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I wanted to make a quick post about some issues with E2 visas in Korea that I feel like no one really talks about on Tumblr. If you’re coming to Korea on an E2 teaching visa, I would really recommend you join the LOFT group on Facebook (Legal Office for Foreign Teachers). Any question or document that you need to help you verify what your recruiter and/or school is telling you can be found there.

Recently, immigration has been cracking down on after schools that hire E2 visa holders. These jobs offer similar pay to regular hagwon jobs for a fraction of the hours, so they’re pretty coveted positions when you’re an E2. After school companies cannot hire and sponsor English teachers on an E2 visa. This is why most people who have after school gigs are under an F visa. To get around this, the after school company gets the school you’re actually working at to sponsor your visa; however, your employer is not the school, it is the after school company. This is illegal. Your visa sponsor, your actual employer, and the location where you are employed must all be the same. After school companies have routinely taken advantage of this loophole in the law and for some reason, immigration has taken notice and decided to crack down on people on E2s that are working at after schools. This is the case even when immigration was aware of the inconsistency in documentation when your visa was approved. So even if you didn’t know that this was illegal, even if your employer thought that this was legal (they’ve been doing this for years), you are still liable.

One of my new coworkers almost got fined and deported when she went to immigration to transfer her E2 to our school. They realized the issue with her previous documentation and it took some serious begging from our supervisor for them to let it go. My other coworker knows a couple who are now in the process of being deported and banned for a year from Korea for working at an after school with an E2 visa. Your situation will further be complicated if your after school company has listed you as an IC (independent contractor) because they are also evading paying taxes, which in turn means you’re not paying taxes (also E2 visa holders CANNOT be ICs at all by definition). If you’re getting one of these after school jobs, please call immigration in Korea or ask about your specific situation in the LOFT group. Be wary and don’t easily believe what your recruiter or employer are telling you. Immigration does not care that you didn’t know something was illegal or improper. They will hold you responsible regardless.

The other issue has to do with E2 visas teaching anything other than conversational English. Recently, there was a big scandal with international schools filing the wrong licenses and getting their teachers on E2’s when they were supposed to put them on E7 visas. These teachers were teaching actual school subjects as you would at any public school. Those teachers were deported and their passports permanently stamped. It’s been a big deal in Korea. However, I thought that since this applied to international schools, it wouldn’t really affect hagwons but my new coworker went to immigration to do her visa transfer two weeks ago and the immigration officer told her that while immigration had not decided what to do about E2s teaching subjects like math, reading, writing, science, etc., at hagwons, E2s are technically not supposed to teach any other subject other than conversational English and that there might be new developments in the coming months.  Our school is a homeroom style hagwon so we teach everything in English to our kindy classes. I’ve also never heard of a teacher at a hagwon only teaching “conversational English.” We all pretty much have specific classes we teach like reading, writing, debate, etc. I’m not entire sure how much immigration is going to be able to do about this (it would entail changing the entire English hagwon system and how most schools are run) but it’s still something to be aware of especially as immigration takes it’s time deciding what to do.

A good thing to keep in mind is that not knowing means nothing to Korean immigration. As a foreigner, we rely on our recruiters and school a lot to know and follow the pertinent laws. However, immigration does not care about this and will punish you first and then the school. After school companies have received warning letters (there’s been quite a few people being laid off suddenly because of these letters) from the Department of Education about E2s and after school positions, so at least some companies/schools are trying to do the right thing before people get in trouble.

If you’re unsure and you have additional questions about your specific situation, send me a message or join the Facebook group to get more detailed info. I would also call immigration.

anonymous asked:

hi my love, this isn't sims related, but i read somewhere that you're a teacher for younger children? i just wanted to ask if you went to a 4 year college bc i want to do something similar (preschool teacher) and cant decide if i want to get my associates or bachelors

Hello Anon :)) I am an Elementary Art Teacher, so I teach grade kindergarten through 5th. My Art Education Degree allows me to teach Elementary, Middle, and High School Art. It was a 4 year degree, however my good friend at school teaches Kindergarten and she doesn’t have her teaching degree, she received an alternative teacher license that she worked on getting while she taught I believe. I’m sorry if this is not helpful, you can message me too <3

So you want to teach English abroad...

I’ll preface this post by saying i’m not an industry expert, but I have been researching and talking to people who are experts for many years. 

Teaching English abroad is a fantastic way to travel and see the world, and it gives you a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a completely new culture and environment. Teaching English for me has been a long time fantasy of mine. However until recently I haven’t had the confidence to do it. 

So, I’m going to briefly discuss the process about how you can go and see the world.

