My semester at Kyungduk Girls’ High School in Daegu, South Korea

The Daegu Metropolitan Office of Education recently held a workshop and dinner where they invited Native English Teachers who were involved in special after-school projects to give a presentation on their work. Here is my complete presentation: Download the PowerPoint presentation Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for having me here tonight. I […]

Autumn in Korea: Take a walk with me (Video)

Have I mentioned that I really love autumn in Korea? The way the leaves change colour and crunch beneath your feet as you walk to school. People get giddy for spring, and I admit, I’ve had my fair share of spring fever, but there is something about autumn that makes me smile, a deep, inside […]

A festive (bookish) affair

  On Saturday, 29 October the Daegu Global Education Center hosted a spectacular event for the city’s elementary, middle and high school students – a book festival! Guest English teachers from all over the world came together to share stories from our home countries with students and their parents. There were traditional folk stories from […]

3 reasons why you have to eat 꼬치

  I want to tell you about the amazing food experience I had the other night. It’s called 꼬치 (Go-chi) and it will change your life. I know what you’re thinking: What’s so special about food on a stick? We do it everywhere. In South Africa, for example, we have “sosaties”: Kyk net hoe lekker […]

Video: Fun at the Suseong Lake Festival in Daegu, South Korea

  This weekend, my friends and I visited the Suseong Lake Festival in the Suseong-gu District of Daegu, South Korea. Suseong Lake is one of my favourite places in Daegu. There is always something going on, whether it’s live music all around the lake or taking a boat out on the water. In fact, I […]

“Morning” – The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

For this week’s photo challenge, publish a new post with an image that means morning to you.   I love mornings. Mornings are ripe with possibility and meaning. Mornings are forlorn, melancholy things. Here are a few pictures of my mornings, accompanied by a song I like to listen to. The smell of oatmeal in […]

“Look up” – The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

This week is all about taking a moment to check out what’s going on above you. I live in the city of Daegu, in the Seogu District in Jungri-dong. Most mornings I’m too bleary-eyed to look up, and these days it’s so hot you just keep on trudging forward, squinting into the sunlight, trying not […]

Video: Celebrating Diversity at the 2016 Colorful Daegu Welcome Festival

  If there’s one thing about Korea I’d love to take back to South Africa, it’s their ability not only to host, but also to come out in droves to support, an amazing festival. Last weekend, I went to the 2016 Colorful Daegu Welcome Festival at the Gukchaebosung Memorial Park in the Jung-gu District (next […]

How I use my journalism skills in the EFL classroom

My first semester back in South Korea after a three-year hiatus is coming to an end, and I thought I’d share a few thoughts on a very special project I embarked on the second time around. In addition to teaching at two elementary schools in the Jungri-dong area of Daegu, I also signed up to […]

Where to find English books in Daegu, South Korea (Part 2)

  For the second part in my series on where to find English books in Daegu, South Korea, I’ve paid a visit to a rather obvious source – the library, of course! Where to find English books in Daegu, SK (Part 1) It might be obvious for some, but many expats don’t know about the […]