Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

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

5 Misconceptions About Life in Korea

Posted on Sat, Jun 14, 2014 @ 10:59 AM

So, you're thinking of moving to Korea to teach English. Maybe you already know a lot about the country, maybe you don't. But, you hear it's a good place to live and work, and you're absolutely right. However, in your internet research and conversations with family and friends, you've probably come across a lot of sweeping statements about the country and its people that have given you pause. While I'm no expert, let me attempt to mythbust some of the more common misconceptions about living and working in Korea.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, living in Korea, life in Korea, working in korea, applying to teach English, teaching at Chungdahm

An English Teacher finds an Amazing spot in South Korea

Posted on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

Being an English Teacher in South Korea is amazing. Not only is the job great, but also there are so many things to see and do. What's more is that you can do many amazing things here in Korea, for free. Whether you want to see a festival, go for a hike or simply watch some body painting. South Korea has it all. In Daegu, South Koreas, third largest city, this is certainly the case. Last weekend, I decided to visit the Local Arboretum. The last time we went here it was autumn, so all of the trees were red, gold and yellow, it was amazing. This time, however, it was spring. The sun was out, it was warm & there were flowers everywhere. What makes this even more awesome is that this area used to be landfill, that's right, a landfill. Around seven years ago, Daegu City decided to turn this wasteland into something useful, and wow did they do just that.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, working in korea, Korean mountains, Better in Korea, Buddist Temples, Daegu, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Nightlife in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

From Ireland to South Korea to Teach English

Posted on Tue, May 27, 2014 @ 06:39 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 Teach English. Then I saw an advert on my university notice board advertising an English Teaching job in South Korea.  South Korea, I had never even thought about visiting South Korea when I was looking into travelling, I’d looked at Thailand, China, Japan and even Malaysia but not South Korea. One year 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 (from Ireland) in South Korea.

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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

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