Travel, Teach, Live in Korea

Medical Tourism in Korea -- Travel Expert
The country of Korea has developed into a modern, industrialized and technologically advanced economy that exports its products to consumers across the world. Medical care in Korea has developed ...

Why Should You Visit Korea? -- Travel Expert
South Korea is a very interesting country, which I recommend visiting for a series of reasons. 1. Korean food - even though Korean food has some elements in common with other Asian cuisines, such as ...

About Incheon, an interesting Korean city -- Travel Expert
Incheon is considered one of the most interesting cities in South Korea, offering a lot of fantastic sights especially its shores as well as its natural setting. Located at the west coast of Seoul, ...

Cheap Korean traveling -- Travel Expert
Whether you're living in South Korea or visiting on a budget vacation, here are some fun things you can do while traveling in almost any area of Korea that won't empty your wallet. Known by ...

Explore Daegu in Korea -- Travel Expert
There are lots of things to do in Daegu, Korea’s third largest metropolis. Those traveling in Korea can enjoy cultural activities and shopping here, as well as sampling one of the many numerous ...

The Revolutionary Boryeong Mud Festival of South Korea -- Travel Expert
With 2010 seeing the 13th edition of the Boryeong mud festival, this wildly popular festival attracts scores of Korean and foreign visitors over the 10 days that the festival runs. Held in the summer ...

Spices, the delight of korean food -- Travel Expert
Spices are an integral part of Korean cuisine. Many believe that the quality and taste of a recipe completely relies on the spices used. One popular Korean side-dish is sticky rice, a short-grain ...

Have some fun at the Pusan International Film Festival in Korea -- Travel Expert
The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) held annually in South Korea is one of the most important film festivals that is held in Asia. The inaugural festival in 1996 was also the first ...

Enjoy the finest ski resorts in Korea -- Travel Expert
Most ski resorts are large leisure centers that offer pleasant accommodations and convenient facilites to visitors throughout the entire year. Of course, the most popular time to visit the resorts is ...

The Korean Fire and Water Festivals -- Travel Expert
Jindo Sea-parting Festival - Jindo-gun, Jeollanam-do will host its 33rd Jindo Sea-parting Festival for three days from March 30th to April 1st. The festival venue is the 1.7 mile-long, 43-65 ...

There Are No Dirty Words in Korean -- Rick Stein
I learned to read at a younger than usual age (for that time, at least), and when I was still a child we moved for a couple of years to Morocco, where I learned to speak French (how fluently at age 7 ...

Looking to connect with foreigners in South Korea -- Dr Shaun Hutchinson
I am looking to connect with foreigners in Uljin and other parts of South Korea. I arrived here on the 30 November 2010. I am looking to connect with foreigners from other countries who are living ...
Re: Looking to connect with foreigners in South Korea -- Sophia
Hello, I am working in Ansan, just 40 minutes away from Seoul (subway line 4). I arrived on Monday and am too interested in connecting with foreigners here in South Korea. I haven't checked how ...
Re: Looking to connect with foreigners in South Korea -- Mark
Hi my name is Mark I want to connect with some foreigners, cuz I am planning to come to S.Korea. I want to know about the job opportunities in Korea and want to make friends who can guide me in a ...

Jeju Island -- Cat
Hey Im in the process of finding a job in S. Korea to start in Jan 2011. I have been asked to consider living on Jeju Island (ILS school). I was just wondering if anybody has taught here before and ...

Tuberculosis or TB -- Ann
Hi, I am starting my research on Teaching English in Korea for February 2011. In process of reading the requirement to teach in this country and only had one reason which was I noticed that they do a ...

Dental Care for English-Speakers in Korea -- Peterson Goodwyn
Going to a new country is tough, especially when you don't yet know the Korean language. And especially when considering caring for your teeth, you want a dental office in Seoul whom you can be ...

How Much Money Can You Save Teaching English in Korea for One Year? -- Peterson Goodwyn
Individuals who come to Korea as English teachers are typically serious about growing their savings and/or paying off debts. And for good reason: South Korea provides the most prospects to earn a lot ...

Visas Required for Teaching in South Korea -- Christopher Marc Anderson
Anyone wanting to teach English in South Korea, or anywhere else in the world, will need a working visa. I will briefly outline some of the different visa types which are needed to to work as an ESL ...

How to Get an Alien Registration Card in South Korea -- Christopher Marc Anderson
This article is meant for those who will be working in South Korea. I will inform you as to what your identification card (known as an "Alien Registration Card") is, and what it is needed for. I will ...

E-2 Visa Application Process for South Korea -- Christopher Marc Anderson
In order to work as an English teacher in South Korea, you will need the correct working visa. The visa that is required (most often) is an E-2 visa, although one can also teach with an F-5 visa. For ...

First Time Living in Korea -- Dominic Deveau
Korea is for many who live here a unique experience and differs for each individual. There are however, some similarities for many who live in Korea a year or more. Some will take to it like a duck ...

Learn about Korea's Unique Wedding Culture! -- visitkorea
Sanggyeonnye refers to the occasion where the parents and relatives of both of the couples' families meet for the first time to discuss the marriage. It is the first official step towards a ...

What Are South Korea's Main Tourist Attractions And Activites? -- Farazila Abu
Gyeongju Korea’s ancient capital, Gyeongju, is the country’s big must-see, and rates as one of the ten most important ancient cultural cities in the world. In among the shops and markets in the ...

Seoul - South Korea's Soul -- Anne Rivera
Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is by far the country's largest city populated by over 10 million people. Moreover, it is considered the nation's center of culture-a culture that has been ...

Namdaemun Market in Seoul, South Korea -- Christopher Marc Anderson
Namdaemun Market Namdaemun Market is a huge shopping area in Seoul, South Korea. According to the official guide book it is the largest and best general wholesale market in Korea. You can get almost ...

Tourist Attractions in Gyeongju, South Korea -- Christopher Marc Anderson
Korea has many tourist destinations, and Gyeongju has a vast number in a small area. I have listed the main tourist destinations as specified by the official tourist map of Gyeongju. As you can see, ...

Living in Gyeongju, South Korea as an ESL Teacher -- Christopher Marc Anderson
I live in Gyeongju, South Korea. I am an English teacher for a private academy in Korea. In this article I will give you a brief breakdown as to where you can expect to work once you get here in ...

Backpacking Information on South Korea -- Josh Boorman
- Population: 48.2 million (UN, 2005) - Capital: Seoul - Area: 99,313 sq km (38,345 sq miles) - Major language: Korean - Major religions: Buddhism, Christianity - Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 80 ...

Expatriates in Korea - What to Expect -- Danielle L. Ruffin
For those unfamiliar with the term, an expatriate is a person residing in a different country from where he or she is a citizen. The term is more readily referred to skilled professionals sent abroad ...

7 "Must Do" Activities on Jeju Island - The Hawaii of South Korea -- E. Gail Gillespie
Jeju Island is a small island with a warmer climate than the mainland, and beautiful scenery. White sandy beaches washed by turquoise sea surround the coastline. Waterfalls splash into rivers and ...

Hiking Opportunities in Korea -- JessicaAckerman
Hiking is a popular activity in Korea. In fact, it's so popular that there are numerous hiking clubs, with members enjoying weekly outings. If you would like to plan a leisurely hike through the ...

The History of the Korean Language -- JessicaAckerman
The Korean language has a rather interesting history. Up until around the early 1400s, classical Chinese characters, which are known as Hanja in Korea, were generally used to write documents. ...

What kind of tutoring do korean students want -- tutoring
Prefably conversational.

live in a private home in Korea and work as the family's ESL tutor -- tip
Very unusual case I have ever seen. Of course there are numerous Koreans learning English. However, I don't think there are many families that can afford 24hours working worth of salary which ...

Private tutoring in Korea -- comments
i can honestly say, it's all about connections. I went to korea and tutored when i was a sophomore in high school. i worked as a private tutor and in an academy (i taught 3 classes - ages 5 - 10) ...
Re: Private tutoring in Korea -- been doing this
I've been doing this for about 4 years now. Privates on the side that is. Nowadays I get prepaid every month. If they want 3 times per week for an hour each class, I charge 500,000. If they want ...
English tutoring legal in Korea -- tutor
I'm not sure if it's legal to actually teach without a license/degree in Korea, but you're asking if you can do it privately. Millions of college students today tutor high school/junior ...
Re: English tutoring legal in Korea -- tip
teaching private lessons in korea is actually illegal for E series visa holders (teaching visas). ill admit, ive taught private lessons but its something u have to be very careful about (i think u ...
Re: English tutoring legal in Korea -- Private tutoring
Private tutoring is illegal for foreigners in Korea (unless you have a special license and and have a F series visa). Korean citizens can teach legally as long as they have the license. People do it, ...
Re: English tutoring legal in Korea -- work on a tourist visa
It is illegal to come to Korea and work on a tourist visa. You generally have to have a bachelors degree as a min requirement. The TALK program that allows you to teach without one, however you need ...

I need a degree to teach english in korea -- leo
and can I use an online degree, thanks in advance for your replies.
Re: I need a degree to teach english in korea -- tips
Online degrees acceptable? don't know, contact the Korean Embassy/Consulates where you are. Most jobs in Korea require a university degree and they want to see the original diploma and sealed ...

How much to charge for an english lesson in Seoul -- tutor
30,000-35,000 won be ok?
Re: How much to charge for an english lesson in Seoul -- dell
be ready to take 20k won an hr. there is a bunch of English speakers foreigners charging around that...no to metion even a bigger crowd of English speakers Korean ready to charge less.
Re: How much to charge for an english lesson in Seoul -- tutoring
For a tutor who is a native speaker, usually the cheapest possible is about 40,000won/hour. (The range is from about 40,000-70,000won/hour.) Also, just so you know, it is usually illegal for them to ...
How to tutor korean students?? -- joe m
I'm not an english teacher.
Re: How to tutor korean students?? -- choi
take them for a tour of the city ask them to teach you korean watch a movie and talk to them after about it if they like you, they may suggest you to their friends.

university diploma - south Korea teaching English -- jt
You need a 4-year university degree. In the US, a 4-year degree is a BA (or BS). If yours is the equivalent of that, you are fine. It can be in any subject area to get a work permit, though getting a ...

Nature and Korea -- Kevin Jones
So I will likely begin teaching in Korea this fall. I want to see some Korean snakes and other small wildlife (frogs, lizards). Is there any day trips out of Seoul to do this? If not, where should I ...

GnB English Institute - Anyang, S.K. -- Susan
Anyone have experience or knowledge of GnB English Institute in Anyang?

Boryeong Mud Festival is coming! -- EmmaJang
The 13th Mud Festival will be hosted from July 17 ~ July 24, 2010 at Daecheon Beach, Boryeong. This festival has a strong, dynamic image, and around 2 million domestic and international visitors ...

Understanding the Difference Between North and South Korean Cultures -- JessicaAckerman
North and South Korea share a border, but there are many differences between the two countries. If you plan to travel to the area, it is important to understand the specific culture and eco-political ...

Can American civilians visit the bases in S. Korea? -- Shannon
I've been to Korea before, but never made any American military friends. Since there's no jobs in Chicago now, I may have to go back. My question is this: As an American, can I visit an ...
Re: Can American civilians visit the bases in S. Korea? -- alexei
Shannon - I am X navy and have been on many types of basis. Joe is right, but only with respect to the Army. My suggestion is take a trip outside of Seoul and visit an Airforce Base. (Osan i believe ...
Re: Can American civilians visit the bases in S. Korea? -- Joe
Hello Shannon, I saw your question about being able to come onto a US military base while in Korea. You would have to be signed on as a guest by a soldier. Even then you need an ID to enter the PX or ...

