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imagicaxx



Joined: 19 Dec 2010

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:43 pm    Post subject: business casual Reply with quote

I'm a female that will be teaching at a kindergarten hagwon and I've been told the dress code is business casual. Would black non-denim pants and shirts topped with cardigans be considered business casual? I'm thinking skirts and dresses won't be such a good idea around younger kids. It's just throwing me off a bit that the pictures on the school's website have half the teachers wearing jeans with a shirt and then the other half wearing dress pants and button-downs.
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newb



Joined: 27 Aug 2012
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: business casual Reply with quote

imagicaxx wrote:
I'm a female that will be teaching at a kindergarten hagwon and I've been told the dress code is business casual. Would black non-denim pants and shirts topped with cardigans be considered business casual? I'm thinking skirts and dresses won't be such a good idea around younger kids. It's just throwing me off a bit that the pictures on the school's website have half the teachers wearing jeans with a shirt and then the other half wearing dress pants and button-downs.


Not business casual, but casual casual would suffice. Yes, jeans and shirt or even nice t-shirt would suffice.
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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: business casual Reply with quote

newb wrote:
imagicaxx wrote:
I'm a female that will be teaching at a kindergarten hagwon and I've been told the dress code is business casual. Would black non-denim pants and shirts topped with cardigans be considered business casual? I'm thinking skirts and dresses won't be such a good idea around younger kids. It's just throwing me off a bit that the pictures on the school's website have half the teachers wearing jeans with a shirt and then the other half wearing dress pants and button-downs.


Not business casual, but casual casual would suffice. Yes, jeans and shirt or even nice t-shirt would suffice.

No, a t-shirt would not suffice. Wear business casual and that does not include t-shirts. Foreigners dress like slobs over here and it's embarrassing. Take pride in yourself!
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rollo



Joined: 10 May 2006
Location: China

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The better you dress the better you will be treated in South korea. The western teachers who dress like bums usually get treated like bums.

but i understand what you are asking and that is what are practical clothes to wear when with children. Use commons sense.

If you dress professionally that how you will be treated.
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NYC_Gal 2.0



Joined: 10 Dec 2010

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cardigans are fine. For a kindy job, you'll likely be able to wear jeans, but don't wear sloppy jeans. A nice pair of tailored jeans with a cardigan/knit shirt should suffice. If you do wear dresses, wear shorts underneath unless you're wearing pencil skirts (called Y-line skirts here) but you probably wouldn't want to wear those if running around after kids.
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newb



Joined: 27 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How better are you gonna be treated working at a kindy hagwon in a foreign land?
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