Teaching English abroad is a great way to experience a new culture, whether you are a new teacher or a veteran teacher looking for a change. Teaching English in Korea allows you to experience Korea¡―s unique culture and history, while living in a modern democratic country. The Korean Ministry of Education has plans to hire 500 teachers each year to teach English to Korean students.
When you teach English in South Korea, you have the opportunity to experience a traditional Korean lifestyle in a way that is not possible on a vacation. Homes in Korea are generally built and designed to balance between negative and positive energy (yin and yang). Most families choose to decorate using the yin and yang principles, whether living in a large home or apartment.
While you are living and teaching ESL in Korea, you will have the opportunity to experience the music and art of this unique and ancient culture. Paintings and artwork dating as far back as prehistoric times have been preserved in museums; also you can enjoy performances featuring traditional music and dance.
Public transportation in Korea is extensive and efficient; getting around in Korean cities is easy with many options. Korea has an excellent bus system for both local and long distance trips. In addition, taxis are plentiful, fairly cheap and available throughout the country. Korea¡―s biggest cities, Seoul, Pusan and Daegu, have a modern subway network providing swift, efficient travel around the cities. The cost varies depending on the type of transportation and distance traveled, but typically is less expensive and more extensive than most western countries.