Teaching English in Daegu, South Korea!

This Is Me

Gyeongbukgung Palace in Seoul, Korea.

Hello all! I am Shannon and this is my blog about my process of obtaining and maintaining an English teaching job in South Korea. Through the EPIK program, I got a public school teaching position. The process getting to that job was interesting, so I hope that this blog can give you a little bit of an insight to that whole process!

Jeff and I along the Han River at sunset.

My boyfriend Jeff and I are living in Daegu, South Korea and both teaching English. We are a couple from Oregon, who can’t wait to see more of the world!


Comments on: "This Is Me" (10)

  1. I love you Shannon! Good luck and best wishes on your new adventure. You’re going to do great!

  2. Hi Shannon!

    you wrote that you signed up for free korean class and 1 intensive class. where is that!? can you please share thi info? thank you!

  3. Hello Rustam, 1 class is through my job and the other (intensive Korean) is at the local YMCA. It is really great- my teacher is amazing! 180,000 won every 6 weeks though- yikes. I’m glad that I could help!!!

  4. Thank you, Shannon! appreciate your help.

  5. Hi Shannon! I hope this isn’t too creepy – my name is Tala, I’m in Seattle right now, and I just accepted a job to teach at a hagwon in Daegu in January. So I was googling, looking for blogs about Daegu to hear more about it, and I found you! And I think I’m going to be living really close to you – my school is near Sangin station. So I thought it would be nice to connect with you. I’m joining my boyfriend – he’s been teaching at a hagwon near KNU in the northeast part of Daegu, but other than that I won’t know anyone upon my arrival.

  6. Ah yes, another Northwesterner in Daegu- wonderful! It will be BITTERLY cold when you come in January I think haha. Sangin station is only 3 stops away from me! Don’t feel creepy at all, it would be fun to meet up when you get here! Send me an e-mail with your full name so we can find each other on fb : )

  7. That’s what I’ve heard! I’ve been on the hunt for a good, WARM, city coat and it is proving elusive. I’d love to meet up with you, I’ll shoot you an email 🙂

  8. Chris Agbalog said:

    Hey Shannon,
    I just stumbled upon your blog as well and can’t wait to read more into it. I’m also headed to Daegu in February, however I’m not a teacher, I’m in the Army. It would be nice to get a little heads up on what to expect when I get there. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Korea in general, and that Daegu is a fairly big city. You can find me on facebook with my name listed above. Im pretty excited about moving to Korea soon. I may have more questions about what Daegu is like the more I get into your blog 🙂

  9. Rosanne said:

    Please can you give me directions as to where Daily Bread and Hello Cupcake are.

    very insightful blog. thank you for writing it…

  10. Tiara Rurey-Bowman said:

    Hey Shannon! I couldn’t help but noticing that you are from Oregon. Well, in short, my boyfriend Tom and I just recently moved to Daegu (to teach English) and we would love to meet some new people if you are interested. I know we have a vacation coming up. I don’t think we’re going anywhere (September 10-14) so just let me know what you think. I’d love to speak with some people who are in their second year! Feel free to email me! Chao!


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