Do you have any tips on finding privates in South Korea for extra cash? -- Gozimus
Do any of you have any tips on finding privates in South Korea for extra cash? I was thinking of getting an esl job at a public school which has reg hours everyday: usually 8-4. Then I'll get a ...

spanish in korea -- andrea
anyone can help me about information about where to look for spanish langugage teachers in korea?,,, there is all english! nothing spanish! I am living in asuncion paraguay, southamerica, I do speak ...
Re: spanish in korea -- Turnoi
There is no real demand for native teachers of Spanish - unlike English, French and German, Spanish is not so frequently studied as a foreign language in Korea - a situation that, however, may change ...

Information on bringing my dog to South Korea -- info
What vaccinations do I need to get my dog before going to South Korea Bringing my dog with me to teach ESL in Korea a bad idea Also check this blog: How to get a dog into Korea - ...
Re: Information on bringing my dog to South Korea -- Gozimus
Just make sure and keep an eye on your dog. It will get stolen by a local and used for soup.

Is teaching English in Korea still profitable considering the exchange rate -- choi
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Is the English teaching situation in Korea really as bad as they say for teachers -- choi
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Is CCI/Greenheart Travel teach in Korea legit? -- Natale
I have had the opportunity to hand in a late application to teach in Seoul leaving in 2 months, August 2010. It is pretty rushed, so I wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with this ...

How do you get a job teaching English in Korea -- choi
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When I start teaching english in Korea can I also look for other jobs once I get there -- choi
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How to prepare myself for a south Korea English teaching job phone interview -- choi
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Teaching Korea: What is the difference teaching ESL for different grades (elementary, middle, highschool) -- choi
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Housing arrangements when teaching in Korea -- choi
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How much can I expect to send home every month teaching in Korea -- choi
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Is a university diploma needed for work permit in south Korea teaching English -- choi
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How many sealed transcripts should I order to get a job teaching English in South Korea -- choi
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Teaching in Korea...What if you have to leave before your contract is up -- choi
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Teaching English in Korea - good and bad experiences -- choi
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Teach English in South Korea -- Cloe Guerrero
To all schools in South Korea looking for Foreign teachers: My warmest greetings to all of you! I am a Foreign teacher here in China for 6 years now, and I am proud to say that I am from Baguio City, ...

Teaching in south korea -- jessie
Hi! i'm Jessie from India. I am seeking for the post of an English teacher in South Korea..I have finished my M.A in English and almost about to finish my M.Phil(English). Can anyone suggest a ...

Chung Dahm in South Korea -- madi
Hi, Does anyone have any recent experience with Chung Dahm Institute? I'm waiting to hear from them about getting a job. I'm really hurting financially so money is definitely an issue, and ...
Re: Chung Dahm in South Korea -- Been There
Great benefits, crappy place to work. The pay is nice but they'll work you like a dog. Do you like philosophy? That's what CDI will pretty much make you teach to their kids. They're ...

english -- edward
i am an english teacher in my country where i come from but i will like to secure a job here in korea as an english teacher am very good at teaching. i will like to get a feed back to this as soon as ...
Re: english -- Park
Last I heard only citizens of Canada, US, UK, AUS, NZ and South Africa with a BA degree can apply for a Korean teaching visa (E-2). Please also contact the closest Korean consulate and ask them. ...

Want to teach in Korea and have a family -- Kristen
My husband and I would like to go to Korea. I would like to work, and his mothers side of the family all live in korea, he is half korean. I was wondering if there are any government program that ...
Re: Want to teach in Korea and have a family -- reply
Contact to your local Korean Consulate. Good luck!

Need a good moving company within Seoul. -- Laura Ann
Hello! I'm looking for a good moving company within Seoul to get some furniture from Yeongdongpo to Mokdong. Does anyone know of one in this area or around this area???? Thanks for your time!!! LA

Using Korean Art in Home Décor -- Jessica Ackerman
Traditional Korean art is often used when decorating the home. Traditional techniques including calligraphy, pottery, fabric arts and painting are commonly used. Techniques using natural forms and ...

Information for teachers going to Korea -- tr
Going to Korea tips:

question -- Becky
I am interested in going to korea to teach english. Can I get a teaching job in south korea without a ba or aa, but i am doing online college?
Re: question -- Sun T.
You need a BA. An online college degree, 3 to 4 years may do it. You could also try Taiwan, China and any other country in Asia. Best, Sun T.

Renting apartment in Daegu -- Paul
Hi, My girlfriend and I have recently been offered contracts in Daegu through EPIK but have been told that they cannot provide us with joint accommodation as we are not yet married, nor will they ...
Re: Renting apartment in Daegu -- Shannon
Dude, you are so doing this the hard way. If they won't let you live together because you aren't married, that's positively ridiculous. I've had several friends that lived with their ...

requirement to be a ESL teacher. -- Miss Matsu
hi.. i am the new teacher in my country and graduate from a university in my country in Bachelor of Education in science (biology).i study for 4 years in university in english language.. If i want to ...
Re: requirement to be a ESL teacher. -- Advice
I couldn't help but notice that your screen name says you're a pinoy. That means you're from the Philippines, right? I hate to break it to you, but Koreans are extremely, extremely racist ...
Re: requirement to be a ESL teacher. -- my say
Koreans are NOT racist. There's a bunch of Korean English students studying in the Philippines.

i dont have a BA or a AA but can i have a TESOL certificate can i teach out here in south korea -- Billy Woo
hello everyone i dont have a BA or a AA but i do have a TESOL Certificate is there a way to teach out here in South Korea if so are you able to send me links to some of those sites as well i would ...

Teaching positions -- Lisa
Filipinos are NOT allowed to teach English in Korea UNLESS he/she is on F2 visa (i.e., married to a Korean).
Re: Teaching positions -- Nona
That is NOT true. My collegue is a filipina professor. We teach in the English Department at a 4 year college in Wonju, South Korea. Qualified philippinos have the same visas (E-2, F-1) the rest of ...

Teaching English in Korea -- David Cox
I am proceeeding to teach English to a Korean student over the Internet. They are based in Korea. As a way of knowing how I should pitch my pricing bearing in mind I am pretty qualified native ...

GnB English schools -- Aimee Clegg
Hi, I have recently accepted a job in Gangneung, it is a GnB English school I was wondering if any one had herd about this school or has been there, if they have any information that would be great! ...

Accent Reduction: Secrets of English Pronunciation for Koreans, Part 1 -- Lisa Scott
I am an accent reduction specialist, and I am going to give away some secrets of English pronunciation for Koreans learning English. There are some common mistakes that almost all Koreans make, and ...

The Best Tourist Spots in South Korea -- Pauline Go
The tourism industry in South Korea is an emerging industry and the country is fast becoming one of the hottest destinations to visit in the world. The Korean culture is gaining popularity in the ...

What to bring?!?! + tech Q -- RemyArgo
hey all, Applying for the EPIK 2010 school year and fairly confident i'll get in (knock on wood!) and I'm trying to determine what I'll need to bring. basically, planning in advanced will ...

Is it possible for me to teach English for Koreans? -- Ivan Metternich Augustus
Annyeonghaseyo! My name is Ivan Metternich Augustus. I am 20 years old and now in my 4th year college of studying English major in Language and Literature here in my country. I've gone through ...

Is it possible to teach only for 4 months? -- Jacqueline
Hello, I am an 18 Year old Indonesian girl who's currently stuyding in Melbourne. Things are pretty messed up with my university, and so i got a semester off. I'm thinking to go to Korea to ...

Stairway to Heaven - Famous Korean TV Drama -- Erika Ayala
Did you know that Stairway to Heaven is one of the most successful Korean dramas ever made? It continues to be popular in countries all across Asia most especially the Philippines. The drama was a ...

Why Are Korean Television Dramas So Addicting? -- Erika Ayala
Have you ever wondered what makes Korean dramas so popular among Asians? Why do you think they stay glued to their television sets time and again to watch series after series that seem to follow the ...

Are Singaporeans allowed to teach English in Korea? -- Miss L
Hi all, I am extremely interested in applying to be an English teacher in Korea sometime in the near future but I understand that in order to apply for most teaching positions in Korea, one has to ...
Re: Are Singaporeans allowed to teach English in Korea? -- Alvin
Singapore is an English speaking country. But too bad the Koreans don't recognise that. But it is true many Singaporeans are not native speakers of English though many are. It is a 50-50 thing. ...

I want to teach English in Korea -- Jerremiah
Greetings to Everyone! Hi I am an undergraduate Engineering University Student here in the Philippines. And I am currently working with Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) projects having clients ...

Bringing Your Significant Other? -- Misa
I have a question for anyone who has been able to bring their significant other to Korea. Did they have to exit/enter the country every 90 days or has anyone had luck talking to immigration to allow ...

wants to teach in seoul -- grace antonnette vergara s.
hi my name is gracie...i've been wondering if a filipino esl teacher like me can actually teach english in seoul??? i have a friends who is now in korea and she is teaching english there. could ...

New Visa Law Angers Foreign Teachers Here (South Korea) -- Kang Shin-who - Staff Reporter - koreatimes.co.kr
Foreign teachers are complaining over the government's new immigration law asking them to submit police background checks and medical documents. The reaction came after the Korea Immigration ...

Need 3 BR apartment from September to December -- Birna
Hello and good day. We are three exchange students from Iceland that are looking for an apartment in Seoul. We will arrive August 19th in Seoul and leave again late December. We will be studying at ...

What is teaching like in Seoul for an African American woman? -- Trina
Hi my name is Trina and I recently received a job offer from Seoul. First: Do they usually provide airfare? Are there many Af. American teachers there? Just wondereing before I make my final ...
Re: What is teaching like in Seoul for an African American woman? -- Shannon
They always provide roundtrip airfare. I don't know why the others replied exclusively on you being African American, but be a little more concerned about being a woman. it's still a very ...
Re: What is teaching like in Seoul for an African American woman? -- Charles
Hi, I can't answer your question. But I would very much appreciate it if you keep in touch with me if you go to teach in Korea, or any Asian country. Because I am also an African American who ...
Re: What is teaching like in Seoul for an African American woman? -- Tara Franklin
Hi, What Charles said is not accurate. Asian people do not believe Caucasian people are superior at all. Some people link some Asian people's preference of white skin to the West; but it has more ...

Public School vs. Private Institute (Hagwon) -- Korvia Consulting
Public School vs. Private Institute (Hagwon) Knowing the difference and what it means to you. When considering if the opportunity to come to South Korea to teach English as a second language is right ...

Looking for room to stay from 21June-3Sep (around Sinchon,Ehwa) -- Penny
hi! I'm Penny from Hong Kong. I am going to study in Yonsei KLI from 21/6- 3/9..just about 10 weeks. Becoz of late application to Yonsei KLI,so I can't get a room from the dormitory. My buget ...

English Tutor (also an Indonesian Tutor) -- Dita Utomo
Hi, I am Indonesian native speaker. I had been tutoring English in Indonesia for couple of years before I finally decided to move to Busan on April 2009. I would be glad to give English lesson to ...

A room available in Sinchon -- Lilas
A room is available in 3 bedroom apartment It's only five minute walking distance to Ehwa women's university station. Yonsei university is only 15 minute walking distance. A bus stop is right ...

Private tutoring on a D4 Visa -- Johnnly
Soon I'm going to Korea to learn Korean at an university, for first 6 months i cant get any work permit, so I was wondering if I can somehow, tutor privately people English and German language. I ...

english teacher no degree? -- John
Hi. My name is John Pae. I am a citizen of the United States. I am visiting Korea this summer for about two months. While I am living in Korea, I would like to take a position where I can interact ...

parkenglish.com -- Nika
Is this agency legit. It looks to be so but wondered if anyone has worked with them before.

