Chile versus Korea: The TEFL Showdown (by Coleen Monroe)


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Chile versus Korea: The TEFL Showdown

Source: Reverse Retrograde Blog
Author: Coleen Monroe
Twitter: @ColeenMonroe

Unfortunately, this is what happens when I give my students a creative task. It’s a blood zombie.

An hour before the flight, I asked a South Korean how to open the triangle kimbap I had just purchased. In Spanish. My last act in the Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, where I’d lived for six months teaching English in a public school, was to eat a Korean staple food. I didn’t know it as we drove a red pickup truck along the Strait of Magellan to the airport, but that kimbap had sealed my fate.
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