The article, by the way, is talking about Korean English teachers. The article goes on to list the salaries offered these "lecturers" being recruited to provide competent instruction in conversational English, and apparently in many cases, to be an English teacher were previously there was none:
월 200만원의 기본 보수에 섬지역 50만원, 농어촌지역 30만원씩의 추가수당이 지급되는 등 높은 수준의 급여에도 강사들이 기피하는 것은 열악한 근무여건 탓이다.
Numbers released by two lawmakers in late-September show the native speaker English teacher rates for public schools in the country's administrative regions. Gwangju and Jeollanam-do are in the middle of the pack, with 84.2% and 74.4% of schools, respectively, having NSETs.