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Simson Language Institute - Sincheon. Thoughts? Experience?
« on: January 14, 2020, 10:40:05 pm »
Hello all!

I just got offered a position with Simson in Sincheon, Seoul. Any thoughts or previous experience?

They have added a few odd things into the contract so I am a bit nervous to take on the position regardless of its location.

Thank you all!!


Re: Simson Language Institute - Sincheon. Thoughts? Experience?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 09:47:06 am »
Post the contract. Ive never heard of the hakwon but were happy to check the contract.

T.C.


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Re: Simson Language Institute - Sincheon. Thoughts? Experience?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 07:38:44 pm »
People have asked about this place before. It is worth noting that they seem to be hiring frequently.

Simson in Jamsil  OK

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  • Looks well established +20 years
  • Afternoon classes, probably less draining than kindy

Pictures:
http://www.esimson.net/academy/sub01_03.aspx
http://www.esimson.net/schedule/sub07_02_view.aspx?idx=51&page=1

Programme:
http://www.esimson.net/program/sub02_02.aspx
I have to say, among all of the hakwons you have presented to us today, this programme seems to correlate the most with how I have been taught to teach. Authentic exposure, lovely debates and essay writing, but I'm not too sold on the frontal teaching that seems to be taking place all the time due to the constraints of the classroom. I'd rearrange the tables in groups of 4.

So, looks great but then again, an old-fashioned teacher could completely screw things up by doing the one- person-at-a-time conversational Korean-style teaching sessions instead of having the entire group engaged in the activity. I'm not saying that we are outperforming Korea educationally speaking, but considering how much time Koreans invest in their studies and seeing how Finland (8 ) outranked Korea (9) and seeing how Germanic/Scandinavian countries outperform in the world with very little to no homework or class, should give any Korean pause and hopefully be food for thought. The last time I have given out homework must have been years ago. (I teach MYP and upper 6th Form= high school)
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Re: Simson Language Institute - Sincheon. Thoughts? Experience?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 08:49:27 am »
I didn't have a good experience there.
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