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About the author:
Wes Weston is a nomadic individual. Upon graduating from the University of Colorado in 2002, he spent the following two years roaming about. During this time, Wes backpacked across Western Europe, traveled to Paraguay to work as a volunteer, completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, and worked seasonal jobs in Florida and Alaska to finance his wanderlust. Then, in 2004, Wes moved abroad for the first time in his life. What better place to begin an international escapade than the tropical country of Costa Rica. While living in Costa Rica, Wes worked as a volunteer coordinator for Habitat for Humanity International. He also encountered numerous people who taught English overseas. Finally, a vocation was chosen.
Since 2006, Wes has taught English abroad in several different countries. His work experience reflects a unique and diverse teaching career, involving various cultures, learning institutions, and age groups. Wes has taught ESL in South Korea, working one year at a language academy and two years at a university. He has also worked at a public high school in rural Namibia, discovering what it's like to live without comfortable amenities both in and out of the classroom. Most recently, Wes taught at a Catholic orphanage in the Dominican Republic working with at-risk children.
Happy Time Go Fast
Invaluable Lessons from Teaching English Abroad
PUT YOURSELF IN THE SHOES OF A FIRST-TIME ENGLISH TEACHER AS SOON AS YOU OPEN THE BOOK!
Humorous, informative, lighthearted and educational, Happy Time Go Fast takes you inside the classroom and standing in front of the students. Wes Weston shares amusing stories and anecdotes that illustrate his misadventures with discipline, classroom management, positive reinforcement, and even school romance. These experiences are then put into context against the serious backdrop of English education in South Korea where the English craze is uncanny.
Happy Time Go Fast also takes you outside the classroom, examining what it?s like to live in a foreign country. From learning the Korean language to learning how to use chopsticks, from discovering the fascinating world of Konglish to discovering the tranquility of Korean saunas, Wes Weston reveals some of the cultural norms and quirks of life in South Korea.
Whether you?re considering teaching English in Korea, or just intrigued by the thought of it, Happy Time Go Fast paints a vivid picture of a teacher?s life in Korea, folds it into a paper airplane, and sends you flying towards an overseas adventure.
- Publication Date:
- Dec 05 2012
- 1480273422 / 9781480273429
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
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