Francis Parker Collegiate Gangdong Songpa

Francis Parker Collegiate Gangdong Songpa

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Korea, Republic of > Seoul-si > Gangdong-gu

Francis Parker Collegiate Gangdong Songpa


Francis Parker Collegiate is a school inspired by Francis W. Parker's progressive educational beliefs. It focuses on educating children based on their individuality, interests, desires, aptitudes, and spontaneity. With over 30 branches in Korea, it practices child-centered education and holistic education through English, aiming to nurture global leaders.

Meanwhile, the parent company of Francis Parker Collegiate, Kyowon Group, was established in 1985 as a leading educational institution guiding Korea's education. Particularly in the field of English education, it operates 'Wiz Island,' a play-based preschool, 'Wyatt Institute' for top elementary students, and 'Planners Language Institute' for elementary and middle school students.


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Francis Parker Gangdong Songpa is a campus located in Gangdong district, which is in the Eastern Seoul.
Gangdong-gu, located in the eastern part of Seoul, is currently undergoing planned urbanization with the goal of becoming an environmentally friendly Eco City focused on sustainable development.


Many apartments in the area feature back hills and parks interspersed throughout. With an economic status above the average for Seoul, Gangdong-gu also boasts decent public transportation infrastructure.


Also Korea boasts well-developed transportation systems such as roads and airplanes, allowing easy access to beaches, skiing, trekking, and travel to countries like China and Japan within 1-2 hours


Francis Parker Collegiate Curriculum/Program


Francis Parker Collegiate Kindergarten offers a premium English immersion education based on the North American Curriculum for kindergarten (ages 5-7) and elementary (ages 8-10) students. In addition to English, the program seamlessly integrates Korean, mathematics, and artistic activities to nurture children into globally-minded leaders with broad perspectives. By using predominantly self-developed textbooks, the program enables students to adapt to the linguistic characteristics and environment of Korean children.


Francis Parker Collegiate Kindergarten

There are three subjects that are operated based on 12 themes according to the Early Childhood Education Curriculum. Using the content learned in the Hye:Yum class as a foundation, vocabulary is learned through the Common Core Sight Words program, and in the Themed Speaking class, vocabulary is deepened and speech classes are conducted. This can be seen as an integration education that is rarely seen in Korea.


Francis Parker Collegiate Elementary


Francis Parker Collegiate Elementary program provides two distinct tracks tailored to students at the elementary level who are just beginning to learn English. The "Elementary Foundation Course" focuses on expanding basic vocabulary and balanced development in the four language domains, starting from phonics, while the "Elementary Advanced Course" caters to students who have been learning English since kindergarten. It systematically teaches reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, speaking, and grammar to enhance language proficiency and integrated literacy skills. The goal is to empower students to articulate their thoughts on social issues in English with confidence.





Our teachers, mostly from the USA and Canada, are essential to our school, numbering about 200. We believe in giving them chances to grow professionally and value their influence, experience, and global outlook within our school community.


1. Teacher Support


Comprehensive Training Programs: We offer comprehensive training programs for our teachers, covering not only teaching methodologies but also classroom management techniques, cultural sensitivity training, and ongoing professional development opportunities.


Opportunities for Career Advancement: We provide opportunities for career advancement and professional growth within our organization. Whether it's through promotion to leadership roles, specialization in a particular subject area, or participation in a curriculum development program, we support our teachers in achieving their career goals and advancing their careers.


Structured Curriculum and Lesson Plans: We provide teachers with structured curriculum frameworks and lesson plans to guide their teaching and ensure consistency across classrooms. This allows teachers to focus on delivering high-quality instruction and engaging learning experiences without having to spend excessive time on curriculum development.

Modern Facilities and Resources: Our schools are equipped with modern facilities and resources to support effective teaching and learning. This includes multimedia classrooms, interactive whiteboards, computers, internet access, libraries, and other educational materials that enhance the teaching and learning experience.


2. Salary & Benefit


The salary and benefits offered by Francis Parker Collegiate are competitive compared to similar educational institutions, prioritizing the well-being and satisfaction of our teachers above all else. We strive to ensure that teachers receive fair compensation and support for their roles.


Upon arrival in Korea, we strictly adhere to the legal standards set for salary, social insurance enrollment, vacation, severance pay, and other benefits, in addition to providing flight assistance and housing. The cost of living in Korea is relatively low, allowing teachers to save a significant portion of their monthly salary (most teachers save over a third of their salary) and explore a wide range of regions and enjoy the vibrant lifestyle unique to Korea.


3. Requirements


We welcome applications from outstanding candidates who aspire to contribute to and grow within a prestigious and successful educational institution like ours. We anticipate that applicants will demonstrate exceptional levels of professionalism and dedication as dynamic and ambitious educators. It's crucial that they understand that our education program often demands more than what may be typically expected, aiming to maximize the values and potentials of both the school and students.


Common visa and work permit requirements under South Korean law include:


  • Completion of a 3-4 year bachelor's degree or higher
  • Notarized degree certificate
  • Notarized criminal background check
  • Good physical health

4. Recruitment Process and Application Method for Teachers


Given that obtaining a Korean visa typically takes 2-3 months, applicants should plan accordingly. Our academic semesters commence in March and September, and we annually hire 100-200 teachers across our 50 branches. Recruitment is continuous due to expansion and vacancies, allowing applications at any time.

Korean work permits are generally issued for 1-2 years with fixed contract periods. However, the school values long-term employment through contract renewals to ensure continuity. We also support teachers seeking cultural experiences by facilitating their transfers to different locations within Korea.

Francis Parker's recruitment is managed by Derek from Embark Recruiting, a specialized agency for hiring native English teachers in Korea. An American married to a Korean, Derek brings extensive teaching experience from public schools and academies, and his warm, supportive personality aids in interviews, recruitment negotiations, and the immigration process until teachers join us.


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ESL Teacher Wanted at Francis Parker Collegiate Gangdong Songpa

Francis Parker Collegiate is looking for fun-loving, excellent ESL teachers! We value a holistic and creative approach to English education; we give children as much context as possible to create their stories and use proper vocabulary. This holistic approach is applied in a natural way across our curriculum. Our students boast excellent academic results. Responsibilities Overview • Teach English to Kindergarten students. • Teach lessons following Francis Parker's curriculum and supplement worksheets and activities. • Track and report students’ performance and give feedback • Attend to other duties as a teacher. • Teach phonics, pronunciation, and basic reading and writing skills • Follow a textbook and syllabus for easy lesson prep • Add your own activities to help students learn better • Attend meetings, workshops, and special events required by the institute • Recognize the needs of individual students and the entire group Requirements • Native English Speaker • Have a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution • Holds or is eligible for the E-2 visa with USA, CAN, UK, AUS, NZ, IRE, or SA citizenship • F-visa holders • Apostilled Diploma and Criminal Background Check • Must be physically and mentally healthy.

Korea, Republic of > Seoul-si > Gangdong-gu
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1F - 3F, 96 Pungseong-ro, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Gangdong-gu is one of the most developed administrative districts in Seoul, and it provides an optimized environment for foreigners living in Korea for the first time. It boasts convenient public transportation, diverse restaurants offering cuisines from around the world, multiple movie theaters, nightlife areas, hospitals, and more.


Additionally, it is home to the headquarters of globally renowned companies such as Samsung and affiliates of Hyundai, making it a bustling area with a large floating population.


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