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Kindergarten / Elementary ESL Teachers

i-Garten English Centers
Seoul, Busan, South Korea
Rent free housing
Flight reimbursement to Korea (economy class)
Start date
1 year
  • Early Childhood, Elementary
  • University Graduate, Licensed Teacher, ESL Instructor, College/University Faculty, School Health and Welfare Staff
  • Bachelor
  • TESL/TEFL Certificate
  • TEFL certification required
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea


  • Be a fluent English speaker
  • Hold a valid passport from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa
  • Hold a minimum Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in one of the above countries
  • Have a clean national criminal record with Apostille or certification from Korean Consulate (depending on the country)

Ideal Candidates

  • Required qualities include patience, warmth, and approachability with very young students (4*-10 years Korean age, 3-8 years International age).
  • It is highly preferred for i-Garten instructors to have experience with teaching young learners either at home or overseas.
  • Organization skills are important as instructors may be required to customize lesson plans based on the classes taught at particular locations.
  • Some level of tech savviness will be important to navigate administrative tools to access teaching materials, as well as conducting more interactive lesson types.
  • Paid vacation: 1 week in summer and 1 week in winter
  • Weekday National Holidays Days off
  • i-Garten schedules are provided to parents at the beginning of the academic year, therefore if a National Holiday falls on a weekend, and the government has not yet announced if the make-up day will be on Friday or Monday, i-Garten classes will occur. In this case, instructors will be paid 1.5x their hourly salary
  • 50/50 contribution for the medical insurance & pension contribution
  • Training and ongoing head instructor support
  • Curriculum and lesson plans provided along with advanced teaching tools (tablets and internet access)
  • Small class sizes (8-12 students/class on average)
  • 1-month severance upon completion of 1 year contract, standard medical and pension benefits

Program & Teaching Environment

  • Curriculum is pre-developed by the CREVERSE Curriculum Team.
  • i-Garten classes are a combination of ESL Skill-Building, Math and Coding, Media Creation, AR Learning, and Fun Activities such as CK Time or Rhythm & Movement.
  • Core programs are taught at every location, however, the number of times each component is taught per week may differ, and other lesson types may be used as a supplement.
  • All ESL classes are taught by the Instructor, all other class types are outsourced.
  • Every classroom is equipped with a touch-screen Smartboard enabling students to experience lessons through interactive learning and active play.
  • Locations have the opportunity to apply Augmented Reality (AR) through interactive books and projectors that bring their lessons to life.
  • VR headsets are available for students to explore different locations and worlds based on the topics being covered in their lessons.
  • The i-Story AR storytelling app makes i-Garten storybooks come alive. Each page springs to life in 3D so students can interact directly with characters.

Co-Teacher & Students

  • Each Instructor will have a classroom that they can decorate and tailor to their class’s lesson themes.
  • A Korean co-teacher will be present during class time to help with student management, however the lesson itself will be taught solely by the Teacher.
  • Up to 12 students per class.
  • Kindergarten classes range from 5 to 7 years of age, and students are allocated to a class based on their age and years of experience learning English.
  • After-school programs range from ages 5 to 7.
  • Elementary programs range from ages 8 to 10.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Report Cards to be written monthly or per term by location requirements.
  • Students will take a Lesson Quiz by the location schedule.
  • Attendance must be taken daily, several times per day for kindergarten students.
  • The safety and well-being of the students are paramount, especially when dealing with children of this age range.
  • Students cannot leave the classroom for any reason unattended, nor can they be in the classroom unattended.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

i-Garten is the newest of CREVERSE’S three programs and is a Kindergarten & Elementary program designed for students to enjoy learning while building key skills in English.

i-Garten focuses on integration, imagination, and immersion. This approach to learning English consists of two stages. The first consists of primary reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities to build ESL skills. The second helps students learn how to absorb content and output it through activities focused on creativity and imagination. i-Garten includes a key blended learning component where students develop skills on a topic by interacting in immersive games related to the material through Smart Boards and Virtual Reality. Additionally, i-Garten employs learning tablets and interactive projectors with touch sensors!

The integration of technology is not the only major differentiator that separates i-Garten from other Korean programs. Students are encouraged to appreciate imaginative and classic works so that they can learn how to express their thoughts and feelings through crafts, dramas, and other activities. Immersion simply means the sharing and exchange of other cultures and languages. To this end, using topics and curriculum from across the world, i-garten students are motivated to think globally!

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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