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Choosing a Recruiting Agency

Hello everybody!

Now that I’ve become a bit more settled into my new Korean life, I thought it would be a good time to start writing posts also geared toward prospective South Korean ESL teachers.  2,080 more words


Hagwons: Why the Rewards Outweigh the Risks

If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster – Clint Eastwood

Having signed the contract and now being in the process of applying for my E-2 visa to teach English in South Korea, I am well on my way to plunging into the unknown, starting sometime next week.

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Signed the Hagwon Contract: Is it all about to go pear-shaped?

I am currently sitting at my home in London waiting for the Fedex man. It’s a Wednesday.

Yesterday I finished negotiating my contract with the recruiter, and today I am about to post it to Korea. 398 more words


How-to: Teach in Korea

As I start filling in this new blog with information about my experiences in Korea, the most obvious place to start is why I went there and how it all happened. 1,431 more words

Expat Life

Looking for a Hagwon Job: 5 Potential Problems

It’s March, and any hope of an EPIK job now they’re drastically cutting numbers is small and distant, on top of the fact it wouldn’t actually start until August. 1,513 more words


In Lallyland: Chapter 1

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
Lewis Carroll

Seeing as it is a well known fact these days that there are 20 gazillion people in the world and 99% have banal blogs, I decided it was time to start one. 129 more words


My Teaching Schedule

March 24, 2015

Whether you are a friend or family member from home and you want to know what I’m doing when it’s 1:00AM your time, or you are an aspiring ESL teacher and are curious as to what Korean kindergarten-elementary days may look like, this post is for you! 698 more words