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Event date: 2014-01-30

Happy Lunar New Year's Day!

As you may know, Seollal holiday, one of the biggest holidays in Korea, begins from tomorrow.
Thus, our office will be closed from January 30th to Feburary 2nd.

Thank you,


Language Bound: Searching for instructors

Event date: 2014-01-15

Language Bound: Searching for Korean Adoptee English Instructors

 Language Bound is a social enterprise that teaches English to children from impoverished backgrounds. As much as knowing English is an asset measured for today’s success in Korea, affording English courses are often reserved for the upper class. By offering higher education of English to low-income children, Language Bound’s goal is to offset Korea’s educational social imbalance while creating more jobs dedicated to Korean adoptees.

What Language Bound is looking for?

 Unlike most English institutes many experienced English teachers are familiar with, empirical experience shows that our program differs greatly.

1.     Prepare to be patient with many of these children for it may be their first time receiving extra-curricular education apart from school.

2.     Acknowledge the difference of the working environment in comparison to other teaching experiences. Language Bound is an institutionalized combination of educational and humanitarian group effort to help expose children to the larger global world.

3.     We look for one’s maturity, dependability and commitment not only as employees to Language Bound, but also as teachers to young children in classroom settings.

4.     Lastly, we are looking for someone with the heart and enthusiasm working with children. 

What you will find with Language Bound?

No previous teaching experience is needed. Language Bound will train instructors to become competent teacher with our newly adopted teaching method.

If you choose so, we will offer 3 specific work benefits. Hired Language Bound instructors will receive

1) 600,000 KRW per month (16 teaching hours)

2) free Teacher’s Training course, especially on storytelling

3) priority acceptance in all service offered by InKAS

Further details can be shared via email at languagebound@inkas.org.

Qualifications:

- Korean adoptee from overseas

- Proficient English Speaker

- Being able to work 2pm-6pm weekdays; 4 teaching hours per week (Class schedule is not fixed yet)

- Committed and dependable work attitude

Required Documents:

- Resume

- A letter of introduction(Write in either English or your native language)

- Document which is reliable proof of the highest level of educational attainment (e.g high school diploma)

- 1 letter of recommendation (Download template docx-file or pdf-file)

Application Process

1) Resume and other documents submission → 2) Interview → 3) Training

* The training will consists of 1 night and 2 days of Training Camp and 1 week of Training and Preparation. Both of them will be held in February and will be non-paid (Therefore, hired Language Bound instructors will be paid from March). During Training and Preparation, the teachers will develop teaching materials for the first semester, give a lecture in front of other teachers based on what they learn at Training Camp, and do pre-visiting local children welfare centers in their location.

How to Apply

Please submit 1) resume, 2) document proving your highest educational attainment, 3) 1 letter of recommendation to languagebound@inkas.org.

Application Filing Deadline: February 2, 2014

*Please choose one of the following areas that you want to work and show it on your resume

- Seoul, Gyunggi, Incheon, Busan

* InKAS will respond only to those candidates who meet the qualifications and requirements of the position.

* Prior to beginning work for InKAS/Language Bound, and as a condition of employment, all instructors must go through medical checkup as well as provide a copy of criminal history record(Reference: further details are offered at your national embassy)

For questions and/or additional information, please contact Hyuk Ray Park, languagebound@inkas.org

Download this document as pdf


InKAS Seollal Party

Event date: 2014-01-25

Korean Lunar New Year, Seollal is coming. We are pleased to invite all Korean adoptees to InKAS Seollal party to celebrate the holiday together!! We would like you to come, meet old and new friends, enjoy great foods, play a Korean traditional game, Yutnori, and have wonderful time together.

There will be Yutnori tournament with some prizes, and after the tournament we will have delicious Korean foods.

Date: January 25, 2014

Time: 13:00

Location: Woorijip, InKAS guesthouse

Please rsvp by email to contact@inkas.org

The deadline is January 19, 2014

(If you are also interested in InKAS Free Korean Traditional Medicine Consultation for Korean Adoptees, we want you to send one email to rsvp to both events)

Here is also brief information on Seollal which may be helpful to deepen your understanding and knowledge of Korean culture not only of the holiday.

Korean New Year, commonly known as Seollal (Hangul: 설날; RR: Seollal; MR: Sǒllal), is the first day of the lunar calendar. It is the most important of the traditional Korean holidays. It consists of a period of celebrations, starting on New Year's Day. The Korean also celebrate solar New Year's Day on January 1 each year, following the Gregorian Calendar. The Korean New Year holidays last three days, and is considered a more important holiday than the solar New Year's Day. [1]

Korean New Year is typically a family-oriented holiday. The three-day holiday is used by many to return to their home towns to visit their parents and other relatives where they perform the ancestral ritual known as charye (차례). Many Koreans dress up in colorful hanbok. Tteokguk (떡국) (soup with rice cakes) is commonly served.

Sebae

Sebae is a traditionally observed activity on Seollal, and is filial-piety-orientated. Children wish their parents a happy new year by performing one deep traditional bow (rites with more than one bow involved are usually for the dead) and the words saehae bok manhi badeuseyo (Hangul: 새해 복 많이 받으세요) which translates to please receive many blessings in the new year. Parents typically reward this gesture by giving their children new year's money (usually in the form of crisp paper money) and offering words of wisdom, or deokdam. Historically, parents gave out rice cakes (ddeok) and fruit to their children instead.

Folk games

Many traditional games are associated with the Korean New Year. The traditional family board game Yutnori (윷놀이) is still a popular pastime. Traditionally men and boys would fly kites and play jegi chagi (제기차기), a game where a light object is wrapped in paper or cloth, and then kicked in a Footbag like manner. Korean women and girls would have traditionally played neolttwigi (널뛰기), a game of jumping on a seesaw (시소), while children spun paengi (팽이).

 If you want more detail information, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_New_Year


InKAS Free Korean Traditional Medicine Consultation for Korean Adoptees

Event date: 2014-01-12

InKAS in collaboration with the Association of Korean Medicine (KOMSTA), will be providing free Korean traditional medicine consultations once a month to Korean adoptees in Korea. Several doctors from the association will be present to consult with during these times.

Korean traditional medicine focuses more on treating the individual as a whole, instead of just one aspect, or ailment. It can be used to treat current ailments, as well as for preventative measures. Common treatments using Korean traditional medicine, include acupuncture, herbal remedies and aromatherapy.

If you're interested in getting a consultation please stop by the InKAS guesthouse on Sunday, January 12th, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. You must be there by 3pm to receive a consultation. The doctors will be giving an overview of Korean traditional medicine so participants can have a better understanding before receiving treatment.

PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL contact@inkas.org 

This consultation is great for those suffering from ailments such as migraines, back ache, exhaustion, depression, digestion problems, etc. During the consultation, a doctor will diagnose your problem, suggest treatment options (acupuncture and herbal medication can be given that day for free), and give referrals to make additional appointments (discounts are available for additional treatment outside that day).

DON'T FORGET TO RSVP, THANK YOU!


 

InKAS - International Korean Adoptee Service Inc
contact@inkas.org | Phone: +82-2-3148-0258 | Fax: +82-2-3148-0259
(100-070) Bok-Chang building #703 80, Sogongdong, JungKu, Seoul