I would like to submit another review for SLP Ulsan Namgu. As you can see this is not the first review on the blacklist, and there are a fair few very good reasons for that!!
I find it very difficult to explain in words how bad this school actually is. Every aspect of the job at SLP Namgu Ulsan was shockingly bad.
This hagwon has an extremely toxic work environment. The amount of work that is expected from teachers is way too much. The foreign teachers teach all day with very little or even no free periods. On top of the hectic work load, the foreign teachers are expected to do reports for kindergarten and elementary every month for every student they teach. There is no time to do them in working hours, so we had to them after work or at home (unpaid).
The director made it very clear that we couldn't address any issues we had with workload. The director emphasised that THEY are the principal and THEY are in charge, we have no right to discuss these matters. Pretty much cut communication completely with the foreign teacher and used the Korean teachers as messengers.
I had a really hard time at this hagwon, so I handed in my resignation letter. Of course the director turned very sour with me, and demanded I paid almost 3 million won for the LOR and acted like I had no right to leave the school. It even stated in my contract that I would receive the LOR with 60 days’ notice, but this didn’t seem to matter. The director accused me of things I hadn’t done on a daily basis, making the situation unbearable, plummeting my mental health to rock bottom.
This school has gone through its fair share of foreign teachers due to the terrible working conditions. But now the director has stopped giving letter of releases as I assume they are finding it hard to hire new teachers. I unfortunately had to leave Korea as I was given very little choice…
Many other shady things happened in my time there, but I would have to write a book to address all the issues with this school. Please avoid at all costs!
My housing was good, I had a big apartment.
Pretty much everything mentioned in my review.
Ulsan SLP school.
4th floor, Daekong-won Central Haim building, 377, Moonsu-ru, Namgu, Ulsan,
Post code: 44648