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It’s that time of the year– to resign or not

It’s that time of the year– to resign or not

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( We all hope our recommendation letters make us out to be fabulous.)

As most people teaching with EPIK know there are two main intakes one in February and one in August.  As I am part of the February intake, my school should approach me soon to ask me if I am staying and resigning with them or not. About three weeks ago I asked my main co-teacher for a letter of recommendation as I have decided not to remain with my current school. I’m sure she has conveyed this on to the vice  principal and principal, but who knows.

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Orientation and Allergies Abound

Orientation and Allergies Abound

ORIENTATION AND ALLERGIES ABOUND

The EPIK Orientation started on Tuesday and has been going through until now. The classes are long and informational, teaching techniques, tips, strategies and lesson planning. I have met a lot of new people in my class most of who are headed to 강원도 (Gangwondo) with me. There are also my friends that I made in 서울(Seoul)  and new friends I am making here in 대전 (Daejeon). I am enrolled in an advanced Korean class although it is a mixed level and was shuffled again, and I was placed in a higher class since my understanding of Korean is good. I switched initially and last minute switched back to the beginner advanced class which is mostly in English. I have really enjoyed the class so far and since it is only 3 days I would like to continue having a fun time.

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My NOA Has Arrived

My NOA Has Arrived

On Tuesday,  my NOA (Notice of Appointment) and contract arrived in the mail. I was excited to finally have my paperwork. I
felt like for the first time through this whole process with EPIK, I could say it is official… I am hired. I knew I passed my interview in November and on Christmas Day I found out that I was placed in Gangwon Province (강원도). But the reality is until the contract and NOA were in my hands it meant nothing. So even though I knew that I was going to teach English in Korea, it had not hit me that I was leaving.

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