Contracts -- Kevin
Do you know if a year long contract is required for all Korean language schools, or is it possible to do a 3 month contract or a month to month contract?
Re: Contracts -- Lynette Kim
Kevin, usually it is unlikely to get a teaching position short term except for study tours however, my husband and I have recently opened a language school in Korea and are in the process of ...

Teaching with medical issue? -- Kris
Hello, I am wondering if having Inactive TB that was already treated would prevent me from getting a teaching position in Korea? Even if treated is still shows up on the skin test. I have looked for ...
Re: Teaching with medical issue? -- Jen
If you test positive for the skin test but negative with x-rays it means that you have latent TB, this is actually quite a popular condition. Anyone who has ever been exposed to someone with TB will ...
Re: Teaching with medical issue? -- Sam
Have you tried contacting the Korean Embassies and consulates. Good luck and stay healthy! Sam R.

The History of Korea -- Nancy Eben
The history of Korea stretches from Lower Paleolithic times to the present. The earliest pottery period lead to Neolithic period and then to Bronze Age followed by Gojoseon Kingdom. By 3rd century ...

Some Important Things to be Learn About Seoul -- Nancy Eben
Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, is situated at the bank of Han River. Offering several enticing destinations for the tourists and experiencing glory in different aspects, it has its own world ...

Taking A Tour Of Busan, South Korea -- Wolfgang Jaegel
Busan, also spelled as Pusan, is the second largest city in South Korea, after Seoul. Situated in South Gyeongsang, Busan has a population of nearly eight million people. As the nation's major as ...

South Korea - the Blend of Modern and the Tradition -- Alex Albert
South Korea occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and is between the Yellow Sea and the East Sea. Koreans trace their history back to Gojoseon kingdom in 2333 BC and has seen the ...

Places of Tourists’ Interest to be Visited While on Korea Travel -- Nancy Eben
Korea, an intriguing land of romantic legends, ancient ruins, breathtaking landscape, teeming modern cities and natural wonders, is regularly recording the appreciating number of tourists from all ...

South Korea News latest RSS headlines - South Korea News.Net -- rex
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Some Conspicuous Points For the Use of Travelers, Demarcated on the Map of Korea -- Nancy E Eben
A Korea map clearly shows the division of Korean peninsula into two sovereign countries, North Korea and South Korea. Korean Peninsula, in North East Asia, is separated from China by Amnok River ...

Places of Tourists' Interest to Be Visited While on Korea Travel -- Nancy E Eben
Korea, an intriguing land of romantic legends, ancient ruins, breathtaking landscape, teeming modern cities and natural wonders, is regularly recording the appreciating number of tourists from all ...

korean basic food vocab -- krebekah
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What Teaching in Korea is Teaching Me About Myself -- Melissa
Upon my arrival in South Korea to live and teach for the first time, I started a weekly blog of my experiences. My many loved ones in LA made me promise to do so. They were all excited to see where ...

Cost of living in Seoul -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm considering taking an ESL teaching job in Seoul. This would mean my apartment is payed for by the school. I am trying to ballpark how much it would cost me for utilities and other living ...
Re: Cost of living in Seoul -- TheKoreaGuide
You can also check the link below for a detailed breakup on the cost of living in Seoul, Korea. http://www.thekoreaguide.com/2010/02/25/cost-of-living-in-seoul-korea/

Seoul: Average Cost of Living? Poverty Line -- answers.yahoo.com
I am looking for data so that I can compare a job offer in Seoul and find out how much I will actually "get ahead". What is the average cost of living for Seoul? What is the poverty line? is 2.1m won ...

Teaching in Yeosu South Korea -- Adam
I've recently accepted a position teaching in Yeosu and was wondering if anyone has been there or what they think of it???
Re: Teaching in Yeosu South Korea -- krebekah
A brief tour of my new life in South Korea (Yeosu)

English Words Used in the Korean Language -- Robin Tim Day, B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
An ESL lesson (8+ years but can adjust to all ages). I have been collecting words (see list below) that Koreans have adopted from other languages. It is sort of a mini-vocabulary within their own ...

Do you have any idea how much it cost for an ESL tutorial fee per hour in South Korea -- answers.yahoo.com
Do you have any idea how much...

Pregnant and quitting ESL teaching in Korea... -- answers.yahoo.com
I recently found out i'm pregnant. And I am in Korea, teaching english. I plan to leave after I get paid next month. I have not been working for a long time. But my pregnancy is exhausting me, ...
Re: Pregnant and quitting ESL teaching in Korea... -- ESL Teacher
Legally he can't dock your pay or you can ring up the Department of Labour in Korea and your boss would be subject to a large fine. Even the mention of the "Department of Labour" would scare your ...

Teaching ESL in South Korea?...advice needed? -- answers.yahoo.com
Well, I got an offer to teach in a city called Yeoung Ju. I am wondering if anyone heard of this city and what it's like (not too many have up to this point). I confirmed with a former teacher of ...

Is ESL job in demand in Korea? If so, does it pay well -- answers.yahoo.com
ESL job in demand in Korea

If I wanted to teach ESL in Korea, what advice would you give me -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi I was thinking about teaching in Korea. I have a BA, TESOL cert., and 2 yrs exp at a community college, about 650 hours. Any advice you have would be much appreciated. I am particularly interested ...

Is it advisable to live in a private home in Korea and work as the family's ESL tutor -- answers.yahoo.com
is working visa still necessary??? i will stay with the family for 6 months til 1 year.. is it possible to be a private home tutor (since i will live in their house 24 hrs.) while having a tourist ...

I recently got offered a contract to teach ESL at the following locations in Korea...any advice -- answers.yahoo.com
1. SLP - Anyang City, Pyeonchong 2. Alphabet street -Gangnam, Seoul **Any advice would be helpful since I have never been to Korea and I want to find the best living/working situation - Thank you!!**

How much is the usual pay for an ESL teacher (one-on-one class) in Korea?? per hour?? class duration 6 months. -- answers.yahoo.com
i was invited to teach English in a residential home in Seoul, Korea... How much should i get as payment per hour.. or per day???? private ESL tutor. i'll stay (free food and all) at their house. ...

What do you think will happen to the ESL industry in Korea 10 years from now -- answers.yahoo.com
do you think there will less foreign teachers and more Koreans teaching English

For U.S. citizens, how do you get a criminal record certificate for an E-2 Visa renewal -- answers.yahoo.com
How long does it take? What is it? And how much do you have to pay? I'm in Korea now. Any information will be appreciated.

What is E-2 visa status in Korea -- answers.yahoo.com
E-2 visa

New E-2 Visa qualifications -- answers.yahoo.com
This is more for information for foreigners than a question. I got a bulletin at my university that there will be two more requirements effective Dec. 15, 2007 to extend your E-2 visa. It's only ...

2009 Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) ice festival -- Kyungsu
2009 Hwacheon Sancheoneo(Mountain Trout) ice festival Period ; 10(sat) ~ 27(tue) January, 2009 Venue ; All over Hwacheon Riverside(2Km) in Hwacheon, Gangwon-do, Korea Theme ; Unfrozen Hearts, ...

Korean writing for these four words the words are. love, happiness, strength and hope. -- answers.yahoo.com
i need 4 words written in Korean but i cant find them anywhere or figure out how to write them. could you help me with this? my computer wont display Korean language. the words are love, happiness, ...
Re: Korean writing for these four words the words are. love, happiness, strength and hope. -- RemyArgo
if your lookin for the written word, key - "..." = transliteration ( .... ) = descriptions on how the letter looks/sounds + = part of the same "character" ; = new "character" love - "sarang" - /\ + ...
Re: Korean writing for these four words the words are. love, happiness, strength and hope. -- saadia
Go to this site http://www.worldlingo.com/en/products_services/worldlingo_translator.html Then type the required words and set translate from english to korean.You can view in korean language by ...

Can an American woman move to Korea and marry a Korean man and be happy -- answers.yahoo.com
I met the most wonderful man in college (exchange student from Korea). We instantly became friends & started dating after a few months. I'm in Korea visiting after not seeing him for 7 months. We ...
Re: Can an American woman move to Korea and marry a Korean man and be happy -- Penguin Rico
I am sorry to hear your position. I believe he wants to protect you since he is concerned about potential stress you may have to experience if you would live in Korea. Living korea is very differnt ...

If you are an ESL teacher in South Korea how much do you charge for private lessons -- answers.yahoo.com
Outside the classroom if I am approached by a parent should I charge 20,000 won an hour for private lessons. If you are an ESL teacher was is a good price range to charge? I plan on making some money ...

Re: Wonderland-Jung gu sung dong -- Liz
Wonderland is not for everybody. I taught at a Wonderland in 2006/07 and enjoyed my time there. The money wasn't great but it was my first job in Korea. The good thing I found was everything was ...

Teaching English in South Korea, where to start? -- Bex
Hi Im 24 and have just completed my masters in Fine art in my home country New Zealand. I would really like to travel and think teaching english would be a great way to fiance my adventure as well as ...
Re: Teaching English in South Korea, where to start? -- Liz
Hi Bex If you want to teach in Korea I wouldn't worry about a CELTA. Many schools will take you regardless. However, if you wanna go on somewhere else after this you might want to look in to it. ...

Teaching in Korea - Advice For Teachers Going Abroad -- Lisa Jenkins
Teach abroad and explore new cultures, foods, and languages. Watch how you blossom and feel your senses heighten while discovering a new world outside of home. Traveling and working abroad can always ...

Living in Korea - A-Z Work Abroad Survival Tips -- Lisa Jenkins
Teaching conversational English in Asia is a popular work abroad option for recent college graduates. Most take on these jobs for six months to a year, and enjoy the opportunity to learn another ...

Suncheon City, South Korea -- Mark Eaton
The relatively long journey to Suncheon, Jolla Namdo, South Korea seemed so common and uneventful that I wondered if I had taken this path previously. Alas, only in my dreams did I. The half day ...

Compare And Contrast (Teaching in Korea) -- Mark Eaton
After the last bell announced the end of school at 2100 hours on Friday night, I walked down the steps of the entrance to the school smack into the street to follow my usual route to the apartment. ...

Clinic For Foreigners (Teaching in Korea) -- Mark Eaton
Machismo......more than a motto for no small number of males anywhere in the Americas. That ruggedness and masculinity was cut asunder when I developed my first ever sinus infection. It's just ...

Enjoy Your Trip to Korea With Comfortable Accommodation at Hotels in Korea -- Nancy E Eben
Korea, one of the oldest continuous civilizations, has a distinct cultural identity that cannot be absorbed by its larger neighboring countries. Music, crafts, ceramics and painting form a group of ...

Teaching English in Korea -- Sarah Fauset
Teaching English in South Korea is an amazing experience. There is definitely a reason why thousands of university graduates flock to teach English in South Korea year after year. Korea has become ...

Baby, my pet female Green Iguana in South Korea -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd
I kept her in apartments in South Korea while I was teaching there. These iguanas are sometimes all grey, and with black stripes for camouflage and patches of white. They can change colour a bit like ...

Options for me to get back to Korea? -- Ray
I found this site via a google search, so hopefully someone can help me out. I just finished a 3-month charity stint in Seoul, and I have completely fallen in love with Korea. The food, the people, ...
Re: Options for me to get back to Korea? -- won
You need a degree, maybe an internet 3 year degree fron a good internet university will be enough. bye, won

Going with family with small children -- chloe
Hi I am really keen to teach in South Korea and would appreciate advice. I have a family including a husbnd and 2 children (8 and 4). Where would be the most appropriate part of South Korea to go ...
Re: Going with family with small children -- jo
go south, stay away from the big cities. try small towns. a salary around 2.4 million won and housing allowance should ok for you and family.

