Friday, November 20, 2009

This is Teacher Training?

Every Wednesday we have a "Teacher Training" class. Three of the teachers from my school along with one from Sandy's school and three other teachers get together and chat so the Korean English Teachers can improve their fluency. I think it has a lot to do with getting out of school for a few hours and a little to do with fluency. Either way, we look forward to chatting with them, and I hope they feel the same way.

We have made some field trips recently. This week it was too the wine tunnel. It is an abandoned train tunnel the Japanese made about 100 years ago that now operates as a semi-tourist attraction. They serve persimmon wine which is much more tasty than you would expect.

These ladies are my colleagues and if ever a picture said a thousand words, this one does. Kyung Hee as patient as ever, Moon Sook telling the waiter what to do (probably with a little joke) and Ock Ran laughing pleasantly.

A surprise highlight happened when a local news crew appeared. They seemed much less enthusiastic about having their picture taken than taking mine. They interviewed me for a show next week...I am sure it will be about local foreigners corrupting upstanding Korean teachers.

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