Teaching esl and dating in south korea

Teaching jobs in Korea can entail having as much as a Masters and 3 years working experience, to having nothing more than a passport of an English-speaking country and a foreign face.What I tell everyone that asks me about teaching English in Korea, however, is this one thing: go for the public schools.Jobs with private language academies, also called hagwons, are notorious for the bullshit their owners will pull with employees: not paying you on time, denying you health care, overworking you, firing you in the 11th month of your contract so they don’t have to pay exit bonuses, and on and on.99% of the horror stories you might hear about teaching in Korea come from ex-hagwon employees.Contractually, you have to work 22 teaching hours (or classes) a week, so if you don’t have 22 classes normally, you might be asked to teach after-school classes.I typically taught two after-school classes per semester, but never got out later than .Additionally, you get entrance and exit bonuses to pay for your flights and resettlement costs, as well as bonuses for re-signing your contract and working extra after-school.

They’re a third party agent who helps you get your application together.

Public schools, on the other hand, are where it’s at.

They’re government-run and will stick to the contract you sign.

You don’t pay a recruiter anything, as they get commission from the school system, so beware any recruiter who tries to ask for 150$ for ‘postage.’ I went with and had no problems.

Note that the public school program goes by three names: SMOE for teaching in Seoul, GEPIK for teaching in Gyeonggi Province (around Seoul), and EPIK for all other provinces in Korea.

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