|South Korean Unis|
Teaching in a Korean Uni is truly an excellent job and I have very few complaints about it. Compared to almost anything else I could be doing, it's probably the most chilled out job I could almost imagine. There is NEVER an English teaching emergency of any kind. But something that kind of gets me down is the futility of it. Or at least what seems like futility.
For almost everything I teach, there are no learning outcomes or expectations of any kind, unless I make them myself. But, if I make them too high and actually challenge students, I'll probably get low evaluations and lose my job. Teaching in Korean most often feels like I'm just filling the time, while just having to look the part of "professor" but it doesn't really matter if I actually teach anyone anything.
I'm feeling down and out. Can I make it another 1.5 years to the end of my contract? Maybe yes, maybe no.
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