Your Stay at the Hyundai Learning Center
Participants in the orientation program will be provided shared accommodations for three in a spacious modern room of the Dormitory. One key will be issued for each room. Upon entering the room, place the plastic key holder in the slot on the wall to turn on the lights and electricity. Towels and basic toiletries are provided by the center. Please be aware that the cleaning staff will occasionally enter your room for housekeeping purposes so don’t leave valuables in the room. When you leave
the room, always return the key the front desk on the second floor.
One of the benefits of sharing a room is that you can develop a closer friendship with some of your colleagues than you might otherwise accomplish in a private, single room. This is the beginning of the social networking we hope to promote during your time here at the Learning Center. Making friends will enhance your quality of life in Korea and serve as a support network in times of difficulty. It goes without saying that you should be a courteous and considerate roommate. Please
enter and exit quietly if your roommate is already in bed. In any case, you should
not be going to bet too late as proper sleep is essential to serious study.
There is a television in every room. There are a few English channels, including CNN and The BBC. Remember that you are here to learn, so if your roommate is studying, perhaps consider watching television in the lounge. All electrical outlets in rooms and throughout the Learning Center are 220 volts. Please make sure you do not simply plug in your computer without knowing the voltage requirements.
All meals will be provided in the cafeteria located on the second floor of the Dormitory. The kitchen is staffed by professional dieticians and chefs. They take great care in ensuring all food served is appetizing and healthy. Food will be served mainly in Korean style. There is a water dispenser with cups near the exit if you prefer to quench your thirst during the meal
Meal times are as follows:
Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 Lunch: 12:00-13:00 Dinner: 18:00-19:00
The Convenience Store
There is a convenience store located on the first floor of the Dormitory. They offer a variety of snacks, drinks, ice cream, sweets and instant noodles etc. Please refrain from consuming alcohol. Remember, you are here to study, and as school teacher of impressionable children, you must always think about proper behavior. Teachers are accorded a great deal of respect in Korea – please understand your
responsibilities. Also, all foods are not allowed in the dormitory rooms. If necessary, you may use the lounges as a place to eat.
There is a Laundry Room with four washing machines and one drier on the first floor of the dormitory for your convenience. We have also placed detergent and directions for using the machines in English for your convenience. As there is only one drier, please be patient in taking turns.
There are some opportunities for sports and recreation at the Learning Center. There is a basketball court in the back of the Learning Center and a fitness center on the first floor of the dormitory. There is also a billiard room and a table tennis room with a small fee of 3,000 won per ten minutes and 3,000 won per thirty minutes each.
There are also televisions in the lounges found on each floor. These are good places for larger groups to gather and enjoy time together. After a long day of study, it is relaxing to meet up with new friends and enjoy games together. Please make sure to keep these areas clean as they are used by all the Center’s residents.
You are welcome to use the computers located in the 4th and 5th floor hallways of the Lecture Building. If others are waiting for a computer, please limit yourself to thirty minutes. Many will be anxious to contact family and friends, so please work together to ensure all have a chance to email and surf the Internet. It is best not to
eat or drink while on the computers. However, if you do take something to drink or eat while you are on the computer, please make sure you clean up your area and do not leave any trash behind. There is also an Internet Lounge on the first floor of the dormitory available. In order to use the computers in the Internet Lounge you must insert ?\100 coins in the slot. It is ?\100 per twelve minutes, ?\500 per
hour. If you have your own laptop, you can access the wireless internet connection
with the following steps.
Wireless Internet Access
1.From Control Panel, select "Network and Dial-up Connections" or "Network and
Internet Connections" and click "Internet Connections."
2.Right-click on "Wireless Network Connection" or "Local Area Connection" and
3.Locate the Internet TCP/IP protocol and go into its Properties. If more than on
TCP/IP protocol is listed, look for the one associated with your wireless
4.Select "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS DNS server
5.For XP, right click on "Wireless Network Connection" and select "View
Available Wireless Networks." Select the "HRI_Guest"network and click
6.Open Internet Explorer. If a Security Alert pops up, select "continue" and enter
the ID and password, "guest" and "hri"
If you have any questions regarding the training program or facilities you can ask any of the coordinators.
Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education and Hyundai Learning Center have carefully planned the classes and activities for your orientation. These are designed to make sure you are well prepared for your job as a teacher in the classroom and your life in Korean society. It is hoped that you enjoy your time here and have a lot of fun meeting new friends and colleagues; however, please remember that this is
your job. You are expected to punctually attend all training sessions. In case of
illness, please inform the staff.
When you enter your classroom, what will you expect of your students? Will you expect they be courteous? Will you expect they sincerely approach their studies? This is what we demand of you during your time here for orientation. These classes are designed to benefit you, not the teaching staff or administration. As a professional educator, set an example by your actions. Enjoy yourself but work hard.
To maintain a positive atmosphere for serious study, please make sure your cellular telephone is off when you are in class. Make yourself as comfortable as possible, but please refrain from propping your feet up on the chair or other such behaviors. Schools and teachers in Korea tend to be quite formal. What you see as a harmless antic can be easily misinterpreted here as rude and disrespectful. Also, there is no smoking in any of the buildings. If you must smoke, please do so outside.