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school and recruiter info???

Unread postby Dom Evans » 22 May 2007, 21:12

Hopefully you've got time to help me with my query. I am hoping to come to South Korea to teach and want to work in Daegu. I've just had an interview with a director of the Talking Club franchise. Does a school within this franchise denote a standard quality or can they take anyone? Are these a reputable franchise? It's a new school so unfortunately there's no possibility of email addresses of native teachers? Should I beware? Also I got it through the Eflelf recruiter, would you happen to know if these are a good recruiter to have? I think its probably those last minute nerves and the will I won't I take it. Thanking you in advance for any info or help on this.

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Caution is the Key Word...

Unread postby shlee » 24 May 2007, 14:10

It is really a tough thing to try and evaluate which school or franchise within an erea is reputable or not. The school you are talking about is a hagwon (private language school) like many of the thousands that are set up across the country all with different names. As a general rule, most people teaching at these schools either like them or they don't. There is hardly an in between opinion. I have been in South Korea for four years. The first portion of a year was spent in a hagwon, and the last three plus years in public school. You can probably guess from my last sentence which is my preference, but the choice is yours to make.

I would strongly suggest asking questions before making a decision about where to teach. There are way too many options available to you for you to make a hasty judgment call about one school or location. If the recruiter is being pushy or the people at the school are being pushy then that should raise a red flag to ask more questions and get more information.

Hope this helps a bit...Cheers
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Thanks

Unread postby Dom Evans » 24 May 2007, 14:19

Cheers Shlee, I passed on that one because the contract was very vague so am looking at a few others. Incredible just how many positions there are. Looking more for jobs where there are teachers already there. Thanks again for your info.
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Another point...

Unread postby shlee » 24 May 2007, 14:31

My humble advice would be to consider looking at a public school job. I work in Gyeonggi Province and they are very proactive in hiring for the public schools. Shoot me a private message and I can give you their contact information. I don't work for them, but they give out their contact info to teachers working in and around the Seoul region.
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