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A day in the life of…Daniel Wichmann

Lots of planning time, no marking and lessons that involve making pancakes and pretend auctions. It’s all in a day’s work for this English teacher in South Korea

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I’m a teacher, but I don’t work in a traditional school. Instead, I work at Chungcheongbuk-do International Education Institute Buk Bu Center, a government-owned language centre in South Korea. Children attend programmes that can range from a couple of hours to five days in length, with some spending nights at the centre. We have eight teachers – four Korean, and four native English speakers – and most classes have fewer than 40 students. The emphasis of “camps” is firmly on fun, engagement and getting the children to communicate well in English. As teachers, we do no marking, and we use no ...

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