Tag Archives: hagwon

Why I Left My Hagwon

Last time I wrote about the complete and total lack of training that awaited me when I arrived at my Hagwon (private English academy) in Korea. When I wrote that post I was frustrated, pissed off, and downright EMBARRASSED at … Continue reading

Posted in Korea, Teaching English | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Teach in Korea – Training Week

Not just anyone can teach small children. If you think you can walk into a classroom with no prior experience and get the kids to sit still, listen, and (above all) learn without any training, you’re creating a recipe for … Continue reading

Posted in Korea, Teaching English | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Teach in Korea – Papers, Please.

For this week’s blog post I’m going to talk about all of the paperwork you will need to prepare if you want to teach English in Korea. Not only that, but I hope to impress the obvious lesson of keeping your … Continue reading

Posted in Korea, Teaching English | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Teach in Korea – The Interview.

Now that I’ve handed in all the required documentation to the recruitment team over at CIEE, it’s time for the interview process. For me, it happened in two main parts. The first was a preliminary interview where I talked with … Continue reading

Posted in Korea, Teaching English | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment