Should I teach in Korea or Taiwan? I spent a few years in Taiwan…. and a couple of years in Korea…. To qualify to teach in both countries you’ll need to be a native speaker with a 4 year degree.. You’ll work longer hours in Korea, but you’ll earn more than Taiwan…
South Korea boasts one of the best education systems in the world, but it’s NOT without sacrifice. Curious about how Korea does it, 3 Welsh teenagers swap their classrooms, teachers and parents back home for a school in Seoul…
Answer: Are you teaching English through a hagwon or EPIK? EPIK will be more stringent about it and when you do your health check the nurse may see them when you take your shirt off for a chest xray. Possibly he/she could tell the EPIK coordinator, and they may not be pleased if you didn’t reveal that on the EPIK disclosure paper. EPIK will still hire you with tattoos, but don’t show them during class. The only issue I could see is if you’re going out in the summer with your students through EPIK or a hagwon and students or
Question: My hagwon contract states 30 hours per week. My recruiter said I can only teach a maximum of 10 extra hours (1/3) at a second part time job. Anybody heard of this rule? I’ve never heard of the 1/3 rule. I suppose it could be true.
If you’re teaching business people then I’d suggest the Market Leader course. It contains student books, teacher’s manual, audio, video and online supplements. There are 4 levels of business conversation. These include Beginner, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate. So, you’ve got continuity once your students complete once book they can move to the next level. Of course, with any English conversation course, you’ll have to change things up a bit as the students will get tired of using only a textbook. I’ve developed some compelling English conversation lessons with surveys and discussion activities that get even the most shy students
It’s not likely that a teacher would drop out of the EPIK program once they get hired and have already been teaching in the program for a few months. This is because once they’ve already invested a few months into their 1 year contract it would be financial suicide to drop out early (unless an absolute emergency). If they WERE to drop out, for whatever reason, they’d lose their contract completion exit bonus of $1,700 USD (approx.) and possibly their apartment security deposit of about $500. Also, they could be delayed collecting their pension contributions. It may be hard collecting
Busan University Professor, Robert E Kelly is back on BBC News to chat about his unexpected viral fame last week. No doubt you’ve seen the amusing video where his children barged in on his live BBC TV interview to the laughter of millions of people. Prof Kelly, an expert on South Korea, was joined in the follow-up video with his wife and kids…
So you’re looking for a place to live in Korea… Guess what? There are at least 6 standard options and a wide range of rental rates to choose from. What you first need to know is the rental system in Korea is, well a little different than what you’re used to. They have different terms and different rental agreements based on how much money you have for rent. Watch this 4 minute video to get up to speed on the Korean rental market terms, types of places to rent, and which one works for you. Here’s a glance of what you’ll learn in this
So, you’ve decided to teach English in Korea… While applying for jobs and doing interviews is a big chunk of the work… … Getting the correct documents, filling them out accurately, with the right stamps and correct number of copies in a timely manner is critical.
Living in Korea can be awesome! But just like any country in the world… the ROK is NOT without flaws. Don’t get me wrong, the majority of foreigners living in Korea have life enriching experiences here and most of them take the good with the bad. But for the purposes of this 8 minute video you’ll hear about 5 things 1 foreigner dislikes about Korea and why. Here’s a glance of what you’ll learn in this 8 minute video: What you need to know about getting baking ingredients in Korea and where to find them How the pressure to be pretty in Korea is everywhere even
What makes adventurous, free-spirited foreign English teachers become bitter teaching and living in Korea? If you’re coming to Korea be prepared to meet some of these people. When you arrive in Korea you’ll go be in the honeymoon stage
This 8 minute video discusses the strategies and tactics you need to use if you want to save a big chunk of cash while teaching in Korea through the EPIK program. By watching your expenses you can pay down student debts, travel around Southeast Asia and sock some cash away for a rainy day. There are upfront and back end payouts you’ll receive as an English teacher in Korea through EPIK and this video explains them. Remember, that a year goes by quickly while teaching in Korea. And, you want to be ahead financially after 12 months later. Here’s a glance of what
Planning to move to Korea? Melody has been there for a year and a half and here’s her list of the top 8 things she was NOT ready for. Hope these help you adapt to a new culture, language and lifestyle in the ROK.
