Winter Intensives are Over!

The winter intensives season has officially ended. For the three or four people who actually read this blog, let me explain. When the Korean public school system releases kids for a month each summer and winter, the private academy system offers extra classes so that parents can make sure their kids don’t sit around with … Continue reading

Teaching the TOEFL iBT

I’m about halfway through my extra winter intensives class. I’m teaching a class of 13 students some of the strategies necessary to do well on the TOEFL iBT test. That stands for “Test of English as a Foreign Language — Internet Based Test.” It’s a very important test for Korean students. It features six question … Continue reading

The Winter "Break"

It’s Winter Break for South Korea’s school students right now, but don’t let me give you the wrong impression. The fact is that it’s not a break at all. I teach at an English language academy in Seoul, and this is one of that sector’s busiest times. Though the public schools have closed for a … Continue reading