If I were to use Qook would I have to have my co-teacher help me with that? I don't speak any Korean and I'm wondering how easy it is to get set up. can anybody help?
You can set it up yourself. Qook has a service line dedicated to foreigners so it's really easy and straightforward - and in English. Unfortunately, I don't know what the number is because I haven't had to use it in the past year and it doesn't seem to be on any of my bills. Ask your co-teacher to find the number for you online.
You need your address and ARC number in order to set up the line and then they'll arrange a time for the technician to come and install everything. If you're getting a landline, you need to buy the actual unit (they start at around 10 000 won for a basic phone at E-mart) but the technician will provide all the wiring and cables needed for installation. Phone calls from a landline to the US, Canada, Japan and Europe cost next to nothing (a 45 minute call to Cyprus, for example, costs around 4 000 won) but if you're phoning to South Africa, it's quite expensive as it's roughly 1 000 won per minute.
Ask to have everything installed on a Saturday morning unless your school is prepared to give you the time off. Also, ask them if they have any specials running because they have various packages according to your needs.