5 Web resources for ESL teachers

As an EFL teacher, you are constantly creating new teaching materials and getting rid of old lessons, creating new ones and making sure your materials are still relevant. It can get tough, especially if you have a full-time teaching job. Here are some of the web resources for lesson themes, games and activities which saved … Continue reading 5 Web resources for ESL teachers

Korean work/play culture and how to survive it

A short post about cultural differences and avoiding conflict in the Korean workplace- through my eyes. This has been my personal experience, and can not be generalized or applied to Korea as a whole. I am sure every person experience these kinds of things differently based on past experiences, their personalities and cultural backgrounds. 1. … Continue reading Korean work/play culture and how to survive it

Jimjilbangs and overcoming your fear of nudity

Korea is known for their traditional spa experiences, or as the locals call it - Jimjilbang. The jimjilbang is a mix between a sauna, a steam room, and a Turkish bath house. Here is the breakdown... Reception: Here you will pay for your experience, receive two towels, a key chain and get an outfit to … Continue reading Jimjilbangs and overcoming your fear of nudity

Couple and love culture in Korea + Date night ideas

Couples and relationships are all the rage in Korea. Most teenagers and young adults spend their free time engaging in couple activities, and if they are single they spend their free time in activities wich could possibly lead to them end up in a relationship. So how do you know if somebody is in a … Continue reading Couple and love culture in Korea + Date night ideas

K- pop and Korean Ballads

Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Even before coming to Korea I was very vocal about how I'm not going to fall prey to the ridiculous K-pop culture which promotes endless good looks and underfed youths. In my first month here I succeeded. I refused to play my students any Korean music, especially K-pop. I also refused to … Continue reading K- pop and Korean Ballads

Love Motels – How to travel on the cheap in Korea

Traveling can get expensive, and so can living in Korea if you are living in a rural area. For us to go to Seoul is a two-hour bus ride, and then a possible 30-40 minute subway ride to get to the area in Seoul we want to be. Your Saturday becomes very short once you spend … Continue reading Love Motels – How to travel on the cheap in Korea

Transportation: The in’s and out’s

Korea is the master of public transportation. Whether you take the train, bus, taxi or you're hiking- they've got you covered. First things first - Having a T-money/ Money Bee or Debit/Credit Card. These are essential in using public transport. All buses and trains/subways accept the T-money card. Until recently all taxis used T-money. Now taxis … Continue reading Transportation: The in’s and out’s