Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Why I Applied with Aclipse and CDI for the Second Time

Posted on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

It took three and a half days for me to fall in love with Seoul, South Korea. On my way to a summer fellowship in Manila, I decided to make a pit stop to visit my best friend who lives there. I touched down in Incheon, and we made our way on the airport bus to her house which sat right on the southern half of the Han River. The subsequent hours consisted of noraebang and fried chicken, a hike through Bukhansan (I’d never met a place with a national park within not just a city, but a citywith millions of inhabitants), weaving through the countless markets and underground malls, and stunning palaces and museums.

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Tags: applying to teach English, teaching at Chungdahm, growing with Chungdahm, teaching at CDL, renew contract, personal growth

How to Obtain Your Visa Documents in South Africa to Teach in Korea

Posted on Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Obtaining the necessary documents to teach in Korea can be really stressful  and a big headache if you do not know where to start or how to go about it. From experience, following a methodical order of things needed to be done will help speed up the process. Every citizen coming to Korea has a different route to follow and one needs to know the specific requirements for their nationality. The method of obtaining documents is different in every county. So what may be allowed in America, may not be allowed in South Africa.

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Tags: things to think about before coming out to korea, teach in Korea, teach aclipse, applying to teach English, application, chungdahm learning, documents, ESL documents, South African documents, apostille, South African teachers, documents to teach in Korea, how to obtain documents to teach in Korea, South africans wanting to teach in Korea

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

New ChungDahm Teacher Provides Tips About the Recruitment Process

Posted on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 02:34 PM

About Me:

My name is Cash. I am from Massachusetts and I have a big family that I love spending time with every chance I get. I recently graduated from Elon University with a degree in Finance and two minors in Spanish and Latin American Studies. I now live in Bucheon, South Korea (pictured below) ,which is about 16 miles west of Seoul, and work for ChungDahm at one of their April Institutes.  This blog will be a two-part blog series which will first focus on the recruitment process, followed by a blog about what life has been like since I moved to Korea in August.  I hope through this blog series that I can help people interested in teaching in Korea get a better idea about the various steps in the recruitment process and how to adjust to life living and teaching abroad. 

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Tags: applying to teach English, E2 VISA, recruitment, interview

Save Money and Eat Well When You Teach English in Korea

Posted on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Why Korea?

When I was in my final year of university in Ireland I had decided that I would like to travel. I wanted to see Asia in particular, as I had not been there before. I wanted to see as many countries as possible, for as long as possible. So I thought, what better way to travel than by teaching English abroad. Then I saw an advertisement on my university job board to teach English in Korea. I had never even thought about visiting South Korea when I was looking into traveling.  I had looked at Thailand, China, Japan and even Malaysia but not South Korea. One year later on I can honestly say it’s been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. South Korea is an amazing country, not only is it an ideal location to teach English, but because of  its location you can travel to almost anywhere in Asia with ease, something I have taken full advantage of this past year. This blog will give a brief summary of some of the best thing about being an English Teacher in South Korea.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, applying to teach English, benefits of living in Korea

9 Questions Answered by a Former ChungDahm Teacher

Posted on Thu, Mar 05, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

One of the amazing aspects of teaching abroad is being able to meet so many new people from all over the world.  The tough part about this luxury however is when you have to say goodbye to one of the closest friends you met while teaching English in Korea.  Recently one of my best friends, Lisa Yang, left ChungDahm to begin the next chapter of her life back home in New York City, however before she departed she was able to sit down with me to offer some advice to current ChungDahm teachers as well as those who are thinking of teaching in Korea. 
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Tags: applying to teach English, teaching at Chungdahm, teaching advice,, training week

Celebrating your Birthday in Korea and Combating the Winter Blues

Posted on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Celebrating your birthday abroad can be a daunting thought if you are used to partying with your family and friends. It is a time when you feel very homesick, especially when your birthday is in the heart of the Korean winter time. In South Africa this time of year  it is sunny and  my birthday is usually outdoors at a beach or  in a sunny warm spot. Coming to Korea I have had to become used to a cold and often snowy birthday. So, to tackle the blues I have come up with alternative ways to enjoy birthdays in Korea.  All you need is a group of good friends who love adventure and don't mind venturing into the freezing cold.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, a year in Korea, things to do in Korea, seoul, Korea, applying to teach English, Activities to do in Korea, birthday

Planning a Vacation while Teaching English in Korea

Posted on Thu, Dec 04, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

One thing that really stood out for me when choosing to teach English in South Korea was location. Traveling around Asia is so easy, mainly because many of the airlines have budget friendly fares, meaning you can have an amazing week long vacation for less than a few hundred dollars. Since moving to South Korea, I have already visited China, Japan and Thailand, and soon I will visit Bali during our Christmas vacation. Friends of mine, who are also English teachers in South Korea, have visited Vietnam, The Philippians, and even Australia. 

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, advice, applying to teach English, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, benefits of living in Korea

Teachers Talk About Why They Love Living in South Korea (Part 1)

Posted on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

When I started University back in 2008, I knew that when I finished I would go traveling. I didn’t know where or how, but I knew I wanted leave Ireland for a few years to explore. So, when I found an advertisement from Aclipse on my college website, while I was in my finial year, I knew that teaching English abroad would be a great way to do this. Likewise, this next serious of video blogs will talk to other English teachers from America and England who have made the journey to South Korea and are loving every minute. Blog one is with Anisa, who is from the United Kingdom:

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, advice, applying to teach English, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, benefits of living in Korea

An English Teacher's Apartment in Daegu, South Korea

Posted on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 @ 10:05 PM

There are many questions people have when they look into moving abroad to teach English, and I was no exception. The main priority for me was accommodation. I live in Daegu, South Korea, which is Korea's third largest city. This video is a tour of my apartment. And while it is small, it has everything I need. Also it's rent-free and I get free internet and a really nice TV: 

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, working in korea, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, abroad, appliances in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, appliances, internet in Korea, english teachers accomadation, Apartments in Korea

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