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Mosley



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:09 am    Post subject: EPIK Deadline Reply with quote

Some users will already know that I'm not the...ahem...biggest booster of this program(a classic understatement). That said, if anyone wants to get out of the hagwan hell & give public school a shot via EPIK, you should be aware that the application deadline is JUNE 18 this year.

http://epik.knue.ac.kr/
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flutieflakes



Joined: 16 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why thank you Mosley, that was quite kind of you. Are you planning to resign this year again?????????/
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Mosley



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kindness is my middle name. Besides, I want others to share in the glory that is EPIK. ;)

As for me resigning "again", well...I don't want to get anyone's hopes up.

You seem a bit cranky today. Are you a Leafs fan, perhaps?
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flutieflakes



Joined: 16 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2004 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes indeed i am a leafs fan, how are those oilers anyways?????????............that and the fact i havent been paid yet and i should have been on friday............i have been over this numerous times with the supervisor i.e. "if my payday falls on a saturday or sunday, i get paid on the friday. ok???!!!"..............supervisor, "ok".........like beating my head off a brick wall at times...............
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Mosley



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I "got" my pay on Friday but only after I went to the bank at 4 p.m. & only to find my account empty. My liason teacher was busy teaching an extra class(natch) but another English teacher, bless her soul, got on the horn to the office & basically told them to get their s*** together. At 5 p.m., my pay appeared in my account. Apparently, the office's excuse was that they hadn't "bothered" to look after my pay. So I suggested that maybe I won't "bother" to show up on Monday.

I know we're in the same province and all the EPIKs should bloody well have a meeting w/the prov. nabobs to get this settled & raise s***. But they won't arrange even that-scared of rebellion, I guess.

Another clue as to why JET has to reject a few thousand applicants every year while EPIK struggles to recruit 200. BTW if anyone thinks I'm whining over an isolated case, that was the 4th time in 20 months I've been paid late.
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Mosley



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the light of the above, I would like to issue this public service announcement-a direct quotation from the EPIK website:

"you[EPIK teachers]are always paid in full and paid on time, unlike[at] some private academies."

Uh, huh....
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Alyallen



Joined: 29 Mar 2004
Location: The 4th Greatest Place on Earth = Jeonju!!!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the deal with EPIK?

I looked at the website and I am more perplexed by the application process than anything.....
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Mosley



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:17 am    Post subject: Alyallen.... Reply with quote

The application process is bit of a joke but relatively straightforward. PM me if you want advice about that. Ask specific questions....
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phaedrus



Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Location: I'm comin' to get ya.

PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2004 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPIK is getting a failing grade with EFL-Law.


F
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Mosley



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a bit puzzled, phaedrus. I posted a thread some time ago about EPIK being downgraded by EFL-Law. It went from A- to B-, not F. I think B- is a bit too generous but even I wouldn't give it an F. Where did you get the "failing grade" bit from?

PS:check out the EFL-Law link that compares it w/JET & NET. That's where it gets B-.
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phaedrus



Joined: 13 Nov 2003
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.efl-law.com/ep_jet_net_comp.html

It's been changed for about a month now.
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Mosley



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, bud, I checked it and it still says "B-". Certainly, EPIK looks a poor third to JET/NET-no argument there.
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just because



Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Location: Changwon - 4964

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It definantly says F.
I looked at EPIK but thought I would take an easier hagwon job.

I think it might die due to what the government might do with after school classes.
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phaedrus



Joined: 13 Nov 2003
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mosley wrote:
Well, bud, I checked it and it still says "B-". Certainly, EPIK looks a poor third to JET/NET-no argument there.


Is the page you're viewing saved on your computer from last year?

It looks like they get an F to me.
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Mosley



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange, phaedrus. I opened your link about 15 hrs. ago & it still showed B-, but tried it today, and sure enough, there's a big blue F!

Wow. Even I'm stunned, and I'm probably the biggest EPIK critic at Dave's. From A- to F in a year! Personally, I probably would have given a grade of C- or D.

Will this finally be a wake-up call for the programme's nabobs? If past precedent is a guide...not bloody likely.
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