Shimmering Seoul
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I'm an EPIK SMOE Teacher in Seoul.. I have a detailed blog filled with information about the EPIK application process and my experiences coming to Korea from the USA. Please don't be afraid to ask questions. Subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date.

imperfectwandererer replied to your photo “Its so nice outside!!!”

What is the name of this area? I went when I first arrived, but that was 3 years ago :)

Myeongdong : ) 

Posted on Thu, April 24 2014, 9 hours ago
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Its so nice outside!!!

Its so nice outside!!!

Posted on Thu, April 24 2014, 13 hours ago
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So its official on May 12th I will have an open where I will be evaluated for my contract renewal. I’ve been preparing my teaching materials and my lesson plan. With the contract renewals you must achieve a score of 80 % or higher to be renewed for SMOE. I will be evaluated by my vice principal, manager, and the head teacher. I’m feeling good about my lesson content and materials as of this point so I hope that everything will go well. I would really like to remain in Korea for another year. I’m taking my life in Korea a year at a time. Who knows what I might want in 2015? : ) 

Posted on Wed, April 23 2014, 1 day ago
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Its a grilled cheese kind of night!

Its a grilled cheese kind of night!

Posted on Wed, April 23 2014, 1 day ago
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Pretty!

Pretty!

Posted on Sat, April 19 2014, 4 days ago
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Hi Janelle! I just started following your blog:) I've been thinking about applying to teach English in South Korea next year. I just wanted your opinion about what to do if going through EPIK doesn't work out (not passing interview, etc.) Would you suggest applying to GEPIK as well? Did you have some sort of backup plan? Thank you so so much!
I replied :

Hello! : ) Yes I definitely had some backup plans. In this video I highlight some of them. Hope you find it helpful! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YYkb0ZOKiA


Posted on Fri, April 18 2014, 5 days ago
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HAHAHA my mom sent me this. Happy Easter! 

HAHAHA my mom sent me this. Happy Easter! 

Posted on Fri, April 18 2014, 5 days ago
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Hi! I just started following your blog and I wanted to ask, I've been looking into getting my TEFL certification, my only problem is knowing what course to go with, I've seen on some websites a 120 to a 170 hour course can range anywhere from $240 to $1,195.. so what is the difference? If they are both the same course, why are they different prices on different TEFL affiliated websites?
I replied :

Do some possibly offer an in-class practicum? I can’t be sure because I can’t see the sites. But I did a 120 hour online course for my TEFL + a 50 hour Teaching to Young Learners course through ITTT and I had no problems. I simply suggest that you do some research for your chosen program. Also if you have an opportunity to take an in-class option in your area you should take it. Simply because if you want to go through EPIK for example they really prefer an in-class course, but its not mandatory just preferred the last time I checked anyway.  


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creative-theory replied to your post “creative-theory replied to your post “creative-theory replied to your…”

Right. Thank you. This form is different from the double taxation one right? Sorry for all the questions. How do I adult haha oh no

Yeah completely different. 

Posted on Sun, April 13 2014, 1 week ago
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creative-theory replied to your post “creative-theory replied to your post “Filing an extension for my US…”

I better get on this. Is it easy to find on the website…lol. Damn. I didn’t even know….though maybe I won’t have to file? I mean I was a student last year with no taxable income. I better not risk it. Though I will ask my all knowing tax adult HA

I don’t think you really have to worry much then. But just in case its IRS Form 4868. http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4868.pdf

Posted on Sun, April 13 2014, 1 week ago
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creative-theory replied to your post “Filing an extension for my US taxes. What fun! lol”

oh shit I think I have to do that? D:

Yeah the deadline for the extension is April 15th. I have to file this since I came in August. We have to be in Korea for 330 days before we can get that special foreign income tax thing. (<— Real specific I know haha)  

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littlelottechristina replied to your photo “Lanterns”

do you know why the lanterns are up? There are a bunch around my school too but I have no clue why

My CT said its in honor of Buddha’s birthday. 

Posted on Mon, April 07 2014, 2 weeks ago
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