All of our passionate and dedicated teachers meet the highest international standards with formal qualifications and extensive experience in teaching English to teenagers.

Our minimum requirements for teachers are:

  • education to degree level or equivalent qualification
  • a certificate level qualification in teaching English as a foreign language such as Cambridge University CELTA or Trinity College London CertTESOL
  • high proficiency in the use of the English language.

Meet some of our teachers


Arielle is from England, near Manchester, and she has been teaching young learners since 2006. She moved to Korea in 2006 and worked with students from the age of 6 and upwards. She is fluent in Korean and enjoys travelling all of Korea visiting new cities. Her favourite Korean food is Gamjatang. The thing she loves most about Seoul is all of the historical buildings and attractions to visit. 

"Teaching kids and teens is a joy. The students at British Council Seocho often make me laugh and make teaching the most enjoyable job in the world. They work ever so hard and and should be proud of themselves. I like to focus on enjoying the English learning experience so the children are happy and it motivates them to use their English outside of the classroom as well."

Rachel Wass

Rachael Wass is from Scotland in the UK.  She is a Young Adults teacher at the British Council’s City Hall Centre.  Rachael has been teaching English for six years and has taught in Italy, Australia and Singapore, before coming to Korea.  She is qualified with CELTA and with DELTA. 

“I really enjoy helping young adults express their thoughts and ideas on a variety of topics and encouraging them to debate and discuss complex matters.  I love getting to know my students and applying their individual and group interests to the lesson.”