siobhanelliott asked: Hi Kell! I love your youtube channel! Just found your tumblr the other day. I'm strongly considering teaching abroad, but I have a question about timing. I read about the budget cuts for schools in and around Seoul, and that's exactly where I want to go. I have an English Lit degree but no formal teaching experience. What would you recommend? Should I apply now with my current credentials, or should I wait, get my TEFL certification (and some tutoring experience,) then try next year? Thx! ~S.
HEY HEY! Thanks for watching and reading along! Ummmm, so you need to get TEFL certified to teach in Seoul. I needed it to teach in Gyeonggi, but as far as I know this is for public schools. Public school is where you want to be ^____^ Anyhow with the budget cuts and the wave of people taking such a sudden interest in Korea….I think waiting and getting that TEFL is the best thing for you to do.
I had a chance to get it through my Uni by just taking maybe one more semester of classes. I REALLY should have don’t that! I regret not waiting one semester.
Guys…don’t rush to Korea. If you are thinking about getting your Masters, your TESL, or even a semester of Korean Language…I SUGGEST THAT YOU DO IT.
Now, all i can think about is how much I had my Masters before coming over here. Anyhow. Good luck and I hope this helps. Take your time and get the position that you deserve!
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Anonymous asked: I have dual citizenship. Should I report this on my EPIK application or keep it hush hush?
Hmmmm. That sounds a lil’ tricky. Honestly! I DON’T KNOW! DANG! Do they need to know that??? I read in several threads before coming over here not to volunteer information they don’t ask for.
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I don’t understand Korea…
Like why say that you have rescued X amount of people (and give false hope to parents and friends) when you know damn well that you haven’t rescued the said amount of people. I understand not wanting to start a panic and all, but there is a certain sense of urgency that comes with situations like these. Time if of the utmost importance.
This just reminds me of that time my friends and I were at a restaurant in Hongdae dining on the third floor. It was OBVIOUS that there was a serious problem…like the restaurant was on fire. Did an alarm sound? No? Did the staff usher us to leave? No. They kept cooking and carrying on about their business. Even opened up the windows for us. As we were the first ones to flee the place we could see that the first and second floor had already evacuated. There was a fire in the ceiling and as we were leaving the fire trucks and ambulances were pulling up.
Anyhow. I hope that they will be able to rescue as many as they can.
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Anonymous asked: I know many people go to korea or Japan as an English teacher but is it possible to be a art teacher over there??
I wouldn’t throw it out of the loop. I have met many people teaching many different things here: French, German, Math, and even acting. Charlie Cheer works with blind children. But with that said, I believe the jobs are few and far between if they do exist -_-;;
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2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast
SEOUL, South Korea — More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea’s southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said.
hmmm….I wonder what caused this.
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Anonymous asked: i'm not sure if i navigated the website correctly, is the next flea market the "night market" on may 3??
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Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots.
Tupac (via chocolatehighhh)
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Gimpo to cut after school programs????
I heard….through the grapevine….which is normally pretty reliable out here…that all NET will lose their after school classes for first and second grade (THANK GOD).
I hope this applies to my ass. I don’t care about the extra money. It’s draining and I don’t have enough planning time to put out quality stuff for the kids.
I guess it is true. GEPIK is CUTTING BACK!
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