Author Archives: Young

Christmas Eve in East Asia is for lovers

It’s an hour before midnight, and I’m sitting in the first-floor lounge of a hostel in Tokyo, alone with a couple of cans of Kirin-brand chuhai and my laptop. Well, there was the Middle Eastern guy who sat at the same … Continue reading

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New Book: Student Error Correction Guidebook for EFL Teachers in Korea

Of the four projects I’ve been working on for the past two to three years, I’ve finally managed to get one out of the way, the English version of the “textbook.” I’ve called it a textbook for lack of a … Continue reading

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Web Review and Interview: Bookish Asia

It’s been a long time since my last post and even longer since the last posting related to promotion for the memoir (almost three years). So I was surprised when I was contacted by John Ross at Camphor Press, “an … Continue reading

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A rare update

When I woke up yesterday, I was feeling slightly depressed, which was an unfamiliar feeling because I’m generally satisfied with my life. There are other contributing factors, but the problem is that I haven’t been writing much. I haven’t written … Continue reading

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20 Reviews

I finally got my 20th review on Amazon. It’s actually not many at all, but it was something nice to discover since the 10th review was written almost two years ago, in August 2015. 4.6 out of 5 is a … Continue reading

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Taking the TOPIK II

On Thursday, I got my results for the TOPIK II I took last month. The TOPIK II is for levels 3 to 6 (intermediate to advanced) and the best possible score is 300—100 points each for Writing, Listening, and Reading. … Continue reading

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My Korean Language Journey

For a unit on language acquisition this past week, I asked my students to share their English language learning journeys. Because the class was for our near-fluent students, there was a greater variety of answers in comparison to answers given … Continue reading

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