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  • miffe
  • Newgookin

    • 1

    • July 16, 2012, 10:18:13 pm
    • Chuncheon
Not native English
« on: July 21, 2012, 11:22:36 am »

I recently arrived in Korea, on an H1 visa, for privat reasons, not specifically to teach english.
I just thought teaching would be a nice job for me.
But the more I look into it I see that most employers require that teachers are citizens of an English speaking country.
The problem is; I'm not.
However, I did spend half my childhood in the US, and I've spent many years in other English speaking countries, so my knowledge of the English language equalls that of my native language.
Why should my nationality present a problem?
Does anyone think I might be able to get a teaching job anyway?

I'd be most greatful for any tips.

  • jupinkorea
  • Super Waygook

    • 324

    • June 04, 2012, 05:25:32 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Not native English
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2012, 12:09:13 pm »
It's a shame but if you're not from a country that is native speaking of English, you'll find it hard. I know that where I am (in Korea) that the filiopenos can take a test to get an English license, however as I have a few friends in this case, they say they are not paid as well as natives and sometimes are refused jobs teaching.
"North Korea everything sunny all the time, always good time, beach party" Johnny Mountain