Thu 01/11/2012 3:46 AM
I was hired by EPIK. I was placed in Gyeongju,
I was very fortunate to land an awesome job. My
coteachers are all super kind and involved, regardless of their level of
English. My students, aged mainly in grade 5 and 6 of elementary, are adorable.
The minority of them are apathetic, but none are overly rowdy or malicious as I
had feared as a non-real-teacher. I hope to find out my vacation days soon,
which I think will be a major perk over Hagwans.
I Love ESL Ltd. was extremely thorough in preparing me
for my interview and various stage of EPIK application procedures. I was given
all the tools needed to succeed and more.
The main shock I had coming to Korea was how incredibly
welcoming and kind the people were. Having never really known much about the
country prior, I had no idea that a country famed for electronics and math
skills would be such a loving people. Everyone is so nice to me, and it's a joy
to see how much the students care about each other too. Here's a perfect
example: last night was Halloween. Some of my students were out trick or treating
and when they saw me walking they swarming me asking for candy. When I told
them I had none, a few insisted I take some of theirs'!!
scenery shots. Hope they're useful? Also I don't know why this font is so tiny!
Thanks for all your help in the process of coming over here. Hope you've
managed to catch up on some sleep finally!