Teach English in South Korea

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Published on September 28, 2015

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1.                   Be  Flexible.  Be  Enthusiastic.  Be  Committed.   ©AdventureTeaching Inc. 2015 all rights reserved “You  should  probably  do  this.”  

2. Hi.
 We’re the AT team.
 Because you’re probably wondering, we thought we’d 
 tell you a bit more 
 of our story…"

3. This is Reuben. " " He and his wife arrived in Asia in 2005. Six months after arriving, they decided to stay a second year – the experience and the adventure was just too good give up after 1 short year! " " Reuben had a job he LOVED and enjoyed teaching just as much as he enjoyed exploring Asia. Within the first 2 years of living in Asia, he had surfed in Bali, received scuba certification in Thailand, hiked the Great Wall, rode a yak in Tibet, and floated down the Mighty Mekong River in Vietnam." " It’s hard to believe that 6 years and many more adventures passed before he and his wife moved back home! "

4. ! In 2007 we started ! Adventure Teaching, ! a company that puts ! teachers first. ! ! Towards the end of his first year abroad, Reuben convinced his best friend to join him overseas. "

5. As you can see, we’ve all been teachers."

6. Here’s the thing: the AT team loves Asia." And we want you to love your experience, too."

7. Here’s what " you can expect " from us:" 1.  Get to know you
 " 2.  Find you a good fit
 " 3.  Be available to you… the whole time you’re there! " We’re always a phone call or email away! we" " Now, let’s get some of your questions answered…"

8. So, what can I expect life in Asia to look like?" " Here are the things we’ll be covering next:" ! •  Transportation! •  Free Time! •  Vacation Time ! " " •  Money + Savings! •  Qualifications! •  Schools! •  Your Apartment! Please keep in mind that all monetary values are approximate, " and depend entirely on the exchange rate at any given time." *  

9. Who?   The  employer.                 A/er  a  year  of  teaching  in  Asia,  many  AT  teachers:   –  transfer  their  teaching  careers  to  other  schools  in  China  or  Korea   –  shi/  focus  within  their  current  se>ng,  and  take  on  new  roles  at  their  school   –  Take  their  experience  to  a  new  country,  new  culture,  and  new  people  group.  In  the  past,  some   of  our  teachers  go  on  to  pursue  work  in  Japan,  others  look  to  Southeast  Asia  for  posiEons,  and   some  even  venture  to  the  UAE  or  Saudi  Arabia!   There  are  no  predetermined  teaching  career  paths  in  Asia…     anything  is  possible!   We  work  with  several  different  types  of  schools   throughout  both  China  and  South  Korea.     These  schools  vary  in  size,  structure,  loca7on,   curriculum,  etc.,  and  range  from  the  basic,  privately   run  English  Language  Ins7tutes  to  large,  well-­‐run,   and  structured  Language  company  chains.       A/er  you  send  us  your  applicaEon  material,  we’ll  chat   with  you  about  which  teaching  opportuniEes  would   be  a  good  fit  for  you!    

10. What?   The  details.  Requirements:   –  EducaEon  requirements  vary:     •  Some  schools  require  a  Bachelor’s  degree  (in  anything!)  +  TEFL  CerEficate  /  CELTA       •  Some  only  require  a  BA  /  BS…  in  anything!     •  In  China,  schools  also  require  at  least  1  year  of  formal  teaching  experience   –  Valid  passport  from:  Canada,  USA,  UK              Australia,  New  Zealand,  South  Africa,  Ireland   –  Age:  22  to  55  (24+  in  China)   Benefits:  the  benefits  for  each  posiEon  vary     significantly  depending  on  the  school.   –  Salary  ranges  from  $950  –  $1,200  USD/month  in      China  and  $1,800  –  2,200  USD/month  in  Korea      depending    on  exchange  rate     –  Paid  Vaca7on:  7+  days  and  Nat'l  holidays   –  Visa:  Sponsored  work  visa    (we’ll  help  you  get  things  together)   –  Travel:    Some  schools  pay  for  your  flight  TO  Asia,  and  will  reimburse  you  upon  your  arrival.  Others  will  pay  for  your   flight  home.  Others  will  give  you  a  “travel  allowance”  –  it  just  depends  on  the  school!     –  Arrival  Support:  most  schools  have  an  orientaEon    AND  on-­‐site  training  before  you  begin  teaching   –  Accommoda7on:  in  Korea,  schools  provide  a  parEally  furnished  studio-­‐size  apartment  AND  pay  your  rent.   Some  schools  in  China  also  do  the  same,  while  other  schools  pay  you  a  higher  salary  and  let  you  arrange  your   own  apartment.    

