Feb 10, 2019 #1
Future plan in Korea or another country after study in Korea
I believe that a master's degree in South Korea will provide a milestone in my career. By working under the guidance of distinguished faculty, I will acquire expertise on English Linguistics and shall certainly be able to exploit my academic potential to the fullest. My master's course will have equipped me with the vital theoretical knowledge and research abilities, as well as given me valuable insight in the applications of linguistics in Korea. That being the case, in the first years after the completion of my graduate studies I picture myself pursuing a research career in the field of English linguistics. I intend to apply for a doctoral program, which will ensure that I have the ability not only to process and analyze already existing data, but also to generate authentic information based on accurate research methods and produce answers to academic and real-life problems.
Upon completing my doctoral degree, I would like to follow the academic path and become a university professor. It is a career that, I believe, requires constant struggle and commitment. Additionally, it offers unlimited opportunities for evolution and growth. The aforementioned properties complement my character and satisfy my ambitions as an individual, who is conscious to international problems and demands.
Personally, I would prefer to reside in Korea for the first years after the completion of my master's degree. Since I will have conducted research on a topic that is closely related to the Korean society, I prefer to remain in Korea further, so I can be of more assistance with concentrated and committed work. Furthermore, it is my resolution to become a connecting factor between Greece and South Korea. During and after my graduate studies, I aim to become an advocate of the Greek culture and history in South Korea and reinforce cooperation and mutual understanding between the two countries. If my journey leads me back to my home country, I hope to help spread the Korean culture there, by narrating my positive experiences and advocating the advantages of Korean education.
(MAYBE LEAVE OUT) A common misconception about English Language and Literature degree holders is that the profession of an English teacher is just one in the narrow list of choices we have. Even though I have experiences in teaching English as a foreign language, I consider them mere experiences in my journey of discovering possible career outcomes before settling on the one that best corresponds to my interests and preferences. Therefore, I am confident in saying that, although I respect Applied Linguistics and TESOL studies as research fields, becoming an English teacher is not an option.
P.S I know this needs a lot more work and editing, I just don't know where to start. Looking forward to suggestions and comments.