Remember the time when internet cafes were a thing? And we had to actually go use them because you didn't have a computer at home or the local library was closed? Well, Korea has taken the idea of an internet cafe and taken it up a few notches in the form of a PC bang, or room. After hearing about PC rooms from my students for years, my boyfriend and I finally ventured into one in our neighborhood, only to be very impressed...
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
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South Korea is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. The high level of internet connectivity and rapid growth in computer technologies has boosted the South Korean economy to new heights. It has brought jobs and prosperity to the country and the established infrastruture of their internet system bodes well for the country's future. However, South Korea is coming to find out that being one of the most wired countries in the world can bring both positive and negative effects to the country. Today, I am going to lay out both the good and the bad of the internet and what that means to English teachers in Korea.
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Winter is fast approaching and that means spending time relaxing outside is getting less inviting in Korea. Around this time, many teachers in Korea look for ways to keep themselves entertained in their own apartments. When I gear up for a cold winter with a lot of PS3 gaming in my apartment, I think about how I wasn’t really sure what Korea’s attitude towards video gaming was before teaching English for a year. This article is directed towards those of you not ready to give up video gaming after your arrival in Korea.
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