Teach Abroad - South Korea, Teach Abroad Programs

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun in Korea

by Christy Anderson, Greenheart Travel Teach Abroad participant in South Korea

So I have been here for a month and a half.  It has really been a whirlwind, it doesn’t even feel like it’s been a month!

I think I am finding my niche in teaching English in Korea, so it is a lot better than the initial bumpy start. The students are much more crazy than I imagined them being, but they are in elementary school so what can I expect. I teach 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in their regular classes, and I have an after school class made up of 1st and 2nd graders, which I have to say, are the cutest by far! Just barely losing teeth and such.

Christy with a few of her sixth grade students.

Teaching actually requires a lot of planning, patience and energy, but it is super rewarding knowing that you are actually making a difference. When I first got here, I was really impressed at the level of their English. I imagined them to know very basic vocabulary and very basic sentence structures, but I was definitely wrong. Some of my students have studied in the U.S. or another English speaking country and their English is, of course, amazing. But even their classmates impress me. A lot of the time they go to private English schools to fine tune their English. Learning English in Korea is definitely a top priority.

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CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.

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