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How is work environment in Korea?

Teachers in Korea In Confucius societies, teachers are greatly revered. Those who devote themselves to educating society are highly respected throughout Asia, no matter what their social status is, and this is no different in Korea. Teachers in Korea are treated with great respect by their students, and this extends equally to foreign teachers

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Income Taxes in Korea

In general, Korean tax rates are very low compared to most Western countries. Teachers will have to pay a general residential tax of between 3% and 7% depending on which city or district they live in and how much money they make each month. Most schools efficiently deduct the necessary taxes, however teachers should be

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How to teach English in a class

Preparation From the very first day, teachers should get in the habit of arriving an hour or more before the start of their first class so that they can adequately prepare for the day’s classes. Not only will your boss see this and be impressed with and grateful for your professionalism and positive attitude, but you

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Cherry blossom festivals are in the season in Korea

From the beginning of March when the air is still cool, spring announces its arrival in Korea with a blanket of white and yellow blossoms spread like a quilt all over the nation. The warmer season sees a host of festivals take place in Korea where visitors can stroll among the blossoming spring flowers and

How to file tax exemption for expats in Korea

How to file tax exemption for expats in Korea First-time teachers for the EPIK program (except Canadians) qualify for 2-years of tax exemption. Teachers who are already living in Korea qualify, if they have been in Korea for less than 2 years. See the information below on how to submit forms to qualify for the

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What is like teaching English in Korea?

A while back, I had an interview with KpopStarz. They were really respectful and especially the interviewer had good questions that would benefit teachers who wanting to teach English in Korea so I thought it would be good to present the interview here too.  1) Tell me a little bit about what you do

Body and mind well-traveled

The 19th century English cleric and writer, Charles Caleb Colton, said that “those who visit foreign nations but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate but not their customs. They see new meridians but the same men, and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies and untraveled minds”.

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East coast beach trip

My first trip in the spring of 2013 was a success!  My partner and I hopped in my car and started driving east, with no real destination in mind.  We had both been to the Gangwando province and had already visited the famous Seorak mountain, so we had a rough idea of what the area

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