Last summer, I spent a month teaching academic English skills to North Korean university students at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, the country’s first privately funded university, says Karen Best, an English as a second language instructor at the University of Wisconsin, for the Washington Post. My main reason for going was to learn as much as possible. Of course, I wanted to teach well, and I felt confident I could do that. But I had no idea what I would learn and how this experience would affect me. The conversations and interactions that occurred in...

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