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I will say it straight to the point, it is not easy to get a working visa to Korea. There are a lot of foreigners who are illegally staying in Korea for that same reason. There are a lot of requirements and one of that is to learn how to speak and write Korean Language. Korea is a non-English speaking country, although new generation Koreans are now equipped with English language, most of them don't know how to speak English. Foreign workers are required to know Korean language before they can get a job here.
The easiest way so far is to take the Exam Permit System or known as EPS. To say that the road to take the exam is cumbersome is an understatement. But with the help of technology, you can get through the challenges. Like in my case, the internet played the vital role why I passed the exam. I never enrolled in any language training program, I just relied on the resources from the internet.
Here are three helpful ways on how to use the internet to pass the test based on my experience.
1. Watch Korean Language Tutorials on Youtube
What better way to really learn the language is to get a tutor. But if you don't have a budget to pay for somebody to teach you, use the power of YOUTUBE. There are thousands of tutorial videos on Youtube and it is up to you on how to manage your time to go through all those videos. I recommend BusyAtomdotcom Youtube channel. His tutorial helped me a lot during those cramming times. If you will follow his tutorials from Lesson 1, you can learn the language in just one month. I am really thankful to his YouTube channel.
2. Join Forum and Facebook Group Page
For more tips, information and updates about the exam and the possible items that maybe included in the test, join online forums and Facebook group pages where you can post questions or read information solely about the Exam Permit System. For forums, you can join the Sulyap Pinoy forum. There are a lot of useful information from posters on this forum, and in fact this is the only online forum I know with focus on Korean Language Test.
For Facebook Groups, you can join the following:
Employment Permit System
OFW in Korea Pinoy EPS in Korea
Pinoy EPS in Korea
3. Download Reviewer Posted on POEA Website
I have to reveal something for those who want to take the next exam, all items in the test were from the reviewer posted by POEA. If you can review and learn by heart all items in the reviewer provided by POEA, you will surely pass the test. Well, that is at least the case during the time I took the exam. Changes may take place without prior notice. POEA will provide a reviewer for READING with 3000 items and another 3000 items for LISTENING. So you have 6000 items to study, but only 100 out of 6000 will be picked for the exam.
For updates and more information, keep checking http://poea.gov.ph.
Instead of spending too much time on social media networking, convert the usage of your internet into something useful and resourceful, at least during your preparation for the exam. You can do it. Good Luck!