Category Archives: Teaching English

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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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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Jump Rope

So I’m trying to get into the habit of writing something here every week while I’m still in Korea, and I’m going start with 줄넘기 (jump rope). I found out that even in a seemingly uncommon sport like jump rope, … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s View

Hello out there. I haven’t written in a long time, I was really busy with taking intensive Korean classes and that’s finally finished up. I want to post some videos from that soon. But for this post, I have some … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books (Part 1)

Here is my list of top ten books, and this doesn’t have much to do with Korea, but I really find a chronological book list intriguing. What I am going for is not to try to determine what are the … Continue reading

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Korean Birthday

    Turned 24 yesterday and we had a nice efficient celebration at work, because everything happens fast at a Korean school. A hat and a cake suddenly appeared in front of me. But that was cool. Then I got … Continue reading

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