[kooker] [Fwd: Job Offer: Teach ESL in Korea Now!!!!!]
jeff.johnson at wsm.com
Mon Mar 8 16:43:18 PST 2004
I know some people currently doing this sort of thing in Asia. In nearly
all cases, at least the ones you would want to be working in, a
bachelors degree from a US or UK commonwealth college or university is
required. The degree does not have to be in english or ESL. It could be
in underwater basket weaving.
In the best schools life for the instructor can be pretty rough.
Feelings of isolation and burning out on hearing nothing but broken
english around you all day is just the beginning.
In some cases your employment contact borders on indentured servitude.
The last time I was in Taipei (Sept 2003) I saw a few quarter page ads
in the english newspaper by a few of the english schools offering a
bounty on english teachers who got fed up or burned out and just left.
The ads were nearly post office most wanted posters. They had a face
picture of the teacher with their name and stats (height, weight,
hair/eye color) etc with a bold statement demanding anyone who knew the
current whereabouts of the instructor to contact the school
The pay can be pretty good but after seeing things like that in the
papers I would think long and hard about signing up. You may want to
consider contract work in a Siberian titanium or Pakistani copper mine
as a less risky alternative. (tic)
On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 16:11, Tracy R Reed wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 03:39:38PM -0800, John Oliver spake thusly:
> > I'm not trying to crap on anyone's parade here... sure, it absolutely
> > could be a legit offer. If you know the person who sent it, or if you
> I would think it would be hard to find people willing to go to Korea for a
> whole year and maybe that is why they are so leniant in who can apply.
Jeff Johnson <jeff.johnson at wsm.com>
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