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Government study in favor of native English teachers
Government study in favor of native English teachers

Fresh on the heels of recent government studies that poo-poo the notion of employing native English teachers in Korea, a refreshing new study confirms that native English teachers should remain to play a vital role in the ESL industry in this country. The Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training issued a research report […]

Drastic reduction of foreign teachers in Gyeonggi-do
Drastic reduction of foreign teachers in Gyeonggi-do

  At peak employment in 2010, 2,256 native English instructors were once employed throughout Gyeonggi-do’s public school system, however, due to budget revisions, their number has now dwindled to 1,207 teachers, as of this year. Further cutbacks are being planning, which has opened debate among parents who are for and against the changes. The Gyeonggi Ministry […]

Teaching Illegally ? Risky, But Wrong?

Many foreigners choose to teach English in (South) Korea without the required documentation ? illegally. They may have had a visa initially and are unable or unwilling to obtain a new one, or they might simply have began teaching without any visa whatsoever. Still other individuals, with visas to teach at specific institutions, teach students […]

Disney to start opening up hagwons in Korea?
Disney to start opening up hagwons in Korea?

Disney (NYSE: DIS) established its first English learning center in Shanghai on October 14 and plans to expand its education business across China after 2009, reports China Business News quoting Disney English studies senior vice president and general manager Tang Anzu. The company is also considering testing the new business in Korea, Brazil and Russia […]

British Kindergarten Teacher Accused of Sexual Harassment

By Kang Shin-who Staff Reporter The parents of a four-year-old girl are accusing a British kindergarten teacher of having sexually molested her. “The teacher sexually harassed my daughter by kissing her on the lips and touching her teeth with his finger. My daughter disliked it very much. Other teachers including the principal at the kindergarten […]

Foreign teacher in Mokpo records dog beating

Just noticed this at Brian’s. Make sure you read the full account. Especially the part where the attacker barges into the foreign teacher’s house and threatens him to keep his mouth shut.

Foreign College Students allowed to teach at GEPIK schools
Foreign College Students allowed to teach at GEPIK schools

The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education is seeking to to recruit approximately 600 university students from English-speaking countries as paid interns this year. Those selected for the program will teach students in cooperation with Korean teachers at elementary and secondary schools in the province. It will be the first-ever program for foreign college students to […]

Immigration: “This is what we go through when busting teachers”

This is a gem. I’ve always wondered what goes on in the minds of immigration agents before entering a hagwon. “Cover the back exit”. I love the dumbass excuse by the director. “Stopped by to eat snacks? WTF?” DAEJEON ㅡ Hur Chang-goo, a veteran immigration police officer, hopped in a car with his partner, a […]

Interview with Samsung HR, “TOEFL & TOEIC requirements will be scrapped”
Interview with Samsung HR, “TOEFL & TOEIC requirements will be scrapped”

There are not many greater influences that can shape the whole English Education industry in Korea, more than Samsung HR. Some may claim that Lee Myung Park’s English policies set the tone and/or the Ministry of Education. Some foreign teachers look to Immigration as being the tail that wags the dog in their aspect of […]

Big hiring boosts planned at Daegu public schools in 2008

By the end of this year, the Gyeongbuk Ministry of Education plans to have foreign teachers working in 700 out of 780 elementary and public schools throughout Daegu and Gyeongbuk province. There are currently 140 teachers working in the region’s public schools, however, they plan to hire another 180, to bring the total up to […]