1. My school!!!
My school's name is Namseong Elementary School it is a public, co-ed school and the website address is http://namseong-cb.es.kr/ feel free to visit it then let me know what's on there.
I will be teaching grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 along with an extra club class which is actually more of an "advanced class". I will be at school for 5-6 hours a day and teach 18-20 classes a week. I will have around 600 students altogether. We'll see how well I remember their names... There is a mandatory national textbook that I will have to follow but Jenna (who was there before me) told us that she used it minimally. My school is an English research school with AMAZING resources except that when people come to film there they tend to put on a show... awkward. My daily attire will be business casual (a polo and khakis so the sheet says) and I will have to wear sandals.
I actually visited this school already and Jenna and I are pretty much the exact same person. It's weird... haha but funny. I probably have one of the best elementary schools so I'm really happy about that. Also, Jenna tells me that there is a lot of competition to host the English teacher every year which probably means I will get a sweet awesome living arrangement.
As Monica emailed me "Chungju Lake is the country's biggest multi-purpose dam that links together Chungju and its neighborhoods. It is a manmade lake with a vast body of water. Woraksan Mt and Songnae valley are located nearby. Additionally, this area has cherished cave area/springs.In 2013 it will host the 2013 World Rowing Championships." I guess I'll never be able to get away from rowing... cool.
Cheongju is also the home of 4 Universities which means there will be lots of people my age, there is a fortress wall that you can hike around and Korean classes are offered and some of the Universities. There are also a lot of good gyms and a mountain right outside of the city. It's considered to be suburban however it is a big city. Just not as big as Seoul... duh. It is also an hour away from where I am right now and 1 hour away from Seoul. I will be 40 minutes away from Leslie, 1.5 hours away from Lucy, 40 minutes by plane from Liza (she got Jeju!) and 2 hours away from Paddy and Jake (mom, dad and the strikes met Paddy).
Feel free to leave comments about other reasons why Cheongju is awesome!