English Program in Korea

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Great Pay but Thankless Work

Native English Teacher (Former Employee)

ProsGreat pay and benefits, especially since cost of living so low. Decent vacation time. Essentially a really excellent deal if you want to live abroad for awhile. The hours aren't long but can be made so due to discplinary issues (students, for the most part, speak zero English and you cannot control them yelling in English). If you have a great co-teacher the experience will be great.

ConsDepending on your placement, you could have an amazing experience or an abysmal one. Be prepared to not have your ideas acknowledged or considered, run into issues scheduling vacations any time in advance, or getting heat turned on in your classroom. NETs aren't really considered "real teachers" in Korea, especially since they are foreigners. Be prepared for culture shock and to likely be unappreciated. If you have a bad co-teacher, I am oh so very sorry.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK to waste a year, but not a career

    Native English Teacher (NET) (Current Employee)

    I have been working at English Program in Korea


    Pros: The compensation/benefits package isn't awful. Pay is low, but the cost-of-living… Cons: Xenophobia and mistrust on the part of communities and EPiK management makes it difficult to feel like yo're more than just chattel. Schools are hit… Advice to Senior Management: Figure out what you want: are you hiring professionals, or human CD players? If you're just looking… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Better than a Hagwon, if you get a good school.

    Guest English Teacher (Former Employee)

    I worked at English Program in Korea


    Pros: Lots of vacation - 22 days minimum between winter and summer, 2 week bonus vacation for renewing a contract, plus national holidays (Chuseok sometimes means… Cons: If you get a bad school with an unsupportive coteacher, it can be very difficult. The Bureaucracy sucks. You have one point of contact with the… Advice to Senior Management: Communicate directly with your employees. Allow reasonable requests for unpaid leave for periods where there is no work… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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