Korean in Korea?

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Korean in Korea?

Unread postby want2Teach » 11 Mar 2006, 07:27

Hi everyone, just wondering as a Canadian Korean (Canadian born). Would I have a hard time finding work in Korea?

discrimination against asian english teachers?

Just wondering as I am seriously considering teaching english.

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Gyopos in Korea

Unread postby amm65 » 19 Jun 2006, 12:06

From my perspective this is a good thing to ask/ think about. :)
It's true that there's some descrimination :?, and some schools do prefer a caucasion teacher, but there are definitely opportunities to teach in Korea if you are of Korean/ Asian (or another non-Caucasion) descent.
Schools in rural areas are more open-minded about both ethnic background and age, though opportunities exist in cities as well. Currently, the demand for native English teacher exceeds the supply, so it's an applicant's market; you just may need to be prepared for facing some descrination during your job search, but quality positions with open-minded faculty/students (& parents) do exist. Public/private middle schools, high schools, and universities seem like good (...but not 100%) places for secure employment. Hope this helps in your decision-making process! ;)

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Unread postby ruth1966 » 05 Jul 2006, 04:54

I would agree with the previous poster. Smaller cities may be the way to go. Even the smaller places will have a lot going on. I wouldn't totally discount an academy, I have known it to work out for Korean/Canadian Korean/Americans etc.


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