We recently followed up with Veronica, an American teacher, we placed in Korea to see how she was doing. We asked her these 5 questions below and this is what she had to say.
1. Why did you want to teach in Korea?
1. I graduated from university and I was unsure of what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to see the world and experience different cultures. I thought working overseas would be the best way to experience the culture.
2. What do you like the best about teaching in Korea?
I love my co-teachers and students. My students are really young so the language barrier doesn’t have that much effect. I feel like I play with my students more then I actually teach them. My co-teachers, even though their English is limited, have been a great help showing me around the city and making sure I am okay and adjusting well.
3. What surprised you the most about teaching in Korea?
I was really surprised how helpful and nice everyone was. My co-teachers and students made me feel welcomed.
4. What do you like the best about teaching in Korea?
My students are amazing and are willingly to learn as much as they are willingly to teach me.
5. What advice do you have for teachers following in your footsteps?
Everyone should teach a year abroad, it’s a great experience. Where ever you choose come with an open mind.** Apply to teach English in Korea. ** Sign up for TEFL.