What Does A Korean Student Do During Winter Vacation?

It’s vacation time in Korea, and the students should be excited and happy to be free from school; and for the majority, that’s the case. The last few weeks before term are decidedly more cheerful at school, once final exams are over and the students can relax. But some students don’t seem that excited by the

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Doing your taxes can be mentally taxing

One of the most frustrating aspects of living and working in Korea, is dealing with legal documents that are only written in Korean. It means you do not have the independence to complete forms that, as an adult, I consider to be fairly personal: medical consent forms, bank forms… Online tax. For most Korean residents

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How Useful Are Foreign Teachers Really?

During the last few years, the number of jobs available for foreign English teachers in Korean public schools has significantly decreased. According to an article on The Korean Observer, the number of foreign teachers has dropped from over 9,000 to 6,785 in three years. Meanwhile jobs at hagwons are becoming more competitive between foreigners. The question is

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I’m coming to Korea… now where do I start?

So you’ve decided you want to be an English teacher in South Korea and have either sent your CV to one of the many work-placement agencies or started trolling the job boards on various websites… or both. Naturally, this seems a good way to start the process of finding work in Korea. However, in my

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