Category : Teaching in Korea

My 10 Favorite Quotes From Students Over the Years

 

So these were taken from another site of mine at ESLFunnies. I will start posting quotes on that site once again (seeing as it’s been awhile and once I change some things about the design and whatnot), but after a funny quote a student made last week, I thought it would be cool to put my favs all in one place. A few of them came from submissions from other teachers as well. Things like this can really brighten up your day as a teacher especially if you’re having a bad day. Hope you enjoyed them!

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Bathrooms in the Wintertime…Teachers Will Know…

So yeah, I may have exaggerated a bit in the sense that yes, if I had to go that badly, I would suck it up and go take care of business…but it still stands that the bathrooms at public schools here are COLD in the winter (along with the hallways).

It is basically like going into an ice box and I can’t even imagine what the female teachers have to go through. Guess it’s a combination of not so great insulation in the schools, opening windows, and no heaters in the hallways or the bathrooms.

I usually power walk to the bathroom when it’s time to make a trip.

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Should You Teach in Korea?

Should You Teach in Korea

Should You Teach in Korea

 

Just having a little fun with this with a touch of seriousness. I remember thinking to myself should I come teach in Korea, and it’s a very time consuming process to get to a place where you say “Ok, I’m going to leave everything I know, and go live in a foreign country. Click on the picture for a closer look at the graphic.

 

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Life in Korea #1: Public Schools vs. Hagwons

So as you may or may not know, I am an ESL teacher in Korea. I’ve been at it for almost 4 years now, so I have quite a bit of experience with things that go on in public schools and hagwons. This comic is the start of another branch of ideas I want to add to this site. I feel the need to make comics about not only Hyo and I, but things in my life and about living and teaching in Korea in general. It’s a bit of a release for me and I enjoy it.

This first episode talks about one of the biggest decisions one has to make regarding coming to teach in Korea for the first time. These are not all the differences, but 8 main ones I focused on. Other differences include difference in pay, and coteachers. There are pros and cons to both. Which one suits you/has suited you the best? I’ve been in both, and I prefer the public schools.

*Note…I know there are exceptions to everything. This was made based on the general consensus from those in the ESL community in Korea and my own experiences :p*

 

 

 

 

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