About Ketan

Education Background

My name is Ketan Hein. I’m 32 years old, and I attended Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. I graduated with a BA in Psychology. I also hold a TESOL certification awarded through the American TESOL Institute. I am a member of KOTESOL organization.

Teaching Background

In December  2009, I moved to Andong, South Korea, and taught at Avalon English Academy. In January 2014, I moved to Daegu, and taught for Korea Poly School. I taught subjects ranging from science and social studies, to grammar, vocabulary, phonics, and even art and math. In August 2014, I was hired to be the homeroom teacher to fourth grade students at Yeil International English School. I taught math, science, English-Language Arts, reading, social studies, and physical education. In June 2015, Yeil unfortunately closed, and I had to look for a new school. Shortly after that, I was hired and currently work at a kindergarten and elementary ESL academy in Seoul, called Circle College English Academy.

In addition to teaching children, I also have experience teaching adult ESL learners.

Other Interests

Aside from teaching, I enjoy traveling, cooking, listening to music, reading books, and watching movies and TV. I also enjoy writing, time with friends and family, and spending some time alone.

2014-07-30 08.51.06

Thank you for reading my blog! Any advice you have about my writing, content, ESL, or education, please comment or send an email.

Email me at: ketanmhein@gmail.com

40 responses to “About Ketan

  1. nuttyblurt

    Heya! OK, so I stumbled across you via Harsh Reality’s blog! LOL! You have a very interesting blog too! I shall be following you!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ar Vhee

    Thank you again Ketan for dropping by. You have a wonderful blog site here. I’ll definitely visit from time to time. 🙂

    Kind regards 🙂

    Like

  3. Nebraska! thats where Penny was from! you know Penny from the big bang theory, played by Kaley Cuoco? anyway thanks for checking out my blog and i figured i’d check yours out too. By the way very informative stuff you go here ^__^ glad you’re into Anime too.

    Like

  4. Dear Ketan
    Thank you so much for stopping by and follow my blog. It is a great honor. looking forward to read you great stuff 🙂 Blessing.
    Karina

    Like

  5. Glad you found my blog, so I could find yours! I think we were meant to be, because we both have degrees in psychology and now teach ESL. I went on to get a degree in that too. I also taught in Asia for a few years (China). So, I think it’s great that we found each other’s blogs! Looking forward to reading future posts.

    Like

  6. You’re in Andong? I went for the Mask Festival last fall, so much fun!

    Like

  7. Thanks for checking out my blog and sharing! I’m always happy to connect with other ESL teachers, worldwide. I lived in Omaha as a toddler.

    Like

  8. Hi Ketan,
    Thank you for liking my blog, English Manual: letter by letter. I try to include photos of plants, animals, and landscape features as well as a little information about English. It is good to hear your first-hand experiences, teaching overseas.

    Like

  9. Thanks for stopping by to see my blog, pursuitofhobbiness. Your work seems so adventurous. I’ll have to keep up on your future posts.

    Like

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog… especially so I could find yours! I’m impressed by your teaching ESL. Hats off to you. That’s not easy! Keep blogging! And thanks again.

    Like

  11. Thanks for sharing, Ketan! I stumbled across your blog too while researching about hagwons vs. public schools. (I’m a Psych major, too!) I’m leaning towards teaching at a hagwon in spite of the horror stories I’ve read. Hopefully I will be living in SoKo in February!

    Like

  12. Great blog! I am teaching my first year of ESL in Turkey so your blog is very useful, I will be following!! I am also beginning to look for jobs in South Korea starting in August, hopefully I’ll get there!

    Like

  13. Hey, Martin!
    Thanks for checking my blog and reblogging, you have a great blog that I’ll definitely visit from time to time. 🙂

    Like

  14. Hey Ketan/Martin, what differences between the two schools make teaching at the Poly School more enjoyable for you?

    Like

    • Sorry for the late response. I enjoyed working at Poly a lot due to the level of the students’ comprehension and speaking skills. I also had a great curriculum to work with, and wonderful coteachers!

      My new school, Yeil Christian International School, is about the same as Poly, but I have more responsibilities here. It’s closer to an American-style school, where at Poly was a kindergarten.

      Like

  15. Thanks so much for the “like.” You’re having a very cool career.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. skippingandcrying

    Thanks for reblogging my post about working with parents. You remind me that parents of English learners are another distinct category of people who deserve a whole different communication approach. I’ll have to think about that for another post in the future!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. baiqrosmala

    Hi Ketan, you have a wonderful site here! I am running a social foundation in Indonesia, it’s to help children learn the English and I think your site will help me a lot in finding new methods in teaching ! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Please change your address in your KOTESOL profile to your new address in order to continue to receive your KOTESOL publications.

    Like

  19. Congratulations on your career. My daughter is interested in becoming an ESL teacher. I’m going to let her read your blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. eslwriter

    Hi Ketan,

    Good to connect. Let’s think about some ways to cross share ideas.

    Cheers

    rob whyte
    http://www.eslwriting.org

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s