So I thought it was about time that I did an update on my time out here in Ulsan. Looooong overdue perhaps!! I did try to do a video update a few times but either the video wouldnt upload or the camera didn't work >:( very frustrating!
So where to start!!!? Well first off my school. For those who don't already now I teach at a High School in Ulsan. I haven't met many HS teachers since I've been out here so it can sometimes be difficult in terms of asking for advice but I have found a great community of teachers on Facebook (Teachers in Ulsan) who are happy to help with the most random of questions! I even started my own FB group specifically for "High School Teachers in Korea". It's a very small group so far but we are growing in number!!
So my school, I love it!!! My Korean co-teachers do all the grammar and prep for the university exams so I get to have all the fun with the students by doing games and activities and trying to get them to speak as much as possible. The co-t's work from a textbook whereas I have free reign to teach anything I like. I try to stick to a specific grammar area until they are comfortable with it and then do a review with them every couple of weeks with an activity or a project. The students are so funny, I absolutely adore them!
My apartment is looking a lot more like a home now. I have a few more bits of furniture (including a very cheap sofa from G-Market) and some 'homely' things. The teaching community out in Hogye (the area where I live) is growing gradually, I know about 30 people in that area alone, so I'm never short of a drinking buddy :)
With regards to sightseeing, it's still a little awkward because the weather was so cold but it's really starting to warm up now. I've been on days/nights out in Daegu, Busan and Seoul so far and love them all for different reasons.
I love it here so much I'm hoping to stay on another year before heading off to Australia but I have quite a few more months to go yet before that needs to be sorted out.
Other than that there's not much for me to say really except, hurry up and get out here! The fun is only a flight away!!
Here is a link to some more pics: