I’m In Love With My Foreign Teacher and You Should Be Too.

<!–   Many foreigners come to Korea inspired to teach English.  All try to be hip.  All try to connect with their students.  Nevertheless,  whoever recently sat on the “coolest foreign teacher throne” has been deposed.   Meet Henry Bloomfield.  He’s in love with his homeroom teacher, but I think some of his students and the…

Teaching in Korea over 30: An Interview with a Foreign Hagwon Owner

  Very few people in the world have more experience in the ESL industry than Jürgen Germeys.  Even fewer understand the nuances of both ESL instruction and the Hagwon business model in South Korea.  Jürgen Germeys is not just an experienced ESL instructor; he is one of the very few foreigners who own a hagwon in South Korea. For…

George White: I’m Half Black and Korean

“I was directionless.  I was squandering my potential.  I was lost between several cultures for twenty-five years and desperately needed to find myself.” Essay By George White My name is George White, and I’m half black and Korean.  I recently started performing stand-up comedy, and I always open with a variation of that line and…

Too Old to Teach Abroad? Meet the ESL Teachers Over 30.

Am I too old to teach English abroad?  Isn’t teaching English overseas for people who just graduated from college?  Aren’t people teaching overseas only stalling their real careers?  Is someone a loser because they teach English abroad for more than two years? Are they losers because they teach overseas in their mid 30’s, 40’s, 50’s…