Overview

This is a collection of short stories based on real conversations with real young adult learners of English in South Korea from 2007 to 2010. You might call it creative non-fiction. As these individuals relayed their life situations and dilemmas to me, I imagined the unfolding drama of struggling with identity, negotiating global English, and making career decisions, putting myself in their shoes.
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Overview

This is a collection of short stories based on real conversations with real young adult learners of English in South Korea from 2007 to 2010. You might call it creative non-fiction. As these individuals relayed their life situations and dilemmas to me, I imagined the unfolding drama of struggling with identity, negotiating global English, and making career decisions, putting myself in their shoes.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044733947
  • Publisher: Barbara Waldern
  • Publication date: 7/18/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 322 KB

Meet the Author

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and a graduate of Burnaby Central Senior Highschool and Simon Fraser University, having studied English lit, French, Spanish, applied linguistics, social policy and anthropology. Started out as an ESL instructor in Vancouver, then was a federal public service employee, and finally an education researcher before going to teach English in South Korea in 2007. Waldern has always been involved in community and anti-imperialist activism, and is an advocate and network coordinator for teachers working abroad today. Likes languages, films, music, art, nature, walking and general physical recreation. Becoming a published artistic writer has been a lifelong dream.
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