As a branch of YBM, YBM ECC (English Centers for Children) was founded in 1992 and was the first major chain of private English schools focused on teaching English to young learners in South Korea. Since then, we have been fostering global leaders and consistently working to improve integrated English education. As a leader in providing exceptional language education in South Korea, YBM ECC focuses on listening, reading, writing, and speaking by using in-house textbooks for non-native English speakers. We developed an iLearning program which allows students to go home and practice what they have learned in class. YBM ECC is a leader in providing exceptional language education in South Korea and provides a consistent and systematic approach to learning the English language for kindergarten to middle school students. With over 75 locations all over Korea, we offer a variety of classes from phonics to test preparation.

















Why you should join us:
  • We offer awesome teacher training and support.
  • We're one of the biggest English teaching companies in Korea with branches nationwide.
  • We have developed effective in-house curriculum to help students engage in learning.



CEO's Message

Understanding the challenges of learning the English language has helped us at YBM ECC to develop and implement a curriculum which focuses on the integration of listening, reading, writing, and speaking. By combining these four key elements, we are enabling our students to learn English in an exciting and effective way. We empower our students to become global leaders, and to do that, we recruit eager and passionate teachers to join us here at YBM ECC.

Oh Jae Hwan



Our Programs




The Elementary Program teaches students the four skills of English and focuses on conversation. Through the Elementary Program, students develop a solid foundation of English comprehension. Through this program, non-native English learners learn to listen, speak, read, and write English naturally. The Elementary Program implements systematic learning of the four language learning skills through on and offline blended learning solutions and in-house curriculum.


Elementary Program Highlights
  • Students learn Integrated English ability improvement through systematic learning steps
  • Students learn the four skills of language learning through balanced learning
  • Students improve their communication skills through our textbooks
  • Students gain intrinsic motivation through accurate diagnosing skills and by achieving target goals
  • Our in-house curriculum implements a mix of on and off-line classes
  • A strict academic management system is set in place based on ECC's English Learning Roadmap



YBM Prime is an English program for upper elementary and middle school students. Through this course, students not only improve their English abilities, but also strengthen their test preparation skills for college entrance exams. Based on secondary and advanced curriculum, our in-house textbooks provide a step-by-step learning method for students. Since students are exposed to similar problems and methods on the CSATs, students are prepared to adapt easily to actual tests. YBM Prime also provides students with a solid foundation of grammar and helps students prepare for performance evaluation with in-house curriculum for speaking and writing.


YBM Prime Highlights
  • Students acheive high grades in school and on their CSATs through a systematic, step-by-step foundation
  • Students easily adapt to real-life CSATs since YBM Prime uses the same type of problems and methods of conducting classes
  • Students establish a solid grammar foundation with in-house grammar textbooks reflecting secondary and higher curriculum
  • Students prepare for performance evaluations with in-house speaking and writing materials
  • The YBM PRIME Achievement Test is conducted on a regular basis to analyze the learning progress of the students


YBM ECC and CNN partnered together and developed teaching materials for all CNN levels. Students in the CNN program extend their background knowledge related to topics in various fields through CNN news contents. Based on contextual appropriate expressions and advanced vocabulary learning, they also cultivate an internatoinal sense of current affaris, debating skills, and presentation skills.

  • Students learn English actively by watching and listening to current events in real life

  • Students can understand context-sensitive expressions through CNN classes

  • Students learn through systematic, step-by-step lessons

  • Students build a portfolio of speaking and writing and learn listening, discussion, essay writing, and presentation skills

  • CNN classes foster not only integrated development of four areas but also logical and thinking skills

Read & Debate is a debate-based English class that provides an accurate understanding and analysis of various subjects. Students develop speaking and writing skills supported by logical and critical thinking skills and is used in many presigious private middle and high schools. Following the “Harkness Table” method, we read and discuss various topics and cultivate active thinking and expressions.

Read & Debate Highlights
  • Students improve their logic through discussion classes
  • Students read books of various materials and genres
  • Classes are task-based and developed through thorough preparation
  • Students practice 'sound writing' after the discussion
  • Students learn how to take notes effectively

Our Test Preparation classes help students prepare for accredited certification exams. These classes are great for students who want to achieve visible goals in a short time through intensive and systematic English learning that will also improve their overall English. Various test preparation classes are available so students can choose the class that suits their purpose and level. We offer test preparation for JET, JET Speaking, TOEFL, TOSEL, and TOEIC Bridge.



For Our Teachers


Our teachers are very important to us and that's why we have instructor training and teacher development seminars to help our teachers develop effective teaching skills and methods.


New Instructor Training YBM-TESOL

YBM-TESOL, which is conducted by the head office, provides new instructors with a comprehensive understanding of the ECC curriculum and a desirable teacher role. Top teachers give expert and pilot lectures on teaching and developing a wide range of teaching methods and let new instructors get a sense of teaching by conducting mock lectures themselves. YBM-TESOL is a specialized training program exclusively for YBM ECC instructors and must be completed by any instructor who has experience in other institutions. 


Regular Instructor Re-training YBM TDS (Teacher Development Seminar)

Korean and foreign lecturers at YBM ECC will become junior English teachers by learning new teaching information and effective teaching methods through YBM TDS, which is conducted monthly by the head office, as well as regular instructor-led training at each hagwon.

What We Offer

Along with a competitive salary, benefits, and housing, teachers at YBM ECC also receive a week of formal training before teaching in a real classroom as well as monthly teacher training and meetings.





YBM ECC has branches all over Korea including Seoul, Gyeonggi, Busan, Daejeon, Daegu, Jeju Island, and other areas! Check out Our Branches tab to see a full list of locations.


Our Work Environment

Ideal Candidates

Teachers at YBM ECC are enthusiastic and energetic. They love teaching our young learners and they are flexible in the classroom. Our teachers can also teach a variety of subjects and topics from phonics to debate and are willing to commit to working with us for one year. 

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