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How to Embrace Spring While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Spring is a popular season in Korea. Plenty of tourists travel to North East Asia to view the Cherry Blossoms, which bloom in Korea and Japan during the month of April. The season begins in March and ends around May,  as the temperatures warm up for Summer in June. Spring is also a season for harvesting. It is common to see countryside farmers planting rice and potatoes, as well as sowing seeds and pruning trees.  In this blog I will offer a variety of ways you and your friends can enjoy the comfortable spring weather while living and teaching in Korea.

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Tags: korea bucket list, outdoors, hiking in korea, Spring, cherry blossoms, parks in Korea, outdoor activities, Recreational activities, Cafes, patbingsu, Festivals in Korea, picnics in South Korea, Spring Time, korea spring

ChungDahm Teacher Answers Top Questions About Teaching in Korea Part 2

Posted on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 02:06 PM

Hopefully you enjoyed the first part of my blog ChungDahm Teacher Asks Top Questions About Teaching in Korea. Today I will answer some of the other popular questions that I have been asked by candidates who are interested in teaching in Korea for ChungDahm.

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Tags: living in Korea, living in Seoul, teaching at Chungdahm, living in South Korea, chungdahm, chungdahm learning

Make Sure To Go to a Korean Baseball Game While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 03:14 PM

Spring has sprung in Korea and that means it is also baseball season, which to me is the best time of the year. Coming from the United States, I always enjoyed baseball games. In the U.S., you watch a game and eat a hot dog, however the game can be boring as the score tends to be pretty low. In comparison, since I began teaching in Korea I have absolutely loved going to Korean baseball games. In this blog I will explain why Korean baseball games are infinitely more enjoyable, what the teams are, and how to get tickets.

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Tags: Activities to do in Korea, sports in Korea, baseball

How To Obtain Your Visa Documents In the U.S. to Teach in Korea

Posted on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Before you can board the plane and fly to South Korea, of course some planning and paperwork needs be completed and mailed to the Aclipse headquarters in order to receive your visa. Below is a list of what items and documents you will need to obtain if you are a United States citizen in order to teach in Korea.

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Tags: documents, documents to teach in Korea, how to obtain documents to teach in Korea

How To Build A Rapport With Your Students While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 04, 2017 @ 12:36 PM

Building a rapport in an ESL classroom is vital to having a successful semester. It takes a lot of courage to speak in another language and if your students speak freely and often it shows they feel comfortable enough to participate in your class. As an ESL teacher if you have accomplished this magic element it will help turn an average class into a great class!

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Tags: creativity with students, Teach English in Korea, English teacher in Korea, Korean students, Motivate Students, motivating students, ESL, new teacher, rapport, how to be a great ESL teacher, rapport with students

ChungDahm Teacher Answers Top Questions About Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 05:19 PM


After managing at a ChungDahm Academy for 4 years and working as an Aclipse Marketing Assistant for 3 years, I get a lot of questions about living and teaching in Korea. For many applicants, moving to Korea will be their first experience living away from their homeland, so it is completely natural to have many questions about what it is like to live here. This blog is aimed to help answer and alleviate some of those concerns about working for ChungDahm as well as living in Korea. If you have any questions about Korea, feel free to use Aclipse’s Connect with a Teacher Program.

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Tags: living in Korea, applying to teach English, basic korean, Training Center, benefits of living in Korea, meeting people in Korea, meeting Koreans, training week, Meetup, save money

A Korean Bucket List Part 2: Unique Places to Visit While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 04:37 PM

Living and teaching in Korea is filled with unique experiences. Often opportunities arise that should not be missed! Life in Korea can be filled with adventure if you embrace new challenges and venture outside of your comfort zone. 

So what does it take to truly embrace Korea? The only way to see the country and understand the people, is to travel into the countryside or to local areas. Go beyond the tourist spots and find yourself stranded among rice paddies or the mountainside. Rural Korea is where the heart of Korea is. Most people who live in the bigger cities grew up in the countryside. If you want to understand your Korean friends, it is important t understand their upbringing and where they come from. 

Last month the first part of my bucket list was about the Top 5 Unique things to do in Korea. Part 2 is focusing on the Top 5 Unique places to visit in Korea. 

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Tags: things to do in Korea, korea bucket list, what to do in korea, bucket list, places to see, Places to go, travel, weekend travel, adventure, unique things to do in Korea, top things to do in Korea, top places to travel in Korea

Make Sure to Visit Namsan Tower While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 @ 04:30 PM

Having lived in and around Seoul going on three years, there are number of places that are near and dear to my heart. Since I have the goal of visiting as many places as possible during my time teaching in Korea, I would like to bring to your attention one of my favorite places to see, Namsan Tower.

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Tags: things to do in Korea, things to do on the weekend, things to do before leaving korea, seoul, top things to do in Korea

A ChungDahm Teacher Reflects On Her Three Years In Korea

Posted on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 03:49 PM

Since 2011, I have been teaching in Korea at ChungDahm's GangDong branch and have enjoyed everything about it. One of reasons why I ended up staying in Korea for so long is because of the people I've met. I have built relationships that will last me a lifetime, so when my colleague Erin Stuebben told me she was leaving I was really saddened. As she was packing for her move, I asked her if she could answer some questions for me  She was great about it and on her last working day on Friday at 5AM in the morning, I got her email response. I was really touched that she did this for me.  Below are her thoughts and experiences, from the beginning to end, of her time working for ChungDahm and living in Korea:

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Tags: Teachers, working in korea, cultural experience, teaching at Chungdahm, memories, teach english, moving home, teaching job

Top Tips For Saving Money While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 04:14 PM

 Dreaming of saving money? Maybe you would like to travel to some exotic island or even pay for your wedding. Maybe your student loans are weighing you down and you would like to go to graduate school. Teaching in Korea can make all these dreams a possibility! 

Korea is a great place to save money. With efficient transportation systems, cheap internet and affordable health care, teachers can live comfortably while saving money. Living expenses can be considerably lower than in the West, especially when it comes to utility bills and phone contracts. Even bank charges are mostly free and international transfer fees are lower than what they would charge you in your home country. This is how I managed to travel the world, save money and pay for a wedding! Below are my top 3 tips for saving money in Korea. 

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Tags: housing in Korea, saving money in Korea, life in Korea, shopping in Korea, teach in Korea, Saving, Walking, sales, Apartments in Korea, Bike to school, adventure, save money, save money teaching English

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