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Language020



Joined: 16 Mar 2017

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:22 am    Post subject: south Korea or Japan Reply with quote

Hello,

I would like to know if Japan is a better option for foreign teachers? Which country is more calm and inviting? Do you like one country more than the other? If so, why? Are the accommodations for teachers better in South Korea or Japan?

Thank you.
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edwardcatflap



Joined: 22 Mar 2009

PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In short, Japan is a much better place to live in every respect. Except if you have no experience/qualifications (as I assume you have) in which case Korea might be a better bet.
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PRagic



Joined: 24 Feb 2006

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In which country are you more interested? That can go a LONG way toward having a positive experience. In my case, I had a better background in Korea and Korean, so it was a no brainer. For others more interested in Japan, I can understand the draw to work there.

If you're on the fence and have good qualifications (MA or higher, CELTA, DELTA, experience), you could look for jobs in both countries and go with the best offer.

Best of luck no matter where you end up hanging your hat.
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kpjf



Joined: 07 Oct 2012

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:53 am    Post subject: Re: south Korea or Japan Reply with quote

Language020 wrote:
Hello,

I would like to know if Japan is a better option for foreign teachers? Do you like one country more than the other? If so, why?

Thank you.


It's a very simplistic question.

PRagic wrote:
In which country are you more interested?



This. I mean seriously if you have an interest in the Japanese language, anime, manga etc that could be great but if you couldn't give a hoot about this it makes a difference. Many who work in Japan for instance do so because they like the country's culture (in spite of the poor salaries), whereas let's say many who work in the ME go for the money essentially. Do you like either language?

Inviting?

Each person's experience is different and you might love Korea and the next guy hates it.


Calm...as in the people being quiet and reserved? Japan I guess.


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Are the accommodations for teachers better in South Korea or Japan?



I guess Korea wins here, no? I mean fewer Japanese jobs will give housing, and some in Japan will actually force you to use their apartment at a high price (i.e. they profit on overcharging you on rent).
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