Published: March 25th 2010March 25th 2010
In the subway
23th!!! Come on! Ha ha that doesn't sound right...
This is going to be quick because I've got to get in the shower and get ready to leave for the last day of training. SO glad it's the last day. I didn't think it would ever come. I'm not sure I've ever learned this much information in a week of my life. From 9-5 for the last 4 days I have been sitting at a table learning new information and then mock teaching, which is followed by the whole group offering constructive criticism! That's always fun huh!? I wasn't really aware that upon arriving to training they make it very clear that you haven't been hired yet, often referring to the "application process." IF and WHEN you pass the class structure test and final mock evaluation on Friday THEN you sign a contract and are hired. Every night this week I have gotten back to the hotel around 5 or 6, began studying and preparing my materials and then woken up somewhere around 10pm with my face laying in drool soaked papers. There's nothing like some intense training to acclimate you to the new time! There's no way you'd have to time to nap and there's no way you aren't
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exhausted by the time you get to bed so this whole thing has definitely helped me with the time change. On Wednesday I was so overwhelmed at the training center, I didn't think I could possibly make it to the end of the week. However, after yesterdays trainings and mocks I began feeling a little more confident. I was less worried last night as I prepared. I also video taped myself mocking and forced myself to watch it and critique. That is NEVER fun for me. Watching myself continually stumble over words and try to make a clear, concise, point. AWKWARD! Good for me though. So last night was EXTRA busy because we had to prepare for our mocks for the both the AM and PM classes, study for the class structure test for both classes, and PACK everything because if and when we pass, we leave to our location from the training center. Luckily a shuttle van is picking up our luggage. It would be humanly impossible for me to get my two MASSIVE suitcases, Jake's bike, his 2 suitcases, 4 carry ons, a purse, and everything else through the underground. So this morning we have to take all
of luggage to the shuttle before we leave for training. If you see me at home in a few days, just pretend I never left!! Ha ha, let's hope that doesn't happen.
Good news though! Someone from our location (Cheongju) called the hotel last night and asked how we were doing, how training was going, if we'd had any trouble in Seoul, etc. He was very friendly and told us that someone will be waiting for us at the bus station tomorrow when we arrive! I believe that means we are off to a good start :)
Because we are heading to a new location, I am not sure when I will have internet next. Hopefully soon!!
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