What You'll Need
Letters of Recommendation
Before I begin, here is a direct link to EPIK's website.
This application includes the components listed above. As it's the very, very first thing EPIK coordinators will see of you--your ticket to an interview!--you'll want to be as thorough as possible in filling it out. The first six pages or so are house-keeping: educational background, work-experience, and the whole shebang. Keep format in mind as you run through the details.
I know most people are worried about their lesson plans and essays most of all, so I'll begin with those. As an update to my own EPIK process, I'd been invited to and passed the interview stage! Expect a post about that interview prep/experience as well as general feelings and emotions going forward. (Sneak-peak, I'm screaming.) Finally, to be transparent, I'd received feedback on my lesson plan due to its better application as a high-school lesson, so I'll tackle that further down as well.
Either way, this is what I did to get a positive result, and while I can't guarantee anything, I can share a little (or a lot) about what the initial application had been like for me...
Alright! I've been meaning to make a comprehensive EPIK Guide for a while. Now that I've got my documents in order and sent out my EPIK initial application, it's time to break down the steps. This is both an initial FAQ for those considering teaching-abroad/EPIK and a master list of what needs to get done if you want to teach abroad in South Korea through their government sponsored program. Any subsequent posts concerning these forms will go into the step-by-step process of obtaining said document. For now, I've listed all required EPIK paperwork in the right hand column below.
Pedagogy and Reflection
We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience