Everything you ever wanted to know about teaching English in South
Korea but were afraid to ask is contained within this book.
Funny, fact filled and always informative, Konglish provides the
necessary knowledge you need to make the right decisions. Jam
packed with practical information, Konglish addresses all of the
topics and taboos a prospective English teacher needs to know, from
finding the right job and negotiating a favorable contract to
individual chapters dedicated to the specific learning needs of
While other books focus solely on educational concerns, Konglish
explores life outside of the classroom, providing you with an
in-depth and often hilarious guide to Korean culture. Food,
friendship, drinking, dating, religion, health and history are just
some of the subjects discussed in detail. Konglish also goes where
others fear to tread, exploring the underbelly of the Hermit
Last but not least, Konglish looks at the embarrassing realities
of life abroad, offering realistic advice on things like culture
shock, social faux pas and learning the local language. As an added
bonus, you ll learn how to order dog soup, avoid squat toilets, and
say no to lice-infested accommodation.
Written by Matthew Waterhouse, a qualified elementary teacher
who s been through the belly of the beast, Konglish is an
irreverent and insightful survival guide for anyone brave enough to
try their hand at teaching English in incredible South Korea.
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