Daily Archives: December 4, 2007

New visa rules may force some to return home

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English teachers to be required to furnish their criminal record

originally found here: http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2883449

December 03, 2007

Spurred by the arrest on child molestation charges of a Canadian who taught here, the Justice Ministry has announced that starting in less than two weeks foreigners who teach English will be required to provide their criminal record and undergo a medical checkup to renew or receive a visa. Continue reading

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The South African Girl Who Captured Korea

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Just saw this on a daum cafe & thought I’d post…

With her clumsy Korean and bubbly personality, a 23-year-old women from the southern tip of Africa has become the darling of Korea. Bronwyn Mullen is the offbeat beauty on KBS TV’s variety program “Global Talk Show” and one of the main reasons why so many viewers tune in. Continue reading

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New Korean Immigration rules for future teachers

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The new rules supposedly go into effect here in South Korea on the 15th of December.  I don’t know all the details, but what I’ve heard is that the rules first apply to teachers or candidates who have NEVER taught in Korea before.  However, I don’t know what the rules will be for those who have and those who would like to renew.  The instructors outside the country have to not only submit their own criminal background check, but Continue reading

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Why is Korea like this? Interesting what people had to say…BUT

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I was reading my 1 day old Joonang daily issue and landed on the following article towards the bottom of the first page of the 2nd section which is dedicated to local Korean news.   The article was titled “Why is Korea like this?”  Most comments from the forum held in the City Hall of Seoul very recently were focused around this topic.  Most questions were salient to the many lives of foreigners in Korea, but when you think about it, some things make sense… Continue reading

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