Here’s a video that talks about the pros and cons of teaching in the EPIK Program in Korea. EPIK stands for English Program In Korea. EPIK is an English language education program sponsored by the Korean government.
The number of foreigners visiting Korea to travel, live or work has increased. In the past 10 years this number has gone up massively due to a fascination with ALL THINGS Korean. Things like English teaching jobs, language learning at Korean universities, and of course K-Pop, food and fashion are incredibly popular. In this video a cameraman walks around Seoul and asks Koreans what they think about the growing influx of foreigners in their country.
North Korea is the most mysterious country in the world. Jacob Laukaitis spent 7 days in the hermit Kingdom. He took a tour but he couldn’t choose where to go, what to do, or when to see it. Every day was a surprise! There are 21 things you’ll learn in this 14 minute video about 7 days in North Korea.
Evan Chang and a few of his American friends arrive in Seoul Korea to try Korean McDonalds…. (2,547,295 views) Here’s what they say about: The Double BulGogi Burger The Super Shrimp Burger The McSpicey Shanghai Burger The Chu-reu-Seu Do you like Korean McDonald’s? Yes, No Blech! Leave a comment below: Teaching Jobs in Korea Teach In Seoul Public Schools (Choose From Elementary, Middle or High School) Teach From Home | $22 USD Per Hour
Why do many South Korean women have good skin? It’s no secret that Korean women desire flawless, porcelain skin. In fact, they’ll go to great lengths to get it. Here’s how: Korean Women Are Anti-Sun On sweltering summer day in Seoul you’ll often see young and middle aged Korean
What are the requirements to teach English in Korea? 1. You must be a citizen a country where English is the official language.
Most native English teachers in Korea don’t get upset when a young learner walks up and says, “you look tired”, or “your nose is big”, and even “why are you so fat?” This is because most of us just accept this type of comment as part of the “appearances driven” culture our students live in. We get the feeling that they are saying these things without malice. So, getting upset with them doesn’t do much good, because they’re not likely going to change anytime soon— if ever. Couldn’t the same be said for your friends and family who guilt us without knowing any
Perhaps they want to play or seek edutainment instead. NOT just another class, but an event that’s fun and memorable. If they’re salarymen, they want something to distract them from their marathon days at the office and authoritarian bosses. If they’re schoolchildren, they seek respite from the academic pressure from their parents and teachers. The positive interactions you have with your students in the moment are your upmost priority. A stale textbook is the last refuge for the ESL teacher who lacks the imagination or determination to deliver a compelling English lesson.
How Long Can You Realistically Teach English Overseas? After your first, second, or even third year teaching English in Asia, you need to ask yourself: Is an EFL career for me? How far can I go with it? What skills have I acquired that I can add to my resume, how much am I earning, saving? Who am I missing back home? Pause, reflect, and give it some serious thought. You might conclude that you’re living abroad because you’re seeking to create a life free of cultural conformity and commitments, or to escape the drudgery of the 9-5 office cubicle.
All the definitions, descriptions, and explanations you give your EFL students to aid their understanding pale in comparison with what you can actually “show them”. Too often, English teachers feel that a daily ritual of spoon-feeding students new vocabulary and expressions is of upmost necessity. Maybe we subconsciously do it to justify our existence. Do students really need to know the latest/greatest English idiom or buzz word to attain fluency? Words are forgotten while pictures are remembered. Use them generously in class.
We’ve all been through the back-checking, of course. Degree verification, TEFL certification and the criminal records checks. Checks that immigration requires. All, so we aliens can get our teaching visas.
Am I too fat to teach English in Korea? I’m applying for the EPIK teaching program in Korea. Could I fail the medical check in Korea because I’m classified by my doctor as obese?
Can I teach PT in Korea and get my own apartment? I don’t want to teach 30–40 hours per week in Korea. Is it possible to find a hagwon job that will contract me for just 20 hours a week, and I’ll get my own apartment? Answer(s) It’s rare to find teaching jobs working less than 30 hours per week. The issue is visa sponsorship. It’s not worth the school’s investment in you as a teacher, if you don’t earn the school a handsome profit. The school has to pay for your visa, flight, severance, pension, medical, etc, so you
How much can I earn teaching English in Korea? Answer(s) How much can you earn teaching English in Korea? Well…. the typical salary teaching English in Korea at a private or public school in your first one to two years is between 2.2 – 2.6 M KRW per month. If you’re at the lower end or 2.2 M KRW per month you can expect to get other benefits such as airfare, a single furnished apartment, pension, severance or 1 month contract completion bonus equal to one month’s salary.
