Before I came to Korea to teach English for Chungdahm, a common question from my friends and family was always, “Have you learned any Korean yet?”
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
Learning how to order food in Korea is, well, a matter of survival. You could probably stumble your way through ordering your grub, but there’s a good chance you might end up with something you didn’t think you ordered. There are some marked differences between eating out at restaurants in Korea versus the U.S. or Canada. So here are some of the basics when going out to chow down.
Upon learning that I was moving to Korea to teach English through Aclipse, one of the first questions people would ask me was, “So you speak Korean?”
Tags: Korean language
Tags: Korean language
Most Westerners are familiar with their own definitions of the generations -Generation X,Generation Y (sometimes called the 'Millennials'), the Baby Boomers, and so on. As you might expect, Koreans have their own ways of counting - and considering - the various generations.
“Sit down!”, “Quiet down!”, “Do you understand?” - I found myself saying these same things over and over to my students. It took several times of my saying it for them to start getting the message. Finally, they sit down or quiet down, and I think I've gotten the message across. A second later, Billy is hitting Jill, while Kevin sits with a blank face, wondering what you wanted him to do.
Korea has bent over backward to incorporate English in many places and situations. Although the language is far from universal, you’ll find plenty of English signs to make finding your way around town easier. Start with these ten phrases – and keep learning Korean!
In the interest of giving a glimpse into my experience teaching in Korea, I’m happy to share a ‘day in the life’ of an English teacher. Note that there are many different schedules English teachers may work – let this serve as one example, not the be-all, end-all schedule. I should also add a disclaimer that I did not obtain my position through Aclipse.
The good news about Korean bus and train tickets is that, once you've seen a few of them, they’re fairly intuitive and easy to figure out. Plus, they will help you learn basic Korean! The bad news: there are many different kinds of tickets, each just a little bit different. If you can figure out the vocabulary, however, the style of the ticket doesn’t matter.