Mrs. Kim at Christina's Wedding Mrs. Kim on a hiking expedition

Mrs Kim Eun Ryung, former director of Best Language Institute.

Mrs Kim's brother, a university professor in Seoul, was the founder of Best Language Institute, and Mrs Kim was the institute's director when Margaret taught there. She sold the hagwon in September of 2010.

Margaret stayed with Mrs Kim for three months at the beginning of her year in Korea.

Notice how I always say "Mrs Kim"? There's a reason for that. Unless you're really close friends (as in lifelong friends) with a Korean, that's what you do. Though it may seem a little odd to call them Mr and Mrs, those English titles seem to be pretty widely accepted.

BTW, you'd normally call your hagwon director won jang nim. But don't assume - Mrs Kim liked "boss." No kidding.

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