|in Teaching English in South Korea|
|I've created this website for those who are already in Korea teaching as well as for those who are interested in coming to Korea to teach. I hope to eventually cover every possible topic. If there is something you'd like to know about and I haven't written about it in this website, please e-mail me at [address deleted].
I've been in Korea since July 1997--I'm one of those lonely few who survived the initial IMF crash. I am writing my honest impressions of teaching and living here.....nothing has been spiced up because it's simply not necessary. As any teacher will readily say, teaching is rewarding....you throw yourself into a foreign country on top of that, and you've got yourself an adventure.
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|Information for Prospective Newcomers|
|What goes in the suitcase
and what stays at home
What to bring for students
What to ask the resident foreign teacher
(before you come to Korea)
How do Koreans treat foreigners?Weird Racial Prejudices
Why non-white teachers might want to consider a different destination
Stuff female foreign teachers might be interested in
Day-to-day survival as a resident alien
|Little Bits of Differences
surprising little things
General Teaching Advice
good for new and established teachers
Where to find it and what it's like
What we're all afraid to admit we fear
An Insect's Life
Battling Godzilla mosquitoes
|Information for ESL Teachers Already in Korea|
|No Classes for Foreigners?!
Is your city so small it offers nothing?
Signing on for Another Year
When you love your job so much you just can't leave after one year
Finding a New Job
When you're ready to move on....
Did you know you can work at a university without a master's?
Easy recipes for those who can't spend hours preparing the elaborate dishes described in cookbooksWhen Murphy's Law Takes Over Your Life
What to do when you are stuck in a bad situation in school and want out
|Links to Other Valuable and Interesting Sites|
|A Teacher's Life in Korea
This website belongs to my best Ulsan friend, Barbara....she tells you the stuff I don't, like where to shop and what to drink.
|Dave's ESL Cafe
I'm sure you've heard of this site. If not, you can find a vast variety of resources for ESL teachers and students here. You can even look for a job.