Hello~ I am Andy, a host of an English Cafe (Language and Culture Exchange) in Busan.
I majored in English language and literature at university and English education at graduate school. I used to be English teacher at public school and still need to work on my study for Ph. D. I started this project for foreign travellers to meet Korean friends and experience Korean language and cultures, and for Korean students to meet foreign friends, share experiences and cultures, and practice their English in more authentic environment. Our community provides warm and lively place to Korean students and foreigners in order for them to interat and communicate in English. Volunteers can make Korean friends, learn Korean language, and experience Korean cultures. They can also share different cultures, ideas, and informations with other volunteers from all of the world. We usually have around 20 volunteers at the same time. We offer regular Korean classes and occasional indoor/outdoor activities for volunteers.
We are looking for volunteers with following characteristics and skills:
Comfortable speaking English and willing to help Korean students improve their English
Interested in learning Korean language and experiencing Korean culture
Love meeting and interacting with new friends
Enjoy learning about new cultures and sharing their own culture and life experiences
We aim to provide a friendly environment in which people from other countries meet Korean students to share ideas, culture, experience and language. The cafe atmosphere is very laid-back and informal as volunteers are NOT expected to provide any teaching materials or formal lessons but rather moderate conversation and create a good experience for the students. While you are talking with Korean friends, you can do anything to help them improve their English such as correcting their errors or pronunciation, suggesting good expressions, teaching vocabulary or grammar and so on.
A bed in a dormitory-style room is provided for each guest in a shared apartment with other volunteers.
Living spaces also include wifi, BIg TV, purified drinking water, laundry machines and a comfortable atmosphere for volunteers to interact with each other and plan activities together around Busan in their free time.
Basic foods (rice, bread, ramyen, kimchi, potatoes, onions, yellow raddish, salt, sugar, soy sauce, cooking oil) are provided so that volunteers are able to prepare meals with the provided cookware in the kitchen area if they choose. Pusan University area is also full of great restaurants and supermarkets if volunteers want more variety.
Along with some food being provided, volunteers are also provided with free shampoo, body washer, laundry detergent and fabric softener. Volunteers can use common cooking utensils, dishes, refrigerator, and hair dryer.
Full of fun things in the University area. Many tourist places in Busan. Volunteers and Korean students hang out and have a tour together.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
The best place to meet Korean friends and experience Korean cultures. We provide volunteers with regular Korean class and occasional indoor/outdoor activities. Volunteers can meet many Korean friends at our community and learn Korean cultures from them. Volunteers can share travel information with others and can travel Busan and other cities in Korea during their stay. We also have a tradition of going out in the PNU area after class so that volunteers and students can enjoy more interaction over a meal and drinks.
4 hours a day (max 25 hours/week)
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