Korea

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Student Life vs. Teaching Life: And Everything in Between

International Co-op

This is the story of how one Psychology and Criminology student went from being a diligent undergraduate at SFU to a fun-loving English teacher in South Korea.

 

By: Queenie Ho 3157 reads | 0 comments
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How to Approach the World

South Korea

On my first day of work, I woke up too early, rehearsed too much, and imagined too many scenarios which didn’t end up happening. I thought, “What if the students don’t listen to me? What if they don’t like my lesson? What if they don’t like ME!?” Looking back at my experience teaching English in South Korea, it’s funny to think that I began my new life plagued with all of these worries. 

By: Edna Ng 3904 reads | 0 comments
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Why I took the Leap and Applied to Live and Teach in Korea

Co-operative Education

Like many others, as a senior student, I was still unsure of what direction I would take towards my future career. Teaching, lab work, and academia were all possibilities. 

By: Joyce Leung 12647 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond Comfort: My Co-op in Korea with TaLK

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK)

I applied as an English instructor in South Korea with the intention of just adding another bulletpoint to my resume. However, the experiences I have gained from teaching and living abroad has made my co-op so much more meaningful than what can be written on paper.  

By: Nancy Nguyen 32984 reads | 0 comments
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My TaLK Life

Korea

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to, not only live in a foreign country, but to also teach a foreign language to elementary students who only know their native language? If so, join Molly Cembrano as she takes you on her journey as a TaLK Scholar with the Teach and Learn in Korea Program.

By: Molly Cembrano 4260 reads | 0 comments
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“What Did You Just Say?”: How to Communicate in a Foreign Country

Communication, Art and Technology

Worried about the difficulties you may face while trying to communicate in a foreign country? I hope these 5 tips can be of some sort of encouragement! 화이팅!

By: Cindy Wann Chia 14527 reads | 0 comments
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The International Experience Melting Pot

Co-operative Education

Jiwon Lee is an English student who did her co-op in Korea, where she taught English to school children. She shares what it's like to do a co-op on the other side of the world!

By: Jiwon Lee 2677 reads | 0 comments
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TaLK in Korea

Business

Third year Business student, Corina Inigo, shares about her co-op experience with Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK).  She discusses what TaLK is all about and also shares personal anecdotes from her teaching experience. 

By: Corina Inigo 11629 reads | 0 comments
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Long Bus Rides

Co-op Reflections

Carey Lau travelled to Korea to teach English with TaLK, and quickly found herself extending her stay for a second term. Read more about her experience, as shared with the TaLK newsletter.

By: Carey Lau 11294 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey With TaLK: Bumpy and Uncertain Beginnings

TaLK

The TaLK program offers an incredible opportunity to live and work in Korea as an english teacher to a group of Korean speaking elementary school students. One SFU student is currently teaching in Korea, and shares her experience with us.

By: Carey Lau 11596 reads | 0 comments
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