English Program in Korea

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Be prepared for chaos and disorganization

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Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Seoul (South Korea)
Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Seoul (South Korea)

I worked at English Program in Korea full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The kids are great and teaching can be incredibly fun

Cons

Korean managers are clueless and have odd ideas about the way English should be taught. Curriculum will change randomly and at inappropriate times. Parents make anonymous complaints about teachers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire Korean managers and hire native English teachers to manage English departments.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    Short lived after half their staff was laid off.

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    Former Employee - Guest English Teacher in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Guest English Teacher in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at English Program in Korea full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay, apt, tickets for flights, insurance

    Cons

    Distance from home and language barriers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide an easier way to get proof of employment.

    Negative Outlook
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    Hit the Ground Running and Make Money In a Good Working Enviroment

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    Current Employee - EPIK NET in Busan (South Korea)
    Current Employee - EPIK NET in Busan (South Korea)

    I have been working at English Program in Korea full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great cultural experience, relatively easy work, good atmosphere, comparatively nice students to work with, really good money for the working hours

    Cons

    some commutes can be a bit long, the down time can be very boring, and there is not as much opportunity to travel as other teaching positions in other countries in the ESL world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abandon all-day desk warming, it's a joke that someone has to come in and sit even when they're done with lesson planning just to get hours because other teachers at other school complain because they don't have the same time off. Each school is different and they can't complain about things that are in their contract that they have signed up for.

    Recommends
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