Sent: Sunday, January 7, 2007 1:34:31 PM
Hello, I found your posts on this ESL board and thought you may be able to give me some advice. I've been thinking of traveling abroad and I was interested in Korea. After doing some research I've heard that African-Americans are not treated well there. I am still an undergrad but was wondering if I could still teach ESL? I also wanted to hear some of your experiences.Thank you for your help. Porsche
Hi XXX! thank you for emailing me. once you finish college, you can apply to teach in korea. the base requirements for teaching in korea is a Bachelors in any subject, and be a citizen of the US, south africa, new zealand, austrailia... and a couple others but i dont remember which countries.
I dont think i'll be of too much assistance to you just yet, as i am working on getting my first esl job. but as i progress, i can certainly keep you up to date on my experiences.
in the meanwhile, perhaps check out these links on esl discussing teachers of color:
as i wrote passionately on one of the forums, i want to stress to you that yes, it will be harder to get a job as a person of color, but not impossible. its just like in the states, the color will be viewed as a strike against you, but dont let that stop you.