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Welcome to Expacked (Issue #73)

May 27, 2010

If the rising tensions between the North and the South was not bad enough for teachers, the massive drop in the value of the won certainly is.  If you were planning on sending money back home, it may be a better idea to sit on it for awhile.  Once the situation settles down the money markets should be returning to normal…Lantern Festival 2010

So whether you like politics or not, this current situation is affecting all native English teachers in Korea. While direct military confrontation may be unlikely, the key in defusing the situation seems to be China.  Hopefully, with the growing international pressure on China to put pressure on North Korea, that China decides to act quickly – and there are some good signs that they will.

If you were wondering what’s up with today’s Expacked picture – I decided to brighten the mood and include a picture from last week’s excellent Lantern Festival.

EPIK’s Press Release: Position Updates

August 2010 positions for Busan, Incheon, and Jeju have now been filled.

Please also note that the deadline to submit initial application documents* is June 15, 2010.

EPIK-Seoul positions are still available, so please apply if you are interested in working for the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education.

For more info click here to visit EPIK’s website

Here are the teaching related stories this week:

Feel free to comment on any of these stories and continue to share Expacked with your friends.  Enjoy the read and, of course, have a good laugh at this week’s jokes.



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