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TEFL: Korea’s Current Job Market

Posted: 2012-04-02

Despite changes in the world economy as far as jobs in TEFL, Korea still has a strong market in both the public and private schools. It has changed, however, since the 90s, when English jobs in Korea were for any and every young person looking to travel the world. Today, applicants who can show TEFL certificates or other qualifications have a definite advantage in the employment process. This is good news for serious teachers because the quality of teaching has risen.

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TEFL Jobs: South Korean Job Hunting Tips

Posted: 2012-03-26

As far as TEFL jobs, South Korea has a good market and a high demand for teachers.  But what exactly should you look for to make sure you negotiate a good deal?  Every Asian country has slightly different conditions for education jobs.  Here’s what you can expect from a South Korean employer.

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Dealing With Homesickness While In Korea Teaching English

Posted: 2012-03-05

If you’re going to be in Korea teaching English for a year or more, you can expect to go through at least one bout of homesickness and culture shock. There are many things you can do to deal with it so you can get the most out of your time in Korea.

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Do Your Research Before You Teach English: Korean Employment Guide

Posted: 2012-02-27

If you want to teach English, Korea is a great place to start your ESL career.  However, like every other place on Earth, there are badly run institutions and unscrupulous employers who give ESL in South Korea a bad name.  Half the solution is ...

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ESL Jobs Korea vs. Job-hunting Homeside

Posted: 2012-02-20

If you’ve been looking for ESL jobs, Korea is probably jumping out at you as a great option, considering the economic situation in many Western developed countries.  And it is! Overseas jobs are life-changing experiences in many ways.

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Why You Don’t Need Korean For English Teaching Jobs In Korea

Posted: 2012-02-13

A common worry when starting out on English teaching jobs in Korea is how to teach students without speaking Korean.  Believe it or not, it is precisely because you won’t teach in Korean that you will be paid much more than the average (Korean) English teacher in Korea!

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Why Teach English in South Korea

Posted: 2012-01-23

Even if you know nothing about this East Asian country, there are a lot of great reasons to teach English in South Korea, especially if it will be your first ESL job. For one thing, Korea offers excellent salaries for new teachers with no experience and no ESL certifications. Since you’ll also enjoy a low cost of living ...

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Why You Will NEVER Get Bored if You Teach English in Korea

Posted: 2012-01-09

There are great professional and economic reasons to teach English in Korea if you’re starting out on an ESL teaching career, but this amazing East Asian country has a lot to offer from a cultural and historical viewpoint ...

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ESL and Kimchi: Culture Shock in Korea

Posted: 2012-01-02

There’s nothing like the memories you make as a novice ESL teacher in a foreign country.  Years later, you’ll look fondly back on your first year.  In my case, those memories come flooding back with the pungent smell of kimchi.

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Interview Tips for English Teachers in Korea

Posted: 2011-12-26

English teachers in Korea have it easy compared with 99% of other kinds of job applicants. The interview process for teaching jobs in Korea is often just a formality.  It’s not uncommon for you to be hired at the end of, or even before your interview...

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