Luke Oliver

A day in the life of...Luke Oliver

Military base or mountain cult? Working at this English tutor’s South Korean school is like stepping into another world, but teachers don’t usually stay for long

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Most foreign English teachers working in South Korea teach in private academies, which parents send their children to every day after they’ve finished regular school. But my school is different.

I teach at The English Village in North Gyeongsang Province. It is located on the side of a small mountain. You have to drive up a windy road to reach it and setting foot on the campus for the first time is like entering an alternative dimension. Rather than a place to educate the youth of Korea, it seems equally plausible that it might be a secret military base or the home of a hermetic mountain cult ...

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