Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 2:48:09 PM
Subject: Re: i saw your blog
Do you think a job at a public school is better? I've been trying to get a job at a university instead but no luck. People are telling me public schools are better...I dunno. Do you know if the materials and curriculum are provided at public schools?? >.<>
i cant say if a public school job is better or not, since i've not worked at one. i have a couple of friends who do, they like it well enough. it's salary, so you get the full furnished apartment and you dont have to pay rent. and with public, people dont seem to have the same issues of not getting paid in full or on time as one might with a private school. however, class size is much different. im only guessing but i believe public school has classes of upwards of 30 students. and their comprehension level varies. my homegirl feels frustrated sometimes, b/c there are kids who obviously dont understand a word she says and it makes teaching feel a bit futile. but overall she still loves her job.
i think curriculum is provided. i think you work along side a korean teacher.
perhaps check eslcafe. try this link. i got it by going to google and searching "public school" and private, narrowing the search to eslcafe korea forums.
also for university, i believe they mostly hire those with a masters, or extensive experience already teaching in korea. im not sure, tho. check wikigalbijim and eslcafe.