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Korea ranks second on the global education index

Notorious for the amount spent on higher education, Korea reaps the rewards ranking second out of 50 countries by Pearson Education on a new global education index called the Learning Curve.


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Typical Interview Questions

The interview will begin with some fairly standard questions:

You may then be asked more specific teaching questions:

Do not be surprised or offended if you are also asked about your parents and what they do. This is a common cultural question and is the interviewer’s attempt to gauge your social up bringing.

STEP 4 - Secure a Job

Having completed step 3 we will begin to send available positions to your inbox.At this stage it is important to check your emails daily so as not to miss out on the best jobs. If you are interested in a position then let us know and we will put you forward for the interview. If the school decides to interview you we will usually be in touch within 3-4 days to arrange a convenient time for a representative to call you. The interview will be conducted by phone and will be with the director, a Korean supervisor or the head foreign teacher at the school. It will probably only last 10 -15 minutes so don’t worry if you think it is shorter than expected.

Review Contract

Shortly after your interview we will provide some feedback about how you got on. Hopefully we will inform you that the school would like to offer you the position. In this case we will email you the contract, provide contact details of other foreign teacher(s) at the school and try our best to get you photos of your apartment. If the job sounds right for you then send us a signed copy of the contract by email to secure the position. In order to do this print out the contract, sign and date it, then send it in PDF, JPEG or word format.

We will submit the contract, along with the other documents you sent to us by post to the local immigration office and apply for your visa number. You are then ready to move onto step 5

Interview Tips

If your interview is not with a native English speaker make sure that you speak as slowly and clearly as possible. Use short, simple sentences and avoid using colloquial or idiomatic expressions. The interviewer is looking for two things. First of all he/she wants to listen to your accent so if you think you have a particularly strong accent then we advise toning it down as much as possible for the interview. Although when you get to Korea your colleagues and students will pick your accent up fairly quickly it is vital that you are clearly understood at this stage.

Secondly, the interviewer is trying to gauge your personality. The majority of the schools are looking for for a teacher who sounds enthusiastic, active, cheerful and most of all can hold a good conversation. If you are someone who doesn’t come across well over the phone then practice with friends or family.