Types of degrees accepted to teach in Korea -- curiouschick
Hello. I am interested in teaching English in Korea. I am currently enrolled in college, but also hold a Bachelors Degree from a "life Experience" college. Is that type of Bachelors degree accepted ...

Teaching in S. Korea -- Patrick
Is it possible to get a job teaching ESL in South Korea with-out a Bachelors Degree? I only ask because my girlfriend wants to do this to pay off here student loan and I don't have a degree, just ...
Re: Teaching in S. Korea -- park
No, you need a degree, but you can teach privately. Good luck to both of you.

Hangul -- info
Hangul (pronounced /ˈhɑːŋɡʊl/, or Korean [haːnɡɯl] (help·info)) is the native alphabet of the Korean language, as distinguished from the logographic ...

Korean Business Cards Are A Must -- Wayne Hemrick
If you are planning on doing business in Korea, you’ll find that many aspects that are similar to doing business in other Asian countries such as Vietnam, China and Japan – and other aspects that ...

Is teaching English challenging in Korea? -- Mistina Thomson
"A lot of people have said that Korea is one of the toughest places on Earth where you should be employed teaching English. When I hear this from teachers who have returned from Korea, I start ...

How is EFL Teaching perceived in Korea? -- Mistina Thomson
Apart from their history, Korea has a lot to boast about. Of all the countries, Korea is one country that boasts of an abundance of natural resources. Most importantly, it is their technically ...

SCUBA Diving in Korea -- Lorne
Hi everyone, Just wanted to let everyone know about a great adventure in Korea. Just finished my open water course and will keep taking courses. I was originally going to take the course in ...

Partner -- bronwynn
Hi I am currently teaching in korea, and would like to know if it is possible for my partner to come and visit me here. What would the procedures be if any? Do I need to tell my director? Thanks

Drug Testing -- MIA
I understand that when first entering the program once you go to korea that a drug examination is done to you. I understand also that the exam is hair sampel analysis. What I would Like to know is ...

teaching in korea -- myra
hi, im having my TEFL online study now about to finish in May, as i am also waiting for my spousal visa to be approve same month. how can i apply a teaching job in Korea while im still here in the ...

Serviced Apartments -- mrsj
I am supposed to be coming to Korea next week. I got a teaching job there, but it does not come with housing, just housing allowance. So I need to find my own place. I made reservations at ...

How to Teach English to Korean Students -- Anne Semana
While waiting for my nursing board exam results, I applied for a job as an ESL (English as Second Language) tutor for Korean students. They came here to the Philippines while they were in their ...
Re: How to Teach English to Korean Students -- arvee bautista
hi anne, i am planning to apply as an english teacher for koreans. I am very much interested with that kind of work. I am also a nursing graduate and would just like to venture on the field of ...

health statement question for E-2 visa -- Rdot
hi guys, I am filling out my health statement, and came across the narcotics question. The question reads: "have you ever tried narcotics or been addicted to alcohol" I have tried marijuana, but am ...
Re: health statement question for E-2 visa -- WriteHer2
I don't know if it is better or worse now, but don't expect the same legal processes as in the US or UK. Don't expect to get a phone call. A friend is married to a Korean woman. Out of ...
Re: health statement question for E-2 visa -- smarterthanIlook
Pot is not a narcotic
Re: health statement question for E-2 visa -- Pusan T
You're right. Korea has zero tolerance for pot and foreign smokers. Better to fess up now if you have any previous registered conviction (misdemeanor or bigger), you don't want to be waiting ...

Teaching ESL in Korea -- Galimjon
Hi, Kevin, how are you. I ran into your movies in the Internet and decided to ask you this question. First, that's great that you did it. I also would like to do that, i mean, teach English ...

Bringing Spouse Along -- minou
I really want to go teach in South Korea and have all the required qualifications. I know I can bring my pet, but how can I bring my spouse? I know that many companies will not provide housing for ...
Re: Bringing Spouse Along -- korea visa
Yes, if you have a e-2 visa (English teaching visa), your spouse can enter korea with you and be given a f3 visa. The f3 visa does not allow your spouse to work, just staying with you during the time ...

translation help -- dianalyn07
Is there a korean word "gaan" if there is one what does it mean in english?
Re: translation help -- someone
typically that means "liver" but without the korean spelling i am not sure.

Is Teaching English Challenging In Korea? -- Mistina Thomson
"A lot of people have said that Korea is one of the toughest places on Earth where you should be employed teaching English. When I hear this from teachers who have returned from Korea, I start ...

Teachers In Korea -- Craig White
Korea is a geographic area, civilization and a former state situated in East Asia. The Korean peninsula is divided into two parts and countries - North Korea and South Korea. Today’s school system ...

Re: Beware of Storytel in Mokpo - ESL in Korea -- Helen
You will notice that a female responded to this incident, and not the male who was directly involved. Beware of StoryTel in MokPo. Her husband is a violent offender, and she is violent with the ...

2008 Sancheoneo(Mountain Trout) Ice Festival -- Nara
Period: The entire month of January every year Venue: Hwacheongang River and 5 Villages in Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea Theme: Unfrozen Hearts, Unforgettable Memories Hosted by Hwacheon-gun ...

Incheon -- Michelle
Im moving from Ireland to Incheon next week to teach English, I'm really excited and although I've heard lots about Seoul I havent heard much about Incheon has anyone been there before??
Re: Incheon -- Sam
It is an hour (or a bit more) from Incheon to Seoul, there is also a subway line, living is a bit more affordable than Seoul, lots of night clubs, nice quiet places to relax. If you have an open mind ...
Re: Incheon -- chuck
if you feel like having a local friend or two would help u settle down there. check out hanlingo.com. it's language exchange community but, you can start from it.

South Korea Travel Guide- Seoul for the Novice Traveler -- Paul Symonds
Seoul is the capital and largest city of South Korea, east of Inchon in the northwest part of the country. Founded in the 14th century, Seoul has been capital of South Korea since 1946. The city was ...

5 Top Reasons to Visit South Korea -- Russ Pooley
Probably not top of everybody's must see travel destinations, but perhaps it should be. South Korea is a fascinating country with plenty to offer. Here are five reasons to go. Amusement Parks It ...

Become one of the English Teachers in Korea -- Ron V Edwards
Demand is growing for English teacher jobs, and one of the places where demand is high is in Korea. But what should you expect as one of the English teachers in Korea? 1.Website placement – It is ...

I am going to Korea to teach English, should I bring my laptop to Korea -- answers.yahoo.com
I just brought a new laptop a couple months ago. Will they allow it through the security

getting ready for teaching english in korea, should i bring my snowboard? -- theirishlion
i will be leaving soon to teach in korea (1st timer) should i bring my snowboard, or are there good boards to rent?

Korean words -- answers.yahoo.com
can someone give me some korean words plz? and is yes, yeh and no ah ni o?

How do you write these words in Korean -- answers.yahoo.com
I hear these Korean words pronounced like: (daa, kraa, arrows-so) for the meaning of "yes, ok, sure" but the words i got for it in dictionary doesn't pronounce like what i typed above, for ...

ESL Jobs in Korea -- Sa
Updated daily:

Derek Teaches Korea -- foodu
Derek's special program for Teaching english to Korean kids .
Re: Derek Teaches Korea -- Halfpint
Derek your the best teacher! That was so cute and your students really do speak English really well. I wonder if your still in South Korea.

My Korean students dance in my ESL class -- eslgateways
This video was taken in S.Korea .

Traditional Korean Games -- merrilec
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Super Junior's English lesson [English subs] Absolutely hilarious!! -- pandagopoof
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Re: Super Junior's English lesson [English subs] Absolutely hilarious!! -- Halfpint
Great show! Keep on learning guys, your doing great!

Teaching in Korea – Big City or Small City??? -- Joey Bennett
When you ask most people who are from the western hemisphere what they know about Korea, the answer is most likely, “Not too much”; ironically enough, this is pretty much the same response you ...

How come Korean people don't have a full Korean language? -- answers.yahoo.com
Korean is so weird. Did you know that half of the Korean language is in English?? I asked my friends or people from Korea how to say these words in Korean and it is exactly the same as English. ...

Common korean words to speak? -- answers.yahoo.com
GHow to learn some common words( Like when, where, what,howmuch, bill, thank you etc..) in korean language to speak to localites.

Does anyone know the Korean consulate in fukuoka japan -- answers.yahoo.com

I have a passport do i need a visa to travel to south korea? -- answers.yahoo.com

Can i take perfum with me travel to go korea? -- answers.yahoo.com

How much is the maximum amount of dollars can I bring if I travel to South Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
Maximum amount allowed to bring during travel to south korea?

If I am to teach English in Korea, what would I need above and beyond a passport? Some kind of Work Visa? -- Sa

Cosidering to teach English in Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am currently single. I am certified teach English as 2nd language. I've witnessed my friends who've been to Korea and got treated EXTREMELY WELL by a huge number of Korean girls (of legal ...
Perhaps learn about the culture and history first -- Peter
Hey, I suggest that first of all, you spend some time learning about the cultures and history of East and Southeast Asia. This region has been exploited terribly by imperialist superior minded ...

Can you teach in korea with a criminal background from many years ago? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm half korean and I want to teach in Korea. But about 10 years ago I did some stupid stuff. Will I still be able to work there or should I find a different job profession in korea?
Questions about Korea -- India
Hi, I am an African American female. I was wondering if anyone could give me advice about work and travel in Korea? I am considering taking a job with a school that has a website www.hankuls.com. I ...
Re: Questions about Korea -- real
Speak to a few of thier ESL non Korean teachers first \-|"> \-|">

Going to Seoul and Daegu in South Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
Interested in a nice hotel. We then will be going to Daegu and need a hotel there too.Any suggestions on resturants or sight seeing wiill be appreciated

Where to buy books in English in Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
I would like to buy Lonely Planet and some other books in Enlgish. Right now I am in a city called Daegu, Korea. Is there any online bookstore (in Korea) in Enlglish?

Where can I find cheap flights from Seoul, South Korea to Taegu, South Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
What is the distance between Seoul and Taegu, or Daegu?

How can I find apartments in daegu korea? -- answers.yahoo.com

Traveling from Suwon to bucheon/seoul? -- answers.yahoo.com

I'm going to Seoul and then Jeju for vacation later in November. Will I need to rent a car? -- answers.yahoo.com
Maybe not in Seoul, but is it possible to get around effectively in Jeju without a car?

English travel agencies in Seoul? -- answers.yahoo.com
we're living in Seoul right now and are having difficulty finding reliable travel agents that speak English- any advice?

Nice dance place in Seoul? -- answers.yahoo.com
- been to seoul and a friend is going, she asked me if there is any dance place for mature adults, i told her places like hongdae but she say its more for young people, and she is like in her ...

Thai Food restaurant in Seoul? -- answers.yahoo.com
Where's a good Thai food restaurant in Seoul?

What is the best (and cheapest) way to travel from Seoul to China (Shanghai - Beijing)? -- answers.yahoo.com

Need advice visitng Seoul.? -- answers.yahoo.com

Has anyone visited Seoul, Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com

Housing in seoul in south-korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi~ How can i find information? i wanna flat. plz tell me. thank you. from seoul in south korea

Lost in Seoul, Korea. What's a great way to make friends here? -- answers.yahoo.com
I arrived in Seoul 4 weeks ago and I must admit I was overwhelmed by many aspects of Korean society. I am quite bored and lonely here.

Living in Seoul? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm thinking of going to Seoul to teach English for a while and I'm just wondering what renting costs are like. The job I'm looking into pays 2.4 million won per month. Is that a fair ...

