In 7 days I will be in JeonJu at the University ready to start Day 1 of orientation. But before I can do that I have to finish my time here. I had a Bye-Bye Party this weekend that was so much fun. Lots of friends and family came and I felt so special! Sounds corny, but it felt really good.
After the ByeBye Party reality set in and I told myself that I needed to look to the future some more. I got excited by looking at this: The schedule for the orientation!
Day 1 will consist of a campus tour, opening ceremony about EPIK life and a welcoming dinner!
Day 2 will have the medical check up (sad) and Korean History classes. Accompanied by Korean movies at night, but not until after Korean language classes.
Day 3 has classes about teaching and how to be a successful communicator. Again, more Korean language then movies.
Day 4– I think we go somewhere because it just says that we are going to have “Korean Cultural Experiences.” o0o lala.
Day 5 will have more about teaching, co-teaching, differentiation, lesson planning and classroom management classes. Oh wait! Korean movies at night haha.
Day 6 is a duplicate of Day5.
Day 7 has a mini lesson demonstration and meeting with supervisors and a farewell dinner before everyone leaves to their perspective place in the country.
Day 8 will consist of a closing ceremony and lunch then we will go to where we are living! ahh!!!
Now to the present- my packing.
To prepare myself for the language in Korea, Lana showed me this book that had a bunch of useful phrases. I can walk away with her teaching me how to say “yes” in Korean. This will help me a LOT!!! Thank you! Now…I must conquer more by finishing my pre-orientation online for EPIK. 20 lessons hooray…