Waegukin - living and teaching in Korea
 
 
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Jun
13
2015

❧  EPIK Fall 2015 updates 

Epik announces an increase in the number of available positions and locations, the possible effects of MERS, and the uncertain future of TaLK.
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Apr
20
2015
Students harvesting rice

❧  What’s going on with EPIK these days? Changes, cuts, and Korvia 

More on the competitiveness of EPIK, EPIK’s latest changes, recruiters being shady, and the possible end of the TaLK program
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Jan
22
2015

❧  How the smartest kid at English camp sees their future 

I got to teach the highest level class at English camp again this vacation, where I met the smartest kid at English camp.
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Jun
24
2014

❧  How competitive is EPIK? An answer 

How competitive is it to get accepted into the EPIK program? The answer to this common question has always been elusive, however EPIK has recently released some new statistics, which suggest the answer is: about one chance in three.
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Feb
09
2014

❧  Getting a job at a Korean university: the hiring committee 

How to get a job teaching English in a Korean university – who is qualified, what the universities are looking for, and how the hiring process works. By a member of the hiring committee.
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Jan
14
2014
Students walking away

❧  The future of teaching English in Korea, part 2: Current and future trends 

This is the second and final part of my look at the future of teaching English in Korea, examining how there came to be so many English teachers in Korea, how things have changed, and where things will go from here.
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Dec
09
2013

❧  The future of teaching English in Korea, part 1: How competitive is it to find a public school job? 

The general consensus is that public school teaching positions in Korea – EPIK, TaLK, GEPIK, and SMOE – have become increasingly competitive. This article attempts to look at the evidence for this idea, and examine just how competitive these programs have become.
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Nov
29
2013

❧  A university job 

So I’ve been offered a teaching position at a Korean university, which is incredibly exciting and gratifying news. This is the story of how I got the job.
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Aug
12
2013
papier mache duck

❧  Finding my replacement 

Interviewing teachers to find my replacement, and a few other stories from my last days at my tiny Gyeonggi-do elementary school.
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Jul
13
2013

❧  Working at a Korean innovation school (혁신학교) 

Korean innovation schools (혁신학교) – the future of Korean education, or hotbeds of crypto-communists corrupting young minds? My year at an innovation school.
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