Notorious for the amount spent on higher education, Korea reaps the rewards ranking second out of 50 countries by Pearson Education on a new global education index called the Learning Curve.
Teachers should be aware that drugs laws in Korea are not the same as they are at home. If caught with marijuana you can face heavy fined and up to 5 years in prison.
When the long workday is over, Seoulites take to restaurants and bars, coffee shops
and karaoke rooms, screen-
The world's first theme park dedicated to the humble restroom opens about an hour outside of Seoul in the City of Suwon.
So, you’re thinking of picking up the language when you come to Korea? Easy, even an elephant can do it!
The South Korean pop video has the world by storm but why is it so funny? When you get to Korea be sure to check out the ritzy district of Seoul to see what all the fuss is about.
Korea’s paradise island boasts volcanoes, waterfalls, beaches, national parks, caves and forests. Make sure you take some time out of your year to visit the stunning tropical island which lies off the south coast.
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We suggest if you get a job offer, you ask the foreign teacher at the school as much as possible about the school’s policy. Are you the kind of person who is happy to follow a textbook, with very little preparation or planning and regurgitate a textbook? Or are you someone who prefers to be creative, thoughtful and spend some time preparing classes?
The most important thing about being a teacher in Korea is that you show enthusiasm
and passion in the classroom. Koreans rarely have the opportunity to interact with
foreigners so a large part of your job is to ensure your students feel comfortable
interacting with you, enjoy your classes and go home to tell their parents positive
things about your lessons. Most teachers arrive with very little or even no experience
but if you have a positive attitude, form a good rapport with your students, get
on with co-
Most schools will give you some training when you arrive, this usually consists of
sitting in your co-
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Your job is to improve your students’ speaking skills using textbooks, story books, flashcards, role plays, music, dance, art, games, debates and Q&A sessions. You’ll be pleased to know the teaching of grammar is left to Korean teachers so you are not required to have an in depth knowledge about the rules of the English language!
From the outset it is important you understand that every hagwon is run differently and your teaching will depend on the age and level of your students. Most hagwons have a curriculum, some allow for your own input and ideas, while others will expect you to each straight out of the textbooks and the lessons will be planned down to the minute.