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    ankuunaa is offline Newbie
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    Smile Question from a ESL Teacher

    Hi I am Anku, interested in language.

    I am a Mongolian citizen currently living in Korea, and I was wondering if it is hard or not, for pure Asians to find job as a ESL teacher?
    I'm thinking of taking the course soon, but a word from a ESL teacher would be just GREAT.

    Thank you all,
    Wish you nothing but the best :D

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    Default Re: Question from a ESL Teacher

    Do you mean in Korea? If so, what's your legal status there now?

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    Smile Re: Question from a ESL Teacher

    Currently I have D-2 visa, which is a student's visa.
    Although in very near future I'm hesitating if it's worth or not.

    Why did you ask, hehe?

    Thank you for the respond

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    Default Re: Question from a ESL Teacher

    From what I have read, you need a passport from an English-speaking country to work there. There are Asian teachers working in some parts of Asia- one complaint I have heard from teachers from the Philippines is that they are classified as non-native speakers in some countries and paid less- how widespread this practice is, I don't know.

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    Default Re: Question from a ESL Teacher

    Oh I see,
    Hmmm. A bit complicated :(

    But, u know what, I am an engineering junior student, which already have a BS in chemistry. Although I have a BS somehow I'm majoring in engineering bachelors again. :D

    The thing is I've been into language ever since I was in high school, and I know I can be pretty good at it when I put my mind to it.

    So according to my situation and your experience I have 2 questions, of course if you don't mind. ,
    1. Is there any other field available for me in language, what do you think sir/madam? maybe linguistics or something...

    2. Why did you choose to be an ESL teacher in the first place?


    Any opinion would be worth it. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Question from a ESL Teacher

    Which countries are you interested in?

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    Default Re: Question from a ESL Teacher

    South Korea :D
    Cause I'm seeing a lot of ads and opportunities in Korea.

    What do you think? :D

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    Default Re: Question from a ESL Teacher

    The E2 visa for teaching English targets certain nationalities- I don't know if the rules are more flexible for people already inside the country. Have you asked the immigration authorities about this?

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    Default Re: Question from a ESL Teacher

    It won't be as easy for you as it would a native speaker. But, if you have the proper visa, you can call schools that are hiring. If your English is very good, you don't have a strong accent, you're a hard worker and an outgoing person, many schools would feel fortunate to have you.
    You can only try your best.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Question from a ESL Teacher

    I see the points here.

    No I didn't check the immigration authorities, but I'd certainly do.

    Thanks for all the info.s, and are there any pure ESL teachers around you guys or that you know?

    Again thanks for your opinion :D

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