TaLK for SUNY
TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) is a Korean government sponsored internship/scholarship program which invites undergraduate students in English-speaking countries to Korea to teach English in after-school programs in elementary schools outside Seoul. TaLK scholars work for 15 hours on average a week as teacher assistants. Upon arrival, they participate in a month-long orientation through which they learn skills and knowledge to teach English to Korean students and have opportunities to create their own lesson plans before the field assignment. Benefits include:
- Round-trip air fare (paid in the form of arrival & departure allowances, approx. $1,200 each)
- Approximately $350 settlement allowance upon local assignment
- Health insurance
- Stipends (approx. $1,300 a month)
- Gain SBU internship and research credits
TaLK for SUNY is a program exclusively designed for SUNY students that allow them to remain as a full-time student and utilize this opportunity to gain internship credits through the paid teaching experiences and research credits by conducting a field research on a topic of their choice on Korea.
- Finished two years or 50 or more credits of undergraduate study by the end of Spring 2014 on any campus within the SUNY system
- GPA 3.0 or above
- The preference will be given to those who have elementary or above level knowledge of Korean language.
- Term for appointment for SUNY students: 1) a half year (Aug.1~Jan.20 or Feb.1~July 31), 2) one year (Aug.1~July 31 or Feb. 1~Jan. 20)
- Register a total of 12 credits for International Internship (S/NS), Teaching Practicum (S/NS), Directed Reading (Graded) and Research on Korea (Graded)
- Successfully finish the internship term as a TaLK scholar and complete the proposed research and essay.
- The recruiting takes place every semester and applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round.
- For the August 2014 departure, the applications should be accepted by March 15, 2014.
- Applications should be submitted through the Study Abroad Programs administered by the Int'l Academic Programs Office.
- Documents to be submitted:
1) IAP Study Abroad application with unofficial transcript (Find the link below)
2) Two recommendations
3) a research proposal (1-2 pages. Clink here to download the form.)
4) a sample lesson plan (Clink here to download the form.)
** If you need assistance or need to discuss about your possible research topic and lesson plan, please contact Professor Heejeong Sohn.
March 2014 Recruitment Schedule
- Application Deadline: March 15, Saturday
- Interviews: March 28 (Friday) & 31 (Monday)
- Selection and Recommendation to NIIED: April 5
- Formal Invitation from NIIED: by April 30
- Arrival in Korea: August 2, 2014
- Program Information Session: Feb. 26 (Wed), 1-2PM, Center for Korean Studies, N5520 Melville Library
Professor Heejeong Sohn
Center for Korean Studies
N5520 Melville Library
Tel: (631) 632-7311
International Academic Programs
Tel: (631) 632-7030