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Cultural Sensivity in the ClassroomOne of the hardest aspects of teaching in a foreign country is the cultural differences present in the everyday life. It doesn’t take someone who has studied culture to realize there are many differences between the Western culture and the Eastern culture. That being said, there are many differences in the South Korean classroom than I would expect to find than in different cultures. Understanding the cultural differences in South Korea is difficult (as well as many other Eastern cultures). One aspect I have noticed since being here in Korea is that a student cannot be disciplined in the classroom (at least at my school). The students are very sensitive and do not like to ‘lose-face’ in front of the other students. They become embarrassed. It is best to either take the student out of the classroom and have a talk or make the student stay after the class. Another aspect of culture I have noticed and should be applied to in the classroom is finger pointing. In South Korea, it is common for a dog owner to call their dog by point the finger at the dog and beckoning it over with the finger. In Western culture (at least U.S. culture) it is not seen as rude to do this to a person that you want