Teaching English to Koreans Online


My first close encounter with a Korean was 38 years ago when I chose a Korean boy for a pen pal in a girl scouting activity in high school.  I could have picked another nationality to foster some international friendship thing as part of our extra curriculum in those days, but I chose him randomly and not because of  kimchi. K-Pop and Koreanovelas were also unheard of then. Psy was relevant only as a phoneme in a social science subject while Gwiyomi was too far out and alien yet. i-photodb-com-sandara-park-22

In like manner, I did not know an iota about  American-Filipino-Korean ties during the Korean War that would have somehow probably affected my thinking to select from a list of unknowns my first international pen friend. Koreans were not hot as Americans (who were predominantly my generation’s foremost influences) had been in the international scene. But so much had…

View original post 1,017 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s