After Mr. Rabbit, on his blog, informing his readers about an exchange program that sends qualified teachers to Korea, I received, from the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, an email offering undergraduates the chance to teach for 3 weeks in Korea in January next year. It is fully funded – other than your own spending money – which also means it is limited in opportunities. I’ll likely apply, if only because I would like to flesh out my ‘CV’ before I go to the D.E.T. begging them for a job. I suspect picking up golf balls, washing carts, and pouring beers aren’t exactly the sought after skills in teaching.
As an aside, I have worked for 17 days consecutive if my prac. is to be considered work (and, from the performance of some teachers, I would most definitely be working). I am enjoying telling people that I am working 8 days a week – 5 at school, 3 at the golf course (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). I am looking forward to a day off – not just a night out. But there will be a night out at the end of this – so Sojourn Group be warned. Not this weekend, but the one after I hope to do something.