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American English Andrew J. Luxner

American English

Andrew J. Luxner

Published December 22nd 2004
ISBN : 9780976074809
Paperback
268 pages
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 About the Book 

This is the true story of a young man who, upon college graduation, left his Pittsburgh home to become an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea. In a city of over 11 million he couldnt read or understand a word of the language, and he didnt know aMoreThis is the true story of a young man who, upon college graduation, left his Pittsburgh home to become an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea. In a city of over 11 million he couldnt read or understand a word of the language, and he didnt know a single soul. American English is a fascinating, honest, and often humorous account of how one man chose to navigate Korean society. His journey includes visiting the tense Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border of the two Koreas- teaching English with no prior experience- drinking and eating Korean-style, trying to observe proper etiquette- relationships with Korean women and friendships with students- eating live octopus, dog stew and other exotic cuisine- suffering tear-gas and the aftermath of a student riot in Central Seoul- learning Korean- and exploring the seamy side of Seouls nightlife. American English is both a memoir and an intimate portrait of the real Seoul.