Teaching English in Korea summary

Was having a conversion with an English teacher friend and when I suggested a topic for him to teach, this was his reply.


A sad but true fact here :/

Author: DragonDon

Having a love of travel has lead me to move to South Korea in 2010. Moving to an Eastern culture from a Western culture is a wild experience and there is never a dull day!

4 thoughts on “Teaching English in Korea summary”

  1. Unfortunately, there are a few of those types here looking for a way out of effectively doing their job. I might not have come here as a licensed teacher in my home country but I love what I do here. It’s too bad people like that are allowed to come here.

    1. I’m guessing you haven’t been here long/worked at a lot of places. The guy is an honest teacher but hogwans don’t give a damn. They only care about money an bow to any pressure that parents say (for fear of loosing that income). So, if the “parents” say a book is good, then that’s the book you use, even if it’s a crap book, and even if the kid was put into a level that too high for him but because his friend is there, so he gets to be there.

      That statement rings true on so many levels it isn’t even funny. I have the good fortune of NOT being an English teacher here, so I get to see a lot of things that most do not. Edutainers is what best describes the English teachers here far more than real teaching.

      If you are in a place that actually gives a damn about it’s students, you are one of the rare few. Being here nearly 4 years and I’ve seen quite the range of schools and there is an over-riding theme…..money trumps education.

      1. I’ve been here about 3 years and have seen quite a range, myself. I was more commenting about the attitude of the person rather than how we’re viewed here. Having worked in both private and now a public situation (uni), both areas have their flaws. Yes, we’re viewed as edutainers and not taken very seriously but I feel that you should at least put as much as you can into the job.

      2. Ah, you assumed because the comment made that saris teacher doesn’t put effort onto their work. In that, you would be wrong.

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