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Language, visa rules and big school fees deter foreign talent

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Interesting article from the Joongang Daily about the difficulties foreigners face when in Korea.  The article seems to focus more on professionals working for companies rather than the ubiquitous English instructors:

According to the Korea Immigration Service, the number of foreigners living in Korea has reached 1.22 million this year. Although more than 550,000 of them are employed, only about 44,000 are classified as professionals, a mere 4 percent of all foreigners residing in Korea.

But the struggles are still the same:

Foreigners complain that they have difficulties overcoming the language barrier in coping with daily tasks, such as using appliances at home or communicating with work colleagues.

“Living in Korea as a foreigner is an absolute headache. When I first arrived here, I didn’t know how to throw out the garbage or install internet service, and no one was there to guide me,” said an American teacher in his 30s.

I think English instructors are better off in these respects because they usually work with a group of foreigners at their particular job.  This seems to contradict the posts I made here and here and here awhile back.

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Written by recruiterinkorea

October 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm

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  1. […] More about challenges faced by these foreigners working at these companies on my post here. […]


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