First Class Without A Korean Co-Teacher

    So the protocol here is that all of the native English teachers have another Korean English teacher from the school in the room when we are doing our lessons. Their degree of involvement from any point after that completely depends on your situation. I feel incredibly lucky to have the co-teachers that I have,…

Work, Culture, and Workplace Culture

  Breaking into a new culture in the workplace is not an easy task. Every job, and office, and company, or any group for that matter always operates under different social expectations even in our home countries. If I started a new teaching job in America it would be much of the same, but easier…

EPIK: Recruiter vs. Applying Directly

For anyone who is considering, or will soon be beginning, the process of applying to EPIK (English Program in Korea) I hope that this can be useful in some way. For everyone else, I'm sorry this is pretty much completely irrelevant. More interesting content to follow as I move out of the country in less…

Beginning of an EPIK Adventure: Moving to Daejeon!

Hello friends and family! I have some exciting news and Korea updates! But for those of you who aren't caught up, or are confused about what I'm doing with my life currently (don't worry most people I know fall into that category), let's begin at the beginning. Rewind to Thanksgiving of last year. That was…

The Struggles of Finding a English Teaching Job Online

Anyone who has a TESOL certificate knows the amazing feeling of being able to leave the country and theoretically find a job anywhere in the word. It's like your professional passport. But of course that's only the beginning. I am going to Korea in February to start teaching but I had originally planned to start…