If Koreans will have their way, almost all of the parents would want their child/ren to go to Ivy League universities in the US. The English language is a national obsession. English hagwons are everywhere here in South Korea. As early as seven (7) years old, children are being sent out to other countries, alone, to study… Read More Online Learning
The name of the building above is Mapo English Literacy Center. My Korean friend brought me there to 1) borrow toys for two weeks for free and 2) borrow English books for two weeks for free. It is a newly-renovated building which houses Mapo’s new English program. The program will be formally opened on January 29,… Read More Mapo English Literacy Center
Minnie, one of my Pinay Seoulites friend here in Seoul, had requested us, on behalf of her Korean friend, to bring along with us a 12-year old Korean girl to the Philippines. The girl will be staying in the Philippines for three months with a family she, nor her parents, has never met. Want to… Read More Requirements for Minor Foreign Nationals Entering the Philippines
The Korean Government does not hide its preference for native English speakers to teach English in Korea. In fact, under Korean law, only those from the USA, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom (what else do I miss?) can be granted the E2 visa (teaching visa). You would think no Filipino teaches Koreans here in South Korea. Talk about bending the… Read More Filipinos Can’t Teach English in Korea?