The True Definition of a Hagwon in South Korea

The True Definition of a Hagwon in South Korea

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⋯ By Jun Won Lee ⋯ Parents in South Korea put pressure on their own kids. They make sure they get the best results in Taekwondo, in math, in music, in dancing, and that includes English. Competition for English means demand for more teachers. There are many opportunities out there in Korea for teaching positions. All you need is a bachelor's degree, and if you want higher pay, additional experience or a college degree in education would help. It’s not that difficult finding a position as there are thousands of academies in Korea. You might not be able to find the best one, but there definitely is somewhere you could work. Before making that decision to teach in Korea, I want to let you know about the definition of an…
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The Best Job Sites for Teaching English in Korea (2019)

The Best Job Sites for Teaching English in Korea (2019)

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For people who first start teaching English abroad, South Korea is a popular destination. The salary for teaching English in Korea is higher than other countries in East Asia and there are lots of job opportunities. You can find work at numerous private language academies, kindergartens, public schools, universities, and other institutions. With a Bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country, you can get a teaching job in language academies and after-school English programs at public schools. Recently, the government has been closing down the after-school programs in Seoul. However, there are still opportunities available to teach at after-school programs in other areas. If you have a teaching degree, you can work as an EPIK teacher a public school. It is also possible to work as an EPIK teacher if…
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Teaching English in South Korea: Y.O.K.O. (You Only Korea Once)

Teaching English in South Korea: Y.O.K.O. (You Only Korea Once)

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● Teaching Location: Seoul, South Korea ● Type of Teaching Job: Academy, Private Elementary School ● Student Age Group: Kids ● Monthly Salary: 2,400,000 won (~$2,200 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 1,000,000 won (~$880 USD) ● Living Arrangement: 1 bedroom apartment ● Monthly Savings: 1,000,000 won or (~$900 USD) ● Contract Bonuses: Airfare, Severance of one month pay, lunch/dinner, housing ⋯ By Lindsey Clifford ⋯ “YOKO, YOKO!” My friends and I would shout this every time we tried a new experience in Korea. We all knew this was a special time in our lives and would be a year that would be full of adventure. I sit here writing this post shortly after I have signed on for my fourth year in Korea. Turns out, you don’t only Korea once. [caption id="attachment_4401"…
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The Real Story About Teaching English in South Korea

The Real Story About Teaching English in South Korea

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● Teaching Location: Seoul, South Korea ● Type of Teaching Job: Kindergarten ● Student Age Group: Kids ● Monthly Salary: 2,290,000 won (~$2,000 USD) ● Monthly Rent: Covered by the school ● Living Arrangement: Single Studio Apartment ● Monthly Savings: 570,000 won (~$500 USD) ● Contract Bonuses: Lunch, airfare (to and from the U.S.), severance bonus of one month’s pay ⋯ By Kelly Duhigg ⋯ When I signed up to teach English in South Korea, I had this romantic notion that everyone would be nicer there, that I would have better friends there, and that basically, South Korea would solve all the problems of my life in the United States. I really thought that when I got there, that everyone would roll out the red carpet for me and welcome me…
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