Teaching in S. Korea without a degree or Non-teaching work?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Nov 2, 2012 1:31 PM Last Post By: Nice_But__
Oct 21, 2012 9:51 AM
Teaching in S. Korea without a degree or Non-teaching work?Hello :)
I am going to S.Korea to work as a teacher next year. I am a qualified teacher and have work but my boyfriend is coming too and he is not a teacher. He doesn't have a degree but he has TEFL cert and has been teaching English for the last 3 months. Does anyone who has been on the ground know if its possible to get some work without the degree. He is a really good teacher and it seems unfair.
Or, is it possible for english speakers to get non-teaching work and what area's are the most likely to find work?
Cheers in advance
Oct 21, 2012 9:58 AM
1In order to legally work as a teacher (ie to get a work visa), he will need a degree (in any discipline) from a recognized university. There will be some illegal work, but they are seriously clamping down on it and it comes with a whole lot of issues. Korean schools are famous for mistreating teachers, if you don't even have a work visa, you are at their complete and utter mercy.
There have been more than a few stories of schools withholding pay and then calling immigration.
Oct 21, 2012 10:24 AM
Oct 26, 2012 9:48 PM
3I think the Korean Working Holiday Visas have a little restriction on 'not being a teacher' on them....
because of the rules around Teachers needing degrees, and needing to sign up for a whole term and not be flexible like WHVers.
But eslcafe might have some ideas on their Korea forum about what he can do; especially in Seoul or Busan.
Plenty of western bars and cafes, etc.
I've known American lawyers and musicians there on non-teaching visas, long-term.
What happened to the Georgia idea?
Nov 2, 2012 2:36 AM
4Cheers for that!
We are in Georgia at the moment! I recommend it! However, we finish up our contract in December and need to make a plan fort whats next! Also looking into Brunei, great opportunities there :)
Nov 2, 2012 1:31 PM
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