Finally, one of your columnists really hit the nail on the head! It was with great pleasure of having my suspicions affirmed that I read Jon Huer's May 9 article, ``Is English Teaching Here `Gold Rush?'"
After having trouble applying my undergrad medieval history degree to get a steady job in Dallas, Texas, I thought I could give it a try teaching English in South Korea.
I left Korea after only three months. I couldn't manage the job since I came in this tough economy ― with my weak qualification ― but I'm still glad I got out of that poisonous hagwon (cram school) atmosphere.
Sure, when I read Huer's article I was entertained by the witty comparing of English teaching in Korea with the Wild West ... but the most shocking thing I saw was that some English teachers seem to enjoy it here ... I never saw anything like that. But Huer's analysis had a perspective and a grasp that I share and understand.
Thank you for printing such perceptive content in your newspaper. I look forward to reading more.
Former English teacher