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.
Allison learns that the old adage "you can never go back" just might be true.
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.
Teaching English certainly isn’t the easiest job in the world.
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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