I have a question for expat families and parents out there in the Busan area. My company is expanding into Korea and relocating me to the Busan area to manage the branch. I have two children, who are currently in 1st grade and Kindergarten, in the United States. I'm familiar with the Korean age system and realize that my older one's peers are just getting ready to start first grade in a month or two, and the younger one's peers getting ready for K7, in the Korean preschool/kindergarten system.
My question is this. I had lived in Korea earlier in my life but my children were much younger and the playroom/nursery school in my apartment complex was enough. Now, they are older and obviously, the older one needs to be in elementary school. They speak Korean pretty well but can't read or write (mom's Korean). I know how intense Korean education can be and realize that if they are shoved into a regular elementary school, they could struggle to keep up. I also am aware of some of the foreigner/international schools as options but financially, just looking online at the tuitions and fees, I'm not sure if that is even feasible...might be, but going to take some planning.
I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas or suggestions for schooling. Thank you in advance for those that share some insight.