For anyone working as an English teacher overseas in Korea, you may want to take a look at the ATEK website to gain more knowledge of your rights while you are in Korea teaching English, as well as the various ways in which you can contribute to the advancement of English education in Korea.
ATEK was created to give ESL teachers in Korea a voice. Here is their mission statement:
The mission of the Association for Teachers of English in Korea shall be to:
·establish the Association for Teachers of English in Korea as the voice of English instructors employed in the Republic of Korea;
·advance English education as a science, art, and profession;
·advocate for and represent Members to all levels of stakeholders in English education;
·improve the living and working conditions of Members;
·improve the usefulness of English teachers through high standards of ethics and conduct and provision of advice related to the same;
·increase and spread best practices in education through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, publications, and online forums; and
.provide a community where English teachers can come together in a spirit of mutual collaboration to advance their common goals.
If you are teaching in Korea already, and would like to join ATEK, you can obtain your membership here