Pretty new to the site, and the language too! I got myself a job teaching English in the city of Gwangju (the northern one) for a public elementary school through the GEPIK program. I'm going to start in a month (currently living in Chicago, USA) and to say that I'm pumped would be an understatement! I joined the site because it's a complete goal of mine to become fluent in the Korean language while I'm teaching, and figured it'd be a good thing to get a head start learning the basics while I'm still in the states.
My main question about commuting is that my apartment is going to be in Bundang and I'm going to be teaching in Gwangju. The school told me it's about an hour commute in the morning on the bus (due to traffic). If I were to buy a small korean made motorcycle (125cc or 250cc), would I be able to use it to commute to work faster?
Thanks for any insight, and I look forward to getting to know everyone!
so I don't know where my appartment is going to be, I had initially tried to get a place in Gwangju, but the school I'm working for said they were trapped in a lease or something and I had to stay in bundang. I'll be teaching at the Gwangju elementary school (not sure if there is more than one) but we should definitely meet up when I get there!
Do you mean they will offer an apartment for you?
Or you'd better find a place in Gwangju because...
There are two main access roads to Gwangju from Bundang and both two let you meet too steep hills to go through with a bike. Besides, one of the roads is exclusive for cars I guess. (The northern one, and I've never seen any bike riders on that road.)
The southern one will make you have a long journey to reach to your school everyday if you have to stay in Northern Bundang.
Anyway, let me know the updates and feel free to ask me anything about this.
Beison wrote:I'll be teaching at the Gwangju elementary school (not sure if there is more than one) but we should definitely meet up when I get there!