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Symposium => "Open" Discussions => Topic started by: jehall on February 07, 2011, 09:26:25 am

Title: Attention teachers in your own countries
Post by: jehall on February 07, 2011, 09:26:25 am
Hello fellow Native teachers. I'm about to finish my 1 and only year here teaching in Korea and will soon be trying to become a high school math teacher back home. My question is what can I use from Korea in my job search and resume writing? Obviously, I'll put this down on my resume, but should I get some sort of letter from my co-teacher or the school. She she go down as a reference to call? She's the only one who has really observed me working directly, and likes me, but her English isn't great so I'm not sure how that would work out.

Has anyone gone home before to search for a teaching job? What did you use from your Korean school?

Thanks
Title: Re: Attention teachers in your own countries
Post by: mteacher on February 07, 2011, 09:35:03 am
Definitely use her as a reference.  Even if her english is limited - a good reference is a good reference.  period.  Ask her to write a letter of recommendation.  If her writing english isnt good either, sit down with her and type it out with her.  (She tells you what she'll say and you can type it in a proper sentence.)  My co teacher actually asked me to do this (his idea) when I asked for one. 

Title: Re: Attention teachers in your own countries
Post by: kaymac on February 07, 2011, 09:41:09 am
I think one thing you could definitely reference is your adapting to a different education system overseas, discipline experiences, etc. I have had friends who have written their own reference letters for their co-teachers (with their co-teachers permission), too.