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April 27, 2005

Americans Only Need Apply

The Korea Times carried an opinion piece yesterday that gave an interesting perspective on being a native English speaker in Korea. Australian Joel Hopkinson writes about his experiences as an English teacher in the country, the attitudes of local people to foreigners and what he perceives as prejudice against non-Americans. It all sounds pretty similar to the situation in Japan, but the article barely touches on the deeper reasons why Korea is quickly losing its appeal as a destination for English teachers.
Native English Speakers and Koreans

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