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  • debbxi
  • Newgookin

    • 1

    • December 27, 2020, 06:36:37 pm
    • Seoul
Is it illegal to have no co-teacher for Kindergarden?
« on: December 27, 2020, 06:44:02 pm »
I am trying to find exact information, but it has been difficult. I am trying to end my contract early because it's been a very difficult work environment. On top of everything else, they have no Korean co-teachers so it's literally just English teachers doing everything (even bathroom needs if necessary). Any legal advice or links would be helpful. Thank you.


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2052

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: Is it illegal to have no co-teacher for Kindergarden?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2020, 08:00:17 am »
I am trying to find exact information, but it has been difficult. I am trying to end my contract early because it's been a very difficult work environment. On top of everything else, they have no Korean co-teachers so it's literally just English teachers doing everything (even bathroom needs if necessary). Any legal advice or links would be helpful. Thank you.

It's illegal for us foreign teachers to be in a classroom during regular teaching hours without a Korean co-teacher present.
for example, afterschool classes are fine for us to teach solo, but the 9 - 3/5 regular teaching it's not fine to be without one.
However, this law seems to be rarely upheld.
I don't know the exact law, but this is what we were told during my first orientation here.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4626

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Is it illegal to have no co-teacher for Kindergarden?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2020, 10:24:43 am »
It's illegal for us foreign teachers to be in a classroom during regular teaching hours without a Korean co-teacher present.
for example, afterschool classes are fine for us to teach solo, but the 9 - 3/5 regular teaching it's not fine to be without one.
However, this law seems to be rarely upheld.
I don't know the exact law, but this is what we were told during my first orientation here.
but is this true for private institutions as well?


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2052

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: Is it illegal to have no co-teacher for Kindergarden?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2020, 12:33:52 pm »
but is this true for private institutions as well?

Not sure, I've only worked public schools in Korea.
I'd assume private places are exempt - but again, I don't know the law, just what was stated during my first orientation here.