An Australian describes teaching English in language schools in Taiwan and Japan, followed years later by teaching at a Japanese high school.
In this interview, one American talks about being a tenured professor at a Japanese university, and another about her memories as a tenured professor at a Korean university. Both are good.
The author/editor of “Trailblasian” offers her own work experience–and frustrations many of us are familiar with–along with understanding of intercultural dynamics.
This two-part post is an interview on teaching English as a Foreign Language in a private university in Pakistan and in a public university in Herat.
I’m a staunch believer in using materials designed to meet the particular needs of particular students—their current circumstances, their culture, their preparation for the jobs they were most likely to have. I came to this conviction in 1984 when I arrived at Xiamen University in Fujian Province, China, and was told that the fourth-year composition classes I’d been hired to teach had been given to someone else. I would be doing first-year and graduate-level conversation. Instead of the box of composition books I’d brought with me from the University of Pittsburgh, I needed conversation materials. In the stacks of the …
Ricky Lee has written over 150 produced screenplays—as well as short stories, novels and essays. He’s worked with famous directors and received numerous awards. While some Filipino writers write only in English and some in English and Tagalog or another Filipino language, Ricky Lee writes exclusively in Tagalog as a matter of principle. His subject matter tends to deal with the marginalized in society, social problems and the dark side of human nature. He’s been quoted as saying that writing can change the world. A friend of mine is among his many devoted former students and workshop participants, and he …
In this two part interview, an American tenure-track professor at Underwood College in Yonsei University talks about his experience teaching liberal arts and the understanding–or lack of it–of his students about Korea’s history, it’s place in the world and the feminist activities of some students.
In this two part interview, an American tenure-track professor at Underwood College in Yonsei University talks about his experience teaching liberal arts, the job market in higher education in Korea and Yonsei’s support for research.
An English teacher at a university in Korea makes a spelling mistake, confesses to having dyslexia and discovers what that means in a “shame culture.”