Does learning Korean increase you job chances??
Does learning Korean help your career opportunities there? Aside from teaching and making life easier will learning Korean help in giving you more job opportunities?19 May 2007, 05:01 Karl
Well, Korea has the 12th-largest economy in the world, and the average person can't speak English well. It would be impossible for a reasonably ambitious person to not make more money knowing the language (this would also involve switching to something besides English teaching though).
Oh, speaking Korean also increases one's chances of getting married and then getting the invincible spousal visa where you can do almost anything. Not that this should be the main goal in studying the language, but it certainly makes it far more likely than without knowing any of the language.
Klemens 19 May 2007, 05:02 - Report
this is such an obvious 'yes'. i mean, come on! for a teacher, ok, nobody cares if you speak korean or not, but if you want to do anything else, then of course it is a total advantage.
my korean is not particularly good, but i get by. often i thought 'i wish i spoke perfect korean' because i've been told so many times that i could do anything if i just learned more. really.. the only value you bring if you don't speak korean is that you are a native english speaker- you will be in demand to teach english, and correct people's documents, and so on- but virtually nothing else.Betty 19 May 2007, 05:03 - Report