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US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« on: September 18, 2020, 06:13:02 pm »
I taught middle school in Korea for two years.  I'm looking for a Nov start date. Busan or Seoul is where I prefer working.
All my documents are ready to go. An email, resume, and photo can be provided upon request.


  • Lazio
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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 07:11:02 pm »
I taught middle school in Korea for two years.  I'm looking for a Nov start date. Busan or Seoul is where I prefer working.
All my documents are ready to go. An email, resume, and photo can be provided upon request.

It's going to be though.
A recruiter just emailed me like 30 or so full-time hagwon positions from all over the country. All of them! had a note ''the applicant must be in Korea already''


  • NorthStar
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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 10:05:54 pm »
Don't teach in Korea, come on.    You want to fly half way across the world for minimum wage ? 

And if you do, DON'T USE A PHUCKING RECRUITER. 



  • waygo0k
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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 04:48:50 pm »
Honestly...go to Thailand. It's possible to enter right now, but at a great expense.

You'll earn roughly the same base money (with plenty of opportunity for privates), with less than half the living cost. And you'll probably have your pick of schools if you can get into the country.

There's also China. Possible to enter as well, significantly higher pay than both...but also a great cost barrier to entry.


  • hangook77
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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2020, 08:27:31 am »
Don't teach in Korea, come on.    You want to fly half way across the world for minimum wage ? 

And if you do, DON'T USE A PHUCKING RECRUITER. 



Never ceases to amaze me how many stupid people there are out there.  Some folks just don't want better for themselves. 


  • OnNut81
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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2020, 08:35:35 am »
Honestly...go to Thailand. It's possible to enter right now, but at a great expense.

You'll earn roughly the same base money (with plenty of opportunity for privates), with less than half the living cost. And you'll probably have your pick of schools if you can get into the country.

There's also China. Possible to enter as well, significantly higher pay than both...but also a great cost barrier to entry.

What?  You can't be serious?  The amount of misinformation in that post is mind boggling.  You will not earn roughly the same base pay and you will not not find many privates that pay well.  And as far as the open Thai border goes...

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1988811/special-visa-provisions-prompt-tat-inquiries


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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2020, 09:15:51 am »
https://vietnamteachingjobs.com/jobs/view/03-esl-teachers-for-our-new-school-in-jan-2021/

1800 US minimum. But with experience can ask for more money.  Even with paying 200 dollars for an apartment assuming you can negotiate 2000 or 2100 bucks.  Living there is dirt cheap and can save a lot.  Better than making 1800 bucks here (which is what you get with a 2.1 million salary with poor exchange rate.)  Basically can make the same in Vietnam but with much lower living cost.






  • waygo0k
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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2020, 12:42:39 pm »
What?  You can't be serious?  The amount of misinformation in that post is mind boggling.  You will not earn roughly the same base pay and you will not not find many privates that pay well.  And as far as the open Thai border goes...

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1988811/special-visa-provisions-prompt-tat-inquiries

Literally from the same website...if you're planning on staying in Thailand for at least 3 months, you'll be able to get an entry visa soon...hence the statement at a great expense
https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1987315?cx_placement=article#cxrecs_s

These jobs don't exist you say?

https://www.ajarn.com/recruitment/jobs/135667/head-teachers-teachers-in-bangkok
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At least ฿50,000 / month (full time)
Candidates for all positions must:
• Be native speakers of English
• Be culturally aware
• Have a first degree and Tefl Certificate, or other teaching qualification.
• Have two year experience teaching children

Teachers will be assigned up to 20 regular contact hours per week.

Must be in Bangkok now!

KRW2.1mil = USD1895...THB50,000 = USD1610

Hold on a minute...you mean there's more?????
https://www.ajarn.com/recruitment/jobs/135670/full-time-native-english-teacher-in-thailand
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We offer:
• Visa and work permit
• THB 46,080 – THB65,000 per month
• Performance related bonuses
• Regular 5 day working week
• Western management
• Structured curriculum
• Great working environment
We require:
• Native speaker
• Experience with children
• BA Degree
• 1 year commitment
• TEFL certificate
(CELTA/Trinity TESOL preferred)

Again...KRW2.1mil = USD1895...THB50,000 = USD1610

The EFL world doesn't revolve around Korea...other countries are catching up or have caught up completely, some have even surpassed Korea.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2020, 01:59:54 pm by waygo0k »


  • OnNut81
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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2020, 01:59:54 pm »
Literally from the same website...if you're planning on staying in Thailand for at least 3 months, you'll be able to get an entry visa soon...hence the statement at a great expense
https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1987315?cx_placement=article#cxrecs_s

These jobs don't exist you say?

Those jobs are exceptional and when I lived in Thailand outside of international schools bait and switch was a normal practice.  As in, if all of these impossible conditions were met you could make that amount.  Here's one I just took of Ajarn.com https://www.ajarn.com/recruitment/jobs/135727/kindergarten-teachers-in-bangkok 
One of the higher paid ones and the quals. to get it are more than what's required here.  You also pay more in tax in Thailand and to make 45,000TB a month would be a great salary for a Thai but unless you want to live like a Thai that's going to go fast.  I made 40,000 TB a month in 2004 and I never saved.  And the cost of living has gone up a fair bit.  It's fine if you just want to try living in Thailand for a year.  I'm at 3 million a month here and I do want I want (admittedly that hasn't included big nights out in Seoul for a long time) but I always save here.  And I stopped doing privates altogether because they were wearing me down. 

https://www.ajarn.com/recruitment/jobs/135667/head-teachers-teachers-in-bangkok
KRW2.1mil = USD1895...THB50,000 = USD1610

Hold on a minute...you mean there's more?????
https://www.ajarn.com/recruitment/jobs/135670/full-time-native-english-teacher-in-thailand
Again...KRW2.1mil = USD1895...THB50,000 = USD1610

The world doesn't revolve around Korea...other countries are catching up or have caught up completely, some have even surpassed Korea.


  • waygo0k
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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2020, 02:58:41 pm »
Unless you're in Bangkok or one of the saturated tourist cities (pattaya, phuket etc), 40k thb is more than enough to live comfortably...unles s you want to stay in luxury condos or mansions and eat western food everyday.

I know people living by western standards on their 40k thb, depending on where they are.

Outside of rent and boozing in touristy bars, which other monthly expense in Thailand could possibly eat into your salary?


  • theman3285
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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2020, 03:33:14 pm »
Outside of rent and boozing in touristy bars, which other monthly expense in Thailand could possibly eat into your salary?
'Massages' duh


  • OnNut81
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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2020, 03:35:27 pm »
Unless you're in Bangkok or one of the saturated tourist cities (pattaya, phuket etc), 40k thb is more than enough to live comfortably...unles s you want to stay in luxury condos or mansions and eat western food everyday.

I know people living by western standards on their 40k thb, depending on where they are.

Outside of rent and boozing in touristy bars, which other monthly expense in Thailand could possibly eat into your salary?

A Thai wife.


  • waygo0k
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Re: US Male With 2 years exp teaching in Korea. Looking to return
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2020, 05:33:33 pm »
A Thai wife.

Well, you do have a solid point there!

'Massages' duh

Invest in some 'massage gel' and a left handed glove...I hear 'massage' videos are free and plentiful on the interwebs these days  :laugh: :P