My second year teaching in Korea is almost coming to a close and I can honestly say this is one of the best experiences I have ever done. I know many people say this but Korea has become my second home in a way. I learned another language, became a better teacher, learned more about myself through the good and bad moments.
It will be a hard goodbye, but a sweet hello when I return.
What a wonderful experience I had teaching in South Korea this summer. I taught at two summer camps for 10 days each. One camp was for 8th graders and the other for 6th graders. I taught a grammar intensive course called 'comic's and a vocabulary intensive one called 'directions around town'. The energy crisis made the classrooms and dorms very hot and muggy. We had to climb steep hills many times a day from the cafeteria, dorms and to the classrooms and recreation area. Not to mention the mosquitos were really hungry all the time. I would lesson plan in the evenings and get up in the morning to teach the same class twelve times in a row! Can you saw exhausting? But the kids were troopers and seemed to learn a lot. The biggest improvement I'd say was in their confidence.