Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Hogwan

This is the building that our hogwan is in. Hogwan is the Korean word for private school. We are on the 4th floor of a 5 story building.

We were making our daily walk to our school last week, on our way from a lunch of bibimbap. I glanced over to the right to see our building, and noticed that a new banner had been added to the building. Nearly every building here is a littered with a cluster of banners and signs listing what is on each floor of the building. Everything is always in Korean of course. I noticed a few words in English on one though:
Our names are on this huge banner along with the other teachers at our school. Pretty neat, huh? I figured this was a good time to post a few pictures from inside the school. Its really small, our classrooms only have room for 12 cramped students.

This picture doesn't show everyone at out hogwan, but these are four of the teachers that we work with, pictured at the front desk of the school.

We get to work at 4:30pm and leave at 10:15pm. It's a really easy schedule, we are quite lucky.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Usually you have to die or give someone a lot of money or both before they put your name on a building in the States.

    p.s.- Stay away from the DMZ.