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Teach English in Korea and you Won’t Regret it

Beverly Maniago suggests how teaching english in Korea can be a positive experience.

Even if the lifestyle in Korea is traditional and focused on the family, it regards the West as the viewpoint of its success and prosperity. It provides a warm welcome to multinational companies who are looking for good investments. On the other hand, when you walk about its major cities, you will notice that the citizens here are embracing the western culture. Because of this globalization, Korea has seen a need to be familiar with the English language. From young kids to taxi drivers, almost all of the people here try to learn the dialect of the West.

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With the need to learn English, the demand for foreign teachers within the country is increasing. If you want to teach English in Korea, you may be designated to aid students studying in private hagwons. These are special schools which teach various subject matters at separate classes. Compared to traditional schools, the former has smaller classes which are easier to handle. A lot of young children are sent by their parents to study in hagwons, so that they will be able to learn more.

Since the class population of hagwons is smaller, most foreign English teachers opt to work here. They want to handle a small class while they are still new with the experience. Usually, preschool classes are held during the day; while grade school classes are held during the afternoon. If your qualifications are high, you will be able to find a teaching profession in universities.

When you want to teach English, you will be able to find positions all throughout the country. Among these is a teaching profession in a language school in Gyeonggi, Suwon. If you are hired, you will be paid with 2.0 to 2.6 won each month for working full time. You will be handling a class which has a maximum of 12 students, for 30 hours every week. In order for you to qualify, you must be a native speaker of the language. You also have to be a resident of the United States; United Kingdom; Canada; Ireland; New Zealand; or Australia. You must have acquired a bachelor’s degree. When you do not have previous experience, you will be provided with full training so that you will be able to teach your students well.

You will know more regarding your other requirements and the wonderful benefits that you will get while you teach English in Korea when you visit and other pertinent information on teaching English at

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Beverly Maniago has earned her AB Mass Communication major in Journalism. She loves writing articles and web content. Being a full time writer, she produces quality articles and press releases for different clients and companies.

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