JUMP! Martial Arts Performance in Seoul, Korea (No Korean Needed!)

JUMP! Martial Arts Performance in Seoul, Korea (No Korean Needed!)

Don’t walk. Don’t run. Don’t leap….Jump! Korea is home to the art of taekwondo, so it’s fitting that JUMP, a unique, internationally-acclaimed martial arts show, can be seen here in Korea. I got the opportunity to see this show with Eric, sponsored by Trazy, an English-friendly website that hosts many tours throughout Korea and Asia. The great […]

Seoul Food: Lobster Bar Restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul

Seoul Food: Lobster Bar Restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul

May has come and gone, meaning our wedding & dating anniversary has come and gone as well! Along with that, we FINALLY ended our elementary overnight program and decided to celebrate both feats this past weekend. We considered many options: a mini-travel adventure, something simple and intimate at home, or a lazy relaxing weekend—but Eric learned […]

Cherry Blossoms in Cheongju, South Korea

Cherry Blossoms in Cheongju, South Korea

Cherry blossoms (벚꽃 [bot-gote] in Korean) are an exciting, beautiful, unofficial introduction to spring in Korea. There are full-blown festivals and even songs dedicated to this time of year. There are a few places in the country that are famous for viewing cherry blossoms, such as the island of Jeju (where we went for our […]

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 […]

Seoul Sites: Cheonggyecheon Stream

Seoul Sites: Cheonggyecheon Stream

If you’re following along with my (very tardy) chronological order of summer events in Seoul with my mom, you know we visited some cool palaces and caught a glimpse of the Blue House. Another site that isn’t too far from the palaces (and is $Free.99) is Cheonggyecheon Stream.  How to Get There: Line 2 (green […]