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Korean teacher on English education industry: “What use is studying English without goals?”
Korean teacher on English education industry: “What use is studying English without goals?”

A Korean English teacher is at the forefront of seeking change within Korea’s English Education industry and trying to give a wake-up call to policy makers. “The most common critique of English education is that you can’t even say a sentence right, despite having studied English at school for 10 years. But is it really […]

‘Learning English = Hell’, almost 50% of surveyed Korean students claim
‘Learning English = Hell’, almost 50% of surveyed Korean students claim

Kyunghyang Newspaper recently conducted an English education survey of 95 sixth graders from elementary schools in Seoul, over an 11 day period in July. To compare and analyze, they picked one school each from Gangnam-gu, Gangbuk-gu, Mapo-gu, and other innovation schools. The survey was essentially to gauge student opinion of learning English by completing the […]

International Slow Food Contest is coming!
International Slow Food Contest is coming!

This October, WWOOF Korea and AsiO Gusto’s Slow Food Festival, will be holding an international slow food contest, to encourage expats in Korea to cook up some of their favorite cuisine from their home countries. Top prize gets 500,000won and lots of other prize money is being offered to others, as well. More details can […]

Seoul to crackdown on businesses who rip off foreigners
Seoul to crackdown on businesses who rip off foreigners

Seoul’s Yeongdeungpo-gu District recently announced an extermination campaign to crackdown on businesses and services who rip off foreign tourists. The target areas consist of 3 sections: transportation, shopping, and restaurant/street stalls. Regarding the transportation section, the District is going to keep on a continuous crackdown on taxis who are overcharging foreigners and illegal call van […]

American student in Seoul busted for running around naked
American student in Seoul busted for running around naked

Catching up on some expat news that happened earlier this month. Around 5:20AM on June 4, a young American who came to Korea as an exchange student, got arrested for running naked from Seoul’s Sinchon Station to Ehwa University Station, as a penalty for losing at a drinking game. He was drinking with 5 other […]

Netizen News – June 14

A current round-up of what has Korean netizens chatting today: 1. Jo Hyeona, a vice-president of Korean Air, sued 3 netizens who cussed her out online for giving birth in the United States in order to gain US citizenship for her baby. http://news.naver.com/main/ranking/read.nhn?mid=etc&sid1=111&rankingType=popular_day&oid=055&aid=0000253722&date=20130614&type=2&rankingSectionId=102&rankingSeq=1   2.  Korean woman 'A' who spent most of her life in […]

Netizen news – June 13

Slow week for expat-oriented news in Korea or any other news that has got the nation all hyped up. But just so you know what is generating some buzz, here are what netizens are chattering about, according to Naver, in order of popularity. If anyone wants more details on any of these stories, let us […]

Daegu foreigner signs deal with Mammut Korea
Daegu foreigner signs deal with Mammut Korea

Earlier this month, an American living in Gyeongsan on the eastern outskirts of Daegu, gained a big contract to further his climbing endeavors. Seo Haegwan, the president of Swiss outdoor brand MAMMUT Korea, has made an official contract with Bryan Hylenski, the president of KOTRi (Korea On The Rock initiatives), on June 5th. KOTRi is […]

Foreign Teacher Raped in Seoul; Cigarette Butt Leads to Arrest
Foreign Teacher Raped in Seoul; Cigarette Butt Leads to Arrest

News is breaking?from various sources today about Seoul Police announcing details regarding the arrest of a Korean man who allegedly raped a Canadian female English teacher. Seocho-gu Police in Seoul announced today that they arrested a Korean male accused of raping a Canadian English teacher. According to the police, the man (only announced by his […]

Foreign teachers in Daejeon save drowning Korean woman
Foreign teachers in Daejeon save drowning Korean woman

Heartwarming expat news is coming out of Daejeon, at the moment, as local news reports are indicating that a pair of native English teachers saved a drowning Korean woman. The married foreign couple were taking a walk near the Expo Bridge in Mannyeong-dong of Daejeon's Seo-gu district, when they heard a sound coming from the […]