Welcome to my blog! My name is Helene, and I’m passionate about languages, teaching, and travel. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to travel and discover the world. When I was a kid I had international penpals, then I moved to Montreal and explored exotic cultures, cuisines, and languages. My first international trip was when I went to teach English in Korea in 1996. After returning to Montreal, I invented a language exchange method that became so popular, a language school grew out of it! But I couldn’t forget Asia, and Daniel and I eventually moved to Shanghai. After three years in China and three years back in Canada, we took a career break and left to travel around the world. We have since been living internationally and working remotely, as digital nomads. I’m happy to share my favorite links with other language teachers, as well as people learning French or English.
“OEGUGIN” (“waygookeen”) is the Korean word for “foreigner”. Korea is the place where I first learned to appreciate being a stranger in a strange land.
“OEGUGIN” (“ouègouguine”) est le mot coréen pour “étranger”. C’est en Corée que j’ai pu apprécier pour la première fois la douce étrangeté de me sentir chez moi en sol inconnu.