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How to Quit and Teach

How to Quit Your Job and Teach Abroad…Without Regrets

Teaching English abroad is a great opportunity in many ways.  If you're an aspiring teacher it is invaluable experience that will shine brightly on your resume for future job prospects.  It's also a great way to travel while working.  A win-win situation.  You're getting paid to work in a country that you've always wanted to visit.  Teaching contracts are generally one year … [Read More...]

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12 Things to Do in Osaka, Japan

12 Things to Do in Osaka, Japan

One of the great benefits of teaching abroad is the ability to travel more. Not only is there more free time, but you are also closer to countries that you would … [Read More...]

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4 Foods in Korea You Probably Won’t Like

Not everything you can eat in Korea is going to be delicious. Many foreigners come here and right off the boat the moment they eat anything, they say it's … [Read More...]

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4 Things in Korea I Will Never Get Used To

4 Things in Korea I Will Never Get Used To

I've officially entered my third year teaching in South Korea.  I'm settled into my new apartment and have already started teaching at my new elementary school.  It's a challenging and exciting time.  On the same token, it causes me to reflect on all my … [Read More...]

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3 Tips for Earning Student Respect

Let's be real about this whole teaching gig. If you're a teacher in the ESL world, chances are you're probably in the same boat as me, and I'm no different than the thousands of other ESL teachers doing their thing abroad as I write this. We are generally not … [Read More...]

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Find a Job Teaching English in Korea Through the Red Dragon Diaries

Three years have come and gone. I'm still here in Korea, and my time here has been filled with so many events and happenings, I can't even begin to recall them. One thing is for sure though, I started this blog while I was sitting in my dorm room for … [Read More...]

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Eating Korean “Hangover” Soup While Sober (Haejang Guk 해장국)

Haejang Guk (해장국) is a popular soup in Korea. Generally, it's made with pork or beef, and ox blood. The last part probably sounds a little, like, "whuh??", but trust me the soup is good. It has a very hearty flavor to it. Much like the way good tomato soup … [Read More...]