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Life in Korea – Transportation, Places to Go

Life in Korea – Transportation, Places to Go


 

Transportation

You can use buses, trains, taxies and airplane or ships to go everywhere in Korea very easy safely.
Inexpensive flights run daily from several different Korean airports. Korean Air and Asiana Airline flies out of a dozen different airports in Korea to destinations all over the world (We have international airport in Incheon, Busan and Jeju). All domestic flights generally cost between 1400,000 and 190,000 KRW round way (about 70,000 to 90,000 for one way).

Traveling using these transportations is considerably safe.

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KTX – Bullet Train

For more information visit : http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/1041_Transportation.jsp

 

Places to Go

We would like to encourage our teachers to explore your new country and experience the unique local culture. Korea has historic towns, palaces, and Buddhist Temples and drama/movie sites and these are very attractive. Just a few hours from anywhere in the country by bus or train.

Seoul is Korea’s capital, Busan is number 1 port city and had beautiful beaches, Haeundai and Taejongdai, Kyungju is Korea’s most famous historic city. The country’s largest island, Jeju Island, offers unforgettable views including the waterfalls at Hae-anjidae and the cliffs at Jusang Jeolli. The second largest island is Geoje, hosted 2 world class major ship yard, SHI(Samsung Heavy Industrial) and DSME(Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engering). You will enjoy skiing/snowboarding in Muju and Pyeongchang in the winter. East coast line is famous for its unique beauty and wild. West and South coast, including thousand of islands offer different feeling from East coast. You also find some nice spas, hot springs inside the Korea.

 

Cherry Blossom

 

Autumn in Korea

 

Stream with Autumn leaves

 

Snow in Korea

 

Please visit Korea tourism organization for more information : http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/intro.html

 

 

 


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Life in Korea – Internet, Smartphones, IT

Life in Korea – Internet, Smartphones, IT


 

Internet

South Korea is proud of its advanced technology and light speed internet connection. The internet providers offer the connection about 25,000~35,000KRW. The speed is usually at least 100Mbps and up to 200Mbps(both up and down).

Popular service providers include KT(Korea Telecom), SK Broadband, LG U+, and CJ Hello Net. If you’re agreeing to a one-year contract, you can usually get connected without a service charge. Some employers will assist you in setting the internet connection up.

You’ll also find lots of “PC Bangs(Internet cafe)”. Some are open 24 hours, with a snack bar service with beverages, noodles, and other snacks. PC Bangs generally only offer Internet service, and may not have business services such as faxes, scanners, or printers. Fees run about 1000-2000KRW/hour.

Internet Usage Statistics:
40,080,000 Internet users as of Sept 2008, 70.7% of the population, according to Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.

<Internet Usage and Population Statistics (measure : million)>

Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Users

36.19

36.58

37.01

37.18

38.12

40.80

% Pop

76.5

77.2

77.8

78.0

78.4

82.1

 

Mobile devices – Smartphones(or cellphones) and tablets

Korea has been cutting edge in the field of mobile devices. A smartphone has high resolution camera, MP3 player, blue tooth communication, touch screen and DMB(Digital multimedia Broadcasting) function. Some of the World class manufactures are Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. You can purchase a smartphone at a lower price with two year contract. Without contract, the price is standard. Now even the elementary students have their own smartphones in Korea.

 

IP TV, Satelite TV, and Cable TV

You can use cable TV in a very cheap price(about 5,000KRW) or IPTV with internet service. The satellite TV is also possible in Korea. The providers includes CJ Hello Vision(Cable TV), KT(IPTV), LG U+(IPTV), SK Broadband(IPTV) and SKY Life(Satellite TV). There are basic, standard and premier pack depends on the number of channels and services. If you use bundle pack(internet+TV) the service charge may be discounted.

 

IT Technology

Korea is said global IT leader for its enthusiasm and advancement in IT technology.
Korea’s ITU(Digital Opportunity Index) is global ranking 1st for 3 successive years(2005~2007).
Korea’s NIA(National informtization Index) is global ranking 3rd in 2007.

 

 

 


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Life in Korea – General info Teaching English in Korea

Life in Korea – General info Teaching English in Korea


Take a glimpse look at the Life in Korea.

 

1) Safety :

The crime rate in Korea is very low compared to the rest of the world. The Korean government prohibits people from owning guns, and it is very rare for a policeman to shoot a gun. You can freely go out everywhere anytime! This doesn’t mean you should avoid precautions.

 

2) Kind and helpful people :

Even though Koreans find it difficult sometimes to communicate with foreign people, they are still very friendly and warm hearted. The service is top class and outshines many other countries. Sometimes Koreans would go out of their way just to help you.

 

3) Beautiful surroundings :

As you probably already know, Korea is a really small country compared to other countries, but the scenery is sometimes spectacular with plenty of beautiful places to visit. There will always be a beach or mountain nearby. You can also enjoy the four seasons during the year. Korea’s weather is one extreme to the other. You can enjoy wonderful flowers in spring, swimming in the ocean during summer, yellow and red leaves in autumn and skiing or snowboarding in winter. There are of course many other outdoor activities you can enjoy!

Mountains with Autumn Leaves 

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

 

4) Unique teaching experiences :

Teaching in Asia might be a very unique and comforting experience. The students are active and creative. You train students to think creatively, encourage good behavior in and out of the classroom, and build a cooperative and pleasant environment for learning.

 

5) New experiences :

Korea invented hot floor system in houses. It keeps the whole house warm and cozy in winter. When S.A.R.S.(severe acute respiratory syndrome) broke out in Asia, Korea remained a safe zone. Doctors speculated it’s because of the antibacterial food Kimchi, Korea’s unique fermented vegetables which prevented them from getting sick. Korea’s food is very unique and tasty. They are a proud nation with over 5000 years of history which can be picked up in their rich tradition like clothes, food etc.

 

6) Unique blends :

Whether you’re an urbanite or a naturalist, you’ll appreciate South Korea’s unique blend of fast-paced cities and pristine country sides. Here you’ll find ancient palaces alongside angular skyscrapers, highlighting the country’s past and present.

 

7) And so on… :

there are tons of things to do and see so it up to you to come and experience it!

 

As you get ready to teach English in Korea as an English Teacher, you will probably feel a mix of excitement and anxiety. This is absolutely normal. We promise that teaching English in Korea as an ESL teacher will be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of your life. For more information about Korea, please check out the Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korea

 

 


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