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TaLK Back Alive?

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I read somewhere that the TaLK program disappeared but it looks like its back in business.  Actually from the article, it looks like they were alive and kicking this whole time.

Under the Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program, the NIIE, an affiliate of the education ministry, intends to provide rural Korean students with native English-speaking teachers while giving foreign students chances to learn the Korean language and culture.

The NIIE plans to recruit more than 300 native English-speaking students across the world this year, Chung said. They will be given a monthly stipend of 1.5 million won plus round-trip air tickets and lodging.

Pay is obviously low for an English instructor but the instructors they’re looking for are college students looking for more of an ‘experience’ than making a ton of money.  I wonder if they actually get college credit for participating in the program.  If that’s the case, it would be a great deal.  However, I think the agreement has another agenda:

The initial contract period is six months and is renewable for up to two years, he said.

Two years eh?  From the outset, it looks like the government is perhaps trying to tighten its purse strings and get English instructors on the cheap?  Who knows?



Written by recruiterinkorea

October 17, 2010 at 8:58 pm

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  1. Not related to this post but a question that many Americans are wondering about:

    Could you please explain the new visa regulations requiring FBI CRC for Americans?

    I am especially interested in how this pertains to people currently in Korea. Should anyone renewing a contract after January 1 plan on getting this? How can you get an Apostille while in Korea?


    October 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm

  2. hi, I’ve been in Korea 3+ years and am looking to get into recruiting by joining an existing company. Was wondering if there was any way to get in contact with you to ask some questions. Thanks.

    Tyler Rausa

    October 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm

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