Temperature in SEOUL & JEJU ISLAND? -- answers.yahoo.com
WATS THE TEMPERATURE IN DEGREE CELCIUS LIKE IN SEOUL AND JEJU ISLAND ARD 15MAY TO 25 MAY? WILL I BE IN TIME TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL SPRING FLOWER BLOOMING SEASON? WHAT IS THE MUST BUY ITEM IF IM ...

Go to seoul? -- answers.yahoo.com

USFemale Visiting Seoul, Korea- seeking advice,help, info. about the culture, etiquette, traditions, customs? -- answers.yahoo.com
Female US citizen visiting Seoul for first time. Looking for info, about etiqutte, appropriate behavior, customs, how to dress/what to wear, traditions, costs of items, safety, dos and don'ts... ...

Rent a house in seoul, korea.? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am looking for a house in seoul, korea. how can I rent house in seoul? how can I find information about that?

English speaker going to Seoul (and speaking Korean?). . .? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm going to Seoul this summer with a Korean friend. We'll be staying with her family for a few weeks. I've been studying Korean for the last eight months, and can speak, read, and write ...

Explore seoul in 15 days? -- answers.yahoo.com
I want to explore seoul in 15 days from july 1st to july 15th. can some1 tel me wat i shud do.. pls give in d format Day 1 Day 2... etc... thanks i hope you will make ma trip an enjoyable 1

Seoul weather? -- answers.yahoo.com
What's the best month to visit Seoul wherein the weather is not too cold nor too hot?

SEOUL or TOKYO? -- answers.yahoo.com
Im looking to take a language course in either Seoul or Tokyo. I know they're totally different, but which one would you all recommend and why?

6 hours in Seoul where to visit? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'll fly back from USA to China. I have 6 hours in Seoul to chang ariplane. In the 6 hours where and what can I visit and do in Seoul in such a short time. Thank you.

Seoul, korea...are the foods there expensive or cheap? -- answers.yahoo.com
pls tell me about seoul, korea..my hubby is a nurse and he is taking his U.S. license exam there this coming May ..he's worried about food, about the place..pls help..

Sight seeing in Seoul, Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi, my husband is flying to Seoul on business for two weeks. Any recommendations as to sight seeing while he is there? Do they speak English in Seoul? Thanks!

Seoul Hotels? -- answers.yahoo.com
Would be nice if anyone can recommend me a good hotel in Seoul. I'll be visiting there soon, but havent booked a hotel yet. Thanks in advance.

Seoul anyone?? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm heading to Seoul, South Korea in two months. I will be there for 3 1/2 weeks. Any suggestions as to what I should see/do while there? (beside have fun and study)

Seoul clubs???? -- answers.yahoo.com
What is your favorite club in seoul

Seoul in one day? -- answers.yahoo.com
If I am going to Seoul for just one day. What are the most important things that I should do? I am going like next week

Best nightlife in Seoul? -- answers.yahoo.com
I have an overnight stopover in Seoul on January 18. Where would be the best places to go to soak up the Seoul nightlife? I don't mean just clubs and bars, but any spots in Seoul worth seeing at ...

What you guys think about Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm Korean, Koreans Really loves to talk to foreigner. But I think many UK guys hate Korea because Its Asia. or friend of North Korea. And don't care about Korea at all! When I signed up this ...
Re: What you guys think about Korea? -- Turnoi
Well, I hope you have an opportunity to travel to and visit the UK one day and see how people really are over there. I do not think that they hate Korea or South Korea. Would you please differentiate ...
Re: What you guys think about Korea? -- Rebecca
I'm from the UK. It saddens me to think that all of the UK hate SK. We don't.. In every country there are people who are bad mannered and rude. It seems that you have come in contact with the ...

What is teaching English in Incheon, South Korea like? -- answers.yahoo.com
The people, the food, the traffic, the cost of living, the entertainment industry, possibility to meet Korean girls, etc.

Anyone been yo Jeonju? What is it like? Also what is the average cost of broadband Internet p/month -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm heading to Jeonju to live for the next year.

Pusan S Korea on a lease.I am looking for cheap studio or one bedroom, what cost per month -- answers.yahoo.com
I am a retired americam living on 1,239 american dollars a month and I want to be near my girlfriend if she wants me there, but who knows that is another story.Secondly I hear it cost 2,500 to 9,000 ...

For a single American expat in South Korea, how much would she needs on a monthly basis? -- answers.yahoo.com
How much salary does an expat worker usually receive from Pfizer Korea? What are the living conditions: the transportation system, security (i,e. crime, terrorism etc.), the expatriate community, the ...

Pl. tell me cost of living in dollars (except accomodation cost )for single person in seoul (korea) -- answers.yahoo.com

Pusan S Korea what is it like living there ? Do they like Americans ? Is it safe ? Cost of living -- answers.yahoo.com

Compare living costs ,korea/philippines/malays... -- answers.yahoo.com

What is the cost of living in Japan or Korea in comparison to the US? -- answers.yahoo.com
Re: What is the cost of living in Japan or Korea in comparison to the US? -- john
There is a Japan cost of living community that contains some great local cost knowledge at: http://www.earthcosts.com/japan/

Wats the cost of living in daegu in korea for two months? -- answers.yahoo.com
pls give me full details and the cheapest city to be in or villages

What's the living cost of South Korea per year,If I want to study there? -- answers.yahoo.com

How much is the average cost of living in South Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
How much is the average cost of living South Korean port city of Busan. for a family from 2 adults and one child. Thanks Additional Details How much is the average cost of living South Korean port ...

Any idea on the cost of living in Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
I would be working on some projects with Samsung for about two yrs .Just can any one help on the cost of leaving and accommadation .I would be located in Geoje where samsung heavy industries is .

How many days will it take for an american to have their e2 korean visa processed in hong kong? -- answers.yahoo.com
i'm an american living in china and the closest korean consulate is in hong kong. my flight to korea departs on 4/4/07 in the morning from hong kong. i have all the necessary documents for an e2 ...

I want to teach English in S. Korea. Do I need to get a teacher's certificate for teaching English? -- answers.yahoo.com
If anyone has had the opportunity of teaching English in any other country could you please share your experience? Also, if you could say if you received a certificate from a school or someplace, how ...
Re: I want to teach English in S. Korea. Do I need to get a teacher's certificate for teaching English? -- sun
You need a degree.

How do you get a teaching visa in korea? -- answers.yahoo.com

I am planning on teaching in South Korea, would you recommend Public schools over private? -- answers.yahoo.com
I hear that the contracts are much more reliable. I would like to hear some experiences.
Re: I am planning on teaching in South Korea, would you recommend Public schools over private? -- Vinesh
Definetly public schools cos the contracts are rock solid. Forget about a higher salary if you're gonna teach in Korea for the first time. A rock solid contract is what you want.

I'm a Canadian teaching in S. Korea. now that the North has gone nuclear 5 hours ago should I leave -- answers.yahoo.com
I live about 500 kms from the site and i just was wondering what others would do in my shoes. if you dont mind can you tell me where you are when you answer thanks.

Tell me about teaching in South Korea? What should I know? -- answers.yahoo.com
I have recently accepted a position in Gunpo, Korea and I am wondering if anyone can tell me more about the area.

I'm in South Korea, teaching ESL. I'm looking for places to visit on a budget...? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm north of Seoul and want to explore this country, without spending a ton. Any suggestions?

I'm thinking about teaching English in Japan, S. Korea, or Spain, any suggestions? -- answers.yahoo.com
I have a degree but not a teaching certificate. S. Korea and Japan pay the most, but I would kind of like to learn Spanish.

Anyone with Teaching Experience in South Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am thinking of teaching English in Korea in a few months time, but still have my doubts because of the huge difference in culture and the horror stories that i have seen about teachers not being ...

Being married and teaching english in korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm curious to know what the details would be if I were to teach english in korea while being married. I know that the teaching contract is a year, however what would the deal be with being ...

Teaching in south korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
has anyone taught at a CDI HOldings School in south korea? if you have what are the working conditions? Do they have a good reputation? a little information about that company would be appreciated. ...

Teaching in Korea - A few questions for anybody who has ever taught or lived there.? -- answers.yahoo.com

Bookstore in Seoul? -- answers.yahoo.com

How to listen Korean songs online? -- answers.yahoo.com

School in Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com

Do you have any advice for a Western exchange student getting married to a Korean girl -- answers.yahoo.com

Why Aren't Korean ATM Machines Open 24 Hours? -- answers.yahoo.com

Living in Korea? -- answers.yahoo.com

Teaching in Korea - A few questions -- answers.yahoo.com

Teaching about Korea - Resources for Teachers -- Michael G.
http://www.kimsoft.com/korea/eyewit.htm An eye witness account of the history of Korea by a Korean from 1930 to 1955. Photos and excerpts from recently declassified US, Chinese and Russian secret ...

Re: students in seoul learning english with all their senses -- Jessica
That is adorable! I'm amazed that all of your students had such concentration - especially at their young ages.

South Korean Business - An Introduction To Business In Seoul -- Paul Symonds
Seoul, as the capital city of South Korea, is a growing and strong economic area, and now one of the main trading posts in Asia. Korean people have a very traditional business culture and practices ...

10 Reasons To Visit South Korea -- Paul Symonds
South Korea is a very interesting country, which I recommend visiting for a series of reasons. Below ten reasons to visit Seoul and South Korea. 1. Korean food - even though Korean food has some ...

Let's Learn Korean -- unw4nt3d

People from all over the world coming to learn Korean -- taesoon84

South Korea School Uniform Collection ver.1 -- mystyle250

Fast Food in South Korea -- djgukfan

Exploring South Korea-food hunting-Hot pot & Stone bowl rice -- wen88888

Seoul Survivor - A Korean Experience (by a female English teacher) -- seasson
Re: Seoul Survivor - A Korean Experience (by a female English teacher) -- Tom
You can't legally teach English in Korea unless you have a 4-year degree. That is immigration's policy. Trust me though, if immigration didn't require it, you could have definitely gotten ...

Learn Korean Alphabet: Hangul Rap -- GenkiJapanNet

Teaching English In South Korea -- Paul Selibio
In an era wherein globalization is more important than technology itself, communication is a goal. The English language is used today by most European nations, Australia, North America, as well as ...
ATC agency in South Korea -- Sarah
Hi there, Please could anyone let me know if they have had any dealings with ATC whilst looking for work in South Korea?

Top 10 Korean Films In the 21st Century -- Anthony Chatfield
The small sphere of cinema fans plugged into the World Cinema know something of the new and surprisingly good works coming out of up and coming nations like South Korea every year. As one of the ...

Women Of Korea Are So Appealing -- Kum Martin
The women of Korea often get quite a bad reputation. They are very ethnic looking, like the beauties of the rest of Asia, however they are often seen as being less appealing in general. The bad rap ...
Re: Women Of Korea Are So Appealing -- jerseygirl
Hahahahahaha....you are soooo not funny. Get a life and stop dreaming. Korean women won't even look at an ignorant fool such as yourself.
Re: Women Of Korea Are So Appealing -- not impressed
kum martin. you are an ignorant fool to post such comments. there are many korean women that fit the description you believe to be true for all. but there are also many, many more intelligent and ...

Shopping in Seoul, Korea -- Marilyn Chew
Surrounded by mountains, Seoul is a vibrant and fascinating city with a population of about 10 million. With more than a million registered motor vehicles and dominated by skyscrapers and multi-lane ...

South Korea: Advanced Yet Traditional -- Gagan Makin
A country located in East Asia, South Korea is result of dramatic split-up of Korea in the fifties. North Korea flanks this one of the richest countries in this region. The world has seen an immense ...

Re: Let's Speak Korean - Episode 1 - Video -- Victoria Clair
I've just listened to the first lesson. This is wonderful!!! I've been here for six months and am embarrassed to say that I've learned very little Korean. I think your video lessons will ...

Survival Korean for ESL Teachers -- Robin Tim Day, B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
Essential Classroom Commands/Words for ESL Teachers in Korea Students are motivated by fun and it is the most important ingredient in a successful class. These expressions will help a new teacher a ...
Re: Survival Korean for ESL Teachers -- Victoria Clair
I really liked this list. Thank you for putting it together. However, I do have a question. When I was at the ESL teacher's week-long orientation that was put together by the province office, we ...
Re: Survival Korean for ESL Teachers -- john
Hi, They shouldnt translate too much for you. But it would be un pc for you to complain about it. Learning Korena is useful in the classroom when the students have to teach you some word meaning etc. ...
Re: Survival Korean for ESL Teachers -- Alex
27. Annie-yo-ga-say-yo - Goodbye (when you leave. Ga means go, very useful). Hello and goodbye can both be contracted to anyong. Very good idea. Ilike the simple phrases that you've used for ...

Korean Culture: Every Day Tasks in Seoul, South Korea -- Paul Symonds
It can sometimes be a little confusing, when you try to take care of every day tasks in a new country for the first time. Even visiting a bank or going to a post office can become a major task, when ...

South Korean Culture: The funny and sometimes unusual side of Korea -- Paul Symonds
Toilets in London, U.K. Why is "toilet" written on all of the buildings in London? That was the question put to me by one of my students and I was unable to answer the question, because I have lived ...

Kimchi - A Zesty Korean Staple -- Robert Kibodeaux
Kimchi is part of the international family of pickled vegetables. It is similar to the sauerkraut of Germany, the paocai of China, the tsukemono of japan, the achar of India, and the pickles of other ...

Homogeneity and Teaching in Seoul, South Korea (Corea) *Picture* -- Paul Symonds
One thing that you immediately notice as a Westerner in Korea, in the first few hours in fact, is how homogenous Korea is: there are very few white people. For the first time in my life, I felt very ...

Supermarkets, Kimchi and Tea: Spending Time in Seoul, South Korea *Picture* -- Paul Symonds
Before talking more about Kimchi, which I am sure most Koreans have looked for in the index of this book (before considering if this book was worth buying) let's talk first talk about ...

Living in Seoul, South Korea: Food, Kangnam Living and Ingenious Ideas *Picture* -- Paul Symonds
After only one month in South Korea as a Westerner, things already seemed a mismatch of the ingenuous and the illogical. One minute you will be blown away and pleasantly surprised by something and ...

Welcome English school -- Beau du Bois
At the moment im applying for teaching jobs in South Korea. I got a reply for a school called "Welcome English school" in Beon-dong, Gangbuk-gu,Seoul. I know there are many dodgy schools out there so ...

Top Language School and visa -- Cassidy
I was offered a job in Jeonju at Top Language School...when I google it, I get all of one hit on one message board (a positive review). Anyone know anything about the school? Is it even a real school ...
Top Language School -- Lynne
Hi Cassidy! I don't know how long ago you wrote this message. (I was looking for a date but couldn't find one.) My experience with Top Language in Jeonju was awful and I'm guessing that ...
Re: Top Language School -- James
I stayed with Top for three years and was offered a fourth. A death in the family was one reason for passing on year four. Not wanting to spend another winter getting around on my beloved motorcycle ...
Re: Top Language School -- Jeff
Things must have changed since 96-98. Mr. Lee (the owner at that time) always paid on time and what the contract said he should. The houses were good as were the teachers. Jeff
Asian teachers in Korea -- xiphoid
i have been teaching here in China for almost 2 years and felt a sudden change of interest from the university level to a kindergarten in South Korea. is it possible to convert a tourist entry into a ...
Re: Asian teachers in Korea -- David
It isn't possible to convert the visa while in Korea. The school you'd be working for would have to sponsor you and then you take that paperwork out of the country (usually Japan) and get the ...

Resume: mentioning Japan? -- Joshua Shapero
Hey, I'm about to write a resume to send to apply for an ESL job in Korea. Two years ago I studied abroad for 10 months in Tokyo and I was wondering if there would be any reason to leave this off ...
Japan/Korea, it makes no diference if.. -- Brian
you are a native English speaker.
Its fine... -- Kobechan
Hi, I have just secured a Public school job in south Korea and in my resume I mentioned that I worked and lived in Japan for 3 years... and one of my referees was my supervisor from Japan. SO ...

find a school in Daegu -- rania
Hi, I am looking for a school/college here in Taegu that offers to teach Hangul(Korean language) to foreigners,

I'm Glad I'm Not in Love in South Korea -- Cheryl Lockhart
I'M GLAD I'M NOT IN LOVE IN SOUTH KOREA My birthday falls on February 17th so I've never been all that excited about Valentine's Day, preferring instead a day that's all about me! ...

South Korea : The Three Plentiful in Jeju Island – the Wind, the Women and the Rocks -- Geraldine Tan
In the recent years, South Korea has become a popular travel destination for many Singaporeans. We decided to give Korea a try after hearing praises about this “Land of the Morning Calm”. Well, I ...
Black English Teachers?? -- val
Okay.. so I've been talking to alot of recruiters and this guy told me today that I would have a hard job finding a job in bigger cities because schools preferred caucasian teacher.. the parents ...

Shopping in South Korea: What You Can Consider Buying -- Geraldine Tan
We were extremely excited when we touched down at the Incheon International Airport. I had done lots of research on South Korea and brought with me the shopping list that I had prepared earlier. No ...

9 Things You Absolutely Must Know Before Deciding to Teach in Korea -- Jason Cresswell
If you’re considering teaching ESL in South Korea, there are a few things that you should know before making your decision. It’s sometimes difficult to get accurate information. I will sum up ...
Comments on Jason's assessment of Teaching in Korea -- Bill Callaway
Jason, If you didn't have a few intelligent things to say in your entry, I would have to accuse you of opining like a sanctimonious pile. First off, the 'complainers' as you have put it, ...

South Korea News (updated continuously) -- seoulnews.net
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English Schools in Korea (free list) -- Sa
English Schools in Korea

Get Intimate With Asia: Travel To Korea -- Frank Johnson
South Korea is one of the smaller nations in Asia, with a size comparable to the state of Indiana. What it lacks in size it makes up for in abundant culture, turbulent history, exquisite cuisine and ...

The Korean Consulate General in Fukuoka/Japan. Applying for a E2 visa -- Joe
The Korean Consulate General in Fukuoka city is located at 1-1-3 Jigyohama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810, on Yokatopia-dori Avenue about 500 meters south of the Fukuoka Dome. The telephone number is ...

Living in Korea - Visas for Americans to Korea -- Joe
American Citizens with valid U.S. passports may enter Korea for a period of 30 days without a visa (arrival day counts as day number one). All foreigners who stay in Korea more than 90 days must ...

Teaching English - Types Of ESL Positions Available In Korea -- Joe
Most English teachers work in language institutes ("hakwon" in Korean). There are, however, positions available in several types of institutions private foreign language institutes (hakwons) ...

Visa Requirements for Your New Korean Spouse -- Joe
Which visa your new spouse will need to enter the U.S. depends primarily on why s/he is traveling to America. In almost all cases, the spouse of an American citizen needs an immigrant visa (also ...

Requirements for an American to Marry in Korea -- Joe
The documents listed below are required by the Korean government, as you will be married under the laws of Korea. These documents essentially replace the Family Census Registry that a Korean citizen ...

Do You Want To Meet A Korean Girl? -- Dao Jones
Well, I met this Korean Girl maybe a year ago at a party in New Jersey where there were a lot of students from New York University. A friend at work told me about her because I was talking about how ...

Women's Rugby in Seoul -- Allison Locke
Women's Rugby You've been waiting 10 minutes for the subway, the line behind you is growing and slowly pushing you towards the edge. Then the train suddenly arrives and wait - you're no ...
Nice idea! Go Renegades -- Al
Hi Allison, Do you know any rugby teams in Korea for men (teachers)? Also, I keep hearing of incidents between english teachers and young korean. Do you recommend Seoul to teach? Do you know of any ...
No incidents in korea, well not many -- McBride
Just like any other big city in the world - you better worry about the high cost of living in seoul and the little paid english teachers get. M.

Getting Married in Korea -- Joe
While consular officers at the Embassy are not authorized to perform marriages, they can assist U.S. citizens with the paperwork necessary for a legal marriage in Korea. A common misunderstanding is ...
Re: Getting Married in Korea -- Steven
Hi, I am getting married in Korea on July 31st, 2008. I'm an American citizen and I have NEVER been married before. Do I need some type of paperwork to prove that I have never been married ...

S. Korea: Wildflowers on the top of Cheju Island & Origin of the Cheju People -- Robin Day B.Sc. MSc. B.Ed.
Diapensia on Cheju Island, South Korea....... and Musings on Origins Well north of Okinawa and 270 km south of the Democratic Republic of Korea (South Korea) is the roughly oval and largely volcanic ...

Discussion Forum -- Sa
Updated daily:

Language Lessons board -- Sa
Language Lessons

letter of release - ESL in Korea -- beana
Is there an existing form for this or does my boss need to write his own letter? If there is a form he fills out where can I get one from?
letter of release - ESL in Korea -- ck
You're right, your boss have to write a letter of release and mail it to Korea immigration. Best ck

Beware of Storytel in Mokpo - ESL in Korea -- Helen
The directors Emily and Cho did not give me my severance pay, or my airfare, after working for them for a year. They always deducted twenty percent for taxes which I loater found to be excessive. Her ...

Watch out for Suk Jung Elementary School!!!! - ESL in Korea -- eslguy
Just wanted to warn anyone who may be looking for a public school job. This is not your average public school 1. No books for the children 2. Class size of no less than 30 (50 first graders in one ...
Re: Watch out for Suk Jung Elementary School!!!! - ESL in Korea -- Cliff Smith
Have been offered a post at this school. Would appreciate some advice/insight before making a decision. Can anyone help me? [email protected]

Sending Money Overseas from Korea -- Choi P.
Look for a bank with a sign near the entrance noting that it handles foreign currencies. There are three methods of sending money overseas; telegraphic transfer (T/T), bank check, and postal check . ...
Re: Sending Money Overseas from Korea -- So Young
I currently live in the US (NYC). I have my assets in Busan Korea. I'm recently married and have applied for Green card but am in the waiting period. I'm looking to start a business with my ...
Re: Sending Money Overseas from Korea -- Shannon
Even though for ESL teachers there's a $10,000 USD limit to send back home from Korea, couldn't I just bypass this by sending $7000 USD at a time (limit per day) from a Western Union in S. ...
Sending Money Overseas from Korea - ESL in Korea -- timchi
As far as I know you don't need your wage statement. I've sent money numerous times, and never needed that. All the other information was spot on though! Thanks, Tim

Currency Exchange in Korea -- Choi P.
Exchanging money requires that you have your passport or Alien Registration Card with you. Most banks are able to exchange money. If you sell foreign currency that you have with you when you enter ...

National Pension in Korea -- Choi P.
The National Pension is a system designed to provide stability in the lives of subscribers and their families should they reach a certain age, become handicapped because of injury or disease, or in ...

Taxes in Korea -- Choi P.
Taxes are the revenue national and regional governments use for public facilities and services, and are collected by these governments in various forms. There are national taxes paid to the central ...

Phone Directory in Korea -- Choi P.
Emergency Phone Numbers Fire, medical emergencies: Dial 119 Police: Dial 112 Broken telephone reports: (Nationwide)110, (With local prefix)+1166 Gas-related emergencies: (With local prefix) + 0019 ...

Car Ownership in Korea -- Choi P.
Obtaining a Driver's License Anyone desiring to operate a motor vehicle must have a driver's license issued by their regional police agency. Type 2 is for passenger vehicles and therefore ...

Education System in Korea -- Choi P.
In Korea, the public education system begins with elementary school for children of ages 6 through 11. Middle school is for children of ages 12 through 14, and high school for teens from 15 to 17. ...

Health Insurance for English Teachers in Korea -- Choi P.
Health Insurance In Korea the whole country is part of a medical insurance plan for which monthly fees are paid. When you receive treatment at a hospital, you pay 30% of the cost of treatment, and ...
Re: Health Insurance for English Teachers in Korea -- william
Hi not sure if you can help, but i work at a hog-won and i have asked several times for health insurance and as yet i haven't received any and i have been here 5 months already,as well as ...

Medical Services in Korea -- Choi P.
What To Do When Sick You may choose to go to hospitals, hospitals of Oriental medicine, or public health centers, which are public medical institutions. Hospitals There are both general hospitals ...

Garbage Disposal in Korea -- Choi P.
Korea uses a system called "jongnyangje" for the effective collection of garbage wastes and the reuse of natural resources. All garbage you produce must be disposed of properly, and you may be fined ...

Applying for utilities in Korea -- Choi P.
Applying for a Telephone Connection If you would like to have a telephone connection installed in your home, go to the business window of the nearby telephone company office. You may apply using your ...

Moving Within Korea -- Choi P.
In Korea spring is the season of graduations, advancing to higher levels in school, finding employment, being relocated because of work, and the moving of households that occurs because of this. When ...

Rent Contract in Korea -- Choi P.
The terminology used in housing contracts is highly specialized and therefore difficult to understand. The person wishing to move into the home in question has both rights and responsibilities. When ...

Finding Housing in Korea -- Choi P.
Gathering Information When looking for a place to live, you should go to a real estate office or search the advertisements in housing information publications. Real estate agencies are called ...

Types of Housing in Korea -- Choi P.
Change of Substance of Registration Korea has four distinct seasons. Winter is cold, and summer is hot and humid. This is why traditional Korean housing uses the "ondol" heating system to get through ...

International Marriage and Naturalization for foreign nationals in Korea -- Choi P.
This refers to marriage between Korean and foreign nationals. Whether the wedding ceremony is held in Korea or in a foreign country, couples should have documented proof of marriage. Both parties ...

Re-Entry Permit for a foreign national in Korea -- Choi P.
A foreign national who, during his period of sojourn leaves Korea to return before the period of sojourn has expired, that foreign national must have a Re-Entry Permit . A foreigner who leaves Korea ...

Alien Registration for Englsh Teachers in Korea -- Choi P.
Change of Substance of Registration Any foreign national staying in Korea for 91 days or more must register as a resident alien. This includes periods of more than 90 days after losing Republic of ...

Health care in Korea for ESL teachers. List of hospitals/doctors -- ted
The following information and list of physicians and dentists, known to speak acceptable English, has been prepared by the U.S. Embassy in an attempt to be of assistance to American citizens. The ...

Driving license in Korea -- ted
Kangnam Driver License Office 998-1 Daichi-dong, Kangnam-Gu Seoul, Korea Tel. 555-0743 or 555-0831 Direction: Subway #2 Line(Blue) Samsung Station Exit #2 International Driver Licenses are recognized ...

Teaching English in Korea (Americans) -- ted
Over the last few years the U.S. Embassy has received many inquiries about teaching English in Korea. We have prepared this informal guide to give teachers basic information on the business of ...

Visa for Americans going to Korea -- ted
American Citizens with valid U.S. passports may enter Korea for a period of 30 days without a visa (arrival day counts as day number one). All foreigners who stay in Korea more than 90 days must ...

Teaching English in Korea -- ted
Courtesy of: Foreign Affairs Canada INTRODUCTION The key to happy and fruitful employment as a language instructor in Korea is to be employed by a reputable school. Some Canadian citizens have come ...

recruiters GMSC - ESL in Korea -- tanjonah
I have a BA, but do not have a ESL or etc... certification. Have been abroad for school and am thinking about teaching in Asia. I have been approached by a recruiting agent from GMSC after sending an ...
Re: recruiters GMSC - ESL in Korea -- DeTonia
Hi, Does anyone know of a reputable recruiter who deals with and places African-American women? I've been going through a bit of a rough patch and do not want to give up. I have a BA in English, ...
Re: recruiters GMSC - ESL in Korea -- Gina
This recruiter is not trustworthy, well, the person I dealt wasn't... he wasn't professional and changed the terms each time you talked to him so you never know when he's telling the ...
Re: recruiters GMSC - ESL in Korea -- shannon
Thanks for the heads up. Footprintsrecruiting is by far the best, and it's important to have a good recruiter behind you. If your job in Korea is starting to get shady, and I have had the ...
Re: recruiters GMSC - ESL in Korea -- Yoshi
I don't know how old this post is but here a link i found. http://www.gmsc-recruiting.com/default.asp A associate works through them and loves it. I'm considering joining them when I graduate.
Re: recruiters GMSC - ESL in Korea -- nathangovveas
Hey I came over here with GMSC. Soon chan in vancouver did a great job for me. It's a good company to come with in my opinion. If you decide to come here contact me [email protected] and ...
Re: recruiters GMSC - ESL in Korea -- Deanna Pearce
Dear Tanjonah, My name is Deanna Pearce. My husband and I run a small on-line ESL school from Canada. We teach students in Japan, Korea, and North America. Unfortunately, I couldn't find out much ...
same here - ESL in Korea -- Max
Both my wife and I also have an offer from this company, but we can't find any info (good or bad) on them from an independent source. If anyone's been recruited by them we'd love to hear ...
Recruiting Firms?GMSC? - ESL in Korea -- Marge
I too have been contacted by GMSC, Was wondering if anyone has heard of them, or has a suggestion of somewhere to go look up these recruiting firms

# 1 Contract Sample for Korea Jobs. + Pay Range in Korea # - ESL in Korea -- Rick
A teacher who has lived in Korea for many years, made this contract and prepared the info attached. http://www.geocities.com/victoryolife/contractkr SAVE yourself from YEARS of TROUBLE. Check and use ...

Transcripts - how many copies? - ESL in Korea -- wendy
I've only ever seen that 1 set of sealed transcripts was required. What is the standard 1 or 2 copies? thanks
transcripts - ESL in Korea -- Peter
1 is fine, but 2 is better if you'r planning to stay another year.
Always best to bring extra - ESL in Korea -- john
Hi, I have been living and working in Korea for just under 3 years. I brought 3 copies with me. I have only 1 left now. Also, make sure you bring your actual degree. They have been cracking down on ...

Pen pals board -- Sa
Updated often:

Immunisations for Korea - ESL in Korea -- Carole
Hi, Make sure that you do get most of the shots recommended. I know that a teacher got Typhoid recently, and these are readily available in South Korea. Thats all Carole

how many public holidays? - ESL in Korea -- lara
I've just received a sample contract stating that the Korean public holidays constitute the teacher's leave. I've seen other ads allowing 10 days leave. What is normal? Are the public ...
Annual leave - ESL in Korea -- London
YOu should get 10 days national holiday (not consecutive) leave not including your holiday leave (usually another 10 days leave during school holidays). \-|">

Traveling in Asia - ESL in Korea -- Dawn
I am currently teaching English in South Korea. I am trying to find some good places to travel to over the winter break. Of course, I am seeking cheap travel and cheap accomodations. Does anyone have ...

racism towards...? - ESL in Korea -- haze
I've read several posts about racism against African-Americans (or dark skinned people in general). my question is, are the schools in Korea against hiring native speaking Asians?
Yes - ESL in Korea -- Joe Smith
Yes. Most Korean schools will not hire Asian teachers of English or anyone who looks remotely Asian, the sad assumption being that they're not competent to do the job (even if they were born and ...

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Tsk! Tsk! - ESL in Korea -- Joe Sullivan
You need a university degree to teach in Korea. I'm British myself, but I'm guessing from the many gramatical mistakes in your posting that you've never seen the inside of a college or a ...
Ha ha! - ESL in Korea -- Caz
Ha ha! Yes I should have checked for mistakes before I posted my message. I've got a degree, TEFL certificate and five years teaching experience in three different countries, so I should be ...

Advice sought from Korea veterans - ESL in Korea -- Jamie Cobham
Here's the deal. Four years ago, I taught in Korea for a not-very-nice man who made my life difficult and from whom I fled after the fifth month of my twelve month contract. He DID, however, get ...
response - ESL in Korea -- Lorraine
I believe you would be banned from the country for a year IF the not-so-nice man reported you.

Photo gallery Korea -- Sa
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Bring Husband with me. - ESL in Korea -- Karen Melecio
A recruiting agency responded my mails.I might teach in Korea. I am currently teaching in Thailand and have a big plan to shift teaching to Korea. I am worry if cannot bring my husband with me. Can ...
Re: Bring Husband with me. - ESL in Korea -- Ivy
hi! im also a filipina and i am planning to work as a teacher in Korea. I'd like to ask the name of the recruitment agency that gave you the opportunity to be a teacher?.. thank you!
Checking with the Korean Embassy in Thailand -- LH teacher
If a filipino can get a E-2 visa. Good luck!
Question - ESL in Korea -- Jezyrel Villaruz
Can't a Filipino not get an E-2 Korean Visa? What happened to the recently approved Korean Employment Permit System?

List of ESL schools in Korea -- Sa
Ace Language - International School Ajou University - Located in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do. Since its establishment in 1973, Ajou University has made remarkable growth. Andong National University - - ...

To my beloved Hogwan and its honorable - ESL in Korea -- Rheno Denver
In Response To: Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm - ESL discussion (Crash Test Rheno) All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go I'm standin' here outside my Korean apartment door I just gotta hail a ...
Typical - ESL in Korea -- Apalled
Well I'm just glad you're not in Korea anymore misrepresenting America. Yours was definitely not a first tier school. Your "poem" is a disgusting abuse of the beauty of the English language. ...
Re: Typical - ESL in Korea -- Joseph
Hi Rheno, Please excuse me if I have misspelled your name. I read your poem and I am not criticizing it in any way. It is an expression of your experience and I can appreciate that. I know very well ...
Apalled - ESL in Korea -- Joe Smith
Hi Apalled, Before you start fulminating about Rheno's poem and screaming about the beauty of the English language, learn to spell 'appalled', which has two p's' and not one.
poem - ESL in Korea -- Jon T.
I've been to Korean. I liked the poem because Korea is a terrible place and I will never go back again!!!
Bye-Bye Korea - ESL in Korea -- Tiger
Been there...done that, love the song, AMEN!

non-native speakers - ESL in Korea -- efi
Can non-native speakers with masters degree stand a chance in working in Korea?
Alas.... - ESL in Korea -- Jamie Cobham
I'd love to say yes, but the answer is an emphatic no. The government has a list of 'approved countries' as follows: US, UK, Ireland, Aus, NZ, Canada and South Africa. That's it. Even ...
depends -- Frank
If you have a Canadian, US passport, your chances are better. Frank

Health Insurance - ESL in Korea -- Chris McGuirk
Hi, I'm trying to get EFL teaching work in Korea, and was hoping someone could answer this question: How much is the Health Insurance in Korea and what does it cover? I keep seeing companies ...
here is a good link of the korean national health insurance co NHIC -- Richard
http://www.nhic.or.kr/wbe/wbeb/2002/11/19/207,257,6,0,0.html English teachers are cover with this same plan as Koreans. Richard

Alphabet Pictures - ESL lesson for Korean students -- Robin Tim Day, B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
An ESL lesson (memory helpers for kindergarten and phonics level). Young ESL learners need to be exposed to several methods to help them learn the alphabet. I teach the alphabet while making the ...

