Author Archives: mwitster

About mwitster

Blogged about teaching English and language learning in Korean and the Middle East. Now, as a Speech-Language Pathologist, hope to post some new info and possibly reflections from private practice.

Private Practice – Langley Speech and Language

When I got back from Korea in 2012, okay that was five years ago now, I was leaning towards Speech Therapy but had no idea how difficult it would be. Thankfully, I got into the SLP program at UBC and … Continue reading

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Pictures Again

Let me try uploading these pictures again.

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Off to Jordan

So my time in Korea is finally finished. Here is a link to a new blog that my brother Derek and I are making while we are in Jordan. Check it out!!  http://brosintheholyland.wordpress.com/  

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More Student Goodbye Letters and Blackmail

Four more of my favorite goodbye letters from the students in my last month. Some of them wrote about things they want me to remember about Korea. Some wrote in Korean to try to encourage me to continue studying Korean, … Continue reading

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Teacher, I Can’t Miss You

Students writing goodbyes to me. Each in their own way.   Note, I didn’t teach her writing. “Thanks to teach me.I can’t miss you” -Julie           One of my favorite students ever with this one: “I … Continue reading

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Kimchi Lady

There’s a special place in Korea in an inconspicuous corner of the Coex Mall, which is called the Kimchi Field Museum. Inside, you can discover the history ingredients, and benefits of kimchi, as well as sample 8 different varieties. Moveover, there … Continue reading

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Test of Korean or Western Identity

So let’s see if this works. I’ve been trying it on my students, who have sometimes been quite fascinated. But anyways,  this test applies to people with a somewhat mixed cultural identity.  Many of my Korean friends were either born … Continue reading

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