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March 25, 2008

Teaching Spots - North Korea

Hello Readers,

North Korea may not be the most obvious place to start looking for a teaching job, but every once in a while, there are job opportunities available there. Living in North Korea is not ...

... for the faint-hearted, of course (I suppose I don't really need to tell you that!), but it is one of the many interesting places that need English language teachers. Of course, for now, you'll have to be a British-passport holder.

Led by Kim Jong-Il, the late Kim-Il Sung's son, North Korea (or the Democratic People's Republic) has been separated from South Korea since just after World War II. North Koreans speak Korean, albeit a somewhat more old-fashioned version of the Korean that South Koreans speak. The currency is the North Korean won, which is subdivided into 100 chon.

As there isn't a lot of information out there about teaching in North Korea, you'll just have to keep your eyes open. The British Council advertises jobs on occasion.

For more information about travelling to North Korea, go to: http://www.koryogroup.com/

For more information about North Korea, go to:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1131421.stm

If you have any stories about North Korea that you'd like to share, feel free to add your comments below.

Hope that helps!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker hailing from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a Head teacher, an Education Manager, and a Material Development Manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing, authors ESL textbooks for publishing houses in China, and is an Editor for Garnet Publishing in Reading, England. Carol holds a BA in Communications from the College of St. Benedict/ St. John's University, and a CELTA, and has just finished her MA TESOL course at Oxford Brookes University. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at March 25, 2008 02:35 PM

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