Notice for Native Instructor

We’re hiring for a native English-speaking instructor at the Gyeonggi-do Institute for Language Education (GIFLE).

GIFLE is a government supported teacher-training and and professional development institute. It is a branch of the Gyeonggi-do Office of Education. Feel free to browse around our website here to get a better idea of what goes on.

We are looking for a professional, enthusiastic, and highly-qualified native English instructor to join our already very professional, enthusiastic, and highly-qualified team.

You can view the full job posting here, and read the description below.


  1. Location: Gyeonggi-do Institute for Language Education (webpage: www.gifle.go.kr)

2.Address: #40 Anhyunroseo 1gil, Anjung-eup, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, 17816

3. Start Date: March 1, 2022

4. Position: Native English Speaking Teacher

5. Job Description

-Develop curriculum and materials to teach English related training programs and provide administrative support for those programs

-Engage in tasks and create materials related to foreign language education for Gyeonggi-do Office of Education

-Participate in educational activities in local communities and schools regarding foreign languages

-Present and participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences related to foreign languages

-Provide administrative support in educational departments in GIFLE

      -Support other designated tasks from the director of GIFLE

6. Work Conditions

-5 days a week, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(Lunch break between 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)

      -Work is required on some nights and Saturdays throughout the year

      -Starting wage is 2,700,000 won plus a rural allowance of 100,000 won per month.

      – 26 days of paid holidays during non-teaching periods

      – One-time settlement allowance of 300,000 won

      – 1,300,000 won entry allowance if flying in from your country

     (Not valid for F visa holders)

     – 50% of health insurance

     – On campus furnished housing (Pets not allowed)

7. Minimum Qualifications

– A Bachelor’s degree in any subject and a minimum of 4 years of full-time English teaching experience (Hagwons and/or private institutes will not be counted)

      OR

– A Bachelor’s degree in any subject with teaching certificate or teaching license in native country and a minimum of 3 years of full-time English teaching experience (Hagwons and/or private institutes will not be counted)

      OR

– A Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree related to English, Education, and/or Linguistics and a minimum of 2 years of full-time English teaching experience (Hagwons and/or private institutes will not be counted).

 * Experience must be verifiable through letters from employers or certificates of employment.

     ** We will not reply to those who do not meet the requirements.

8. Hiring Process

– Stage One: Document Screening

– Stage Two: Interview and Demo Lesson via Skype or Zoom

9. How to Apply

If you wish to apply for the position, please submit the following by email to gifle.recruit@gmail.com by 5 p.m. KST (Korean Standard Time) on January 5, 2022. All documents must be sent as pdf files.

1) GIFLE Application (downloadable via GIFLE’s website: www.gifle.go.kr)

2) Personal Information Collection and Usage Agreement (downloadable via GIFLE’s

website: www.gifle.go.kr)

3) Resume or Curriculum Vitae

4) Copies of College/University Diploma(s) and Transcript(s)

5) Two Letters of Recommendation

6) Copy of Employment Verification Letter(s)

7) Sample Lesson Plan & Curriculum you have created in the past (Use Lesson Plan Template

downloadable via GIFLE’s website: http://www.gifle.go.kr)

Successful applicants will also be required to submit the following: (These do not need to be submitted at the time of application)

  1. Copy of passport
  2. Copy of Alien Registration Card (ARC) if applicable
  3. Copy of National Criminal Background Check with apostille
  4. Copy of college/university degree(s) with apostille

10. Additional Notes

– Interview candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks of the application closing date.

– Failure to provide the relevant paperwork in a timely manner may be grounds to cease the application process.

– Any questions or inquiries about the application or the position, please contact Ms. Hojin Lee at gifle.recruit@gmail.com or call 031-680-3626 during business hours.

2021 – EPIK Teacher Training Program

What is the EPIK Teacher Training Program?

From June 28th to July 1st, around sixty EPIK teachers in Gyeonggi had the opportunity to visit a virtual version of GIFLE. This year, our EPIK teacher training was partially hosted on Gather Town, which you can read more about here. At the training program, teachers had the opportunity learn and share ideas about teaching methods, school life, and Korean culture. They also acquired teaching tips and techniques they can use in their own classroom. Best of all, the EPIK teachers had the opportunity to meet and network with each other.

We had a great time meeting all of our trainees virtually! We really hope enjoyed everything we’ve planned for you.

Curriculum

Our instructors at GIFLE worked hard to prepare a variety of diverse course offerings for our EPIK trainees. For the 2021 EPIK Teacher Training Program, five different modules were offered. Trainees had the opportunity to take four out of the five modules, depending on their preferences and course availability.

Engaging Students Through Read Alouds – Angie Lee

In this course, trainees will participate in workshops to build storytelling skills and make read alouds more dynamic. We will examine the what, why, and how of reading aloud to students with resources for adding curriculum-based, themed, or multicultural storybooks to the English language classroom. We will explore ways read alouds build language comprehension, creativity, and critical thinking skills in students. 

Professional Development in ESL – Autumn Wright

In this module, EPIK teachers will learn about different ways to engage in professional development. They will explore career options in ESL, and learn how they can better their resume, teaching credentials, and make themselves a more viable candidate. 

Action in the Classroom – Betsey Norman

In this module, EPIK teachers will explore action in the classroom, which integrates movement and adventure into English-language lessons. This module showcases storytelling, station learning and classroom transformations and how these tools might work with Korean textbook lessons. Trainees will be able to take this knowledge and integrate more action in their own classrooms.

Speaking Practice Through Theatre – Elizabeth Baldwin

EPIK teachers will be introduced to a variety of theatre activities that can be used in the English language classroom to provide opportunities for authentic speaking practice.  Teachers will experience sample activities and review different methods for grouping students that encourage maximum engagement. Finally, teachers will leave with a lesson plan they can use in their classroom right away. 

Navigating Korean Culture – Eric Flynn

In this course, trainees will dive deeper into Korean culture, beyond the basic “tip of the iceberg.”  The course will explore nuances in underlying mentalities and traditions, as well as how they pertain to the trainees’ work and social lives.