The Moment of Truth: After School English Class

It wasn't until about 5 minutes after class had already started, as I was standing in front of the classroom greeting everyone, that I finally decided what we were going to do that day. It was Friday afternoon, I was completely exhausted, and the idea of going into my afterschool class and trying to force…

ESL Psychaitrist Game: “You Should…”

Its name is Psychiatrist game. I genuinely don’t remember if I thought of this activity on my own, or if I read about it online somewhere. Either way I’m sure that it already exists and I’m even more certain that once enough time has passed I will be using it again with a different name…

Korea Month Two: Spring, Co-Teaching, and a Weekend in Seoul

  April 12th marked two months in Korea for me. Teaching is unpredictable by its very nature and so even after 9 weeks of it, I still don’t feel like I know what to expect from any given day. What I have learned, however, are which classes to be excited about and which classes to…

Thoughts From EPIK Orientation

  Well, we are about a week into orientation and about a week away from my first day of teaching. Which is both terrifying and exciting all at the same time. The biggest news I have is that I found out I will be teaching middle school! This is, in the same way, both terrifying…

Korean is Hard – 한국어 어려워

Korean is hard. I'm sure that doesn't come as a surprise to anyone, especially native English speakers. I've studied Spanish for a long time now and am plateauing comfortably at my high-intermediate level of being able to express everything at a very basic level but communicate almost nothing on a deeper level. Spanish is easy enough because…

Why I’m Teaching English in Korea

As graduation draws nearer and nearer so the questions about what we will all be doing post-college grow more and more frequent. It's salt on the wounds of those people who don't know exactly what the next few years hold, it's the moment that years of work for the people who can give a solid…