Choi said there are many unqualified English-speaking teachers at the kindergartens. ``We’ve found that many kindergartens are hiring questionable foreign teachers,’’ Choi said.
jasfoj3wa98euf9dqewu. That was frustration, by the way, for those confused by how I express it in words. 44% of these kindergartens employ foreign teachers, according to the article. Some of them may be questionable, I dunno. I mean, you flip through the news and it looks like Koreans and Iranians and Africans have no problem passing themselves off as native speakers. Oh, you mean of questionable quality? Maybe. But that'll happen whenever you approach random white people in your building and offer them preschool classes at 30,000 won per hour, as happened to me and several other foreigners at a former hagwon. After all I don't suspect many certified kindergarten teachers from the US are lining up to teach over here, and there are of course no training opportunities provided foreign teachers here for any level. Throwing the anti-foreigner crowd a bone is a hell of a way to distract readers from the "keeping up with the Kims" mentality that dictates 96% of private kindergartens teach English. The article doesn't say anything about "questionable owners" who don't put any thought into who they hire to teach little kids.
Kindergartens seem to be a favorite target of whomever does the targetting; a few months ago we read about a crackdown underway in Daejeon, the city that seems to deeply resent its native English speakers. I don't have a transcript of Choi's remarks, so I don't know if he also painted Korean teachers with so broad a brush. You know, the young women who tape the mouths of their students shut? Or who lock them outside naked on a January day? That's two cases of "questionable" Korean preschool workers, two more than the number of "questionable" foreign teachers that've turned up.
Might also want to add another zero to the end of the monthly tuition figure of 25,000 won. For $20 bucks a month, shit, they could learn English from a parakeet for all I care.