11. But, I’m not a teacher." Don’t worry! " There is no teaching experience or prior training required to apply. *" " All you need is a " Bachelors degree – in anything! – "" and a passport from the USA, Canada, South Africa, " Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, or Scotland." " *Schools in China require 1 year of teaching experience. " •  Will my school give me a curriculum? Yes.! •  How many hours will I work? You will likely be required to be at your school for 40 hours a week; 22-30 teaching hours per week is pretty standard." " •  Do I need to speak Chinese / Korean? Nope.! •  How big are the classes? It depends on the school, but many language institute classes range from 8-15 students per class.! So, what types of jobs are available?" " Great question!!

12. Pre-school/Elementary " (called “Kindergarten”)" •  Hours:! –  9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.(average)" •  Student ages: ! –  3-10 years old" •  Benefits:! –  Students learn quickly, making it rewarding work" –  Some jobs available year-round" –  Students LOVE you – total celebrity treatment!" –  Enthusiastic, energetic teaching environment" –  Talk about cute kids, eh?! " •  Keep in mind:! –  High-energy teaching" –  “On your feet” – young kids have lots of needs!" "

13. Elementary to Middle" •  Hours:! –  2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. " •  (varies school to school)" •  Student ages: " –  8 to 14 years old" •  Benefits:" –  Students usually have basic understanding of English language" –  Small class size" –  Some jobs available year-round" •  Keep in mind:! –  Sometimes difficult to keep your students engaged and attentive"

14. What will my apartment look like?" It will probably be a studio-style apartment. " The kitchen, washing machine and fridge are along one wall, and the bathroom is a separate room next the the front door. " Sometimes studio apartments have a loft.."

15. Either way, it’s plenty of space to live in and hang with your friends."

16. Apartments are located in " high-rise buildings, most come " partially (if not fully) furnished, " with your necessary amenities " within a short walking distance. "

17. How do I get around?" •  It’s affordable! Public transportation is cheap and very convenient throughout China and Korea." •  It’s vast! Both countries have an extensive transportation system of buses, subways, taxis, trains, ferries, and planes." •  Weekend getaways – take an inter-city bus or train to another area of the country for around $20-50. " ! ! (Look how luxurious the inter-city buses are! Sweet!)! (Yes, subways can get this crowded…)  

18. If public transportation isn’t enough…" Bikes – they are inexpensive and " easy to find. " " " Motorcycles – you’ll need a license, but a great way to tour the country!" Scooters – also easy to find, and an exceedingly fun way to get around."

19. And what will do I do when I’m not teaching?" Sports" Concerts" Visit ancient" sites" Hike" Weekend on the beach" Karaoke" Explore the " Night Life" Watersports " Rent (or buy!) a scooter"

20. Will I be alone? "

21. Not if we can help it!" Connecting teachers is one of our favorite things to do, and we make it a priority."

22. " ! If you ask, we’ll do our best to connect you to other AT teachers located in your area. " What do we mean?"

23. 1.  , " 2.  ," And remember: one of our founding, core values is putting our teachers first – we are committed to walking with you throughout your entire term of employment! " "" Please call, email, or write us at anytime, for anything!"

24. FAQs   SEll  have  more  quesEons?   How  long  is  the  contract?   Your  iniEal  contract  is  12  months.    Depending  on  job   performance,  opportuniEes  to  extend  your  Eme  in  Asia   may  be  available.  Many  teachers  choose  to  stay  with   their  school  for  one  or  two  more  years.   What  is  the  average  class  size?   Class  sizes  range  from  one-­‐on-­‐one  private  lessons  to   classes  of  8-­‐25.     What  are  my  working  hours?     Most  contracts  are  for  a  40-­‐hour  work  week,  usually   involving  some  evenings  and  weekends.  Within  the  40-­‐ hour  work  week,  you  will  have  enough  Eme  to  plan,   prep,  teach,  and  perform  other  duEes  as  needed.   How  many  hours  per  week  will  I  be  teaching?   18-­‐30  teaching  hours  are  a  part  of  your  40-­‐hour  work   week.  Teaching  hours  will  depend  on  your  school  and   the  Eme  of  the  year.    

