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Day 3 at the Korea Camp

Breakfast today was egg-coated fish + kimchi + Imodium.

During the afternoon, Lee, Bo and I took our students on a campus treasure hunt. This was a very interesting lesson for them on listening, as we seem to be having a problem with getting them to pay attention when we are speaking. These students like to assume they already know what to do, and then rush into the activity with assumptions and not instructions.

This time they paid for it. We had a treasure hunt with riddled clues that they had to solve. There were six teams, and each team had a different course to take. The only way to figure out where all their clues were, was to concentrate on their own course and find the clues sequentially.

Of course, even though Lee and I drilled that into them, there were some who thought they could jump ahead a clue grabbing a clue they happened upon by accident. There were others who thought they could win by following another team. There was, in fact, only one team who made it to the end with all the clues.

Lee and I had made a short (4 minute) podcast of our planning meeting on the first day. Because some of my students are following this blog, I haven’t been able to post it until now.

At the University

I decided to experiment and try one of the soft-drink cans that I didn’t recognize. Tastes somewhat similar to Cream Soda…

Breakfast this morning was a choice of rice, fish and Kimchi, or Cereal & toast. Guess what Lee and I chose?








I have this morning to myself, as I’m only teaching one class today from 2-5pm. (Thursday I teach two classes, and Lee teaches one.) So I decided to wander around the campus and take some pictures.





I’m  facing our dorms.








And this is the view from our room. (Although the picture was taken on the lawn outside. There was no way to open the window, and I’d already been yelled at in Korean for turning down the heater – and for another incident that they couldn’t communicate to me. Still not sure what it was that I did … or if I had actually done anything at all.)

There are some very cool rock formations outside. I could imagine that this would make a great location for a movie set, with all the different shaped trees and rocks.

Day One at the Camp


Lee Fodi and I have been joined by Bo, an instructor who is visiting from Sydney Australia. We started off the morning with a breakfast of french toast, and yes we ate it with chopsticks! I found a machine that has soft drinks and coffee, and managed to get myself a Coke.

After registration, Lee and I were introduced to the parents and students – of the latter there are 19! These are full-sized classes of energy filled students, all of whom are extremely glad to be here.