Tag: korea

testing, testing… 123

Isn’t it kinda funny/strange how Korean teachers commonly use microphones for teaching class?  When I first saw my co-teacher show up to class with a mic in hand and a mini speaker strapped around her body, I laughed.  It is pretty comical looking. Today this is me.  With every syllable I speak, my throat burns

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In the ESL Classroom- “Any volunteers?”

If you’re an ESL teacher at a public school, like me, then you’ve probably been in this situation. The textbook has dialogues that the students are supposed to practice speaking.  And we all know how much they hate speaking.  I’ve found, though, that they are much more willing to speak in unison as a class

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Only in Korea: on cellphones

This morning on my Twitter stream I see a tweet from the Huffington Post:  “Disappointing news for Samsung fans http://huff.to/Aynbti” Upon clicking the link and reading the headline’s first 5 words “Ice Cream Sandwich for Samsung…”  I laughed.  Since the “The iPad” was released a few days ago, I expected the article to be about Samsung’s

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Foods I wish Korea had

I love Korean food.  But I never make it, so I don’t buy food to prepare it.  And I since I’m technically American, I naturally crave “American” foods.  So when I’m at the grocery store I’m mostly trying to buy all the same things I would be buying back in the States.  Except a lot

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Graduation

Today was graduation day at my school.  The 3rd year students were sent off and en route to high school.  Today had me thinking of endings and I couldn’t help but whine to myself, ” is it my graduation day yet?”  And by “graduation day” I mean the day I get to book it out of this

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