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  • incognito84
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    • September 01, 2008, 01:51:25 pm
    • Suwon, South Korea
Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2011, 10:09:41 am »
I just turned 21 a few weeks before coming to korea, I don't know any other teachers that aren't older than me!

I knew a guy and a girl in my first year who were teaching here at age 19. They were both homeschooled, graduated High School at age 15, went to a Christian university, graduated at 19 and went to Korea. They had absolutely no social skills whatsoever but that's besides the point.

Also, people from the UK only do three year degrees so a lot of them graduate at 20/21.



Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2011, 10:12:02 am »
I'm 24 and when I first got here the NETs I met were all a bit older than me. Starting from 28 and up.
But with all the TALK teachers around now, it seems they're getting younger in our town


  • Jamebb
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    • May 09, 2011, 07:52:31 am
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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2011, 06:09:22 pm »
23 (or 24 Korean)


  • tealstardust
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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2011, 06:20:15 pm »
I am 29, and my husband is 28.  I refuse to go by Korean years because I will miss my 30th birthday...I am not going to be over 30 before my time!  We plan on being here another 4 years and 10 months or so, and then going home to start a family.  Man I am going to be an old mom!  lol


Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2011, 06:42:58 pm »
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I am 29, and my husband is 28.  I refuse to go by Korean years because I will miss my 30th birthday...I am not going to be over 30 before my time!  We plan on being here another 4 years and 10 months or so, and then going home to start a family.  Man I am going to be an old mom!  lol

My Mom was 34 when she had me  :P


Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2011, 10:52:26 pm »
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I am 29, and my husband is 28.  I refuse to go by Korean years because I will miss my 30th birthday...I am not going to be over 30 before my time!  We plan on being here another 4 years and 10 months or so, and then going home to start a family.  Man I am going to be an old mom!  lol

My Mom was 34 when she had me  :P

Mine, 41.  Still young in my eyes!
« Last Edit: May 09, 2011, 10:57:29 pm by mmaurer2004 »


  • andyfoggy
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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #46 on: May 09, 2011, 11:42:00 pm »
I am 29, and my husband is 28.  I refuse to go by Korean years because I will miss my 30th birthday...I am not going to be over 30 before my time!  We plan on being here another 4 years and 10 months or so, and then going home to start a family.  Man I am going to be an old mom!  lol

you will be fine, just had my second today and my wife is 40 (Korean age) kids make you feel younger
have fun being free of nappy(diaper) changes and night time feeds for 4 more years ;D


  • creeper1
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    • September 09, 2010, 09:02:08 am
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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2011, 09:33:31 am »
ESL is typically something done in a gap year. The ESLer then usually goes home and starts their career. That's why the vast majority are young.

A poster called "kimpap" does a better job of explaining it than I ever could. If you have time read what he has to say. He is truely wise.  :laugh: http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=176894&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60
« Last Edit: May 10, 2011, 09:35:27 am by creeper1 »


  • seouldance
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    • May 02, 2011, 08:10:01 pm
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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2011, 09:32:09 am »
I'm 24, and find most people I meet are around my age or a bit older, but I was 22 when I first arrived.


Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2011, 09:56:45 am »
I'm 25 and i would say that between 24 and 30 is the most common age  range.


  • tomos
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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2011, 10:12:48 am »
I think the average is approx. 26, but I know a teacher who is 20 and also one who is 65.


Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2011, 10:17:12 am »
I'm 21, and I have only met one other person who was younger than me.
Would be interesting if someone set up a poll. I would set most people I know at 26/27... but I do hang out with a (younger) crowd.


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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2011, 10:31:55 am »
37 here. I thought I was the oldest in my SMOE training but have since learned otherwise. I am still a minority though, as I have not met that many people close to my age.
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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #53 on: May 11, 2011, 11:13:08 am »
33(almost- Friday is my birthday)- came here when i was 28.....


  • Rebbet
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    • February 22, 2011, 07:40:22 pm
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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2011, 11:45:37 am »
23 here, I know several 22 year olds, and a lot of people in their mid-late 20s. Oldest person I know is 36.

I don't think it matters. Who's to say that working a 9-5 job in your hometown before going home to the person you married right out of college is any better or worse than what we do?


  • Sprite06
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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2011, 11:47:17 am »
22 here, one friend who is 21, all others are 24+, most 26+


Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2011, 12:14:37 pm »
just recently turned 25 and been here the better half of a year...  :)


  • Yu_Bumsuk
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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #57 on: May 11, 2011, 04:35:44 pm »
So if the poll is accurate then 87% of FTs are younger than me and a mere ~5% are older than me. That does seem really odd, because I know a lot of FTs who are older than me in real life.


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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #58 on: May 11, 2011, 04:40:41 pm »
I'm 48 and have been here for 14 years.
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Re: Age of Teachers Here
« Reply #59 on: August 01, 2020, 10:55:59 pm »
Interesting I think the age of teachers in Korea has aged since this post. Maybe most of the young ones are still here and in their 30ís now