Monday, January 5, 2009

A Foreign English Teacher's Reflections On 3 Years of Teaching in a Korean Public School English Program

I just finished editing and writing up this post that I've been sitting on for a while now,

A Foreign English Teacher's Reflections On 3 Years of Teaching in a Korean Public School English Program


I tried to copy and paste it into a new post but the fonts and some other things got all wonky on me so I'm just going to put the link to it here.

J

4 comments:

Charles said...

Is the salary for teaching English high enough to cover the living cost in Korea?

U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) said...

Great blog! One of our own, Benjamin Carlson, an Air Force lieutenant stationed in South Korea is having some similar interesting experiences teaching English to kids in Korea. His first story so far is up on our blog - www.pacafpixels.com

Jason said...

Yes, salary is high enough to cover cost of living in Korea. At least right now it is. American teachers are finding their salaries--if you think of the value strictly in the sense of an exchange rate--reduced by 20 to as high as 45% due to the differences between the fluctuations of the Korean won and US dollar.

J

Jason said...

Hi U.S. Pacific Air Forces,

Is your lieutenant using his own English lesson book and resources? Or was he given something by the school to use (shudder)?

I think that the adaptation and improvisation skills military training gives to its members would help foreign native speakers of English deal with the realities of a language classroom in Korea. Problem is most new teachers walking into the classroom haven't been through basic let alone other courses, lol.

I'll check out pacafixels.com later to see some of the stories.

J