Most English classes are held in a Business environment and the main intention is to develop fluency. Koreans look for conversation classes after having returned from being educated abroad. Private institutes as well as public schools prefer native English speakers. Often coined as a hotspot, you may hear about the existing bad relationship with North Korea.
Higher studies are regarded as an important asset so employers prefer college graduates. Getting a teaching position before arriving to Korea means acquiring working permits much easier. several agents exist to assist in placing the foreign teacher. There are hundreds of language schools in Seoul. The starting salary is approximately $1,200 US dollars per month and you will find certain benefits such as a well return airfare, accommodations, medical insurance, paid holidays and a bonus. Some teachers are able to save money working in Korea. The interviewing process can be done through the internet or on the phone. Getting to your job interview is rather easy since you will see many streets signs in English. Teaching illegally should not be considered as the government regulates the teaching sector so be careful if you want to set up some freelance lessons. Living in smaller cities provides a peaceful setting but the teaching hours are usually more.
The coastlines are known to be wild and with very high tides. Many long rivers flow throughout South Korea, which has dry, extremely cold winters with temperatures from 19 F to 33 F. The summer is hot and rainy with temperatures from 71 F to 83 F. Rain falls heavy from June to September and it is categorized by the tornado speed wind velocity. South Korea is known was one of the poorest countries recovering after the devastation of the Korean War to becoming one of the most productive economically in approximately 40 years. Government has multi-levels with a president and a prime minister in charge of a cabinet. Presidents are elected every five years. Regardless of some recent struggles within government divisions the country has prospered.
Ethnically Koreans are very homogeneous with the largest minority being Chinese. The population is estimated at 48 million people. The currency is the won which is approximately 1300 to 1 US dollar. Korean people are outdoor enthusiasts having the natural inclination toward climbing mountains.
Seoul alone has a large population of approximately 10 million people and having endured invasions from both Japan and North Korea, the architecture is totally modern. You can still see a few areas hidden away that have dynastic old temples and beautiful gardens. It is suggested to join in on the busy market scene by day. A night out better have an selection of dishes accompanied by beer and of course, karaoke to sing like a pop star. Other famous places to visit would the Seoul Grand Park which is a zoo set amongst hills, trees and has a river running through it, the Seoul Museum of Art showcasing the most modern collection of works and the N' Seoul Tower with sweeping views and a revolving restaurant.
Busan is also a great place to visit while staying in South Korea; it hosts the largest spa in Asia and a fine place to ponder while soaking in a tub or having a massage. Water sports are easy to access and the beaches are excellent places to relax.