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International schools- which subjects in demand in Korea?
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youtuber



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should focus on teaching (or doing) what interests you rather than chasing what is "in demand" at the moment.
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swashbuckler



Joined: 20 Nov 2010

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Ah. Reply with quote

Chaucer wrote:
Ah. At my uni there are still holdovers with just BAs; they are all trying to get MAs.


Hence what the OP is saying. The MA has already pretty much become an entry-level requirement for a mediocre uni job in Korea paying 2.5 to 3.0 a month. This is due to an ever-increasing competition, a proliferation of online MA's, as well as other things. I don't see this changing anytime soon either, what with the continued cutbacks and a declining enrollment due to the shrinking birthrate.
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swashbuckler



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaucer wrote:

Go back and get an MA! Or do one with U Birmingham--tough, but if you're motivated (kids seem a good motivator) you can do it all from Korea. Then your uni job is secure--


Nope. Korean uni's fire (or 'don't renew') non-tenured foreign instructors on one-year contracts all the time for unexpected reasons. Esp. when new policies are passed, administration changes hands, etc.
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Chaucer



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Well, I am schooled. Reply with quote

Hotspur: Well, I am schooled.
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