Things Students Say While You’re Teaching in Korea

Kids have likely asked crazy questions and have said silly things since the dawn of civilization. These are certainly some of the best I’ve heard while living in Korea.

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Over 30 and Teaching Abroad: Lindsey Nave

When Lindsey submitted her essay, I knew I wanted to feature her story first.  She’s a beautiful girl with a wonderful heart.  Her stories of social work with children from other countries were extremely moving and I’m excited to share them.  Lindsey is one of those teachers over 30 who is extremely motivated, bright, and…

What is an Average Day Like for an English Teacher in Korea?

A Day in the Life of an English Teacher in Korea Have you ever wondered what life is like for someone who travels overseas and teaches English in Korea?  I compiled a few YouTube videos that help answer this question.  If you are already in Korea like most of our audience, it’s still fun to watch these…

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…

Over 30 and Teaching Abroad: Lindsey Nave

Lindsey is the first entry in Kimchibyte’s series of ESL teachers over 30.  Her stories will be particularly helpful to those who want to teach abroad, but are also mindful of their careers.   “The thought of not having the freedom to travel struck a fear so deep in my being that I began to…

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…