Self-Editing of Essays - ESL lesson for Korean students -- Robin Tim Day, B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
An ESL Student's Checklist for Systematic Self-Editing of Written Work (aimed at high school and university but should be used earlier). Writing is difficult for the beginner and doubly so in a ...

Learn Korean: Part 1 - Asian Languages and Language Families -- Russell Holloway
By Russell Holloway So, you have always been fascinated by Asian culture have you? Maybe you are someone who loves the martial arts; kung-fu, tae-kwon-do, or karate. Perhaps you are interested in the ...

A true RACIST story about HOLLYWOOD bar in ITAEWON -- Pedram
It was my g.f's b-day, and I was throwing her a surprise party - I had invited all of our close friends, including her cousin. Among our friends, there were 3 guys from Nigeria. Shortly after we ...
Racism in Korea? shocking! - ESL in Korea -- Rob
I heartily agree with you that the exclusion of any person due to race would be an appalling thing to bear witness to. I have been to that hideous bar on a number of occasions and the rotters that ...
Re: Racism in Korea? shocking! - ESL in Korea -- Amanda
I recently started looking for a position to teach English in South Korea, however after the common occurance of discrimination I have faced, and the countless reports of these incidents from other ...
Racism-Fact or Fiction - ESL in Korea -- Corey McGlone and Shawn Dorscher
Racism is by all means a serious threat to any community. However, many of us need to be reminded that to wrongly accuse another of racism can be just as destructive. It is to this latter concern ...

esl south korea offer/ is this standard stuff? - ESL in Korea -- k.k.
i was offered an esl job in south korea recently. my question is about airfare. they say that they will lend me the airfare, economy-class, and i will be required to pay them back for this if my ...
yes and... -- rocketman
save money to pay back the fee of your recruiting and any other expenses the school decide to claim. If you quit your job and are planning to stay in korea working legally, you need a release letter ...
Re: yes and... -- Mark
No, no, no! I have never heard of a teacher having to pay for their airfare to South Korea. Be careful about any employer requiring you to do so.

Korean/English Food Quiz - ESL in Korea -- Robin Tim Day, B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
An ESL lesson (10+ years). I made this list a few years ago and it never fails to interest Korean students. Who isn't interested in food? With younger children it is best let them make small ...

Essential Classroom Commands/Words with audio for ESL Teachers in Korea - ESL in Korea -- Robin Tim Day, B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
http://www.eslteachersboard.com/language/korean/ClassroomCommandsKorea.htm

Watch out for SUK JUNG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GIMPO AREA) -- ESL guy
Just wanted to warn anyone who may be looking for a public school job. This is not your average public school 1. No books for the children 2. Class size of no less than 30 (50 first graders in one ...
Re: Watch out for SUK JUNG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GIMPO AREA) -- Stevelson
My wife and I are English teachers who have signed up to work for this school, but we have not started yet. What year did you work there? How did you handle the situation? Any other advice? -Thank ...

'Free-gan" ideas for SK recipes - ESL in Korea -- RhenoKorean
Are any of you vegans out there? You'd have a lot of fun in SK paying out 12 bucks for a vegan dish. After only a week living here, I know something else must be done if one is to actually save ...

Age discrimination is alive and well here in South Korea - ESL in Korea -- RhenoKorean
Remember all the 'discrimination is something you shouldn't do' lectures in ethics classes and term papers back in the USA during your college days? Well, it seems some white folks forget ...

Nice pic of teachers in korea (EWHA) - ESL in Korea -- Sammy
ESL-Teachers in korea

Great links for English teachers about Korea -- Pusan Paul
Korea Institute for Special Education - Provides knowledge and information for students with disabilities, families, educators, and the society. Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation - ...

Teacher in Korea - ESL in Korea -- Ted
Teacher in Korea

Jamsil - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Jake
Jamsil. heading there soon. How is the place there... thank you for 411. J
Jamsil-dong - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- SUN
nice spot.lots of teachers and bars.rent is hight, get ready to live in a small room. I guess

Could I bring my pet, a cat to korea - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- ron
Does anybody knows if the law allowsd this in Korea. Thankyou
yes - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- AR
yes, pets are ok in Korea. get your cat a certificated of health (check-up) before you enter Korea.

Cost of Living in Korea - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- HiTeacher.com
Typical Salary & Other Benefits Typical ESL/EFL Teacher's salary is between 1,900,000 won to 2,200,000 won. The tax rate is between 5% and 10% (some universities are tax exempt). Teachers receive ...
utilities - ESL in Korea -- Loni
What do the utilities usually run?
utilities - ESL in Korea -- chu
cheap. around 50us a month including high speed internet.

key-money deposit - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Kim
"What is a key-money deposit?" From 300 to 700 US$, depends of the area/city and apt. (smaller cities/towns, do not require key rent deposit). "So when applying for the position just tell them I want ...

Article: TeachersNeededNow! 2.7 mil / month no kids no weekedends - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Joe Kim
Are you thinking about teaching English in South Korea? Do you want to make a lot of money working overseas? Do you like to go to new places and meet new people? Then wake up! You'd better read ...
OOOOH!!! PILSUN KOOOORREEAAA!!!! - ESL in Korea -- Joe Sullivan
Joe/Samantha, I think you're both taking this nation way too seriously. I did a stint there a few years ago and everything you both say is pretty much true - but so what? Korea is a backward ...
Re: OOOOH!!! PILSUN KOOOORREEAAA!!!! - ESL in Korea -- Professor Dr.David Ngin Sian Pau
You mentioned the phrase "Important Nation", when you wrote something about Koreans. I don't think they really are "Important Nation" to me though they might be very important to you. And for the ...
permission?? - ESL in Korea -- tungtengi
can i copy this on my blog???
My experiences in Korea - ESL in Korea -- Samantha U.K
Hi Joe Kim, I have been working in South Korea for the past 6 months and I hate to say that your article about working in South Korea is a fairly accurate representation of what I have experienced so ...

Model Contract for Korea - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Elephant
All advice on this site is given free, and by accepting the advice you free the author from any present, past or future claims resulting from the use of the information in this site. Next to the ...
Re: Model Contract for Korea - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- amyindenver
What schools did you work for and can you recommend any good schools? Thanks!!
Re: Model Contract for Korea - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Meredith
RE: SCHOOL OFFERING HOUSING ALLOWANCE I have been speaking to my potential opportunity in Korea and they are telling me that the university will give me a housing allowance of $300 dollars and pay ...

play rugby - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- rugbyman
Where could i find a people who play organized rugby in Korea. I'm going there in sept. thnx
Re: play rugby - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- christine
Hi! I think that there is a team in Seoul. Good Luck Christine
I know a place - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- vince
Dajeon city, south of Seoul. I know of a few English teachers organizing a league there for men and women. Take care, Vince
rugby in Daejon - ESL in Korea -- Mike
I live in Daejon and would love to know where anyone is playing rugby. I've tracked down rugby in Seoul, Daegu and Busan, but not Daejeon. I know that it's winter but I'd be interested in ...
great news - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- rugbyman
do you know anybody there? I've a job offer from Daegu.how far is from there? thanks in advance.

bring my laptop to Korea - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Robert
Hi, would anybody knows if I should bring my laptop to Korea or I should buy a new one there. Robert
Re: bring my laptop to Korea - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- English in Abundance
I brought mine. It works perfectly. In fact, it works better than it does in the US, because Korea is Broadband Heaven. Basic internet service here ($30/mo) is equivalent to the best private ...
bring your laptop - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- rawfish
most pcs in korea are in korean,software also is all korean.bring your laptop,your software backup,your cds.price in korea for pcs is amost the same as anywhere back west.
bring also clothing if you are oversized - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Joel
My friend could not find x-large clothing here or japan.

consulates of korea overseas - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- phil
USA Korean Embassy in the US: 2320 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 Tel: 202- 939-5661­3 Consulates New York: 460 Park Ave., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10022 Tel: 212- 752-1700 San ...

Insurance coverage - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Korea bound
Anyone knows if the medical insurance in Korea covers prescription pills (antidepressant)for teachers. I'm thinking of bringing my own supply (as prescribed by my doctor). Also could I enter ...
not a chance - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- truth
you are getting the e2 visa with medical treated depression. sorry, keep trying.
Unfair - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Korea bound
Denied a job because a medical condition. Should I hide this from my employers? I don't like the idea. Thanks for quick reply anyways.
If your medical condition gets worse? - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Kim
I've been teaching children for about 10 years. Not the best job to get rid of depression. Try entering as a tourist and teach privately adults. The best to you!
Re: If your medical condition gets worse? - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- shq
Certainly teaching English to children in a foreign country isn't the best way to get rid of depression, but what if I was treated for depression years ago? I'm not on medication and I ...
Re: If your medical condition gets worse? - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Future Teacher
Just because he or she is on medication doesn't mean he or she still struggles with depression. This person could be incredibly stable but still dependent on medication. Most people struggle with ...

salary?? - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- leo
what's a good salary in Korea with a good and established school. Thank you, Leo
A GOOD salary? - ESL in Korea -- Rheno747
I'd ask for about 2.3 mil. I settled for two million and now I see I screwed up. Prices in Changwon are outrageous, to say the least. I'm talking 4 bucks US for one apple, 35 bucks US for a ...
I am trying for 2.5 million won but.... - ESL in Korea -- Bret
After 4 months searching and losing money all I can find is 1.9 working at the same school I taught. Do you have any suggestion where I can find at least 2.3?? important, I am looking for a good and ...
Re: I am trying for 2.5 million won but.... - ESL in Korea -- Patrick
Hey Bret, I was wondering if you found a job yet? My friend used to work at one in Seoul he liked. Let me know if ur still looking.
Looking for higher pay? -- Jessica
I found a job that ranges from 2.3-2.7!
2 miilion won first timer - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- truth
morea than that is probably with a small and new school. depends of the risk you are willing to take.
Things to watch out for.... - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Kim
You contract Not: 3 shifts..., teaching in 2 schools, teaching privately for the school, vacation days; when, how many days? more.................. watch out though, because! directors are always ...

For ESL teachers with family - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Mike B and Nic
some feedback. i recommend smaller cities for you. if you can, avoid seoul, daegu. daejeon and pusan. nice places could be masan, chonan mountains, all the east and west coast towns. trasportation is ...
ESL FAMILIES - ESL in Korea -- Perry Hessenauer
My wife and Iare planning to work in Korea as ESL teachers .We have a ten year old who will do internet schooling .We would need child care person to watch over her 4 hours daily .Will it be easy to ...
Living in Korea with kid - ESL in Korea -- Justin
Q: My wife and Iare planning to work in Korea as ESL teachers .We have a ten year old who will do internet schooling .We would need child care person to watch over her 4 hours daily .Will it be easy ...

Advise from a teacher - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Budda (taught in Korea)
Cost of living is low in Korea EXCEPT for Seoul. If I were living in Seoul I would ask for more than the 2 millon a month, maybe 2.2 million. Basic food costs are higher as are restaurants and ...

Teaching in Korea. U.S. Embassy, Seoul, information - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- AL
- A Guide - Complied by American Citizen Services, U.S. Embassy, Seoul http://usembassy.state.gov/seoul/wwwh3550.html Over the last few years the U.S. Embassy has received many inquiries about ...
Severance Pay - ESL in Korea -- Kyle
I'm not sure which court ruling you found, but we are entitled to severance pay if we work the majority of the hours that a school is in operation. If your employer puts in your contract that you ...

Info about teaching ESL in Korea for Canadians - Info: Teach ESL in Korea -- Canuck
From: Foreign Affairs Canada INTRODUCTION The key to happy and fruitful employment as a language instructor in Korea is to be employed by a reputable school. Some Canadian citizens have come ...
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