The International Baccalaureate (IB) is currently seeking an experienced individual to take on the role of Examiner Responsible for its Korean ‘B’ course.

 

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering challenging programmes for a world wide community of schools. It is now represented in over 120 countries and in over 2,000 schools. The IB provides an international pre-university curriculum and an international university entry qualification, which gives access to higher education on a worldwide basis. You may be interested to visit the public website at www.ibo.org for more details.

 

One of the characteristics of the IB's diploma programme is that students are required to study a second language, in addition to their ‘mother tongue’, as one of six subjects that constitute the diploma. The IB’s language B course is a language learning course for students aged 16-18 with some previous experience of learning the target language. The main focus of the B courses is on language acquisition and the development of skills up to a fairly sophisticated degree. The courses give students the opportunity to reach a high degree of competence in a language and explore the target culture(s) using the language. At the end of the two years, students are expected to be able to use language in a range of purposes and situations, and to discuss abstract ideas.

 

The duties of the post of examiner responsible include the setting and marking of examinations and may involve occasional (paid) travel to the IB curriculum and assessment centre in Cardiff, UK.

 

Please note that this position is part-time, involves no relocation, and is usually undertaken in addition to existing work commitments. In addition, examiners will be given clear instructions and be well supported throughout the process.

 

We are seeking an experienced individual with the following background:

·         Native / fluent speakers of Korean

·         Qualified to at least degree level, ideally in Korean itself

·         Teaching experience

·         Examining experience (desirable but not essential).

 

The IB is committed to offering the language B course in diverse languages, and regularly provides these examinations in over twenty different languages for its international candidature. We would be very keen to hear from all individuals with the above experience.

 

If you wish to apply, or would like further information, please contact the Examiner training and Recruitment Department by e-mail (examrecruit@ibo.org).

 

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