Korvia Contributor Editorials

/Korvia Contributor Editorials

Articles written by Korvia as well as other contributors addressing topics related to teaching English in South Korea as well as others.

9 Tools to Engage Your Students as an English Teacher

As an English teacher, you have a very important responsibility. It is up to you to pass on your knowledge, inspire the students, and transform their young minds. This crucial task comes with many challenges and one of them is motivating the students to be more engaged. For all of those kids who think they [...]

[Korvia 2018 Fall Party] Parties, Prizes and New Achievements

As Autumn washes the Korean Peninsula with vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, the cooling weather allows citizens, tourists, and expats alike to settle into the beloved “sweater weather” temperatures. Ending the record-breaking hot and humid Summer brings the beginning of the Autumn’s cherished warm cups of spiced tea, enchanting sceneries of changing [...]

Korean Hiking Culture

When it comes to sports culture in Korea, there is one activity that rules – hiking. Hiking is Korea’s favorite pastime and the most popular way to stay healthy and active for all ages. This shouldn’t be a surprise though, as Korea’s terrain consists of 70% mountains and only 30% habitable landscape. There are over [...]

On Kimchi: When Food is More than Fuel

If you’ve been in Korea for longer than about five minutes, it’s highly likely that you’ll have come across some kimchi. The spicy fermented side dish, a staple of the typical Korean diet, comes in hundreds of different varieties and is served with almost everything. While it may be a shock to the system if [...]

Life on Geoje Island

When someone first starts thinking about moving to Korea, Seoul is usually the first-choice destination for many teachers who come here to teach, and I don’t blame them. Seoul, and other major cities such as Busan and Daegu, have endless options for food and fun. I’ve visited all three of those places and have loved [...]

How to Stay Warm in Korea

What’s the weather like where you’re from? Is it hot most of the year? Cold? Have you experienced snow? While Korea boasts all four seasons, they aren’t equal. Spring and fall can be absolutely lovely, but fleeting, whereas, summer and winter tend to take over the year. Both seasons can catch people by surprise, especially [...]

Gym Alternatives in Daegu

Cheap & Easy Exercise Spots in Daegu   We all see the banners everywhere; ‘Join our gym! Lose that weight! 1 month – 3 months – 6 months – 1 year payments! It only costs 1/4th of your paycheck every month!’ But the reality always hits us in the face after we tour the fancy, [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:59:21+09:00January 9th, 2018|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|0 Comments

Baking Basics Glossary Guide

  Baking in Korea is not an easy task. The ovens are small enough to fit on your kitchen counter if your apartment even has one. Whether you want to make pancakes, bake a cake with your rice cooker or just microwaveable treats it’s important to know what is available and what it’s called so [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:59:21+09:00December 28th, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|2 Comments

My Seoul Fashion Week Experience

Our contributor, photographer Amy Benham, takes you into the world of Korean fashion! In a country which places so much pressure on the rituals of studying, going to a good university, and securing a good job, straying from that stable path can be seen as failure. However, these days there are a lot more Koreans [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:59:21+09:00December 21st, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|0 Comments

Navigating the Korean Supermarket

The Korean supermarket was one of my first hurdles I had to get over when I first moved to Korea. Korean supermarkets are not wildly different from stores back in America. They are set up in a similar fashion with fruits and vegetables towards the front, followed by dairy products, then meat and fish in [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:59:22+09:00December 18th, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|1 Comment