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  • Teacheng
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    • November 20, 2020, 01:23:33 am
    • US
Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2020, 12:21:06 pm »
Do they give you training on how to prepare lessons?

I actually taught briefly but didn't know how to teach based on the lesson plan. There would be "cover these pages in the book" for each day, but I would have no idea how to make that into a 50 min lesson (or however long a class was).


Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2020, 12:23:29 pm »
Do they give you training on how to prepare lessons?

I actually taught briefly but didn't know how to teach based on the lesson plan. There would be "cover these pages in the book" for each day, but I would have no idea how to make that into a 50 min lesson (or however long a class was).


Yeah I think so. Did you do a tefl course? I think it is required now. Once you see a lesson plan you can kind of figure it out, generally speaking.

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  • Teacheng
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    • November 20, 2020, 01:23:33 am
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Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2020, 01:39:43 pm »
I didn't do a TEFL course. How much might it cost and how long might it take to complete a TEFL course?
2.0 seems a little low compared to hagwons, but does that mean you have less teaching hours than hagwons?


Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2020, 02:59:37 pm »
I didn't do a TEFL course. How much might it cost and how long might it take to complete a TEFL course?
2.0 seems a little low compared to hagwons, but does that mean you have less teaching hours than hagwons?

Yeah 2.0 is low, but it is higher than 1.8.  No idea about TEFL courses. Yes, less teaching hours. 22 vs 30 minimum.  I suggest you do your own research. Most of your questions can be answered using the search function or google.

Either way, good luck with everything and I'm sure whichever option you chose will work out in the end.

Regards.


  • 745sticky
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
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Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2020, 03:14:49 pm »
I didn't do a TEFL course. How much might it cost and how long might it take to complete a TEFL course?
2.0 seems a little low compared to hagwons, but does that mean you have less teaching hours than hagwons?

TEFL courses come at different prices, but if you take an online one make sure EPIK will accept it. personally I did the mytefl 120-hr one ($300 but they almost always have some promotion code running. I think after everything it was like 200ish for me). although its an online course so it obviously isnt 120 hours, with a little bit of google and common sense you can easily blow through it in a weekend.

Now if youre doing an on-site course (unlikely given covid) thats an entirely different ballpark.

as for public school vs hagwons, advantages of public school are less teaching hours, more vacation, and you'll get screwed over less. on the flip side hagwons can pay more (but only if you land/negotiate a good job). obviously theres more to it than that since whatever advantage you get at a hagwon depends entirely on whether you get a good contract or not, and then whether or not management tries to screw you
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  • Teacheng
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    • November 20, 2020, 01:23:33 am
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Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2020, 02:37:29 pm »
With TEFL being required as well as the criminal record check, do you think Taiwan would be a good alternative to teach English?


  • Kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
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Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2020, 07:14:13 am »
Taiwan is great for ESL teaching, but their expectations for ESL teachers are also steadily rising.
Back when I was over there, essentially all you needed was a pulse. Not true anymore! (Well, no, it *is* true: you still need a pulse, but also a bachelor's degree. Also, while not strictly necessary, it would be a good idea to have an ESL certificate of some kind if you want to be competitive).


  • Teacheng
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    • November 20, 2020, 01:23:33 am
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Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2020, 11:05:54 pm »
personally I did the mytefl 120-hr one ($300 but they almost always have some promotion code running. I think after everything it was like 200ish for me). although its an online course so it obviously isnt 120 hours, with a little bit of google and common sense you can easily blow through it in a weekend.

But if you invest that 200ish to get TEFL to be qualified to apply, and they end up not hiring you, would that mean you wasted 200-ish?


  • Kayos
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2020, 08:44:55 am »
But if you invest that 200ish to get TEFL to be qualified to apply, and they end up not hiring you, would that mean you wasted 200-ish?

At the place I got mine, if you don't get a job within a certain amount of time, they will refund your money.
However, you have to prove you have looked for jobs. I think the condition is: showing jobs you've applied for and been rejected from.
You have to look at x amount of jobs from at least 3 different countries or something.
They will also kinda help you find a job, but it's basically like a recruiter trying to get you to take one of the crappy positions.


  • 745sticky
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
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Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2020, 10:28:22 am »
But if you invest that 200ish to get TEFL to be qualified to apply, and they end up not hiring you, would that mean you wasted 200-ish?

I mean, its not like the certificate is going to expire.


  • Teacheng
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    • November 20, 2020, 01:23:33 am
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Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2020, 11:30:22 pm »
By the way, does Taiwan not have as much jobs available as Korea? Does Korea have the most jobs?


  • stoat
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2020, 07:24:14 am »
Korea has the most jobs than Taiwan because it's a more bigger country.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2020, 11:15:31 am »
Korea has the most jobs than Taiwan because it's a more bigger country.
oh yeah, mr wiseguy, then how many jobs does greenland have?


  • stoat
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1972

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2020, 11:36:08 am »
Greenland is not an independent state but a self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark.








  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2020, 11:45:21 am »
YOU DIDN'T ANSWER THE QUESTION BRO


  • stoat
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1972

    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2020, 11:50:40 am »
Give this place a ring. They have a facebook  :smiley:



Re: Is teaching at hagwons done remotely these days or in-person?
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2020, 11:54:31 am »
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