Thursday, March 26, 2009

Philippine English Teachers in Korea!

I received this e-mail today, I hope this can help to make someone's dream come true. I was also luck enough to find my current job through this web site.

Philippine English Teacher in Korea!

As the public schools in Korea decided to strengthen English proficiency of students,
Public schools in Korea plans to hire exceptional Philippine teachers to teach conversational English to primary/middle/high school students in Korean schools.The actual timing of hiring is not determined but a head start can put you in a better position.


1. bachelor’s or higher degree in education/ English major (other majors may be possible)
2. teachers’ license(or certificate)
3. teaching experience (minimum 2 years)
4. Clean police record.

When you are hired, you will be given competitive monthly salary, roundtrip airfare, medical insurance, free housing, settlement allowance, overtime pay and severance pay.
Duration of contract is for 1 year + renewals to high performing teachers. You need to be ready to get ahead.

If you are interested, register yourself and qualified acquaintances to www. The first place we look is the database of If you are not registered, your chance will be reduced.

Go to Sign Up, attach your resume and photo,&nbs! p;teacher’s license certificate in scanned image.

Here is what you can do in the meantime:

Get your passport.
Get references.
Check your criminal record.
Get familiarized with American accent and intonation.
Get more experience teaching.

There is an increasing talk to introduce Filipino teachers but not 100% decided. Most likely it will be between 2010~ 2011. Will let you know the latest news regarding teaching visa for Philippine teachers.

Harry ChungTimes Search/ Koreajoblink.comOfficial recruitment body for SEOUL OFFICE OF EDUCATION.

Monday, March 16, 2009

last week

It was quite a busy week for me. At work I'm usually in charge of attending some meetings and events, which are usually held during the morning and in the afternoon. But last week I attended yet another event this time in the evening. It was a reception for the National Day of Ireland and for St. Patrick's Day. It was my first time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I don't even know much about it before I was asked to come to the reception. I met the Ambassador of Ireland in Korea and his wife for the first time, they were the host of the event. Too bad they will leave Korea soon. I went with my co-worker Greg and my husband Min. It was great that my husband was there with me, 'coz we're both too busy these days we barely spend time together. I met some old friends as well as new people. And had a tasty Irish dinner. It was really good. I also saw the Korean designer (André Kim), he just stayed for a while, apparently he was also invited to the event at the other room (Fortune Magazine) launching event. He look exactly like how he is on T.V. I still don't know why he always wear that same white outfit'?'. Overall it was a great night. Last week the Directory for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Korea was published. Our company is a member of the CCCK '09. I was happy to see the Directory. I took one home and showed it to my husband, he was happy and congratulated me. This was my first time to be part of any publication in Korea. So I was pretty thrilled to see it. Hopefully there's more to come. Here are some of the photos I took:

From André Kim

Monday, March 2, 2009

Seoul International Women's Association

Last month I attended the coffee morning of SIWA (Seoul International Women's Association) held at the Sofitel Ambassador Hotel. It's a great chance to meet friends and expatriate from around the world. I've been a member of SIWA for some time now as well as other women's organization here in Seoul.

Each month during the coffee morning they feature a guest speaker that talks about issues concerning expatriate residence in Korea.
The topic last month was about the banking in Korea.
with the guest speakers from Standard Chartered Bank. They gave some tips on how to handle your money wisely. And answered questions about the current economic status of Korea.

SIWA also offers a great line up of events than we can participate in. Including some tours around and near by Seoul. As well as big events like the upcoming Let's Dance Charity Gala and SIWA Bazaar (fall event). You can check out their web site for more information:

Here are some of the photos I took from the past event: