The Korean International School in Hanoi,formerly known as the Korean School, has gone through some drastic changes in the last year. On the plus side they have a wonderful new campus, (swimming pool, soccer pitch, nice classrooms, auditorium, great library), plenty of teacher resources, (printers, copiers, office supplies), but unfortunately, all this wonderfulness seems to be coming at the expense of teaching staff salary and benefits.
It's still a M-F, 8:30 - 4:30 job, pay is still in $$ not dong, but as sure as most kimchee's are made with chili you'll teach 100 classes a month. Salaries start at $2,000 less taxes. Now, that might not be so bad, but this is a accredited Korean school, not an academy, learning center, or hagwon, so you'll have to keep office hours and prep for your classes. Obviously, registered teachers and master degree holders can do much better.
Teaching at KISH isn't any different than teaching at any other school. Teaching issues seem to be universal, which we make personal, for good or bad. A word of warning though, the administration department really needs improvement. They are learning by doing.... your paperwork could end up as a 'learning experience' for the nice girls in the office who don't speak Vietnamese well or understand the procedures.
I worked there for two years and am giving them a third star because the hearts of all the Korean, Vietnamese, Philippine and Western teachers were in the right place.
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