ESL Term:

Teaching Privates

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privates:  Teaching English to usually small groups of students outside of your contract.   It may involve going to the apartment of some student for a few hours a week. Privates are often very lucrative, more so than regular contracts, but in some countries they are illegal and carry stiff fines and penalties such as deportation. In Japan, they are legal, whereas in Korea they are illegal.