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Language Bound: Searching for instructors(2nd semester)

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


- 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

Application Filing Deadline: July 14, 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,

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Barista Education for Korean Adoptees

Barista Education for Korean Adoptees


 Purpose and Background

Firstly, a barista is a person, usually a coffeehouse employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks. In Korea, the coffee business is blooming and there are a lot of coffee shops. So, these companies need workers in order to effectively manage their coffee branches.

For this reason, we offer this education program to you. This program starts off with the understanding of coffee, shows you diverse ways to extract espresso from coffee beans and gives you an opportunity to make coffee. You can enjoy drinking and making coffee with other people and receive information regarding the career path of a barista through this program. This program will give you the opportunity to maintain economic stability in the future for yourself by increasing the ability to get an engage in a supportive community.

The syllabus (details of the curriculum) of the program can be found at the end.



The completion of this program DOES NOT make you a certified barista. You still need to take the barista exam. This program however, may prepare you for the barista exam.


If you want to take the barista exam, please continue reading.

You can register for the exam at "Tom N Toms Coffee Academy". If you pass the exam then you will become a coffee master level 2. There are two parts to the exam. The first part is a writing exam and the second part is a performance exam. You first need to pass the writing exam in order to take the performance exam. You should pay for the registration fee.


Registration fee : Writing Exam (30,000KWN) Performance Exam(50,000KWN)

Writing Exam Textbook(8,000KWN)

Dates for the Barista Program

First Session: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 P.M to 9:30 P.M starting July 8, 2014 ~ July 31, 2014
Second Session: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 P.M to 9:30 P.M starting September 16, 2014 ~ October 14, 2014


1. Choose session 1 or session 2.
2. Each Class  must have a minimum of 10 people.


How to Apply

Fill out an application through If you are not an InKAS member, please sign up first and pay the annual membership fee.

Application Deadline: June 16, 2014 ~ June 27, 2014

Cost of the Program: 100,000 KWN



Seoul Special City Gangnam gu Shinsa dong 570-6 Bedro Building 5F Tom N Toms Academy

☎ 02-515-2345 / Fax: 02-515-2945 / Website:


Syllabus of the program



Main Topics




understanding of coffee

Introduction of the program and Tom N Toms Academy, basic theories of coffee


Espresso Ⅰ

The definition of espresso and how to extract it, How to use an espresso machine


Espresso Ⅱ

Practice extracting espresso

and correcting posture,

Creating more difficult drinks by using espresso,

Making espresso Con Panna and Americano


Espresso Ⅲ & Milk steam

Practice extracting espresso,

Understanding steam and how it was made


Milk Steam Ⅰ

Practice making velvet steam,

Dry & Wet cappuccino and

Latte cappuccino


Milk Steam Ⅱ

Practice pouring wet cappuccino,

Making design cappuccino


Making all the coffee from the coffee menu

Creating other drinks using syrup and powder,

Practice making Caramel macchiato

and Caffe mocha


Final Review and completion ceremony

Overview of barista exam details,

Pre-test for barista exam,

Completion Ceremony

Korean Hanok Village

Event date: 2014-06-11

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village with a long history located between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment. Now it is used as a traditional culture center and hanok restaurant, allowing visitors to experience the atmosphere of the Joseon Dynasty.

The area of Bukchon, which consists of neighborhoods: Wonseo-dong, Jae-dong, Gye-dong, Gahoe-dong and Insa-dong, was traditionally the residential quarter of high-ranking government officials and nobility during the Joseon Dynasty. It is located north of Cheonggye Stream and Jongno, hence named Bukchon, which means north village. A poll of nearly 2,000 foreign visitors, conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in November 2011, stated that exploring the narrow streets of Bukchon was their fourth favorite activity in Seoul.

Namsangol Hanok Village

Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as "A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley", is a Korean village located in the area of Pil-dong neighborhood in Jung-gu, a central district of Seoul, South Korea where hanok (한옥) or Korean traditional houses have been restored to preserve the original atmosphere of the area. The Namsangol Hanok Village offers one the opportunity to experience a wide cross-section of Joseon-era citizenry and activities, from royalty to commoners.

The location of the village was originally the site of a well known Joseon-era summer resort called Jeonghakdong. Jeonghakdong means "The land of the fairies for the blue crane where the Jeonugak Pavillion stands along the stream in the valley". The area boasted such superb scenery that it was called the land of the fairies and was considered one of the five most beautiful parts of Seoul.

A traditional Korean style garden, complete with a flowing stream and pavilion was constructed on the site in order to revive the classical feel of the Joseon-era. Five traditional houses, including some of the residences of high government officials - some of the largest mansions in Seoul at the time, along with commoners houses were moved to the 7,934 sq Meters/9,489 sq Yards grounds containing the restored village. In 2011 in a survey conducted, by Seoul Development Institute, which included 800 residents and 103 urban planners and architects. It listed 52.4 percent of experts, voted that the palace as the most scenic location in Seoul, following Mount Namsan, Han River and Gyeongbokgung Palace in the top spots.

