Alright, alright… so I couldn’t wait until after the weekend to write another update. Since I obviously haven’t been to Seoul yet, this one is about something else. Basically just an update on the teaching situation so far; since, after all, it is the reason I’m in South Korea to begin with.
Teaching is something that took me a couple weeks to get used to. The training and structure at the school was minimal if I’m being generous with my description, non-existent if I’m feeling particularly… ‘truthy’. Nonetheless, once I figured out where the students were in the books, what their proficiency levels were in English, and got used to the amount of material I should attempt to teach in each lesson, it became quite easy. My style with homework, tests, and presentations has always been to skim the material beforehand and then wing it. It’s pretty much the same thing teaching. I have two basic class structures. Activity/worksheet based, and listening based. Each individual class is merely a variation. Once I figured that out, it’s easy as pie. Of course, one of the harder parts is coming up with fun and exciting games to finish up the class period with. Now THAT’S tough.