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Help! I Look Asian and Intend to Teach in Korea

Posted By: Norell Leung <Leung.Norell@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, 8 May 2014, at 12:20 a.m.

I was born and raised in New York City, and lived all my adult life in Colorado. I am qualified as ever but physically I look as Asian as they come. I am Chinese.

I realize that this is of deep disadvantage when getting hired in Korea and yet not impossible. I've got to do the impossible! (It's only South Korea that I want to teach in, in Seoul or up to 75 min outside of it) I've heard of many an Asian native English speaker that teaches there and yet all of my submissions have been unfruitful. (I'm also not sure when my apostille CBC will arrive.. I say July.. so that might be an issue also but I should be real that it's good old fashioned discrimination.

Does anyone have any advice? Any other Asian English teachers out there? Agencies that are connected with international schools or American owned schools that won't disqualify me on my physical appearance?

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Help! I Look Asian and Intend to Teach in Korea
Norell Leung -- Thursday, 8 May 2014, at 12:20 a.m.
Re: Help! I Look Asian and Intend to Teach in Kore
Stephen -- Thursday, 8 May 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
Re: Help! I Look Asian and Intend to Teach in Kore
nomad soul -- Thursday, 8 May 2014, at 9:09 a.m.
Re: Help! I Look Asian and Intend to Teach in Kore
Tim -- Thursday, 8 May 2014, at 5:58 p.m.
Re: Help! I Look Asian and Intend to Teach in Kore
majeh -- Saturday, 10 May 2014, at 2:23 a.m.

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