About Danny Kessler

Danny Kessler is an English teacher at Youngsan University and a self-defense expert. He is the founder of Angels with Attitude, a company dedicated to promoting women's personal safety. His company has been mentioned on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and Fox News Online, and in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of Angels with Attitude: The Socially Intelligent Woman's Guide to Personal Safety and Travel: A Korean's Guide to America. He is currently living in Busan, South Korea and researching his next book on East Asian food culture.

MA in TESOL from Framingham State University – Portfolio Analysis of Coursework

INTRODUCTION As the leader of the Busan cohort, I want to thank a few people for making this MA possible. Firstly, I want to thank Joyce Fahey. In April 2014, I called Joyce to inquire about the Framingham TESOL master’s program. She connected me with Chris Bolger and Nick Mitchelmore. I had multiple conversations with Chris [...]

By |August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Study Abroad Research

Benefits of Studying Abroad for Korean Students  by Bogue Hermsmeyer & Danny Kessler Topic: Studying abroad benefits students from all countries, both for language acquisition and cultural awareness. Problem: An overly competitive job market and strict English proficiency requirements have sent Koreans seeking study abroad programs in droves, yet we don’t know the actual benefits [...]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You better fix your pronunication…

    You know, Koreans are very judgmental about pronunciation, do Americans care about perfect English pronunciation?한국인들은 영어발음에 굉장히 예민한데요. 미국인들도 영어발음을 중요시 하나요? Well, they might tease you a bit, but that feedback is the best way to learn. However, you must be careful with certain words and make sure you pronounce them correctly.발음이 [...]

By |September 7th, 2016|guide|0 Comments

You should be paranoid in America

    In America, you have to be a little paranoid in big cities. 미국 대도시에는 특히나 주변상황에 더 신경 써야 해요.Why is this? I remember when I was traveling into San Francisco with my girlfriend on the train and we were about to get off at the central station in San Fransisco and this [...]

By |September 7th, 2016|guide|0 Comments

Hookup Culture in America

    How did this hookup culture come to be? Hook-up 문화는 어떻게 생겨났나요? Hook-up 문화 = 한국말로 썸 관계+성관계 Well girls used to look for Mr. Right, the guy with the promising career, the hard working man who is nice to his mother. 여성들은 원래 안정적인 직업을 가지고 열심히 일하면서 부모님께도 잘 하는 남자, [...]

By |August 6th, 2016|guide|0 Comments

Sexual Jealousy in America

    I remember I was having coffee with a former student and she was telling me about her experience dating a guy when she was living in New York City and how that compared to Korea. 예전에 제가 가르치던 학생이랑 커피를 마시는데 그 학생이 뉴욕에 살 때 사귀었던 미국 남자친구와의 경험을 한국 스타일과 비교해서 [...]

By |August 6th, 2016|guide|0 Comments

My Philosophy of Education

  In Chinese, there is a phrase, 富不过三代 “Fu bu guo san dai,” which translates to, “Wealth does not survive past three generations.” The first generation lives in poverty and suffers, the second generation builds wealth to escape from poverty, and the third generation spends that wealth before the cycle begins again. We’re watching the [...]

By |July 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What you need to know before you go

  What is some things Koreans should know before they go to America? 미국에 가기 전 알아야 할 것들이 있다면요? Make sure when you buy your airplane ticket.. and you are filling out the information, your first name is your given name and your last name is family. So if your name is Juhee Park, [...]

By |June 8th, 2016|guide|0 Comments

American Law is King

  A few years ago my friend was drunk and peeing in public near a school, a police officer came and arrested him. He had to hire a lawyer because the police charged him as being a “sex offender” 몇 년 전, 제 친구가 밤에 술에 취해서 학교 주변에서 소변을 보고 있었는데 경찰관이 자신을 성범죄자로 [...]

By |June 5th, 2016|guide|0 Comments

Plastic Surgery Differences

    What are some other cultural differences about beauty standards between Korea and America? 한국과 미국의 '미美' 에는 어떤 차이점들이 있을까요? Oh this is always a hot topic with my students! '미美' 에 관한 이야기는 항상 핫이슈 에요! American women show cleavage, the same way Korean women show off legs. 일단 한 가지는 미국 [...]

By |June 2nd, 2016|guide|0 Comments