Don’t sign an ESL teaching contract until you get these 31 questions answered Here’s a full list of 31 questions you might want to ask BEFORE you sign an ESL teaching contract overseas. Hope these help! 31 Questions Schedule
Is the Korean teaching market getting worse? (9 Answers) Question asked – I’m graduating college in April and really want to teach overseas. I’ve looked at China, Korea and Japan and it’s hard to make up my mind. Each country has their own unique qualities.
Teaching Jobs in Korea – December 2016 English Writers Needed – Korea Hanacore – Jan. 7, 2017 – Hanacore needs English writers to write blog posts about their experience living and working in South Korea. We serve content to college graduates who wish to teach English abroad. Bloggers will contribute written content on an ongoing basis. Writers will be paid $25 per 800-1,200 word blog post, $35 per 1,200-1,600 word blog post, and $45 per Teach English Part-Time At Yonsei University Foreign Language Institute Yonsei University Foreign Language Institute – Jan. 6, 2017 – FLI has over 40 years of educating
Should I teach English at a Unigwon? (13 Answers) Question asked – I have a Master’s degree in History, one year of teaching experience at a kids hagwon, and a 120 hour TEFL Certificate. What are my chances of getting a university job anywhere in Korea? Most universities ask for 2 years of college or university EFL teaching experience. Does this count me out? Should I just apply for a unigwon job to get college student teaching experience and then apply to a university after?
If you’ve been teaching English abroad for several years already, the reality of watching your parents getting up in years (from afar) can be a tough one. And one question may cross your mind:
Is 30 Hours A Week Teaching In Korea Too Much? Question asked – I was offered a job at a hagwon in Korea for 30 hours of teaching per week. It’s the first offer I’ve had since I started applying about a month ago. I’ve probably sent 15 applications in total to different ESL recruiters. Given that an average work week in the US is 40 hours, 30 hours seems fair, no?
Question asked – My current hagwon contract ends February 1, 2017. So, I started applying for new teaching jobs and have been offered what appeared to be a great job in Incheon from a decent recruiter. Last week the recruiter sent me the contract which I immediately signed. But after signing I’ve had second thoughts.
Question asked – I really want to teach English in Korea, but I got a DUI 4 years go. I’m a college graduate and Canadian citizen, 23 years old, and have a TEFL certificate. Should I bother even applying to recruiters?
Married, with a family and teaching in Korea (11 Answers) Question asked – I’ve been offered an English teaching job at a hagwon in rural Korea. I’ll be bringing my wife and son with me (who’s 4 years old). My concern is housing. Will I get a large enough apartment to have a separate room for my son and a master bedroom for my wife and I as well as some type of living room + kitchen space? Our apartment in the US is 800 square feet with 2 bedrooms and a living room and separate kitchen. My question is: How
Applying to teach at EPIK with tattoos (6 Answers) Question asked – In my EPIK application to teach in Korea it asks if I have “visible” tattoos, so I said “no”. But I do have one tattoo on my back, which can’t be seen unless I take off my shirt and turn around or wear a bikini. When I get my health check will I have to remove my shirt and will the nurse will see it? Will they make a note of it
Before I apply to teach should I have TEFL done? 6 Answers Question asked – I’m in the middle of my online TEFL program as well as getting my E2 visa documents apostilled. Would it be wiser to get it all done first, before contacting recruiters? Read 6 Answers “Why wait? It can take 3-6 months from the time you apply for a teaching job in Korea, until you’ve actually got your boots in the classroom
How many recruiters to get a teaching job in Korea? Question asked – Everyone says to send your teaching resume out to a bunch of ESL recruiters. So, I followed that advice and now I’ve been inundated with recruiter emails, requests for documents, and interview schedules. I can’t keep up with it all…. I don’t want to annoy any recruiter, because I don’t know
What’s it really like teaching and living in Osan, Korea? Question asked – Hard to find info about teaching English in Osan. I know the US airforce base is there. Are there any decent hagwons and foreign teachers working in the area to hang with?