Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Working at Yale and living on Jeju Island was a fantastic experience

“Yale is a large and well established hagwon in Seogwipo City. It has a long history and employs around seven or eight native English teachers. 

Yale has a good standard of education which incorporates both online and classroom learning.  There are set curricula from which to teach along with plenty of resources and the freedom to incorporate your own materials.  Yale encourages good communication between Western and Korean co-teachers.  The Korean employees speak English and went out of their way to provide any assistance needed.

As Yale is a large academy with over a 20 year history, they are very organized when it comes to monthly salary.  Pay was on time and accurate and any overtime incurred was automatically included.  Yale kept to the contract, severance was paid and flights were booked on completion of the contract.
Jeju Island is an absolutely amazing place to live if you like the outdoors.  The foreign community is small but close.  What Jeju lacks in nightlife it makes up for in beaches, hiking trails and camp sites along with snorkeling and scuba diving.

Overall working at Yale and living on Jeju Island was a fantastic experience.”

Michelle Strickland