Posts Tagged ‘ education ’

Back in the Classroom

February 8, 2014
Back in the Classroom

This is the first time I’ve seen anything like corporal punishment in Korea. I witnessed my old boss grab students by the ears, but generally this was done without malice and only if students had really been misbehaving, e.g. hitting others, making others cry with insults. Nevertheless, my current employer is taking things to...
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Posted in South Korea, Teaching English | 6 Comments »

Perception of Languages

July 22, 2011

Make no mistake: learning another language is serious business. I don’t really buy into those arguments claiming once you immerse yourself completely in another culture, you’ll just start picking up words and phrases until you become completely fluent. Whatever “fluent” is, anyway: “Fine”, you say, “let fluency be someone who is fluent to a...
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Posted in Japan, Living in America, South Korea | 2 Comments »

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