Eric Bodnar grew up and lived in the same small town in the state of Maryland in the USA for 22 years. Originally planning to become a high school teacher, plans were changed over night when he first learned about teaching English abroad as a career. South Korea became the first ticket out of Maryland and the country. Japan would be the second. This profession led him to learn Korean and Japanese and also develop an obsession with finding more efficient and more fun ways to learn foreign languages. His works are dedicated to sharing those methods with other language learners.