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Fewer Rich Korean Kids Go to School Abroad

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This isn’t exactly new news but it is somewhat optimistic for the English instructor market as I mentioned before:

But I think it’s a huge factor.  With that extra cash that parents are saving from sending their kids abroad for a year or two, I’m willing to bet the farm that enrollments in hagwons in-country will rise.   Only a thought but makes sense, no?

Maybe if they sent their kids to Korean-heavy populations like Southern California and send them to the hagwons there, they would adapt better when they return to Korea?

This guy said that you don’t need to leave Korea to learn English which I somewhat disagree with (it’s all up to the person who wants to learn).

It seems like the article focused mainly on the affluent Gangnam/Seocho area so I’m sure that these guys have also seen a spike in enrollment over the past few years when studying abroad started to decline.

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May 4, 2010 at 10:51 am

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A complaint!

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Onsen wrote the following comment:

I remember when you used to write interesting pieces for this blog. Why did you decide to just copy and paste (entire articles!) from Korean news sources? What value is there in that?

Guilty as charged.  The truth is I’m really swamped these days.  On my very limited downtime, I just skim papers and want to post whatever interests me (general news about Korea, cars, finance).  I guess I’m just trying to post something as opposed to nothing.  However, I know I should be writing more about issues about teaching in Korea which I will do.

Thanks for the wake-up call!:)

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May 4, 2010 at 10:37 am

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2010 Seoul Info Fair

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This looks like an interesting event put together by the Seoul Global Center.  Thanks to Seoul City Blog for the post.  Think it’s something I would want to check out.

The Seoul Global Center is continually working hard to provide information and convenience to the international community in Seoul. It is our pleasure to once again announce our annual Information Fair.

About 40 organizations will be present at the 2010 Information Fair, covering public, medical, financial, communications and travel, as well as many others. Last year, thanks to the help of our over 15,000 participants, our Information Fair was a great success and this year we hope to make it even more successful.

We hope to see you there!

▣ Event Information

►Date and Time: May 8th and 9th, 2010 (Sat-Sun), 12:00-19:00

►Location: The sidewalk starting from the Seoul Finance Center to Cheongyechon (About 265m)

►Contents

▪Providing various information regarding living in Seoul to international residents.

▪Cultural experiences and exchange via connections with the 2010 World Festival

►Areas of Participating Organizations

▪Public Service Organizations▪International communities

▪Language schools▪Medical Services

▪Sports / Beauty▪News / Magazines

▪Settlement Support/▪Cultural Events / Travel

Transport Services ▪Finances / Communication

▪Housing / Residential Services▪Global Village Centers

▪Other

▣ Event Location

►Address: 25~84 Taepyeongno 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

►How to get there: (via public transportation)

▪Subway: City Hall Station, Exit 4 (Lines 1 & 2) / Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 5 (Line 5)

▪Bus: Instructions can be found at this link (Korean Only):  http://traffic.local.naver.com/Subway/StationInfo_Detail_Traffic.asp?CID=1000&TMenu=2&LMenu=1&LID=1&SID=132

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May 4, 2010 at 10:32 am

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