The report cards I would write

Today marks the last day of my first semester teaching English in Korea. It’s hard to believe it will be my last day with some of the sweetest, orneriest, and fascinating little humans. My Deer class will forever have a place in my heart as the little stinkers that never gave up asking me how […]

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From My Students

English can be a tough language to learn and teaching it can sometimes be a real pain. My students may make me crazy sometimes, but they are also some of the most creative, hysterical, and ornery, miniature people I’ve ever met. For all the times they’ve made me laugh, I wanted to showcase some of […]

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First days as an ESL teacher: Korean names, pre-teen monsters and being nicknamed “Christmas Teacha”

My first days teaching have flown by in an extreme blur of hastily prepared lesson plans and learning (faking) familiarity with the curriculum. Seemingly simple tasks such as taking attendance have unexpectedly turned into Christine’s comedy hour as I horribly mispronounce the students’ Korean names producing a class full of laughing students and sometimes hurt […]

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How to travel for free: HA!

Anyone who has googled, “how to travel for free” has by now, like myself, surely gotten the swift reality kick in the face: it is basically impossible. The only viable exception is getting a job abroad. While travel isn’t my only motivation for moving to Korea, I can have to be honest and say that […]

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