I guess his nose gives him his power. (From a newspaper ad for 'Promise language hagwon'.)
I just liked this graphic from the KBS report I mentioned here:
The ad above reads, "I don't make garbage-like TOEIC lectures." I guess that's one way to advertise.
Chungcheong Today reported yesterday that due to the poor economy more people are working as hagwon instructors, and that in the last five years the number of [Korean] instructors in eastern Daejeon had increased three-fold, from 1,127 in 2009 to 3,192 at the end of August this year.
The number of foreign instructors have increased as well, from 7 in 2009 to 18 in 2010, 29 in 2011, 59 in 2012, and 84 at the end of August this year.
The same paper also reported yesterday that the office of education in Yesan is providing Korean lessons for native speaking teachers to familiarize them with Korean language and culture. 27 people are taking the classes, including 21 native speaking teachers, 4 TaLK scholars, one migrant wife working as an instructor, and one Chinese native speaking teacher.
In my last post I mentioned HIV testing of foreign teachers briefly. On that note, the Korea Herald reported last week on the currently available HIV/AIDS statistics for South Korea:
The Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention said 9,410 South Korean were diagnosed with HIV between 1985 and 2012. Among them, 1,622 people died.I'm curious how the other 327 people were infected last year, if not through sexual contact.
Last year, 808 South Korean men and 60 South Korean women were newly infected with HIV. The KCDC said 541 out of 868 HIV carriers became infected through sexual contact.[...]
The KCDC said 85 foreigners in South Korea were newly diagnosed with HIV, though it did not give details on their nationality.