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100 Indians to be recruited as assistant English teachers

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This seems to be the hot topic of the day.  I highly doubt that Indians will be hired in droves.  First of all, Korean society (as we all well know) is relatively closed-minded compared to the West.  Even E-2s of colour have a tough time landing a job.  It’s quite obvious that their soon-to-be Indian counterparts won’t fare any better.

I think the Education Ministry failed to realize that English is not the native language of Indians!!  Although to be fair, some of the call center folk have pretty damn good ‘native-like’ accents!



I don’t think parents would be too happy to have their children be taught by an Indian as opposed to a person from the U.S. for example.  Unless they have native or even near native accents or the hagwon is saving a fortune on salary, then it wouldn’t make economical sense.

Written by recruiterinkorea

November 11, 2009 at 6:10 pm

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  1. It’ll never fly-it’s North American or bust for most. Hagwons can get away with the odd kiwi, aussie etc but NA teachers are their bread and butter.
    Accent, looks, and young so they’re cheap and pliable are THE qualifications.
    They don’t care about your qualifications or how good your English is. I used to work at a large hagwon in Chongno and written applications from Indians went unopened.
    Imagine the shame of the provincial Principal and the howls of derision they would get about their “coolie”.
    Koreans are forwards about being backwards.
    Besides-weren’t visa restrctions relaxed for Filipinos with English degrees? Why haven’t they filled the shortfall. What are the Indians then-Plan B?


    November 13, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    • Koreans are forwards about being backwards.

      You’re absolutely right about that and everything else in your post!


      November 14, 2009 at 8:22 am

  2. […] to get a job elsewhere.  I’m definitely not going to try to defend why Filipinos and Indians should not be teaching English.  I still receive countless calls in horrendous English from people inquiring about these jobs.  […]

  3. […] a comment » I’ve discussed this issue before and I’ll say it again, the E-2 visa should not be issued to Filipino, Indian, or any other nationality other than the 7 that qu….  I highly doubt that the teacher in question who is challenging the visa rules, can speak 100% […]

  4. Hmmm. Let’s say there is an Indian teacher who studied at the best boarding schools in India (look them up if you haven’t heard of them). Let’s say that this teacher speaks such impeccable English that he was even offered a job by the BBC. Would your blanket rule still apply to him?


    September 22, 2010 at 6:48 am

    • Absolutely not. There’s exceptions to every rule. Unfortunately I don’t make the rules. Also, your example is an extremely rare case.


      September 26, 2010 at 9:50 pm

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