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My Teaching English in Korea eBook is Out Now

Blogging and making videos brought a whole element to my time in Korea that I never expected. Lots of meaningful interaction with people from different corners of the world who are interested in … [Read more...]

ESL Teachers: Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think

I recently came across an awesome blog post from Thought Catalog by Brianna Wiest called 20 Signs You're Doing Better Than You Think You Are. In my opinion, this post was about fulfillment as much as … [Read more...]

Teach ESL Abroad to Travel Like a Pro

Among the many reasons why teaching ESL abroad rocks is travel. Being in the country you teach in is travel in and of itself. Take for example South Korea, which is where I am.If someone were to … [Read more...]

Teaching ESL: Enforce Behavior, Drop the Ax, But Keep It FUN!

Coming into teaching ESL later in life presents a challenge for me. Without time on my side, I know I need to get training whenever it's available. I took on obtaining ESL-related certifications along … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

English Camp in Korea IS Vacation (so I’m told)

It's that time of the semester.English camp time.The 2 weeks following the end of both the spring and fall semesters is English Camp. It's also when all the teachers in the school begin their … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

“I’m Not White and Korea Won’t Hire Me!”

This is a touchy subject. At the same time though, it's just reality.In the Korean ESL job market for private academies, or hagwons, there's a lot of negative press. And for good reason. You don't … [Read more...]