mabushi-i asked: Hello! :D I happen to have stumbled upon your blog (an awesome blog btw) while researching about teaching english in Asia and I would like to ask you a few questions if you don't mind ^^:;? I'm 16 years old by the way so I still have a lot of time ahead for me but I was wondering in order to become an English teacher in Korea, what major do i have to receive a degree for? Does it matter? Also since I'm still a little clueless, how should I get started with it all when the time comes? Thank you!!
Thanks for dropping by. :)
It doesn’t matter what you major in, as long as you have a BA you’re good to go. (If you want to go sooner, check out the TaLK program - you only to be in university for two years before you’re qualified).
Because you are so young, the requirements may change by the time you do go to SK.
I have a blog that talks about the process.
I recommend getting (googling) a recruiter because they really helped me out with my documents. I was extremely stressed and couldn’t imagine doing it all by myself.
Also get your TESL/TESOL - you get paid more if you have this. I definitely think it was an investment.
The most difficulty I had was finding two references to write me a Letter of Reference - so make sure you develop great relationships with your employers/managers/etc.
You’re going to have an absolute blast in a few years!