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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: FREE KOREAN CLASS in INCHEON(BUPYEONG) with free BEER
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2020, 04:08:55 pm »
My encounters with the company made them seem shady. Maybe different locations are different? (Though I would think the same tactics are being used.)


  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

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    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Re: FREE KOREAN CLASS in INCHEON(BUPYEONG) with free BEER
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2020, 04:20:24 pm »
I taught at their Jongro, Bupyeong and Gangnam branches...all seemed cool.

It does look/sound shady at first, but once you're in you see it's pretty harmless. Was also paid on time every time.

I will say this was a looooong time ago so things might be different (or may still be the same).

The shady-ish part comes in when they have their weekly 'parties' where they invite foreigners to chat with eager Koreans in exchange for free beer...obviously the Koreans pay, but students enrolled in courses don't have to pay...while the waygook guest unwittingly helps the company make money while getting chatted up by cougars and uni girls (or ajeossis and uni boys).

Also, these parties can be pretty sad for non-White foreigners...if nobody there knows you (aka you're not a teacher or a regular fixture there), you'll be mostly ignored by the Korean 'guests'. Saw a few South Asian guys, gyopos and black people get left out in group conversations as everyone fawned over confused looking white guys who couldn't process why/how they were getting so much attention  :laugh: :laugh:

But...again...this was a looooong time ago, so things might have changed.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: FREE KOREAN CLASS in INCHEON(BUPYEONG) with free BEER
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2020, 04:26:35 pm »
I don’t think they pay anymore; it’s just teach English (or lead conversation classes) in exchange for “free” beer and “free” Korean lessons.


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  • Newgookin

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    • May 04, 2020, 10:35:48 am
    • incheon
Re: FREE KOREAN CLASS in INCHEON(BUPYEONG) with free BEER
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2020, 08:26:29 pm »
What kind of beer? This is important.

Hi..
We provide Korean draft beer.
CASS, HITE, OB. It depends.
I've tried Krombacher. But needed to charge it to the guest.


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  • Expert Waygook

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: FREE KOREAN CLASS in INCHEON(BUPYEONG) with free BEER
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2020, 07:47:35 am »
Hi..
We provide Korean draft beer.
CASS, HITE, OB. It depends.
I've tried Krombacher. But needed to charge it to the guest.

So first you don't pay us, and top of that you can't even get anything better than cass? Hard pass. Please for the love of god nobody attend and reward business practices like this


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    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
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Re: FREE KOREAN CLASS in INCHEON(BUPYEONG) with free BEER
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2020, 07:48:46 am »
I have spent nearly two decades getting COUNTLESS free dinners, beer runs and karaoke visits (the typical 3-spot night).

A "free Korean class" sounds like a gimmick.

One reason why I haven't improved my Korean much over the last 18 years is Koreans (mostly men) have not wanted to help me learn English: their focus is on learning English better!



  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: FREE KOREAN CLASS in INCHEON(BUPYEONG) with free BEER
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2020, 07:56:37 am »
I have spent nearly two decades getting COUNTLESS free dinners, beer runs and karaoke visits (the typical 3-spot night).

A "free Korean class" sounds like a gimmick.

One reason why I haven't improved my Korean much over the last 18 years is Koreans (mostly men) have not wanted to help me learn English: their focus is on learning English better!



It's morning.  Put down the free beer and proof read your comment. 


Re: FREE KOREAN CLASS in INCHEON(BUPYEONG) with free BEER
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2020, 11:52:10 am »
Hi..
We provide Korean draft beer.
CASS, HITE, OB. It depends.



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Re: FREE KOREAN CLASS in INCHEON(BUPYEONG) with free BEER
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2020, 11:58:20 am »
That's funny  MayorHaggar. Put a grin on my face.