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Government English Center Job - Gyeongsan City (near Daegu)
« on: November 25, 2022, 12:36:42 pm »
The government English center where I work is looking for new teacher who can start near the beginning of the next school year (probably around mid-February so there is time for training).

Official write up:

Location: Gyeongsan, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Starting date: 2023-02
Teaching days: Mon-Fri/Sat - see description
Student Level: Elementary/Middle/Adult
Working schedule: AM 08:30 ~ PM 04:30 (Saturdays: AM 08:30 ~ PM 12:00)
Teaching hours: 22 Teaching Hours per week
Salary/Budget: 2,200,000 Won ~ 2,700,000 (Depending on public school teaching experience)
Overtime pay: Depends on program but varies from 25,000KRW/hour to 40,000KRW/hour
Multiple Schools Allowance
1. 100,000 Korean Won (KRW) per month for two schools.
2. 150,000 Korean Won (KRW) per month for three or more schools.   
Settlement Allowance: 300,000 Won
Accommodation (Housing): Provided or Allowance Provided (400,000 won per month)
Benefits
Medical & Pension/Severance/ Paid Vacation (26 days)
Entrance Allowance: 1,300,000 Korean Won (KRW)
Exit Allowance: 1,300,000 Korean Won (KRW)
Renewal: 2,000,000 Won
(The Employee shall not receive an Exit Allowance for the completion of the current Term of Employment should they renew their contract, nor shall the Employee receive an Entrance Allowance for the renewal Term of Employment.)
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Description:
This is a public English education center, affiliated with the Gyeongsan Office of Education. Teachers will help facilitate a two-day English Experience Program for public school students who visit our English center, they will co-teach and/or lead classes at travel schools rural in Gyeongsan, and they will teach either after school classes at the center or adult classes at the center. Teachers will also work on Saturdays in a Gifted Education Program. We typically teach an average of 15 Saturdays from March to July and 10 Saturdays from September to November, from 8:30am-12:00pm. Teachers will be paid 160,000 won for each Saturday worked.
 
The center is currently located near Gyeongsan Station and close to the Siji area of Daegu.

Send a resume, cover letter, and any questions to: nfrankget@gmail.com
All documents must be ready (police clearance within 6 months, apostilled degree, etc.)
Out of country possible, in country transferable visas preferred.


Re: Government English Center Job - Gyeongsan City (near Daegu)
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2022, 02:13:37 pm »
25 Saturdays from March to November? That's a mega yikes for me personally, although I guess some people like to work 6 days a week if it means more money. A little too much soju in your adventures laddy. Seems you've been recruiting for the same place since at least 2018. Do they pay you extra for that I wonder?


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Re: Government English Center Job - Gyeongsan City (near Daegu)
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2022, 02:34:17 pm »
oh man.  I know someone who had this exact job.  at this exact location.  man oh man,  the horror stories.


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Re: Government English Center Job - Gyeongsan City (near Daegu)
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2022, 02:42:46 pm »
Do share.


Re: Government English Center Job - Gyeongsan City (near Daegu)
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2022, 03:26:33 pm »
oh man.  I know someone who had this exact job.  at this exact location.  man oh man,  the horror stories.
Please, share, what exactly went wrong at this place.
I was considering applying for this position as I heard the public education centers / English Centers/ Global Centers are usually very nice places to work similarly to EPIK schools.

Was it the Korean co-teachers that were micromanaging and rude?
The workload was unbearable for a public school-type position?
The schedule was all over the place and too many last-minute changes.
Too many camps to prepare for and run? Or too many different English programs to prepare for and run.
Or the travel school being too rural, too far away/ terribly long communtes/ bad transportation?
« Last Edit: November 25, 2022, 03:38:01 pm by HiddenInKorea »


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Re: Government English Center Job - Gyeongsan City (near Daegu)
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2022, 04:17:30 pm »
without adding any defamation to this post...

you teach the exact same lesson for the entire year.  a new group of kids come in... and you teach the same thing, every day.  like Bill Murray in Groundhog day.   


Re: Government English Center Job - Gyeongsan City (near Daegu)
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2022, 05:16:58 pm »
without adding any defamation to this post...

you teach the exact same lesson for the entire year.  a new group of kids come in... and you teach the same thing, every day.  like Bill Murray in Groundhog day.   

Oh no... that would get really old really fast... After teaching the same lesson for a week I already get sick of it by Friday >.< Do you know if it was only the core lesson or the main lesson that had to stay the same? Were they given opportunities to teach in the other programs since there is mention of the gifted program and teaching at travel schools?


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Re: Government English Center Job - Gyeongsan City (near Daegu)
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2022, 08:17:19 pm »
Oh no... that would get really old really fast... After teaching the same lesson for a week I already get sick of it by Friday >.< Do you know if it was only the core lesson or the main lesson that had to stay the same? Were they given opportunities to teach in the other programs since there is mention of the gifted program and teaching at travel schools?

you get assigned a theme,  so lets say you're assigned the grocery store theme,   you practice food vocab and shopping dialogue with the group.  then the next group comes in and you do the same thing...  all day.  every day.  in the middle of the boonies.


Re: Government English Center Job - Gyeongsan City (near Daegu)
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2022, 08:47:04 pm »
you get assigned a theme,  so lets say you're assigned the grocery store theme,   you practice food vocab and shopping dialogue with the group.  then the next group comes in and you do the same thing...  all day.  every day.  in the middle of the boonies.

Oh, it's pretty similar to the public education center in my city then. Teachers were assigned themes there as well and taught the same lesson plan to different groups of  students visiting the centre on a field trip everyday. They only did the same theme for about 3 or 4 months, so in total they were able to got through 4 lessons per year plus summer and winter camps that would add some variety.

I guess the nice thing about working at the center would be the very low prep materials/ prep time needed.


Re: Government English Center Job - Gyeongsan City (near Daegu)
« Reply #9 on: Today at 08:04:45 am »
A little too much soju in your adventures laddy.

The irony being that when I first came to Korea, I was super into social justice movements and chose that username as a play on words: so(cial)ju(stice)adventurer, but in actuality I don't drink at all... I used to have maybe 2 or 3 drinks a year for holidays or birthdays, but now I can honestly say I haven't had a drop of alcohol in probably over 3 years.  :laugh:


Re: Government English Center Job - Gyeongsan City (near Daegu)
« Reply #10 on: Today at 10:27:31 am »
The irony being that when I first came to Korea, I was super into social justice movements and chose that username as a play on words: so(cial)ju(stice)adventurer, but in actuality I don't drink at all... I used to have maybe 2 or 3 drinks a year for holidays or birthdays, but now I can honestly say I haven't had a drop of alcohol in probably over 3 years.  :laugh:

Your job stinks lmao!