Very disorganized, chaotic, and poorly managed. Hardly an English institution, rather more of a day-care center or kids cafe that is English themed. Bullying and infighting is rampant and seemingly encouraged among students, faculty, and staff. A stressful environment where schedules and plans are changed, altered, moved last minute and with little to no communication.
The location is really nice, the housing is decent, and the school does provide compet*t*ve pay and decent health benefits, even covering vaccinations for the whole faculty and staff.
Just about every other aspect of working here. The health and safety aspect should be taken with a grain of salt because the academy refused to close for quarantine during a large wave of infections. The school 5 minutes away on foot closed due to an outbreak and many of the students and their siblings went to other academies and facilities that had outbreaks, too. Students beat each other up and the teachers always infight, bully, and argue with one another. There is little direction or communication on anything but like many English kindergartens, the expectations of outcomes and results are far too high. Teachers are reprimanded for trying to control or manage students and we were even told not to correct the students English because the students didn't like that. The students and their parents are in the higher wealth bracket in Ulsan and so there are constant complaints from parents and many students with behavioural issues that are never reprimanded. I would not suggest working here, the money and health coverage are not worth it.
Okdong, Nam-gu, Ulsan