Hahoe Folk Village

The Hahoe Folk Village (Korean: 안동하회마을) is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The village is a valuable part of Korean culture because it preserves Joseon period-style architecture, folk traditions, valuable books, and old tradition of clan-based villages.

The village is located in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do. To the north of the village is Buyongdae Cliff while Mt. Namsan lies to the south. The village is organized around the geomantic guidelines of pungsu and so the village has the shape of a lotus flower or two interlocking comma shapes.

The village is listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a World Heritage site with Yangdong Folk Village in 2010.

The village maintains old architectural styles that have been lost because of rapid modernization and development in South Korea. Aristocratic tile-roofed residences and thatched-roof servants' homes preserve the architectural styles of the Joseon Dynasty. Wonjijeongsa Pavilion and Byeongsan Confucian School are two notable structures in the village. The village has preserved the shamanist rite of Byeolsin-gut and preserved Hahoe masks used in the Hahoe Mask Dance. Another rite still practiced is the Jeulbul Nori which uses strings of fireworks fired at the base of the Buyongdae Cliff.

Yangdong Folk Village

Yangdong Folk Village (Yangdong Village of Gyeongju) is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The village is located in Gangdong-myeon, sixteen kilometers northeast of Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea, along the Hyeongsan River. Mt. Seolchang stands to the north of the village. The village is designated as Important Folklore Materials No. 189 by the South Korean government.

The size, degree of preservation, numerous cultural assets, traditionalism, beautiful natural setting all contribute to the importance of Yangdong Village. It is also a fine example of the yangban (Korean aristocracy) lifestyle and Neo-Confucian traditions.

The village is listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a World Heritage site with Hahoe Folk Village in 2010.

Korean Folk Village

Minsok village is a living museum type of tourist attraction in the city of Yongin, a satellite city in the Seoul Metropolitan Area in the province of Gyeonggi in South Korea. Korean Folk Village is a popular tourist destination for both Koreans and foreigners. It is located near Everland, South Korea's largest amusement park.

The purpose of Korean Folk Village is to display elements of traditional Korean life and culture. There are multiple sections to the park. There are numerous replicas of traditional houses of the different social classes (peasant, landowner, yangban) from various regions.

The park also has a traditional street market, restaurants, and showcases of traditional wordworking and metalworking techniques. There are performances of traditional dances, equestrian skills, marriage ceremonies, and recreational activities.

An amusement park section has rides and games, an art museum, a sculpture garden, a Korean Folk Museum, and a World Folk Museum which highlights traditional lifestyles from around the world.

2014 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for fall Semester

2014 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for Fall Semester

InKAS provides Korean language scholarships to overseas Korean adoptees as an opportunity to learn the Korean language at a prestigious university in South Korea. In association with a grant from the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs and the participating universities, scholarship grantees can study at any of these language institutes: Ewha Womans, Korea, Kyunghee, Seoul National, Sogang, Sangmyuung, Sookmyung Women’s and Yonsei University.

1. Required Documents and Terms

A. Documents

- One on-line application form (

- One photocopy of adoption document with your Korean name

- One photocopy of your passport with valid passport number

- One photocopy of your high school diploma or higher

- One photo (3x4cm)

B. Terms

- For students re-applying for a second semester, only an application form needs to be resubmitted, but some documents might be requested by InKAS or the university.

- If you have any problems or issues from previous semesters at the Korean language school, your application can be rejected or your acceptance may be cancelled by personal notification.

- An applicant must be at least 18 years old.

- Only fully-completed applications along with all the required documents will be accepted.

- Selections will be made entirely on a first-come first-served basis.

2. Application Deadline

- For all universities: 24:00, June 30th(Korean time)

3. How to apply

- Sign up or log into InKAS website ▷ Log in ▷ Our service ▷ Scholarship ▷ click on ‘Apply for scholarship’

- Fill out application form for 2014 fall scholarship ▷ Submit the completed form with all proper required documents

4. University information for language scholarships available through InKAS

Course period
Course available through InKAS

Ewha Uni.
Intensive Program

Korea Uni.
2014.09.01- 2014.11.18

Regular Program

Kyunghee Uni.
Regular Course

Sangmyung Uni.
Regular Program

Seoul National Uni.
Regular Program

Sogang Uni.
Regular Course(20hrs/wk)

Sookmyung Uni.
Regular Morning

Yonsei Uni.
Regular Morning

* Classes run from 9a.m to 1p.m Monday through Friday

* The university information above can be changeable by university’s decision

* We do not offer scholarships for alternative language programs (evening or shorter-hour classes)

5. Fee

- InKAS Application fee: 82,000KW (77.00 USD) : It's non-refundable. Please don't pay before receiving an official scholarship award e-mail.

- University registration fee: Different terms apply for each university.

- Tuition fee: 50% covered for 6 of the universities.(30% covered for Sogang & Yonsei University.)

* Any previous scholarship cancellations can have a negative impact on your ability to receive another scholarship for 2014 Fall semester.

* Please check the university websites for spring semester schedule once again.

* If you are a recipient of a scholarship for the 2014 Fall semester, you will receive payment instructions and more information about this course by email.

For further inquiries regarding InKAS Korean Language Scholarships, please email or contact InKAS.


