Dear Readers,

It’s a hard to believe that this blog has already been around for 5 years. In that time, this blog has gone through many phases of evolution.

In the beginning, this was a blog created for me to reflect on my experience as a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) at San Francisco State University (SFSU) graduate student and an overall ESL teaching professional.

At a certain point, I started transitioning towards posting more news from the media related to languages, second language acquisition, and language teaching. And not long after, I decided to reformat this blog again, back to its roots as a professional portfolio and space for personal academic musings.

In 2013, I moved to Taiwan to accept a position teaching academic English at the University of Taipei And now, two years later, I’m pursuing my PhD in TESOL at National Taiwan Normal University.

Just as I have in the past 5 years, I still plan to share my thoughts and observations along the way mostly in journal/narrative form. I believe that self-reflection through writing is a great way for one to evaluate daily experiences and witness personal growth over time. I approach this project as a professional portfolio for both my teaching as well as my graduate studies, and hope you will find this blog as informative and helpful as I have.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at


Eric K. Ku