It is crucial that you engage your students from the moment class starts, otherwise, you may as well be teaching at a brick wall. Keeping them engaged is also tricky, but I am here to help.
Teaching in Korea comes with so many benefits that you would be crazy not to consider this as a destination for you to teach in. Going from your culture to a Korean culture can actually be the easiest transition of your life. Ok, I know what you are thinking “easiest transition of your life? Yeah…
Here you will find my top reasons to choose EPIK teaching in South Korea. After doing a quick google search, it becomes very obvious that teaching in South Korea is one of the best teaching jobs in the world. The benefits are much greater than any other teaching job in Asia and the world. More specifically, EPIK (English Program in Korea) is the crème of the crop.
Your pre-EPIK interview is a great head start for getting to grips with the EPIK process. Between gathering all of your official docs and binging on K-dramas, preparing for your EPIK pre-interview can be an easy thing to just slip your mind.
As a westerner, interacting with Korean students is not always easy and can present its own challenges. Teaching for the first time can be nerve-wracking on its own, but teaching in a foreign country for the first time brings about anxieties you never knew you harbored.
Last week we brought you the first installment of our teacher interview we did with Mary McCusker, a teacher that dropped everything in New Jersey to head to South Korea to teach English. Read the rest of her excellent adventure here.
Mary McCusker is currently teaching for EPIK in South Korea through Reach to Teach. She has kindly shared with us her experiences and pictures in an interview. She had so much to say about her experiences that we have made this into a two part interview.
South Korea is a fantastic place to start for new English teachers because the country is very welcoming to foreigners, its location in Asia makes it a great launching pad for additional travel, and the pay and benefits are quite generous. That said, many of us first-time teachers will end up at one of the ubiquitous private academies called “hagwons”. While these offer great opportunities, there are a few things you may want to consider before consigning yourself to a year in one of these schools.