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I Was AWOL. I Was Life.

What a difference a year can make.That's what I keep telling myself. One single year can take one's life and transform it into a completely different creature. So many people take one single year and teach English in Korea and it makes an immense impact on their lives. Even for those who don't teach English, a year can completely change where you're at right now.When I … [Read More...]

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Learn Korean Lesson 1: Daily Life (일상 생활)

https://youtu.be/aGlkkHeg1voLesson PDF Downloads:Chapter 2: Daily Life (일상 생활) Video Clip #1 from … [Read More...]

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My Japanese Apartment in Hiroshima

Here is a tour of my Japanese apartment in Hiroshima. I went from one extreme in Korea to another. Looks like I'll be doing a bit of shopping in the … [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...]

5 Reasons I Chose to Live in Korea Over Japan

I'm back in Korea. For this, my second tour, I decided to go for the big city and make Seoul my new home. It was a hard decision for me because I had made Busan my home for 4½ years and my friends and memories were there.It was also difficult because prior … [Read More...]

7 Korean Street Foods in Seoul

Street food is synonymous with Korean culture. As you're on the go, Korean street food is so quick, convenient, and delicious. It's a defining element of Korea and if you are planning a visit you should definitely have a few brave moments where you stop at … [Read More...]

How You Can Make ESL a Long-Term Career

Teaching ESL abroad is becoming more and more popular by the day for a multitude of reasons.First, there is a bad economic disease circulating the globe and as much as the spin doctors try to paint a rosy picture of improvement, things are still just bad. … [Read More...]