Rob Whyte and Kyoung-Mi Kim
This is an insightful introduction to the culture of South Korea by a
Canadian and his Korean wife. They give vital, fascinating information and
advice for teachers, business people, and students working in Korea.
Their primary focus is on the differences between Korean and Western
culture, although they give much attention to survival needs, Korean foods
and restaurants, history, geography, politics, and government, the Korean
language, and the challenges of finding work in Korea.
Living in South Korea
Rob Whyte & Kyoung-mi Kim
Pro Lingua Associates
PO Box 1348, Brattleboro, VT 05302
The latest volume in the "Living In" series for travelers and would-be
foreign residents, Living in South Korea: How to Feel at Home, Make
Friends and Enjoy Everyday Life is a basic primer for business and
pleasure travelers as well as prospective residents of South Korea.
Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, Living in South Korea does
not offer maps or information about tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants,
and the like; instead, the focus is upon delivering a solid primer of Korean
culture and manners. From how and when to bow, to rules of etiquette
concerning gift giving and who pays when going out, to warnings of what
to expect when searching for a job teaching English (such as the
importance of bringing an original university diploma, at least two letters of recommendation, and several original copies of a police check from one's
local police department indicating no criminal record), to types of
employment opportunities available, and much more. There is a brief
summary of the Korean language and a pronunciation guide, but no
phrasebook - Living in South Korea is not intended as a substitute for
Korean language reference or study materials. An absolute "must-have"
for anyone considering a visit to South Korea.
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