creative writing

Korean Students Write the Darndest Things

Part of my job as a high school English teacher in South Korea involved giving out, and then correcting, weekly creative writing assignments. It quickly became one of my favorite parts of the experience, as it allowed my students to apply the language with more freedom and personality. It also helped me to get to know them in a more private way. From unintentionally funny remarks, to profound realizations, their writing was a joy to read.

Below is a small collection of some of my favorite excerpts. I’ve also taken the liberty of underscoring their messages with related images. Perhaps this could have been made into some sort of class project… Enjoy!

Whee! An Award! ^^ (and 7 Things about the FKWL Couple)

It’s Thursday, and here I am, alone in the house, sitting at the computer, browsing this and that as I wait for the washing machine to finish the laundry for me. It has been a day of mostly ho-hum net surfing and finishing household chores, but thank God I’ve checked old messages and comments from my blog, …


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