The standard training and orientation for new teachers at YBM ECC is a total of 5 days prior to your first day of teaching. Typically consisting of two days at your school meeting current teachers and observing various teaching styles followed by 3 days of orientation at the YBM Head Office conducted by our full time teacher trainer.
Overview of what's covered at the YBM Head Office
10:30 am to 11:00 am YBM ECC Introduction
11:00 am to 12:00 pm ECC Program (Goals & Principles)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Traditional Korean Lunch
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Teaching Methods / Model Lesson
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Living in Korea
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm ECC Policies
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Teachers' Role at ECC
Training and orientation (T&O) is given after arrival in Korea. The standard (T&O) program is 5 full days long and is designed to make you comfortable with your new environment, courses, policies and procedures as well as to provide guidelines for a successful teaching experience.
During T&O you will get to know other teachers and explore your new surroundings. During this time, you are expected to participate in interactive training sessions on TEFL methodology, teaching strategies, courses, textbooks and cross-cultural issues. You will be asked to observe classes taught by co-workers, consult with a mentor teacher and teach a class. These sessions enable teachers from various teaching experiences and backgrounds to share and develop their own teaching skills.
The arrival date for each month is set to allow for the full period of training before you commence teaching. However, if you arrive late due to delays in paperwork, receiving your visa or flight scheduling difficulties, your training could be modified so that you will still begin teaching on the first day of the session or sometimes your start date will be delayed to allow the teacher to receive some training.