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…

If You Give a Kid a French Fry

I'm sure I'm not alone in this, but for many of my classes I can pinpoint the exact moment that things took a turn for the better. For some of them, it was right of the bat. The little ones, for example, aren't hard to please. They like me because they just like everything. The…

Korea Month 6: Calm Before the Storm

This has felt like the longest month I've had in my time here. Because I haven't had to teach any regular classes this entire month, the days have been very slowly, but happily, and peacefully passing by. It's incredible how the constant stress and tension of the regular semester schedule makes the weeks fly by.…