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Paperwork + Prep Time when Teaching in Korean Universities

Paperwork + Prep Time in Korean Universities I recently had a question about how much paperwork you have to do when working in Korean universities. The suggestion was that perhaps uni jobs in Korea are not so fabulous once you factor in this “unpaid” work you have to do. I …


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Job Security in Korean Universities: Does it Exist?

A reader question about job security in Korean universities: “I recently bought and read  How to Get a University Job in South Korea. I really enjoyed it and found that it answered many of the questions I’d had about applying for university work teaching English in South Korea. While reading the …


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Doctorate Degree in Law-Teaching English in a Korean University

This is a question from someone who read my book, How to Get a University Job in South Korea: The English Teaching Job of Your Dreams,  found it helpful and left a 5-star review (as did many others! In fact, the only negative reviews are from the Internet haters who didn’t even …


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Asian American teaching English in Korea: Possible?

Asian American teaching English in Korea: It is possible to find work in a university? “Would being an Asian American reduce my chances of getting a job at university? I’ve heard that most places prefer white teachers above anyone else.” Short answer = yes, it is indeed possible During my …


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Teaching English in a Korean Uni: How to Get Experience to Get the Job?

A Reader Question: How to Get Experience? I’m interested in teaching English in a Korean Uni. I have an MA (in English Language & Literature) but most job advertisements say that they require an MA + 2 years experience at a college or university. I would like to know more …


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PhD in another Subject- Teaching English in Korea?

Reader Question: PhD in Science, Teaching in a Korean University? “I have a PhD in environmental science and am in my late thirties with one year of experience teaching English.Could you please advise me what are my chances for finding employment teaching English in Korea, and more specifically in a …


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University Jobs in South Korea: Possible from Overseas?

                  A reader question about whether it is possible to get university jobs in South Korea from overseas. The Question:  “I’m over in the U.S. I have a MA in TESOL, have been teaching 3 years college level, and previous to my …


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Is there a time limit at Korean universities for Teaching English?

A Reader Question: Time limit at Korean Universities “I recently was offered and accepted a full-time English Professor positon at *** University in Seoul. However, I found out that the maximum amount of time that non-tenured, foreign faculty such as myself can be employed there is four years. As a …


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Korea University Interview: Weekend or by Phone?

A Reader Question: Weekend or via Phone for a University Interview in Korea “Something that worries me is my capability to be able to attend the interviews mid week. I know that my school would have a heart attack if I didn’t show up and there is no way that …


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Teaching English in Korea with a Family

Reader Question: Teaching English in Korea with a Family “I have a Masters in Education & a B.A in English. I have several years of teaching experience under my belt and I’m interested in getting a job at a university in Korea. I’m married and have two children. My wife …


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University Jobs: Teaching ESL Korea vs Japan

Teaching ESL Korea vs Japan: A Reader Question “I wanted to ask if there were any job possibilities in South Korea as things in Japan are drying up and work at better Unis is hard to come by. We have 30 weeks a year for teaching, 15 per semester but …