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.

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A sad but true fact here :/

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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.

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