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Teaching visa rule to guarantee minimum pay

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From the KH.

The Justice Ministry has tightened visa regulations for foreign language teachers to ensure they are paid at least 1.5 million won ($1,324) per month.

At first I was thinking, who makes less than 2 million these days?  Then it made sense:

“The change will largely affect Chinese language teachers since most English teachers are well-paid. This is also part of efforts to prevent low-paid foreign teachers from taking away jobs from their Korean counterparts,” said a ministry official.

Maybe not a whole lot but a positive move.  It’s good to see laws that are trying to protect instructors when it’s usually the opposite.

Not sure how they will enforce this though unless someone reports it.

The government will also restrict visa issuance if foreign instructors do not teach in accordance of their reported timetable.

Remember newbies:  don’t settle for anything less than 2.2!  It’s sad though; I made that post in 2009 and the minimum/average salary hasn’t really changed much.

Written by recruiterinkorea

July 3, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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