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You Thinking You Have it Bad in a Private School?

May 21, 2009

There is a great deal of things that can attract native English speakers into coming to work in Korea. Certainly now, in the midst of a global economic crisis, many single, qualified ESL educators are looking at doing something that is provides more job security, and maybe even some adventure.

There is a saying in South Korea that everyone recognizes: “English is money”. Asian countries consistently has an increasing demand for qualified teachers in their public and private education systems. Naturally, many English speakers come to Korea because of the money making and money-saving potential that it offers.

But over the years, many native English teachers have had complaints about the system in which they work. In the early-90’s it was common for ESL teachers to renew their contracts after their initial one-year commitment, but now that number has taken a significant nosedive. With an increasing turnover rate for English-speaking professionals in Korea, the ESL industry in Korea will continue to have a huge demand, and as time goes on, the demand will increase dramatically.

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