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A Lunar New Year’s Feast for the Homeless in Busan

Back home in Florida I would often volunteer at homeless outreaches that my church supported. There was a large one in Ft. Lauderdale that was jointly supported by the city and our church. Reaching out to those in need or even homeless is a rewarding and humbling experience. It helps me to reflect on the issues in my life and immediately see them in a different light. I think … [Read More...]

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What I Miss Most About Korea (and I’m still here!)

I have been living in Korea for exactly four years now. It’s an amazing experience that has helped me to grow as an individual in many ways. Living in another … [Read More...]

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Classroom Management: Setting Rules and Expectations for a Smooth Running Year

As a public school ESL instructor in South Korea, I know that my requirements and authority level are limited in comparison to my Korean counterpart, or co-teacher. … [Read More...]

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Teaching English in Korea for 3+ Years – What’s It Really Like?

Teaching ESL in South Korea for one year - fun and exhilarating. Teaching for two years - interesting and more time to explore things now that you're settled in. Teaching for three years...? During the first six months of teaching English in Korea … [Read More...]

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Will You Hate Teaching English in Korea?

You haven't been out of America before? Never left your small town or even the safe confines of your parent's home? Take it from me, someone with 4 years in the game, you're probably going to hate teaching English in Korea. Let me explain why. If you don’t … [Read More...]

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22 Things To Do in Tokyo, Japan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62MyzIA8Jh8 I came up with 3 Ps to describe Japan – more specifically, Tokyo. And they are “precise, pristine, and polite”. As a young, fanatical judo guy back in the day I quickly became enamored with Japanese culture … [Read More...]

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You Should Get a TESOL to Teach ESL in Korea

Is teaching English abroad, specifically in a country like Korea, cool? Yes, it's cool. Is it challenging and frustrating at times?  Yes, it is. Does it make you want to go back home at times? Yes, that too. By and large, though, being able to work and … [Read More...]