Back in February 2013, I flew from Kuala Lumpur to Bali. Coincidentally there was a young woman (lets call her Jan) sitting opposite me in the plane who had just finished two years of teaching English in South Korea (which from now on will be referred to as just ‘Korea’). We got talking and she told me how much she had enjoyed it. When I started thinking about doing a year over there myself, I asked her for advice. Yes, I will exchange contact details with interesting people after knowing them for less than 2 hours, that’s one of the perks of travelling!
I have a friend (lets call him Greg) who taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) for 10 years in Taiwan. I’m currently interested in all things TEFL, so Greg was kind enough to answer these questions for me. Greg has a Masters in TESOL.