For some reason, there seems to be a RUSH to learn English. The government seems to be intent on placing foreign teachers in public schools.
The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education is seeking to to recruit approximately 600 university students from English-speaking countries as paid interns this year. Those selected for the program will teach students in cooperation with Korean teachers at elementary and secondary schools in the province…
Gyeonggi is aggressively inviting more foreigners to build up an English-friendly environment at schools. Apart from the internship project, it will employ English-speaking workers from India and the Philippines in school cafeterias and libraries as part of an “English Zone.” The education office aims to hire some 75 workers this year.
Read the whole article: Foreign College Students Invited to be English Teachers
Hmm, university students from English-speaking countries as TAs and English-speaking Indians and Filipinos (who most likely have BAs and/or MAs) working as cafeteria and library assistants. Same pay? Same treatment? And when the time comes that the government allows E2 visas for them, will they get the same benefits as the Western teachers? Or will they be taken advantage of?