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So you’re going to teach middle school in South Korea

They don’t make greeting cards for this type of situation but if they did, they would undoubtedly be sympathy cards. Middle school is renowned for being the toughest kind of EPIK job, so if you have just found out you’ll … Continue reading

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Ireland v.s. Korea: Student-teacher friendships

  No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. (James P. Comer) One of the biggest nuisances I remember from secondary school in Ireland was the rigmarole around speaking to teachers outside of class time. You’d have to knock … Continue reading

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What to expect when you’re expecting (to teach English in South Korea)

Since becoming an English teacher in this weird and wonderful place called Korea, I’ve received quite a few messages from people who are interested in doing the same. I supplied them with all the boring practical information about finding teaching … Continue reading

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