Korea: Asians May Get Teaching Visas

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 14:46:12 UTC 2008

Forwarded From edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

The Korea Times

Asians May Get Teaching Visas

President-elect Lee Myung-bak's power transition team is considering issuing
English teaching visa to Asians whose countries have English as an official
language. The team's officials acknowledged a flaw in the current visa
regulation that issues English teaching, or E-2 visas according to
nationality. Authorities allow English teaching visas only to native-English
speakers from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New
Zealand, South Africa and Ireland. ``Not all native English speakers can
teach English well. So we should give visas only to qualified and verified
English teachers,'' Jung Dong-ki, the team's legal affairs head told The
Korea Times. ``We will carefully consider revising the regulation because
visa issuance should be based on qualification rather than nationality.''

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