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EPIK Interview – How To Prepare for Your ESL Interview

EPIK Interview - How To Prepare for Your ESL Interview

Six great tips for preparing for your EPIK interview (Or for any other teaching position, for that matter!)

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Interview with Alana Delia, An American Teacher in Gumi, South Korea

Interview with Alana Delia, An American Teacher in Gumi, South Korea

Alana Delia has been teaching in South Korea for the past two and a half years through the EPIK program. An avid traveler, Alana has enjoyed adventures all over Asia. Read on to learn what she has to say about life as an American teacher in South Korea.

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Reach To Teach Interviews Chris Richards, an EPIK Teacher in South Korea

Reach To Teach Interviews Chris Richards, an EPIK Teacher in South Korea

Chris Richards is an EPIK teacher in South Korea. He has been teaching high school aged students at DalSeo Technical High School in Daegu, South Korea since February 2012.

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RTT May Event: Lotus Lantern Festival and Itaewon Pubs in Seoul

RTT May Event: Lotus Lantern Festival and Itaewon Pubs in Seoul

Reach To Teach will be hosting a meet-up at the Annual Lotus Lantern Festival. This will be a great chance to meet fellow teachers and experience a very special cultural event! The Lotus Lantern Festival is a annual modern-day  tradition that offers visitors the chance to experience Buddhist culture. The main event of the festival is the Lantern Parade, during which more than 100,000 brightly colored illuminated lanterns and lantern floats flood the streets of downtown Seoul. Come join us to celebrate this tradition and meet other RTT teachers! Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2012 Times: 5:00 PM – Meet at Anguk Metro Station 5:15-5:30 (once everyone arrives at the station) – Have dinner in the Insadong area 7:00-9:00 – Watch the parade and participate in festival activities 9:30-10:00 – Head to Itaewon 10:30 – Wolfhound Irish Pub (Other pubs in the area will follow) Please contact Caroline Hosey if you have any questions. Also if you can’t make the Lantern Festival, but want to join at the pub, that is fine too. Her number is 010-7130-8190. If you have Kakao talk, that is the best method of contact, if not a text message or phone call is great too!

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Celebrate Christmas in South Korea In Style

Celebrate Christmas in South Korea In Style

Celebrating Christmas abroad can be a challenge for new teachers and long-term expats. That’s why Reach To Teach’s Korea HR team has you covered for the holiday season. Here are some ideas on how to spend Christmas in South Korea. For teachers living in the Seoul area, check out: 1. Hollywood Grill Cost: 25,000Won per person Dinner is from 4pm to 8pm on December 25th and includes a glass of wine or beer. Secure your reservation at 02-749-1650 or throughhollywoodgrill1@hotmail.com. 2. Big Rock – Buffet Cost: 38,500 Won per person Dinner is from 6:30pm to 9:30 pm on December 25th and includes a drink of your choice. Contact info@bigrock.co.kr for more information. 3. Hyatt Regency Incheon – Buffet Cost: 50,000 per person Dinner is from 3pm to 5pm on December 25th. For reservations, please call 032-745-1234. Teachers in Busan can consider the following: 1. Wolfhound – Buffet Cost: 35,000 per person Christmas Dinner runs from 2pm to 5pm on December 25th. Reservations are required and limited to 90 people. Email wolfhoundbusan@gmail.com for more information. 2. Seaman’s Club – Buffet Cost: 26,350 Won per person An all-day Christmas buffet that runs from 11am to 9pm. Contact Mr. Kim at 010-3863-9638 to […]

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RTT Interviews Raymond Revnyak, a Reach To Teach Teacher in South Korea

RTT Interviews Raymond Revnyak, a Reach To Teach Teacher in South Korea

An interview with a Reach to Teach teacher in South Korea. Raymond Revnyak joined the EPIK program in August 2011.

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TEFL Q&A: Do I Need a TEFL to Teach with EPIK in South Korea?

TEFL Q&A: Do I Need a TEFL to Teach with EPIK in South Korea?
Flickr Photo by cdnsue For the past two decades, South Korea has been one of the top destinations in the world for ESL teachers. In addition to offering one of the highest salaries in the business, schools in South Korea offer free housing, free flights, and insurance benefits, among other perks. Over the past year, Asian ESL destinations such as Taiwan and China have been moving towards making a TEFL certification mandatory in their hiring practices. A large number of schools in Taiwan these days are looking for teachers with experience and/or a TEFL certification. Meanwhile, the Chinese government has cracked down on requirements for teachers bound for first-tier cities like Shanghai and Beijing by requesting that teachers be 24 years of age, have a TEFL certification and two years of experience post-graduation, one of which must be formal teaching experience. While it is still possible to find employment in Shanghai and Beijing, it’s likely that teachers that do not meet these requirements are not teaching on a proper working Z visa. This fall, the Korean government made some major changes to their EPIK program, a program that hires ESL teachers for Korean public schools across the country. Teachers with [...]Read More

Top 10 Things to do in South Korea Outside of Seoul

Top 10 Things to do in South Korea Outside of Seoul

Spending a weekend, a day, or even a few hours getting away from the urban lifestyle can reinvigorate you can give you a glimpse of a whole different side of South Korea. Here are 10 things to do in Korea outside of Seoul.

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