Although English teachers from one of the ‘big seven’ countries may be the most visible of the foreign population in South Korea they are not the only expats on the peninsula. Along with economic migrants (aka 3D workers), and, (depending on where you live), engineers & other professionals here on secondment, there is a third group which defies easy categorisation: let’s call them ‘random expats’. …(Click to Continue)
Opinion: why I welcome the radical changes to the university hiring systems in Korea
If you have any interest in, or connection to the world of EFL university teaching you’ve probably heard and read a lot of gossip, rumor and conjecture focused around upcoming changes to Korean university hiring practices. …(Click to Continue)
Your One Stop Resource for Online Food and Grocery Delivery Services on the ROK.
As much as I enjoy Korean food there are times when I seriously crave something different. While I like cooking at home I don’t have easy access to a physical store for foreign ingredients, and I exhausted the local delivery options a long time ago. The good news for me is that neither of these obstacles are an issue anymore. These days I use online sources for both familiar western grocery items and delicious ready prepared meals. …(Click to Continue)
Koreans approach grocery shopping a little differently from the way we may be used to. Rather than several major chains competing for our cash, here in South Korea the choice is largely limited to E-Mart and Homeplus. The chances are one of those will be where you venture once you’ve exhausted the choices your local mini-mart can offer, and there’s nothing like the unique slice of culture you will experience there! …(Click to Continue)
No matter how well you plan and prepare or classes there’s a chance you’ll find yourself with 5 -10 minutes spare at the end of the lesson. While some teachers have the luxury of simply letting students go early, most of us are left to scramble for something other than Hangman to waste make the most of the time left. Rather than scrambling around for something to occupy the dead time why not get familiar with a few games and activities that you can call on as and when you need to? …(Click to Continue)