Not another ESL Teacher or Travel Blog

Thirty years later, I’ve finally come back to Korea. I’m a native English teacher in the seaside city of Boryeong/Daecheon. Boryeong hosts the annual Mud Festival that consists of K-Pop concerts, Daecheon Beach, and of course mud. 

My first time experiencing the Mud Festival involved running off to Seoul and avoiding the crowds of other foreigners taking the trains and buses down to the city. I think next year I’ll try to stick around and experience it but this time around I wanted to avoid it. 

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) places scholars in rural areas and places where English education is underserved/privileged. Some scholars get placed at multiple schools, but I lucked out and only teach at one elementary school. 

At the time of this post I’ve been teaching for seven months and the TaLK Program has given me a unique opportunity to learn about my own heritage, get to know my students better, develop as a teacher, and explore the different parts of Korea. 

I’m going to use this space to document my experiences as a teacher and share information on my newly adopted home abroad. This will be updated on a semi-regular basis, and if there’s anything in particular that you want to know about or have me cover, feel free to comment or message me directly here or on the Facebook page. I’m still updating the information here and on Facebook so don’t mind the mess.

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