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When is the Right Time to Leave Korea?

I've been teaching in Korea for three years as I write this. I'm living what many people look forward to or can only dream about. So many look for adventure after college and find Korea to be a great destination. Others, like myself, have decided to take a detour in life and live abroad while we still have the chance. All of us, all of you, before coming to Korea or … [Read More...]

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9 Examples of South Korean School Lunches

9 Examples of South Korean School Lunches

Lunchtime is an interesting one for me. It probably is for most foreigners if they choose the route of breaking bread in the cafeterias with their Korean co-workers. … [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 … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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How to Be an Excellent, Award-Winning ESL Teacher

During my time here in Korea, I've had the opportunity to meet some great teachers. One of those teachers is my friend, Candice, from South Africa. It's possible you've watched her in other videos of mine including one of her award-winning classes she … [Read More...]

You Should Get a TESOL to Teach ESL in Korea

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...]

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3 Years. 7 Photos. Constructing the Lotte Mall Gwangbok in Busan, South Korea (2012 – 2015)

I've been in Korea for longer than I initially expected to be. Sometimes I lose sight of how long it's been. Every once in a while I'll have a conversation with someone that reminds me of how long I've been here. However, it wasn't until recently that I … [Read More...]