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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

GEPIK Public School Positions in Gyeonggi-Do

WHAT IS GEPIK? GEPIK stands for Gyeonggi English Program in Korea. It was established in 2003 in order to provide English education to the region. There are currently over 1,000 foreign ESL teachers working for GEPIK. WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Candidates must meet the following criteria: Citizen of an English speaking country (Canada, USA, Australia, New

Medical Check for E-2 Visa(Teaching visa in Korea) after arrival

MEDICAL CHECKS are required for E2 (Teaching) Visa applicants In their initial application package, prospective teachers must fill out a short, unofficial health statement regarding infectious diseases, drug use, and psychological problems. Then, within three months (90 days) following her/his arrival in Korea, the teacher's official medical data must be provided to the immigration office,

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