FOR TEACHER FIRST YEAR CONTRACT
This EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT has been made on this day . . 2001 by
And between ________________________________________________ with
its principal office at : , Korea (hereinafter referred to as the
"Employer") and _____________________________, a citizen
of_______________, passport no.: _______________________ (hereinafter
referred to as the "Teacher"). The teacher is hereby hired
by the Employer and both parties agree on the following terms and
1.PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT
a.The total Agreement term is approximately one year, commencing
from the date of arrival in Korea and finishing on the last teaching
day of the teacher's twelfth teaching session.
b.The term of this Agreement includes preparatory period, twelve
(12) full and nsecutive teaching sessions, and all scheduled vacations
and holidays that fall between or during teaching sessions.
c.The teacher agrees to discontinue residence in Korea under the
visa status sponsored by employer within five days of completion
of this employment.
2.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The teacher's work shall consist primarily of the following:
a.EFL instruction in any and all phases of the Institute's program
to classes that range from the pre-school to high school.
b.Curriculum design and implementation.
c.Development of educational program and materials.
d.Out-of-classroom activities for/with students.
e.Grading and evaluation of students.
f.Student counselling or evaluation.
g.Attendance at teachers' meetings and workshops.
i.Other related activities.
3.DUTIES OF TEACHERS
a.During the term of this Agreement, the teacher shall cooperate,
and comply with the instructions, training and supervision of the
Academic Supervisor and shall carry out such assignments as directed
by the Academic Supervisor. These duties shall include the instructional
program, related to the teacher's classroom duties, attendance at
scheduled staff meetings and workshops, and any additional duties
as assigned by the Academic Supervisor. The Academic Supervisor
is responsible for establishing and communicating the Standards
of Performance as related to the above mentioned duties.
b.The Academic Supervisor shall also assign the teacher some duties
such as lesson preparation time for two hours prior to the classes.
At all times during the term of this contract, males will wear ties
and females will wear dresses or dressy pantsuits (unless otherwise
c.If the teacher doesn't show up for the class (even with a sudden
notice), the owner will judge the situation and the teacher should
follow the decision. The situation might be considered as a sick
day or non-sick day.
4.SALARY & OVERTIME
A monthly salary of _________________ will be guaranteed for 100
teaching hours per monthly session (1 hour is 60 minutes). This
salary will be paid on the fifth (5th) day of the following month.
Each teaching hour in excess of 100 working hours is considered
as overtime. The overtime pay will be 18,000 won per working hour.
Attendance at scheduled staff meetings and workshops (which is mandatory
- no pay) cannot be considered as Overtime.
During the term of this Agreement, the teacher shall be required
to work well and closely with the Academic Supervisor each week
from Monday to Saturday, at the times the Academic Supervisor shall
direct. No regular schedule of work hours as requested by the teacher
can be guaranteed to the teacher.
Income tax and retirement taxes will be observed from the salary
according to the Korean tax law.
The Employer will purchase for the teacher an economy class ticket
(one-way) to Korea from a major international airport. After completing
the one year contract, the teacher will be provided a return ticket.
In the event that the teacher willfully leaves the school before
his/her contract is over, the school will not be responsible for
the return ticket. If the teacher will fully leaves the school before
six (6) months, the teacher must payback the initial airfare or
the school may deduct the amount of airfare from the teacher's last
The teacher will be considered on payroll from the date of arrival
(including Sundays and National Holidays) in Korea regardless of
whether the teacher is teaching classes or not. The rate of payment
will be 30,000 won per day and will be paid on the last day of the
teaching session for that month.
After arrival in Korea, teachers may be allowed a few days for
adjustment and school preparation before beginning regular teaching
duties. The orientation period will be spent in the institute preparing
for classes and learning the instructional system.
The teacher will be covered by medical benefits under the Korean
Medical Insurance Union, a private health organization. The costs
of this coverage will be borne half by the Employer and half by
the teacher. Payment will be made by deduction from the teacher's
salary, at present 1.5%, and alike amount contributed by the Employer.
11.VACATION & HOLIDAYS
Teachers will observe vacation and holidays as scheduled by Wonderland.
There are at least 3 weeks holidays in each calendar year (January
The School shall provide furnished living accommodations, either
a two or three-bedroom (which is shared by two or three teachers
with a private bedroom for each teacher and a shared kitchen and
bathroom). Furnishings provided by the Employer include ; blanket,
pillow, television, toaster, bed, kitchen table, chairs, two-burner
gas hot plate, refrigerator, wardrobe, telephone, and washing machine.
Selection of apartments will be made by the Employer. The cost of
monthly service, utility, and telephone charges for the accommodation
provided will be paid by the teacher. In the case of a shared apartment,
costs will be shared by both teachers. For the first six months,
the Employer will collect 100,000 won per month deposit for utilities
and phone charges even if the teacher pays these charges each month.
This deposit will be refunded two months after the completion of
Dependent upon completion of the full contract period, the Employee
will be given 2,000,000 won. This payment will be made at the time
of completion of the contract period.
14.DISMISSAL OR VOLUNTARY RESIGNATION
a.The Employer will have the right to dismiss the teacher in case
of neglecting his/her duties under this Agreement, including but
not limited to, frequent absences from the Place of Employment without
the approval of the Academic Supervisor, or receiving reprimand
letter twice, or manifesting inability to perform the duties stated
under this Agreement. Prior to any such dismissal, the teacher will
be warned of dissatisfaction with performance and will be afforded
at least twenty (20) working days in which to remedy the same. Criminal
or other conduct that has been clearly substantiated inside or outside
the Place of Employment, and that would in the opinion of the Academic
Supervisor and the Employer be cause for immediate dismissal will
result in dismissal with no warning nor time for remedy being allotted.
In addition, it will also cause to be dismissed in that case of
seriously jeopardizing any student or staff person, or the reputation
of the employer according to the Wonderland Rule. In any case of
dismissal or voluntary resignation, the employer will not provide
a return ticket and will not pay the severance payment. In addition,
the teacher who is dismissed before six (6) months must payback
the initial airfare or the school may deduct the amount of airfare
from the teacher's last payment. Teachers who voluntarily resign
must provide one(1) month's notice to allow for a replacement to
be found and trained. Failure to provide sufficient notice will
result in a penalty of paying back the initial airfare or the initial
airfare will be deducted from the teacher's last payment.
b.Teachers will not be allowed to teach private lessons outside
of the place of employment. Such action is grounds for immediate
dismissal. In this case, the Employer will not pay the teacher return
ticket and severance payment.
15.GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION
This Agreement will be governed by the appropriate laws of the
Republic of Korea. The following Employment Agreement is made between
the following two parties.