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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)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for English Program in Korea

  1. "English program in Korea (in Gwangju)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Gwangju (South Korea)
    Current Employee - ESL Teacher in Gwangju (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great , everything was just as it is supposed to be.

    Cons

    You may get a school that's not ideal, but that isn't EPIKs fault, and they will work with you

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  2. "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)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

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