 to 3 other teachers; or a private studio with no other roommates. Apartment rooms are typically small and basically furnished without TV and/or AC. Utilities and maintenance fees are not included and must be paid for by the teacher.  
Utilities   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer is responsible for electricity, gas, water, and maintenance. It varies as little as 30,000 won as to as much as 200,000 won by person, by apartment and by season.  
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer is responsible for purchasing his/her own food.  
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   KRW 2,200,000 KRW. See "Other."  
Other   Calling Organization   20,000 KRW is given for each additional class hour the teacher teaches or substitutes for over their 224 contracted hours, not including the 16 hours of religion classes taught.  
Additional terms/benefits or comments: 1) The Korean government only allows people with the following passports to teach at the SDA Language School: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA. Volunteers with passports and/or diplomas from other countries will not be issued a visa by the government. 2) Please note that some job locations are remote and living conditions may be harsh. If you think these factors will be of concern to you, please consult your physician. 4) Days are short from Nov-Feb, there is often little exposure to sunlight. Please take this into account in your planning. 5) Volunteer must be able to see clearly to read the textbooks and create/write necessary materials. 6) Able to work with the students, coworkers, and directors/pastors. 7) Volunteers must indicate how many months of service they are willing to serve. 8) We do not accept applicants with dependents (spouses and/or children).
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Seoul
Airport: Incheon International Airport
Travel from Airport to Destination: Arranged by Academic Office
Required Inoculations
Other Medical Recommendations
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: E-2
    Who Applies: SDA Language School/Volunteer
Work Permit Required? Yes  Who Applies: SDA Language School/Volunteer
Police Clearance Required: Yes
HIV Clearance Required: Yes
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to: Foreign Teacher's Administration Division
SDA Language School
33 Mangu-ro 18-gil Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea 02498
Visa/Travel Details: More specific instructions will be given after passing the interview process. Teachers must submit to immigration health screening including HIV, TB and a drug test after arriving in Korea. A teacher with a positive test will have their visa revoked by the Korean government.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Korea SDA Language School
Calling Division: Northern Asia-Pacific Division
Calling Union: Korean Union Conference
Calling Conference:
Country: Korea, South
Supervisor: Kim, Soon Sun
Title: Supervisor of Academic Office
Additional Information
We really want to emphasize again... ***Please do not lose sight of the focus that everything is mission oriented and what would be asked and/or required as a teacher with SDALS. All is purely motivated for God's glory through your missionary efforts.
Approved By:   Choi, Gil Ho, CEO  for Korea SDA Language School on Oct 22, 2018. Entered by: Kim, Soon Sun