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 […]Read More The report cards I would write
This batch of Working with Words brought to you by Deer Class, the little gems.Read More Working With Words Wisdom
See on Scoop.it – Cultural Immersion and the Expat Experience Life in South Korea has both it’s high and lows, positives and negatives. However there are a few things that often are mistakenly taken as true, as well as others which honestly on paper seem poss… Christine Crews‘s insight: In case you’re wondering, South Korea […]Read More 10 Myths About Life and Living in South Korea
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 […]Read More From My Students
If I count the number of days of my life where I could call myself a teacher, they would be very few and I certainly don’t claim expertise as one. The ratio of my days as a student to days as a teacher is definitely skewed. But, as cheesy as it sounds, never in my […]Read More The real talk on being a first-time Teacher
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 […]Read More First days as an ESL teacher: Korean names, pre-teen monsters and being nicknamed “Christmas Teacha”
Visa Documents! There is SO much involved in this process that I debated whether or not to post about it at all. If for nothing more than posterity, I decided to write this up to describe (in unfortunate detail) how I got my E2 visa for South Korea. In addition to the wealth of arbitrary knowledge […]Read More E-2 Visa Documents Help and How-to!
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 […]Read More How to travel for free: HA!