Daily Archives: December 17, 2007

From the L.A. Consulate General – details on what you need for an E2 Visa

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http://www.koreanconsulatela.org/english/index.htm

English Instructor status(E-2)

– US citizen who want to teach English at foreign language institutions or organizations
need to apply for E-2 visa. Continue reading

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This article presents recent trends and issues facing South Korean education

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Originally published here: http://www.koreaherald.co.kr

on 2007.12.18

This is the 27th installment in a 30-part special report focusing on social changes in Korea since the civil uprising in June 1987, a watershed in contemporary Korean history. A select group of Korean sociology professors will contribute essays analyzing the diverse aspects of societal transformation during the past two decades. — Ed.

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First, the intensifying competition for university entrance and the ensuing private tutoring practices are briefly reviewed. Next, the new phenomenon of early-age study abroad will be dealt with. Finally, recurrent issues in educational reform in a transitional society will be explored, and an agenda for policy reform will be suggested.

1. Background Continue reading

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My coworker is a filmmaker…check out some of his work:

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Thanks for sharing Kellen.

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Looks like my neighbors to the east may get another boost in their real estate prices

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Busan to Have 117-Story Building

Originally published 12-16-2007 19:07 here: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2007/12/117_15645.html

Busan Metropolitan City will launch a big project to build a 117-story resort building. According to Busan Urban Development Corporation (BUDC), it will enter into an agreement with “Triple Square Consortium (TSC)’’ on Tuesday to construct the super large resort building at Haeundae, the biggest beach in the country. Continue reading

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