Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Reflecting On My Time Teaching English in Korea

Posted on Fri, Jun 01, 2012 @ 11:18 AM

 I experienced an immense time of growth while teaching in Korea. Although teaching English was merely a means for me to spend time with my grandparents and family, I acquired numerous skills from teaching that I’m sure will prove useful in life. In addition, there were so many things to do in Seoul, and I certainly made the most of it.

Korea is a place that I have been to many times before. However, living here on my own shed a new and unfamiliar light on everything I did. Growing up in he U.S., I never learned Korean properly, which is highly frowned upon in Korea. I felt out of my comfort zone and judged by family and strangers. Luckily, a fellow instructor at my ChungDahm branch was kind enough to give me Korean lessons. I learned so much, and now I freely speak Korean with confidence.

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Tags: Korean culture, Teach English in Korea, teaching in Korea, Teach English abroad, Better in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Health in Korea, Beauty Products in Korea

What I'll Miss From Teaching in Korea: Pizza

Posted on Mon, Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

One of the most popular foods ordered by ChungDahm instructors at my branch is pizza! It’s extremely convenient because it’s close by, cheap, and quick to pick up. Now, you may be wondering why I’m blogging about pizza. Well, the pizza in Korea is very different from what we are accustomed to in the U.S., and I had the most delicious pizza experience that I just had to share it with you. The typical pizzas from a delivery place in the U.S. are cheese, pepperoni, sausage, supreme, veggie, hawaiian, and chicken. However, in Korea they really get creative with their pizzas! You’ll find ingredients such as baked potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes, sweet and sour sauce, and fried chicken strips! Recently however, it was on the news that the Korea Food and Drug Administration found a number of pizza franchises to be using imitation cheeses produced from cooking oils, while claiming that their stores used natural cheeses. Pizza School, the place we always pick up pizza from was among those franchises! My coworkers and I haven’t ordered pizza from there since! 

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Tags: pizza in Korea, Papa Johns in Korea, teaching in Korea, food in Korea, eating out in Korea, Better in Korea

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