Korean Adoptee Art Exhibition Information Session

Korean Adoptee Art Exhibition Information Session

Calling all Korean adoptee artists living in South Korea! In collaboration with the Korean government, InKAS will be hosting an art exhibition in October. Through a selection process, we will be inviting 30 Korean adoptee artists and 30 established Korean artists. This will be a professional experience or all debuted and or debuting adoptee artists from all experiences and mediums.

Title: Info session for InKAS’ “SISO Art Exhibition”
Date: June 10th
Time: 6:30PM
Location: InKAS Office

If you want join contact until 9th June 12:00

International Korean adoptee and Korean artist art Festival

(“Space-in & Space-out”) Project Outline


Purpose & Background:

  The essence of “Space-in & Space-Out (SISO) exhibition” is to create a platform of exchange between international Korean Adoptees and Korean native artists. Art has always been a non-verbal method of communication that inhabits a particular language of its own, and this is exactly what this exhibition will accomplish.

Numerously talented Korean Adoptees have thrived in fields of art for years. It has come to a point where many Korean artists have begun to notice these unique gifts from afar. Supporters of this exhibition are eager to engage not only established but also to encourage young aspiring artists to share their works with the Korean art community. This will be an empowering experience for 15 cultures to merge under the experience of discovering new forms and ideas of art. As most forms of art are continuations of developing ideas, this exhibition will contribute to the betterment of modern art in Korea as well as an opportunity for your work to debut in the Korean market. We project that the artistic exchange made in this exhibition will generate synergy and network amongst artists nationwide and worldwide.

Exhibition Title: Space-in & Space-Out 

Exhibition Dates: October 1st, 2014(Wednesday) 6PM – October 7th(Tuesday)

Location: “Misulsegye Gallery” (Insa-dong, Jeongro, Seoul,)

Participating Artists: 30 Adoptee Artists & 30 Korean Artists

Artist Requirements:

·  Korean Native Artists

o  Bachelor’s Degree in Art

o  Priority offered to artists who can contribute to help Korean adoptee artists integrate and exhibit art work into the Korean art community

§  Ex. Ability and connections to invite KADs to future exhibitions in Korea

·  International Korean Adoptee Artists

o  International Korean adoptees artists of all experience


Art Work:

·  Drawing, Painting, Illustrations, Photography, Digital Art

* Other genre art works like sculture will be acceptable if they can be attached on the wall

How to apply:

 Download and fill out this form and send it to

·  Submit photos of your 1 to 4 art works

o  Instructions:

§  Step 1: Login to website

·  ID: inkassiso

·  Password: inkasguest

§  Step 2: Upload

·  Upload 1 to 4 art pieces

§  Step 3: Double check

·  Make sure your file is titled correctly

o  Ex. “Full Name, Title of Art, Medium, Date of work”

·  Size limit of actual work: (91.0 x 72.7 cm)

·  jpg file

·  Pixel: minimum 300 dpi

·  Submit value price of your art work (if for sale)


Evaluation & Selection:

·  Panel of professional on the board of the “2014 SISO Planning Committee” will evaluate all submitted works

·  Selected artists will be granted the opportunity to exhibit their works in the SISO exhibition

o  Artists will be given to option to exhibit another artwork other than the selected piece. However, it is recommended that the work be the same due to the photo that will be printed in our catalogue.

·  Selected artists’ work and profile will be including in our catalogue

o  Your work may potentially be televised in media and/or presented on the official SISO website for further use (upon consent)

Monetary compensation will not be made for such circumstance


Notable dates:

·  Deadlines:

o  Korean Artists: June 23th, 2014 ~ August 26th, 2014

o  Korean Adoptee Artists: June 9th, 2014 ~ August 26th, 2014


Additional Information:

·  Nominated Korean artists are asked to deliver art work to “Misulsegye Gallery” by 12:00PM on September 30th.

·  Nominated adoptee artists will be given a stipend from InKAS (International-

  Korean Adoptee Services) for your international shipping.

  (Be sure to elaborate your name and contact and brief description of work on back side of piece)

InKAS Address: Bok-Chang building #703, 80 Sogongdong, JungKu, Seoul, 100-070

·  Damaged or missing work will not be at SISO or InKAS’ fault and or disposal. We highly recommend that you file for insurance.

·  All work will be displayed in the gallery according to SISO’s allocation

·  Plagiarized work will NOT be accepted


Hosting & Sponsoring Organizations:

·  Host organization: InKAS (International Korean Adoptee Services)

·  Operating organization: InKAS & INAE(International Network for Art Exchange)

·  Sponsor: Ministry of Health and Welfare & Korea Adoption Services (KAS) &

           Monthly Art etc.

·  Contact:

o  Email: /

o  Office: +82-2-3148-0258

o  Fax: +82-2-3148-0259

Office will be closed

Event date: 2014-06-04

As you may know, congressional election will be held on June 4th, 2014.
Thus, our office will be closed tomorrow, June 4th.

Thank you,


InKAS - International Korean Adoptee Service Inc | Phone: +82-2-3148-0258 | Fax: +82-2-3148-0259
(03698) 15F, 662, Gyeongin-ro, Guro-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea