English Program in Korea

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Great Experience

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Former Employee - Native English Teacher
Former Employee - Native English Teacher

I worked at English Program in Korea full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Most countries that offer opportunities to work with children do not pay this well, or provide perks as good as these (airfare, apartment, health insurance).

Cons

The EPIK program relies on third party recruiters, which can vary greatly in quality and efficiency. The program also varies greatly by city in Korea... some cities have great retention rates and treat their Native English Teachers wonderfully, other cities are still working out the kinks and don't have structures in place to assist their teachers very much. Make sure you research your recruiters and the cities you list as your preferences very carefully!

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    An educating experience

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    Current Employee - Native English Teacher
    Current Employee - Native English Teacher

    I have been working at English Program in Korea full-time

    Pros

    Takes very good care of you. Pays for room and board. You only work a 9-5; 5 days a week. Excellent vacation time. At the end of your contract you'll receive severance and pension.

    Cons

    Co-teachers at each school will vary. What is taught at orientation isn't always how Korean co-teachers will utilize you in the school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have co-teacher and native teacher seminars in which they learn how to teach together.

    Recommends
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    EPIK is nice but the program is suffering.

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    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Gwangju (South Korea)
    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Gwangju (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the work is steady. Plus the experience can't be matched. The food in Korea is amazing and the group of foreigners you'll find are great.

    Cons

    The actual working environment leaves a lot to be desired. The children are on a steep downhill slope. If you are in a private school, congratulations, if you're public though. Good luck. Most of the teachers I've worked with are sick of their job and the students run all over them and the school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way students are managed. This is Korea's problem and foreign teachers are being caught up in a system with no checks or balances.

    Doesn't Recommend
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