A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, INDEED.
Being an ESL teacher opens your mind to a foreign culture, language, food and lifestyle. You don’t just teach them to speak, write and read English as these aspects happen only in the four corners of the classroom. Outside of the classroom is where life happens. Before you know it, you’ve already picked up their mother tongue and have a bit of understanding of their cultures and traditions…and eventually have a glimpse of their lifestyle the more frequent you hang out with them at weekends. If you’re a people person, you’d have fun being an ESL instructor.
Fifty minutes of everything English…
During a 10-minute break…
NORAEBANG (KARAOKE) on a weekend night
KOREAN FOOD. Most Korean dishes are hot and spicy. At first, you might dislike them but after a few tries, you may actually crave for them. If you’re very particular with food, you’ll see them as healthy choices.
And a night out for Soju !
And HALLOWEEN PARTIES 🎃!
Island 🌴 hopping…
And you get to see them like kids AGAIN!
And you know the hardest part after a few months of sharing bits of your life with them? – SAYING GOODBYE. ✈️
As you see them off, you must come to understand that these people who have been part of fragments of your time will go on with their lives. You may as well keep those Thank You notes 📝 from them, the photos, and get on with your life as well…and be thankful that at least even just for a few months you got to share a memory with them.
Being an ESL TEACHER IS A GREAT EXPERIENCE after all. 😇