'Unqualified English Teacher' in Korea has various meanings. At its most basic level, an Unqualified English Teacher is a person that has a fake degree and somehow managed to get a working visa (A foreigner teaching in Korea illegally is an Illegal English Teacher). 'Unqualified English Teacher' can also mean a university graduate who does not have a diploma in Education (see related "95% of all English teachers in Korea are unqualified" talk). According to the Korean government, any native English speaker holding citizenship of one of a list of designated nations and having any bachelor's degree is qualified for an English Conversation teaching job in Korea. Until the Korean government changes this policy, it must be considered that the overwhelming majority of foreign English teachers in Korea are indeed technically qualified.

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