The New Stuff


How Useful Are Foreign Teachers Really?

During the last few years, the number of jobs available for foreign English teachers in Korean public schools has significantly decreased. According to an article on The Korean Observer, the number of foreign teachers has dropped from over 9,000 to ...


5 Things to Expect When Working in Korea

Working in Korea is completely different than working in your home country. Besides the obvious of having to accept the fact that you will always be considered “foreign” when working with Koreans in your place of work, there are a number of ...


Snackin’ On the Go (Part II)

Last year I shared my top three must-have winter snacks in Korea. Now I’d like to start the new year by adding three more to the list! 붕어빵 (Bungeo Bbang)/ 잉어빵 (Eenguh Bbang) Bungeo bbang literally translates to “crucian carp ...


Korean Teen May Have Joined ISIS

Being a business English teacher for adults in Seoul, I have asked a lot of my students about ISIS and their opinions or concerns about the group. In general, the students admitted that they had not been paying very close attention to their ...


Speaking Korean – A TOPIK For Discussion

If you are anything like me, then one of your New Year’s Resolutions was probably to try to learn a bit more Korean. If you are slightly more like me, then this might well be about the 5th or 6th time you’ve made the same pledge with not much to ...

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