SOUTH KOREA

I never had the chance in visiting South Korea, and I really wanted to experience the excitement and adventure of living a few days during their winter season. I have a friend currently living in Seoul. I thought this is the best way where I can get a tourist visa to visit her family and of course the country too. This friend of mine always visit Philippines my home country once a year. I was helping her and her kids too studying English and later on I became an English teacher to her students in Korea because the last time when she visited here... she brought 20 kids just to study English.

For me teaching is my passion but sad to say that I never came from an English Native Country Speaker. Korean government will prefer an English Native Speaker coming from England, New Zealand and so on and so forth. I was applying on line as an English teacher but unfortunately they were declining my applications just because I'm not from an English Native country. Sounds like so unfair.

My question now.... do Korean government realized that most of their people are coming here in the Philippines just to study English and not for a vacation?

Maybe I am just being conceited of the ability and skills of filipino teachers. I hope one day Korean government realized that we may not come from An English Native Country but I am proud to say that Philippines ranked as 2nd to the highest English Speakers in Southeast Asia.

Posted by Priscila Salogaul, 24th January 2008

I went to visit my son in S. Korea. He is teaching English. I was amazed how safe it was. It's pretty easy to get around by subway and affordable. I liked the food. I always found someone that can speek english, they were always happy to help. I stayed near the Hamilton Hotel it's located in Itawan. There are several busses at the Airport that will take you directly to many areas. Cost varies from 8,000 to 13,000 Wons one way. The drivers have change. There is so many things to see and tons and tons of shopping. Make sure you buy an international phone card when you arrive at the airpot. Lots of phone require one. Have Fun!!!

Posted by p. hager, 11th September 2006
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