Helping Your Students Feel Comfortable Speaking English

Helping Your Students Feel Comfortable Speaking English   One of the biggest barriers we face as native English teachers in Korea is that it can be really hard to feel like you connect with the students in the same way that the other teacher do. Not only is there the obvious language barrier but also…

Story Time: My Korean Hospital Experience

Story Time: My Korean Hospital Experience   This is the story of the time I found myself waking up to a nurse telling me that I was having an allergic reaction in the middle of a procedure I was supposed to have slept through. In Korea. At the time it was just as horrifying as…

August Update: Summer Break

August Update: Summer Break   August was a very transitional month. We finished English camp, I got my eight days of summer vacation which I spent relaxing at home, and we started the second semester back up at school. Everyone seems to finally be falling back into their regular routines and as we do the…

Why I Love Living in Daejeon, Korea

Why I Love Living in Daejeon, Korea (And why I'm glad I DON'T live in Seoul.)   I officially got my Daejeon placement from EPIK on December 14, 2016. My immediate reaction was to start frantically searching for cool cafe's and restaurants and try to figure out where in the city I was hoping to…