Allison Burney

Allison Burney

A small-town Ontario native, Allison Burney studied journalism and human rights at Carleton University in Ottawa. Volunteering in Guyana sparked her desire to keep travelling and learning about different cultures. Interested in teaching ESL? Perfect! Allison lets us in on her experiences teaching in Korea.
February 15, 2015

Korea: Round Two

Allison learns that the old adage "you can never go back" just might be true.
February 14, 2014

Returning Home from Korea

After 15 months of teaching abroad, Allison faces her next challenge: Canadian winter.
Sometimes as a ESL teacher, the students teach you more than you can teach them.
Allison looks past the homesickness and culture shock.
The realities of a life overseas.
July 2, 2013

Homesick in Korea

The hard road to hometime.
Teaching English certainly isn’t the easiest job in the world.
March 7, 2013

The TEFL Challenge

The truth about teaching English as a second language.
My struggles have taught me more than just the importance of being patient, open-minded and understanding.
Being unable to speak Korean has taught Allison that a language barrier can have some surprising effects—both negative and positive.
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