Teach English in Pyongyang!

Michael Rank at NKZone (which seems to be making a comeback) has pointed out:

British Council is looking for three English language teacher trainers as part of its “high-profile project [that] has been running since 2000.”

The British Council website states:

Senior English Trainer – £28,240 a year, plus benefits

English Trainers (2 posts) – £24,877 a year, plus benefits

Contract from 1 November 2007 to 31 August 2008

Benefits including free accommodation, medical insurance and pension provision

The British Council/Foreign and Commonwealth Office English language project in the DPRK aims to deliver quality programmes in teacher/trainer training and to develop the curriculum and related materials as well as assessment systems at leading institutions in Pyongyang. This high-profile project has been running since 2000, and we are now seeking three experienced English language teaching professionals to fill the above posts, which will be based at these institutions.

For all posts you will have: a diploma level qualification in TEFL (eg UCLES DTEFLA/Cambridge ESOL DELTA, Trinity College London Dip TESOL); a minimum of 3 years’ ELT and teacher training experience overseas; course/curriculum planning and materials development. Additionally: for the Senior Trainer post you will have an MA in TEFL/Applied Linguistics (or equivalent) plus experience of teaching ESP and of people management. For one of the Trainer posts, content and language integrated learning (CLIL) teaching experience is required, and, for both posts, an MA in TEFL/Applied Linguistics (or equivalent) is desirable.

Note: Local restrictions mean that UK passport holders only can be considered for this post. These are unaccompanied posts, although in exceptional cases the authorities might agree to a married couple.  Employment is subject to permission from the DPRK Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We work in 110 countries and territories reaching millions of people each year, and increase appreciation of the UK through the arts, education, science, governance and sport.

Please apply using the materials below.

   Information sheet
   Behavioural competencies
   Guide for external applicants
   Application form
   Guidance on completing the application form
   Senior English Trainer – Information about the job
   English Trainer (with CLIL) – Information about the job
   English Trainer – Information about the job

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Thursday, 20 September 2007. Applications should be returned to TMP, initially by e-mail, then hard copies by post. Interviews will be conducted on 4 and 5 October 2007 in Manchester.

Please return completed application forms quoting reference OA07016 to:

Lisa Hampton
Chancery House
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

Telephone: 020 7649 6046
Fax: 08700 339318
E-mail: [email protected]

If you are unable to download the application form and details please contact Lisa Hampton.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We also offer application packs in the following formats: large print, Braille, computer disk or audio tape.

We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

We are the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity.


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