Waegukin - living and teaching in Korea
 
 
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Oct
09
2012
Asian people lithograph

❧  Are Koreans…? Part 1: history, genetics, and physiology 

The origins, genetics, and phsyiological characteristics of Koreans, dealing with such heavy questions as ‘Are Koreans Asians?” and “Are Koreans the best looking Asians?”
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Sep
13
2012
old korea shack

❧  Old Korea and New Korea 

What is Old Korea? The differences between Old and New Korea, and how the two worlds exist here, side-by-side.
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Aug
15
2012
rastafarian man

❧  My co-teacher tries to teach students to be less racist 

A while back, my co-teacher decided to try to teach our students to be less racist, with interesting results. A short anecdote illustrating how, even with good intentions, Korea still has a way to go in grasping multi-culturalism.
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Aug
13
2012
old korean man

❧  Korean age calculator 

An online Korean age calculator and converter. Find out your age in Korea! With an explanation of the Korean age system.
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Aug
01
2012

❧  5 weirdest things about Korean culture 

The five things about living in Korea that, no matter how much you try to embrace or understand the culture, remain stubbornly baffling. Germaphobia, the dangerous air, last minute notice, gift-giving, and Korean standards of beauty.
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Jul
21
2012

❧  Smoking in Korea 

Looks at Korean attitudes to smoking, where you can smoke, the price of cigarettes in Korea, and what happens when, despite your best efforts, one of your students catches you smoking…
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Mar
01
2012

❧  Bullying in Korean schools and wangtta (왕따) 

Why bullying is such an issue in Korean schools – the phenomenon of wangtta, the Daegu suicide case, and my experiences trying to teach a wangtta.
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