  1. Decide on where in the world you would like to teach - The world is a big place and the opportunities are endless. The main TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) hotspots are Asia, S.America,the Middle East and Europe. If you’re a beginner with no teaching experience then I would recommend either Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Taiwan), or S.America. 
  2. What qualifications will you need - At a bare minimum you will need a degree in any subject field. This is mainly for visa reasons. No degree, means you’ll be working for cash in hand and often illegally. Now this next bit can be pretty controversial within the TEFL world. There are a load of different qualifications that you can get. The basic one I would recommend is a TEFL qualification of 120 hours, this is the cheapest option available. International schools, and the schools that pay the best, wont usually accept this qualification as it’s not really that intensive. However, for a total beginner it is very handy to have. Along with this is a CELTA, this is administered by Cambridge university and has a world wide reputation. Its a 4 week full time course, and can cost anything above £1,000. This will allow you to step up in the TEFL world and therefore increase your wages. After this it’s completely up to you, having a MA in either Education or TEFL will be really good. The top one though is being a licensed teacher from your home country.
  3. How to find a job - For many countries, its best to actually be in the country to look for a job. As for most schools its a big risk bringing you out from your home country. So in Thailand, you would do this before the academic year starts. However, for certain countries such as Japan and Korea, you cannot do this. You will need to apply while you’re at home. There are also a number of job sites that you can use, such as Dave’s ESL cafe, and TEFL jobs. 

These are some basic points that you should consider. Teaching abroad is a fantastic opportunity for you to see the world, while learning a new skill. It’s definitely not an easy option, and you will have to work, but its totally worth it. 

errorcode808  asked:

I know from the manga that Kunikida is 22 and was a teacher before he worked for the agency and in Dazai's Entrance Exam it is revealed that he was with the agency at age 20 If he finished high school when he was 18 when could he have been a teacher?

Assuming that Bungou Stray Dogs takes place in a modern world based in reality (obviously excluding the presence of special abilities) with the same requirements placed upon current aspiring teachers in Japan, that Kunikida taught/was certified in Japan, and that he completely quit his teaching job upon joining the ADA, he most likely couldn’t have been.

Read on for probably way more information than you wanted about why… XD

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sound check highlights: manchester

4songs played
Long Way Home
Outer Space

  • luke & ashton were in all black
  • michael wore his shorts and tights again
  • calum wore white & black skinnies
  • they spoke about how when we each have kids we’re gonna name them after each other and then when they’re old enough to write we’ll make them sign a contract to be the next 5 seconds of summer.
    ashton: 2070 we’ll be at this arena. well not us maybe our kids or our kids’ kids but don’t worry! no kids until we’re much older
  • a fan explained to michael what shoes on phone wires are supposed to mean, he said “my childhood is melting before my eyes”. luke told her “thanks for enlightening us”
  • luke talked about how when his class got their pen licenses, the teacher got to him and said “no”
  • they talked about wearing goggles and speedos for swimming
  • 4 girls stood up & asked a question so michael called them the spice girls
    another group of girls got up & ashton called them little mix
  • they were very happy
  • “what’s a good prank in case my school has a prank day?”
    michael: take thousands of 5sos posters and put them all around the school
    luke: get some lube and put it on the banisters so when people touch it their hands get sticky
    ashton: when i was in school we lit bins on fire
    luke: i didn’t get involved in pranks. i was a good student
  • “what’s your favorite snapchat filter?”
    they couldn’t decide & just talked about snapchat for 5 minutes
  • “what was your favorite part of school?”
    michael: the seating plan. if you got seated in 3s it was really cool because you’d get to sit next to 2 people you like
    luke: i didn’t like that. i got sat next to a girl i liked and it made me really nervous
  • calum and ashton talked about calum’s bass
    ashton: you didn’t your bass until after the 1D tour, right?
    calum: no i had my own by then
    ashton: well you could’ve just agreed with me
  • michael yelled “john cena”
USA's patchwork of laws and regulations lets troubled teachers start over in new states
A USA TODAY NETWORK investigation found a broken state-by-state system that allows teachers with histories of misconduct in one state get back in the classroom by moving to another state.

Over the course of a year, the USA TODAY NETWORK gathered the databases of certified teachers and disciplined teachers using the open records laws of each of the 50 states. Additionally, journalists used state open records laws to obtain a private nationwide discipline database that many states use to background teachers. The computerized analysis of the combined millions of records from all 50 states revealed:

  • States fail to report the names of thousands of disciplined teachers to a privately run database that is the nation’s only centralized system for tracking teacher discipline, many of which were acknowledged by several states’ education officials and the database’s non-profit operator. Without entries in the database, troubled and dangerous teachers can move to new states — and get back in classrooms — undetected.
  • The names of at least 9,000 educators disciplined by state officials are missing from a clearinghouse operated by the non-profit National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. At least 1,400 of those teachers’ licenses had been permanently revoked, including at least 200 revocations prompted by allegations of sexual or physical abuse,
  • State systems to check backgrounds of teachers are rife with inconsistencies, leading to dozens of cases in which state education officials found out about a person’s criminal conviction only after a teacher was hired by a district and already in the classroom. Eleven states don’t comprehensively check teachers’ work and criminal backgrounds before issuing licenses, leaving that work to local districts — where critics say checks can be done poorly or skipped.

Okay I’m sitting here editing a paper for someone, and it got me wondering if this is a marketable skill people would be into here on tumblr?

like are there people who would pay a very reasonable fee for a licensed teacher to edit/review/fix/look over (but obviously not ~write for you cause that would be cheating and the teacher in me can’t get behind that……/cough) your work?

This would be middle, high school and college level - I could provide examples of my writing, some references of people here on tumblr who know me in the real world and can vouch for my teaching/academic/writing ~skills etc.