I’m currently in my third year teaching in the EPIK program. Due to cutbacks, I was reallocated from a girl’s middle school to an elementary school in a nearby district. My current school, Guduk Elementary (구덕초등학교), is a moderate to smaller sized school.
The English Department is one Korean teacher…and me! There’s your org chart.
I really enjoy working with these little ones. A very different experience than teaching middle schoolers who just want K-Pop. That’s it. K-Pop.
I thought I would take some time to shoot a video of the innards of the school to share with you all. The narrative in the video will explain the rest. Enjoy!
I found this old video from my phone and wanted to share it with you guys! It’s a tour of my old office from the first year at my school, during my school’s festival. I’m in a different, better office now which I will do a tour of in the future. But if you’re curious what your office may look like as a public school teacher in Korea, here’s a quick glimpse!
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|The Eobang or Fishers' Festival on Gwangan Beach, Busan|
Basically, the 45 foreigners provided live entertainment for the small town of Geochang for the entire weekend. We were followed everywhere by Koreans and their cameras. An amusing weekend, indeed.
After a 3-hour bus ride from Seoul, we landed in Geochang. We began the day by enjoying some traditional Korean games and sampling the local black raspberries, one of Geochang's best-known exports.
I took an Adventure Korea tour to see the Black Raspberry Festival in Geochang. Activities included picking berries & drinking the berry wine, touring the festival grounds (including live eel catching), a dance party, and shellfish collecting.
There are quite a few ‘KTX Tours’ available – typically one- or two-day trip offering to whisk you away to sights around the country using Korea’s fast train service. While the KTX train didn’t take us all the way to our first destination, the chartered bus took us the rest of the way.
Happy New Year everyone! Hope 2011 brings many great things!
I have done a lot of motorcycle trips in Korea and have done almost every possibe day trip from Busan. So when I when I was headed to Goseong I was not that excited. I knew there was dinosur museums there, but beyond that there didn't seem like much. Instead I was absolutely blown away. The ride was amazing. Maybe the best ride I have done so far. There were great winding roads along the ocean. The views were amazing. We spent most of the day in Sangjogam County Park. The dinosaur museum is there. It is also some of the most beautiful scenery I have experienced in Korea. It was a great day!