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How to Teach English in Korea by Alexa Hart

teaching english in korea

It’s spreading like wildfire.

According to the British Council, “one out of four of the world’s population speak English to some level of competence.”

And many countries are suggesting their youth learn English as a second language.

The best part…

There’s a high demand for English teachers around the world.

And Alexa Hart should know.

Alexa taught English in South Korea for two years to help educate the young minds of our future, immerse herself into the local culture, travel and see the world, and make a little money along the way.

Learn more about Alexa’s experience now…

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This No-Nonsense Author Shares Her Travel Stories…

Travel Stories: Grand Canyon

When it comes to travel writing, it’s hard to get the real scoop.

Travel writers tend to overuse descriptions like charming, beautiful, quaint, vibrant, blah-blah-blah.

But what’s a destination really like?

Travel expert and author – Laurie Gough – will tell you.  Her travel stories and writing are engaging, straightforward and honest – the most lacking trait in writers today.

And luckily for us, we get a sneak peak at Laurie’s wild travel stories from her memoirs: Kite Strings of the Southern Cross: A Woman’s Travel Odyssey AND Kiss the Sunset Pig: An American Road Trip with Exotic Detours.

Not to mention…

Her answers to some tough questions like her least favorite travel destinations, most memorable travel moment, advice on packing, greatest lesson, and even some travel writing tips!

So get the travel low-down from Laurie in this exclusive interview…

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The Secret to Seeing Seoul, Korea

Amanda in Seoul Korea

My name is Amanda Slavinsky and my city is Seoul.

I have lived in my city Seoul for almost two years.

My city is best described by these five words: sprawling, energetic, loud, fast, and bright.

The most famous thing about my city is Gangnam Style.

The best way to explore my city is by walking and using the easy to navigate (and cheap!) subway system.

When my girlfriends come for a visit, I always take them to a jjimjilbang (traditional Korean bathhouse) first because it’s a great way to relax and experience Korean culture firsthand.

The best place to take a guy on a date is Mercado Brazilian Steakhouse because it’s unlimited meat for less than $25 in an upscale environment.

When I want to have a night out I always head to Hongdae, the area around country’s most famous art college, Hongik University.

The most random thing about my city is seeing couples in completely identical outfits.

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Catch a Korean Baseball Game; Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea

In a nation as foreign as Korea, you could find yourself succumbing to culture-shock, overwhelmed by situations that you don’t understand. Simple interactions aren’t so straightforward with a language barrier and a collection of traditions that don’t reflect your own.

To combat homesickness, consider seeking something familiar. Consider going to a baseball game.

Busan

Located at the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula, Busan is South Korea’s second largest city. With an extensive and varying history, Busan can claim to be one of two cities on the peninsula to never have been occupied by North Korean forces.

Currently holding one of the most important ports in the Eastern world, the modern metropolis is a popular tourist destination for those who seek to explore beyond Seoul’s suffocating crowds. Whether you’re looking to party or simply out to find an afternoon of entertainment, Busan’s got you covered.

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Teetering on the Brink; DMZ Korea

Teetering on the Brink; DMZ Korea

Staring into the distance, you face a line that can’t be crossed without creating an international incident. On the other side of that border is a nation that few will ever witness, let alone understand.

And yet in a region on constant alert, with tensions running high, there is hope that some day the line will be unnecessary. There is a belief, however minimal, that a nation once split will one day be reunified.Continue