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A Year of Living Positively-Day 319

Another pleasant but unremarkable work day has passed. Everything was in order to meet the conversation and composition classes I have not seen since around October 15. It was not until today that I returned the midterm tests to them. We found a couple of errors in my marking of dialogue scripts which had to be corrected on paper and amended online. Also, a late paper came from one student, one I suspect has mental health issues. (She wrote about Freud, too, which reinforces my suspicions.) Then the work for the month of November was put forward and the first lesson of the month’s program done.

I am still considering making this term my last. I am still researching work in Japan while I wait to hear whether a university employer in Japan will interview me soon. I have been reading blogs of people who have taught in Japan making comparisons with teaching in South Korea and other places. Some favour Japan and others Korea. I have also been coming across blogs and articles by teachers in Korea who are getting discouraged and talking about leaving. I have to make a decision based on my own situation, though, and a change might do me good even though it might not turn out to be as financially rewarding.

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