Teaching

An Open Letter to Ann-Kathrin of Hamburg, Germany

An Open Letter to Ann-Kathrin of Hamburg, Germany

Hi? Ann I’m Sarah. I really miss and also I really like to ask a questions. 1st. Are you happy there? Hello! I have a question to you. Do you like Korea? Do you miss me too? -Kelly- Hi! I want to ask you a question. What was your favorite student in our class? -Susan- […]


Student Names I Am Enjoying As Of Late

Student Names I Am Enjoying As Of Late

Dolly Nemo Bob Irene Adam King Shirley Superman Gary


Teacher’s Day

Teacher’s Day

To Stephanie. Hi! I’m Lena. Today is Teacher’s day in Korea. But, In America doesn’t have teacher’s day!! You know, I don’t speak well at English. My wish is to speak English well. So, I want to learn English a lot from you. I can understand your talk, but I can’t answer with your question. […]


Yes, you are cute…

Yes, you are cute…

    Now please do your homework. In all fairness, Tara (on the right) is an exceptional student and one of my favorites. She draws me slightly disturbing, yet undeniably charming, pictures of killer cats and always does her homework. Sally, on the other hand, needs to bring her books to class and stop organizing […]


White Day

White Day

So there is this holiday in Korea called White Day. March 14th boys are expected to give chocolates to girls…apparently February 14th, or Valentine’s Day, girls are supposed to give candy to boys. So, today was our day. Since the only boys I know in Korea are ages 9-13, I did not receive any chocolates […]


To all the boys in my 4 o’clock class…

To all the boys in my 4 o’clock class…

Ease up on the kimchi, would ya? It’s a small room and the windows don’t open.


The Night She Walked Home Giggling…

The Night She Walked Home Giggling…

1) Tonight I threw a student out of class for the first time. He was so resistant to leaving that I actually had to go out to the office, get our school manager, Kelly and ask her to come get him out of the room. She came in and he still would not move. After […]


Heavenly.

Heavenly.

You know those days that are absolutely perfect in their simplicity, in the tiny little moments, that when you get home you find yourself laying on the floor in your pajamas with wet hair smiling for no particular reason at all? Today was one of those days. First of all, teaching was a great pleasure […]


Three weeks

Three weeks

Three weeks ago at this moment I was just barely off an airplane and sound asleep in the back of a minivan on the way to the countryside in Central Korea. It seems like a century ago, yet it also seems like yesterday Janelle and I were driving in her Ford Focus listening to Brit […]