Welcome to Expacked (Issue #77)
I’m at my professional best this week and I’m writing this intro with one eye on my New Zealand team playing Paraguay at world cup. This is only New Zealand’s second world cup and, after being written off completely before the start, we are now fighting for a place in the second round. It’s still unlikely, and by the time you read this the result will already been known, however all I can say right now is GO NZ!!!!!
As teachers we come from a select group of English speaking countries – so well done also for USA, England and, of course, South Korea, for already making the top 16. The Football World Cup has galvanized this small country we currently call home, so lets hope that the ‘Korean wave’ continues over the next couple of weeks.
I thought you may be interested in the YouTube clip I have here. This Korean, Kim Yeo-hee (also known as Applegirl002 on YouTube), has become a huge hit overnight via YouTube, by singing covers of songs by Gady Gaga and Beyonce. She has now received a record deal and this is her first official single release. Its a stretch to call this English teaching news, however she must have learnt English somewhere…
Now, finally onto the teaching news.
Here are the teaching related stories this week:
- Native English teachers sign first collective deal
- US steps forward against school bullies
- Usher to perform in Seoul for first time
- Contract matters: signing and fulfilling a one-year contract
- Union wages war on teacher evaluations, tests
- China likely to overtake US in attracting Korean students
- Teen gang kills friend for gossiping
- Parents not so keen on ‘Eton’ style of education
- Jokes: (1) Shoot Me Now (2) The Differences Glasses Can Make
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