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Co-teaching Issues: Techniques, Challenges & Strategies

March 4, 2009

Each native English teacher is assigned to a Korean English co-teacher who they will spend the majority of their work time with at school each day, and who will also assist them with living in Korea. This relationship is a critical one that should be given a great deal of time and energy. 

A very important thing to realize, also, is that Korean English teachers DO NOT HAVE AN ORIENTATION SESSION, nor do they receive any formal training on how to co-teach, or work with a native English speaker from a foreign (and sometimes very unfamiliar culture) country. Many times, a Korean English teacher is informed (as opposed to volunteering) that they will be working with a native English teacher—and, oh yeah, they will arrive at your school in 24 hours: find an apartment for them, buy everything an apartment should have for them, and get everything at your school ready too (i.e. desk, computer, etc). 

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Editors Note: Jason Ryan has written some great information here and I would recommend any teacher read this, even if you are not new to teaching in Korea.

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