If this is your first time teaching in Korea, it can be quite intimidating especially since you will be handling students. I remember when I got here, I wasn’t sure how I could connect with my students. I wasn’t fresh out of college and I wasn’t accustomed to the Korean culture. One of the things my trainers at Chungdahm told me to do was to brush up on Korean pop culture and ask my students’ about their daily lives. I think because I started to watch and listen to the Hallyu or the Korean Wave (Korea’s version of Hollywood), it has me a better teacher. To be successful, bonding with your students about different subjects can make your life teaching a lot easier.Read More
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In the Winter you will have the chance to see Korea’s beautiful snow capped mountains. My boyfriend came to visit me here during his Winter break, and we went on a trip to Yongpyeong Ski Resort. Yongpyeong is Korea’s largest ski resort with 31 slopes, and has been selected as the host of the 2018 Winter Olympics. My boyfriend and I chose not to go skiing this time around, instead we went mainly to relax and enjoy the scenery.
We took the 6:10am shuttle bus from Jamsil Station number 4. There was another bus for 9am, but we wanted an early start. You will see a crowd of shuttle buses outside of the Lotte Mart all going to Yongpyeong, but check the sign in the front of the bus just in case. The driver will collect the money for your ticket once everyone is seated. It is 15,000 won per person one way, and 28,000 won for a round trip. If you get a ticket for one way, you can purchase your return ticket at the front desk of the Tower Condominium.
When I think about dramas back home, daytime shows like Days of Our Lives or The Young and the Restless come to mind. These are shows that have been running for ages and haven’t really cultivated the audiences that primetime shows have been able to garner. However, in Korea, drama is a different story entirely. K-Dramas are not only hugely popular within Korea, but also growing in notoriety globally. If you want to take in some popular culture in preparation for teaching English in Korea, there’s no more fun or relevant way than through watching a drama series.