If you are planning to head to Japan or Korea to teach, you definitely have to spend some time researching. Packing up your life and moving half way across the world shouldn’t be an unplanned endeavour.
Obviously there are so many blogs and websites you can read. there are also many video bloggers You Tube who can help you learn a thing or two about your future home.
Another great way to research is by listening to podcasts. At the moment there are few active podcasts by teachers in Korea or Japan. A few years ago there were more, but as teachers come and go, so do the podcasts.
One great podcast that will help you learn more about South Korea and teaching there is the Qiranger Adventures Podcast by Steve Miller. Go check it out!
Here is a video I made about his podcast:
I of course cannot go without mentioning the Seoul Podcast. This one has been around for several years and takes a look at current news and social topics in Korea.
*NOTE* I spent almost 8 hours in the past two days doing final proof reads on the book. I should be able to upload it t the Kindle Store early next week and then preview it and make any formatting changes necessary.
In the summer of 2011, I was on a walk during a break at work. It was a gorgeous day and I was lost deep in thought. I was searching around some blogs I follow and discovered that a fellow You Tube video blogger I knew had self-published a book. My curiosity was peaked and I did a little research into self publishing eBooks. The process didn’t seem entirely frightening and I thought about publishing something myself.
As a trained teacher who has taught in South Korea, Canada and Japan, I have a lot of knowledge to share with people who are interested in becoming teachers.
I’ve been blogging and video blogging about my experiences as a teacher since 2006. Over the past 7 years I have literally received thousands of comments and questions about teaching. I have tried my best to answer some of those questions in the forms of blogs and video blogs, but really need a longer format to answer them more completely. I decided to write a book about the topic.
How do I get a job teaching in Asia?
What is it like to teach in Asia?
What are some of the experiences people have while teaching in South Korea or Japan?
Teaching in Asia: Tales and the Real Deal
My upcoming eBook is a mix of practical “how to” information for those interested in teaching in Japan or South Korea. It also contains stories that act as both cautionary and inspirational tales about teaching and living in Asia.
Expect this fun and practical read to be available on the Amazon Kindle store in Spring 2012!