ESL and Art: Self Portrait Lesson Plan

ESL and Art: Self Portrait Lesson Plan

This is an art lesson I do with my students, from fifth grade to high school. This lesson is about 50% art lesson and 50% English lesson (although, the whole thing is taught in English). You can watch the video below to see how I execute the lesson; otherwise, just read on! Lesson Details: Age […]

Teacher Life: Second Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Teacher Life: Second Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Our second program of the year is the Intensive Course (IC), which is very similar to our first program, AIC. There are a few differences: the students’ ages and English levels (they are 1-2 years younger); classes offered (the same but with additional Situation Classes: Clinic, Restaurant, Hollywood Studio, etc.); and this year we had […]

Teacher Life: First Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Teacher Life: First Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Our first program of the year was one of our most intense: Advanced Intensive Course, or AIC. Here is a breakdown of the program: Length: 2 weeks. Students stay overnight. Number of students: 10 per class. 60 students in all (two teachers do not have a homeroom, but have other responsibilities) Student Age: 14-16 (Korean […]

Life Update: Teaching at Our School in Korea

Life Update: Teaching at Our School in Korea

NOTE: This is a long, but informative post that is necessary for you to understand a huge part of my life in Korea. There are many levels of ESL jobs abroad. I think a lot of people back home hear that you’re going abroad to teach, particularly in a popular ESL destination like Korea, and […]

Happy New Year! Here’s a Life Update + Outfit Post!

Happy New Year! Here’s a Life Update + Outfit Post!

Happy new year, fam and friends! Eric and I just returned from a very fun-filled Thailand trip, which I’ll be posting about soon. I want to catch up on previous travel posts since I have a backlog o_O so expect many emails about our travels within Korea and beyond, very soon! We’ve renewed our contracts […]

25 Days of #Blogmas

25 Days of #Blogmas

Fam! It’s been too long! Life has been a busy mix of ups and downs for the past few months but I want to ease back in dive back in to blogging! Since today is the first day of December I feel like it’s a nice place to jump back in with some fresh content. […]

I’M BACK! OOTD + (Short) Life Update #2

I’M BACK! OOTD + (Short) Life Update #2

Hello again to my small (yet awesome) community of readers! Life has been hectic on all fronts over here in the Korean countryside but I’m alive and well 🙂 My last post was on Valentine’s Day, and I don’t think I can sum up the last 5 months in a short, succinct, Twitter-ific way, so […]

LIFE UPDATE #1: Settling In and Learning the Ropes

LIFE UPDATE #1: Settling In and Learning the Ropes

Hey fam (and new friends)! Eric and I have now been in Korea for three weeks, and are finally getting the hang of things. Our school, called CBFLIS (Chungcheongbuk-do Foreign Language Institute for Students…say that 5 times fast) is so unique and so different from the typical public school in Korea. For one, we get to […]

New Year, New Post Schedule

New Year, New Post Schedule

Happy New Year folks! The end of my 2015 was cuh-razy busy—trying to squeeze the maximum amount of time with family and friends while preparing to leave the country and start a new job for…who knows how long, in South Korea (round two!). Blogging definitely took a backseat as I tried my best to adequately […]