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Believe it or not, but we love teaching. Love it. Teaching in Korea isn’t just a job for us. It’s our careers, and it’s something we’re really passionate about. We teach English in Canada, and we teach English in Korea as well. But it’s hard to explain to people why we like teaching so much, especially since teaching can be such a challenging job. So, Simon decided a year ago or so to start collecting clips of why he loves teaching in Korea so much. He’d walk around the hallways with the camera and get the students just being themselves. Now, finally, we’ve finally put together the clips into a video, and we hope it conveys how fun the students are and why we like teaching so much. Really, interacting with our students is the best part of our jobs, and it’s what makes teaching so enjoyable. Sounds sappy, we know, but this video’s really special to us, and we hope you enjoy it. And, if you’re a teacher as well, we hope you can relate.

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  1. Simon, this is really an amazing video. I spent 6 years in Korea. One in Incheon and the people were so awesome. What you did in this video is remarkable. It touched me deeply. I’m serious! I love you guys.

  2. What a wonderful video. Brought tears to my eyes. One of my favorite videos you’ve ever done. Sad youtube took it down. I assume because of the boys t shirt, which is hilarious.

  3. This video is blocked from the US!!!!!! GAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! *dies from sadness* Is there any other way we can see this???

  4. I can’t watch the viedeo from germany :'(((

  5. It’s amazing how different Men are in other cultures. I love how inocent the boys/men can be in korea! No one calls them gay or bullies them. Right? It looks like so much fun!! I want to move there so bad!! Do you know how physical therapy does in Korea?

  6. This is amazing. The students are lucky to have you as a teacher. Does Martina’s students act like this too? Ir reminds me so much of my middle school days.

  7. Wow this might be how it would have been if I attended the middle school in Korea! I only attended the elementary then moved to NZ with my family. This is so beautiful. I can’t stop watching your videos Simon and Martina! Makes me visit my homeland again and again even though I’ve been there only a few months ago.

  8. <3 I am currently in college for TESOL & would love to teach in South Korea someday. Thanks for the glimpse into life as a teacher ~

  9. <3 how neat to see kids being themselves! I am currently in college for TESOL and would love to teach in Korea. What age was your favorite to teach?

  10. This video is great! I’m a Junior in Highschool and it really inspired me to want to become an English teacher in either Japan or South Korea. Thanks~!!

  11. I really like this video! It is so encouraging! :)

  12. That was Exceptionally Wonderful! You two are a gift to these children and it shows in their faces.

  13. That was super sweet! I have a huge smile on my face :)

  14. HAHAHAH. i have a monkey fan like the hello kitty one ur student had xD

  15. I want to work in this school! It looks WICKED!!

  16. I like how you guys seem to genuinely appreciate and love teaching. I have to say, I get a bit worried that the demand for English teachers in Asia is so high (http://www.teachergig.com has probably 100 new open positions a day) and this is likely to attract laowais/farangs/gweilos not as genuinely interested as you guys seem to be and might not even be qualified – isn’t there a risk of quality of teaching decreasing?

  17. This looks like so muck fun! They’re very um, touchy feely? If that’s the right word. Your students are adorable! I bet you miss them :_(

  18. This looks like so muck fun! They’re very um, touchy feely? If that’s the right word. Your students are adorable! I bet you miss them :_(

  19. This looks like so muck fun! They’re very um, touchy feely? If that’s the right word. Your students are adorable! I bet you miss them :_(

  20. This is amaaaaazing ! 

    I’ve always been frustrated as a student in France by the traditional french teaching style.
    Here, teachers tend to put as much distance as possible between them and the students to the point that it gets ridiculous.
    And it continues in university as well…
    I found studying in the UK really refreshing as a university student. Teachers actually KNOW you name. O.O
    They ask you your opinion about stuff. At first I was even scared that teachers and university staff remembered my name, like “what did I do to deserve this ? Did I say something stupid ! O.O”.
    That’s a good way to build on your self-esteem.
    I also give private english classes, to young french students, and felt really sad and frustrated after some classes. This french system really shatters and demotivates a lot of students. They are treated as if they were all the same, when each one of them has different needs and personalities.
    I found it great that you managed to create this with you students, and that Korea is more open to that kind of approach. ;)

  21. Aww, seems so fun! x3 Great video! Don’t know if you guys will reply, but out of curiosity, how old were your students o:?

  22. truly the imagination of these children is what makes teaching so much fun…although I’m only in university and studying to become a teacher, I still feel like cryign when I leave any of my placements affter being there for a year, because of all the fun I had with them. I know exactly what you mean about this video, it makes you feel proud to have taught such brilliant and enthusiastic students.

  23. I have always wanted to go to Korea, but now I’m really thinking about teaching over there. Looks like I might be changing my Major :) Thanks guys.

  24. This was such a lovely video. It brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face.
    I did a little bit of English teaching in China and this is making me miss the students so much. It’s great to see them having fun. :)

  25. What a nice video … =) I really enjoy it

  26. Kim Eugene

    I wish my students were that cool. I taught at a private high school that was super up tight.

  27. You are a lucky man making a difference in lives of so many. Best of luck for your future endeavors.

  28. I just love it! Kids are so happy!!!

  29. “I’m so fucking future.”
    Brilliant. :D

  30. Boy everytime I see you guys reply to a comment and get really excited — my sister's boyfriend is Korean and I want to go there with them soon. If I do see you, I will probably faint because you guys are so awesome

  31. I love this video the best, you should do more videos with your students, they always seem to be a lot of fun! I am planning on being a teacher in Korea too, I am in grade 12 in Saskatchewan. I can't wait. Please do more videos like this! Also how did you make your own website?

  32. this is awesome! :) i'm actually a korean, born in america and i'm in college trying to study to become a teacher…. i've also been thinking about teaching in korea. but i'm not sure what I should/want to do yet.

    PS: i LOVE your videos! :) keep up the good work! :)

  33. So many people need to see this. It's absolutely beautiful the love you have for your work and for your life in this country. Thank you for all your work. You deserve all the fortune you find here.

  34. i think i've seen pretty much every video you guys have ever made, but this is my favorite. Can't wait to teach in Korea :)
    -by the way, what is the song to the vid????

  35. Honestly the kids are great, not always the most behaved or motivated but they are kids and you can change that a bit. The prob that people run into in Korea is with the adults(who pay you) and socially. I have had my share of "horror stories" which would've made me think thrice(more than twice) about coming here and I am in EPIK's public school program. You can have a blast with fresh minds if you are creative though. I'm glad to see someone enjoying themselves with their work.

  36. Simon, this video is great…as lame as I may sound, it brought tears to my eyes…makes me think of my kids and how much I'm going to miss them!!!

  37. Awwwwww wow, this video made me so emotional. I have to leave my elementary kids after this school year because of budget cuts TT_TT So this really hit home for me. I'm glad you saved video clips from the past yrs. Hope a lot of happiness to you two.

    ~ Rita *^^*

  38. Love love love this video! It's so nice to see you two enjoy your job so much and adore all your students! Fantastic!

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