About Me

Ian teaches English in Jeollanamdo, South Korea.  He does this in spite of his limited traveling experience.  Majoring in linguistics, his specialties include struggling to explain his major to others as well as allaying expectations of being a polyglot.

He in fact only speaks one language fluently, and Namak High School pays him to teach it.  He freely admits that outside of a classroom, prescriptive grammaticists would define his English as “deficient.”

The following is the story of his trials and tribulations as he navigates Korean culture, expands his worldview, and cultivates his own garden.

Now Ian works as a native instructor at the Jeollanamdo International Education Institute (JIEI) – teaching English to a motley group of learners ranging from elementary students to Korean English teachers.  But he still only speaks on language fluently :P.