Yeji Song
t has been a while since I posted up the last note here and It feels like I need to brush up on my English to beef up my skills. Today I would like to talk about the situation many Koreans are facing at the moment, mainly because of the Covid 19 pendamic. Honestly speaking, I am working as an English Instructor here in Korea since I came back from long journey in Austrailia. When I first joined one of the largest language institutes in Korea, I thought everything was done and it was the first step to be a professional teacher. Come to think of bit, It was my imagination that doens't exist in reality. Over the past 3 years, I've never been away from English. Taking 2 to 3 lessons not to get my English rusty, teaching people at the same time learn from them. However, since last feburary when the virst started seriously spread all over South Korea, large English Insitutes have been affected directly and it has been difficult to have students in my class. Luckily though, the one that I work at opened the door yesterday and I am over the moon to have at least some students and help them to reach their target goals. Generally speaking, it might not be just merely a problem for educational Insititues. It is more of a problem for large corporations and the HR people are not even sure when they are going to hire new employees which is related to my job. I am teaching students who want to get a job and to meet the requirement, they need to get an English test score. If this senario doesn't stop, It will also be difficult for me to open my classes. When I first started my career, I wanted to help people who want to change their life and explore something new by learning English, which I'd got through in the past. I hope it will get better with the most effective vaccine in any country so we all get back to normal. :)
Oct 6, 2020 3:59 PM
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Come to think of it, (I wouldn’t use this here; to me this implies that this is a casual idea that you just thought of, not a musing on your past. Maybe use “looking back”) it was my imagination that doesn’t exist in reality (I understand, but native English speakers wouldn’t say this. I’d say, “Looking back, this was an unrealistic expectation.” Or something like that.). Over the past 3 years, I've never been away from English. Taking 2 to 3 lessons (per week?) not to get my English rusty, teaching people at the same time learn from them (not quite a sentence. You need to give at least one of these grammatical phrases a subject.). However, since last February when the virus started to seriously spread all over South Korea, large English institutes have been affected directly, and it has been difficult to have students in my class. Luckily, though, the one where I work (some people don’t like prepositions at the end of a grammatical phrase) opened its doors yesterday, and I am over the moon to have at least some students and to help them to reach their target goals. Generally speaking, (I’d use a different opener. This seems redundant.) it might not be just (redundant) a problem for educational Insititues. It is more of a problem for large corporations, and the HR people are not even sure when they are going to hire new employees, a problem which is related to my job (not sure how correct my correction is lol, but it makes more sense I think). I am teaching students who want to get a job to meet the requirement: they need to get an English test score. If this issue doesn't stop, it will also be difficult for me to open my classes. When I first started my career, I wanted to help people who want to change their lives and explore something new by learning English, which I'd gotten through (“gotten through” is informal phrasing. Use “done myself”?) in the past. I hope it will get better with the most effective vaccine in any country so we can all get back to normal.
Last sentence: I’m a little confused by your purpose in saying (the most effective vaccine in any country). It seems too wordy. That’s really good! You sound like a great teacher, and I’m so impressed with your language learning story!
October 6, 2020
t has been a while since I posted up the last note here and It feels like I need to brush up on my English to beef up my skills. Today I would like to talk about the situation many Koreans are facing at the moment, mainly because of the Covid 19 pendamic. Honestly speaking, I am working as an English Instructor here in Korea since I came back from long journey in Austrailia. When I first joined one of the largest language institutes in Korea, I thought everything was done and it was the first step to be a professional teacher. Come to think of bit, It was my imagination that doens't exist in reality. Over the past 3 years, I've never been away from English. Taking 2 to 3 lessons not to get my English rusty, teaching people at the same time learn from them. However, since last feburary when the virst started seriously spread all over South Korea, large English Insitutes have been affected directly and it has been difficult to have students in my class. Luckily though, the one that I work at opened the door yesterday and I am over the moon to have at least some students and help them to reach their target goals. Generally speaking, it might not be just merely a problem for educational Insititues. It is more of a problem for large corporations and the HR people are not even sure when they are going to hire new employees which is related to my job. I am teaching students who want to get a job and to meet the requirement, they need to get an English test score. If this senario doesn't stop, It will also be difficult for me to open my classes. When I first started my career, I wanted to help people who want to change their life and explore something new by learning English, which I'd got through in the past. I hope it will get better with the most effective vaccine in any country so we all get back to normal. :)
It has been quite a while since I posted my last note here, and recently, I feel like I need to brush up on my English skills. In all truth, I have been supporting myself as an English Instructor here in Korea since I came back from a long stay in Australia. Back then, when I first joined one of the largest language institutes in Korea, I thought everything that I ever needed to do was done, and it was but the first step on my way to be a professional teacher. Now that I think about it a bit, I realize that such a belief was merely a product of my imagination, and one that didn't truly exist in reality. Regardless, over those past 3 years, I've never stopped studying English, be it taking two to three lessons in it myself so that my level would not get rusty, to teaching others while also indirectly learning from them. Today, though, I would like to talk about the situation many Korean ESL students currently face mainly because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Once the virus started seriously spreading all over South Korea, the larger English institutes were directly affected, and it became rather difficult to have enough students to attend classes, and as a result, with low to no enrollments, they closed down. Luckily though, the institute that I worked at re-opened its doors as of yesterday, and I am literally over the moon to finally have some students again, as well as to help them as they try to reach their target goals. In addition to the quarantine being a problem for educational institutes, it is more of a problem for the HR people at large corporations who are left completely unsure as to when they will be able to hire new employees, which is something more directly related to my particular job.
October 7, 2020
It has been a while since I posted my last note here, and it feels like I need to brush up on my English to beef up (technically correct but I personally wouldn’t use “beef up here”) my skills. Today I would like to talk about the situation many Koreans are facing at the moment, mainly because of the Covid 19 pandemic. Honestly speaking (I wouldn’t use this opener here), I have been working as an English Instructor here in Korea since I came back from long journey (consider “trip” instead) in Australia. When I first joined one of the largest language institutes in Korea, I thought that everything was done and that it was the first step to becoming a professional teacher. * Come to think of bit It was my imagination that doens't exist in reality. Over the past 3 years, I've never been away from English. Taking 2 to 3 lessons not to get my English rusty, teaching people at the same time learn from them. However, since last feburary when the virst started seriously spread all over South Korea, large English Insitutes have been affected directly and it has been difficult to have students in my class. Luckily though, the one that I work at opened the door yesterday and I am over the moon to have at least some students and help them to reach their target goals. Generally speaking, it might not be just merely a problem for educational Insititues. It is more of a problem for large corporations and the HR people are not even sure when they are going to hire new employees which is related to my job. I am teaching students who want to get a job and to meet the requirement, they need to get an English test score. If this senario doesn't stop, It will also be difficult for me to open my classes. When I first started my career, I wanted to help people who want to change their life and explore something new by learning English, which I'd got through in the past. I hope it will get better with the most effective vaccine in any country so we all get back to normal. :)
For some reason it’s limiting my word count, so I only edited until *. It’s really good so far! Most of my corrections have been just making it sound more like we’d say it in America.
October 6, 2020
t has been a while since I posted up the last note here and It feels like I need to brush up on my English to beef up my skills. Today I would like to talk about the situation many Koreans are facing at the moment, mainly because of the Covid 19 pendamic. Honestly speaking, I am working as an English Instructor here in Korea since I came back from long journey in Austrailia. When I first joined one of the largest language institutes in Korea, I thought everything was done and it was the first step to be a professional teacher. Come to think of bit, It was my imagination that doens't exist in reality. Over the past 3 years, I've never been away from English. Taking 2 to 3 lessons not to get my English rusty, teaching people at the same time learn from them. However, since last feburary when the virst started seriously spread all over South Korea, large English Insitutes have been affected directly and it has been difficult to have students in my class. Luckily though, the one that I work at opened the door yesterday and I am over the moon to have at least some students and help them to reach their target goals. Generally speaking, it might not be just merely a problem for educational Insititues. It is more of a problem for large corporations and the HR people are not even sure when they are going to hire new employees which is related to my job. I am teaching students who want to get a job and to meet the requirement, they need to get an English test score. If this senario doesn't stop, It will also be difficult for me to open my classes. When I first started my career, I wanted to help people who want to change their life and explore something new by learning English, which I'd got through in the past. I hope it will get better with the most effective vaccine in any country so we all get back to normal. :)
I happen to focus on teaching those certain students who are seeking employment, and oftentimes, a part of the job requirement is that they be able to obtain a passing English test score. As a result, if the current lockdown of society remains in place, it will be difficult for me to have, let alone to fill, my classes. When I started my career, I wanted to help those people who expected to not only change their lives, but also explore something new, by learning English, as I, myself, had done in the past. No one, however, could have foreseen the worldwide impact and widespread damage this virus has had and caused. Naturally, we all hope the situation will get better soon in every country once we have developed an effective vaccine, as then, we can all start getting back to our normal life. I hope that this helps you. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. More than anything else, I tried to make it sound more natural to my native ears, to clarify your thoughts, and for ease of reading. Keep practicing and keep posting!
October 7, 2020
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Yeji Song
Language Skills
English, Indonesian, Korean
Learning Language
English, Indonesian