Teaching English in Vietnam vs. South Korea

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One question that comes up a lot from friends, family, & curious randoms– what’s the difference in teaching/living in Korea & Vietnam? Life here couldn’t be more opposite. Obviously, the massive temperature difference and the luxury of missing out on Korea’s brutal winters is a given. The pace of life, culture, expectations, quality of life, … Continue reading

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How to Land that Perfect Teaching Job in South Korea

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You’re itching to move.. you’ve done some research on teaching in Asia, and now what?! Make it happen! Yes, packing up and moving life to Asia is a huge deal– but the internet makes starting a life before you even get there so easy. Here are some basic steps for landing your ideal teaching job … Continue reading

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The Big Move to Saigon

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According to our family and friends we have…  1. Lost Our Minds. 2. Acting a Fool. 3. Raising the Bar. ………. “Why Not?” Our wonderful year in Korea came to an end, our bank accounts were feeling our big trip through India and Nepal, and we had no choice but once again give into the … Continue reading

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Goodbye 삼호 Middle School

Goodbye 삼호 Middle School I’ve spent roughly 9 months sitting behind this desk looking at this ancient computer screen at Samho Middle School. Looking back on it all, when I started last September I never imagined I’d miss teaching Korea’s bratty youth as much I’m going to. It’s the first job I’d dare label as “real”. I … Continue reading

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Koreans & English: Golden Answers

The last few weeks I have had the ‘pleasure’ of grading my students in a speaking test. Every single student in grade 1 & 2 of my school had to sit down with me for about 3 minutes & answer 2 questions about topics we’ve covered in class. The answers I’ve heard have been varied to say the … Continue reading

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