Teaching English in Korea is one of the most common jobs that expats get when they first arrive. And while your job will be to teach English in English, knowing some Korean certainly has its advantages.
First off, you’ll understand why your students say things like the word “zoo” as “joo” (hint: there is no ‘zee’ sound in Korean), or respond with “why?” instead of “what?” when you or a friend calls them.
I think they said “zoo”
Second, and perhaps the most fun, is to be able to understand what they are saying to each other, even moreso when it’s about you.