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ESL Teacher in Korea

ESL Teacher in Korea

English teachers in Korea are constantly on the search for that perfect, all-in-one website with valuable advice, beautiful lesson plans, and maybe some funny student stories. Jackie Bolen has lived in Korea for 7 years and blogged for 4, and provides a one-stop-shop for all of your ESL needs! Her blog about teaching English at...
10 Ways to Prevent Killing Yourself While Deskwarming

10 Ways to Prevent Killing Yourself While Deskwarming

I’m doing my utmost best to make the most out of my MONTH AND A HALF deskwarming. This is professional deskwarming, sitting doing nothing on an exponential scale, I have to come up with a plan so I don’t start crawling the walls from boredom and then drop-kick my principal for making me be here....
10 Ways to Pick Up a Girl in Baskin Robbins

10 Ways to Pick Up a Girl in Baskin Robbins

After spending many an evening in Baskin Robbins getting far too intimate with my Twinberry Cheesecake, one of my friends casually pointed out that the clientele of Baskin Robbins is usually 90% female, making it a prime spot for picking up a girl. How did I never notice this before? I managed to remove myself...
Korean Exclamations

Korean Exclamations

Talk To Me In Korean (TTMIK) always have such relevant, funny and down-to-earth podcasts, videos and blogposts to help you learn Korean. This is one of my favourite lessons from them because of the popularity of these Korean exclamations between both Koreans and waygookins (foreigners) and because I love how slang-seeming they are. Korean can...
11-11-11 Share the Love

11-11-11 Share the Love

Koreans have a number of holidays to share the love, unlike western society, which only has Valentine’s Day. Koreans also celebrate this romantic day, but it is the women who usually give the gifts. Roles are reversed on March 14th, which is the date of the popular White Day. The great thing about this for...
How to Get a Korean Boyfriend

How to Get a Korean Boyfriend

Western ladies (and men) usually have an advantage in eastern lands with the men (and ladies). Probably because we look so different, and are apparently their stereotypical image of beauty. I have heard it all before; “You have high nose” or “Oh such small face”. All are compliments that we are probably not familiar with...

10 Things Not To Do In School

Since it’s that time of year when a multitude of shiny new native English teachers begin descending on Korea in droves, we thought we’d share some tips mostly gleaned from real life experiences. They will be helpful and you’ll thank us later. 1. Don’t touch the children. That’s illegal, even in Korea. 2. Don’t let...

10 Do’s and Don’ts of Mudfest

If you live in South Korea and you’ve been here for longer than a week, have at least one friend or access to a computer, you’ll know that it’s time for the annual Boryeong Mud Festival. If you’re planning on hitting the mud this weekend or next, learn from the mistakes I made in the...