The majority foreigners working in Korea teach English. As a foreigner, getting a job offer to teach a specialty aside from English is unlikely. Not impossible. It’s just not a job that you’ll find commonly posted for a foreigner.
So after having whimpered early off about my introduction to my apartment and Daegu, I’ve been reluctant to show you my free English teacher’s apartment….
A Day in a Life of an MTV Producer turned ESL Teacher (Part 2)
These days I find, readers have been curious about the life of an English teacher and how I got my start. What’s my story? How did I get this gig?… Well, my story can be shot from many angles- this is one aspect of it. Here goes part three of my four-part series…
Reality teens to real life tots
I teach in the public school elementary school system through the EPIK program. When I left my career as a TV producer and shooter in New York City to embark on my gap year, I was beginning to feel a little burnt out by the handful of MTV teen reality shows I’d been working on and the economy wasn’t getting better. I didn’t have a 9-5 job chained to a cubicle but living in NYC as a freelancer was a 24/7 gig. Sustaining a career in such a competitive city chained me to the non-stop megalopolis of pushing to
I used to work for MTV producing teen reality shows. What did it teach me about teaching ESL?
If you ask most people why they were drawn to Korea, the very first answer you’d commonly hear is– the benefits. Korea has by far, the best package out there. Along the way, you discover the experience itself is so much more, but before I get into that, here you go~
Well deciding to teach English abroad can feel like ordering a mail order bride. You’ve got a description and a list of hopeful expectations; yet you can’t see what you’ve got until the day arrives. How will you know what you asked for will be what you wanted? Honestly, sometimes even when you’ve crossed over to seeing your prize, things can still seem a bit veiled; but at least you’ve tackled the biggest hurdle… making it happen!
Recently friends and readers have asked me about my experiences in the ESL classroom and how they can teach English abroad too. I’ve decided to make it a three part series. This is general Q&A I’ve gotten.
Sometimes, the cultural differences of working in the Korean classroom can be a real trip for a westerner! Either you’re left open-mouthed at every corner or you’re still trying to understand the Korean logic…
Back in March when I first arrived here, I was just uncovering my new environment (Read”10 surprising facts about my Korean school”). Today, it’s become a routine; yet as much as I live the daily idiosyncrasies and tics of my kimchi habitat, some of this stuff still boggles the mind a bit.
Sometimes life choices can make you feel like you’re on The Price is Right game show. How do you know you’ve made the right choice? So you’ve opened door #1 to a brand new car! Do you still dare risk all for the mystery behind door#2? There are times I reflect on whether I’m making the right choices for my life.
Last weekend after just having given my notice of contract non-renewal,