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Extra! Extra! South Africa Invades Local Korean Newspaper Club!

Busan's finestMy students don't love me anymore. I'm ok with that...I think. But apparently they've grown tired of interviewing me for their newspaper club. So much so that they asked me to … [Read more...]

How Many Times Can You Renew Your Contract?

I've been asked on many occasions - how many times can you renew your contract to teach English in Korea?  If you are teaching through EPIK (English Program In Korea) like myself, then there is … [Read more...]

Teaching MATH in English When I’m Sick

Ten Saturdays per semester I am part of a new EPIK program called SAM (Science, Art, and Math in English).  It's a very new program since the removal of standard Saturday classes in Korea.  For SAM, I … [Read more...]

English Class Video with Award Winning Teacher

Candice - #1 in BusanEvery teacher has to endure having one of their classes reviewed by a supervisor from the Office of Education in your province. They come and watch one of your classes, … [Read more...]

Being a DJ at My School in Korea

Twice a week I become a DJ at my school in Busan and play a pop song for the entire school at lunch time.  It gives the students a chance to hear me speaking in English as well as hearing some western … [Read more...]

The #1 Job Duty of an English Teacher

Just last week I had to review and sign the "Regulation of GET's Duties" document for my second year of teaching at my school.  In this document are all the details of an English teacher's roles and … [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...]

Improving Relationships at Your School

I'm closing out my first year teaching ESL in Busan, South Korea.  I've been really blessed to have a great group of people to work with at my school.  However, not all teachers can say the same … [Read more...]