Im currently teaching in South Korea, been here 3months now. I secured a position using korean horizons, they were super helpful. Anyone thinking of coming here should join www.waygook.org it's a website specifically designed to help teachers in south Korea.
Hi Nathalie, yes I am at a public school. I agree with everything Asif said, its not the most rewarding job, I have 30 students in a class and most don't really want to learn English, my korean co-teacher gives me a few lines each class otherwise we teach straight from the text book using the accompanied CD.
For the most part I enjoy being in Korea, and seeing another culture. I probably wont renew my contract here simply because I want to see more of the world. The money is good and the lifestyle is easy unfortunately for me I don't like Korean food at all so I struggle in that area.
@ Asif - thank you so much for the information you have shared. Budget is pretty tight right now but i'm willing to wait. The big reason why i'm shooting for public school is so i can visit my family during the summer break coz that's very important to me. :)
@ Rachel - thank you for your input as well. I'm a little anxious about having that many students but i like kids so i think that could be a good start.
@ Asif and Rachel - 1. Resume - i already have one except that it doesn't have my picture on there. Is this a requirement for all resumes sent? 2. Work location - Will i have choices on where i want to work at or do they just assign you at random?