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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 … [Read more...]

A Korean Elementary School Tour

I'm currently in my third year teaching in the EPIK program. Due to cutbacks, I was reallocated from a girl's middle school to an elementary school in a nearby district. My current school, Guduk … [Read more...]

How to Speak English to Korean Students (and Teachers)

Living abroad, and more specifically teaching English in South Korea is all about expansion and improvement. That is, if you want it to be. One thing is for sure for every person who travels abroad to … [Read more...]

Time to Study, Time to Teach

Trying to find the time...Back in early February I began the process of becoming a certified teacher in the state of Florida through the University of West Florida's TeacherReady online … [Read more...]

7 Reasons You’ll Love Teaching Abroad

Running into UNESCO volunteersPeople who travel abroad to teach English do so for many different reasons.  Some are paying off debts, some want to learn about a culture they are interested in, … [Read more...]

DO NOT Teach English in Korea If You Are…

Teaching English in Korea (or any foreign land) is not for everybody.  I think many people believe it's for them and that it will turn into an epic experience of natives embracing them at the airport, … [Read more...]

TeacherPort.com Interviews the Red Dragon Diaries

Recently, my blog was graciously recognized by TeacherPort - an online job site for teaching abroad.  Here is an interview I had with them about my blog and experiences teaching English in Korea. … [Read more...]

Gap Year in Korea – My Sabbatical from Life

My story of coming to Korea to teach English plays out much differently than most of the 20-somethings that take up this endeavor.  Where many teachers come here fresh out of college or just a few … [Read more...]

Science, Art and Math in English – S.A.M. I Am

Today was the last Saturday class for the semester for a new program called SAM (Science, Art and Math in English).  Recently, the BMCOE (Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education) ended regular … [Read more...]

Teaching English in South Korea – what is it REALLY like?

I am closing in on my one year mark teaching English in South Korea.  It's mid June (2012) now, and the contract year will end in August (2012).  While I've been here, I've tried to capture many of … [Read more...]