25. FAQs   SEll  have  more  quesEons?   How  much  vaca7on  7me  do  I  get?   Schools  offer  7-­‐10  days,  plus  most  naEonal   holidays.  Other  schools  offer  more  vacaEon   days.     What  are  some  of  my  non-­‐teaching  du7es?   Non-­‐teaching  duEes  can  include  class   preparaEon,  meeEng  with  potenEal  students,   wriEng  student  performance  feedback,   parent-­‐student  conferences,  etc.   How  do  I  apply?   Once  your  visa  documents  are  ready,  your   placement  coordinator  at  Adventure  Teaching   will  submit  you  for  job  openings  that  you   would  be  a  good  fit  for!     I  can’t  speak  Chinese  or  Korean;  is  that  a  problem?   You  can  teach  in  Asia  without  knowing  how  to  speak  the  language.  Our  schools  encourage  all   teachers  to  learn  some  of  the  local  language  and  some  even  provide  real-­‐Eme  online  lessons  to   teachers.  Of  course,  it  is  enErely  up  to  you  if  you  want  to  take  the  challenge!   When  do  teaching  posi7ons  start?   Start  dates  are  open  throughout  the  year,  depending  on  the  country.  

26. Can  I  choose  the  loca7on  of  the  school?     You  can  let  us  know  your  preferences  during  the  Admissions    Process.  We’ll  work  hard  to  find  you  a  good   fit  –  a/er  all,  we’re  keenly  interested  in  you  actually  enjoying  your  Eme  teaching  overseas!  Just   remember:  the  more  flexible  you  can  be,  the  easier  it  is  for  us  to  narrow  down  which  school  will  be  the   best  fit!     How  do  I  get  a  legal  work  visa?   Our  Visa  Process  Expert  will  help  you  every  step  of  the  way  to  obtain  a  legal  work  visa!  The  two   documents  that  take  the  longest  to  obtain:  a  diploma  and  a  background  check.     FAQs   SEll  have  more  quesEons?   What  happens  if  I  get  sick?     Most  schools  provide  comprehensive  health   insurance  coverage  for  their  teachers.  It  will  cover   you  in  the  event  of  sickness  and  injury.     How  will  I  get  to  know  people  and  find  friends?   In  addiEon  to  your  colleagues  at  your  school   and  the  local  community,  you  may  meet  other   teachers  in  your  area.  To  meet  teachers  who  are   already  in  country,  some  schools  also  have  their   own  social  network  open  exclusively  to  their   teachers.  

27. Where  will  I  live?   Some  schools  will  provide  you  with  an  apartment   during  your  Eme  overseas.  Others  will  connect   you  with  one  of  their  trusted  real  estate  agents.   Finding  an  apartment  is  easier  than  it  sounds,  and   these  schools  will  pay  for  a  hotel  for  your  first  2   weeks  in  country.  And  don’t  forget  –  all  of  us  at   Adventure  Teaching  will  support  you  through  this   transiEon  and  enEre  year  abroad!  We’re  always  a   phone  call  or  email  away!       Will  I  have  enough  money  to  support  myself?   Schools  in  China  and  Korea  offer  a  compeEEve   salary  that  offers  a  good  standard  of  living.   Adventure  Teaching  teachers  generally  find  that   their  salary  gives  them  a  purchasing  power  in  Asia   that  is  much  stronger  than  in  their  home  country.   FAQs   SEll  have  more  quesEons?  

28. How can I best prepare " for this adventure?" 1.  Don’t miss reading a single page on our website!
 " 2.  Begin learning the basics of Mandarin/Korean. Anything you can retain before heading over will help you immensely! 
 " 3.  Set your expectations appropriately. Living and working in another culture is a challenge – one that should not be taken lightly.
 " 4.  Schedule an interview (here) with our admissions team ASAP to see if you are a good fit for our program. "

29. We  look  forward  to  our  interview  with  you.       Be  Flexible.  Be  Enthusiastic.  Be  Committed.   ©AdventureTeaching Inc. 2015 all rights reserved “You  should  probably  do  this.”  

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