Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Sobia's Unforgettable Teaching Experience

Posted on Thu, May 03, 2018 @ 07:11 PM

My name is Sobia, and I am from Mississauga, Canada. After graduating, I decided to travel and work abroad for a year while I figure out what to do with rest of my life. I was introduced to the recruitment company Aclipse who took me through the entire placement process step by step until I arrived in Seoul, South Korea. I accepted a year long teaching contract with Chungdahm Learning Institute. It was a great company to work with. Their one-week training was 

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Tags: chungdahm learning, teaching at Chungdahm, arriving in korea, teacher testimonial, Teaching skills, teaching at CDL, pay off loans, exploring korea, korean staff, weekend travel

Brian's Top 5 Tips for New and Veteran Teachers!

Posted on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Congratulations on becoming a ChungDahm teacher! As a ChungDahm teacher myself, I want to share my top five teaching tips that will shed some light into my own personal teaching style, philosophy, and experiences, all of which will help you in your exciting new journey. Let’s begin.

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Tags: chungdahm learning, teaching at Chungdahm, arriving in korea, teacher testimonial, Teaching skills, teaching at CDL, teaching in Korea, teaching tips, teaching kids

Russell's First Six Months Teaching in Seongnam, Korea

Posted on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Balancing Work and Creative Endeavors

I am nearing the halfway point of my first year teaching in abroad in South Korea, and so far this experience has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my life. Fresh out of university, I had no real understanding of what the next step was for me. Halfway through my undergraduate degree I found a real creative voice as photographer and writer. 

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Tags: chungdahm learning, teaching at Chungdahm, arriving in korea, seongnam, bundang, work balance, teacher testimonial

The First Weeks for Teachers at Chungdahm

Posted on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Moving to Korea can be really intimidating. There are plenty of questions racing through your head, such as "Where am I going to live? How am I going to get to school? Will people understand me? Will my students like me?" We all worry about things we cannot control, so to lessen the nerves, at Chungdahm Learning you will receive a lot of guidance and help that will make your life easier and more comfortable. 

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Tags: chungdahm learning, teaching at Chungdahm, arriving in korea, First week in Korea, Training Center, training week, team leader, hweshik, housing in Korea

Top 3 Tips For Passing The ChungDahm Training Week

Posted on Tue, May 02, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

Training week is your introductory course into teaching in Korea for ChungDahm Academy or April Institute. For one week, you will be with ChungDham trainers at the beautiful training facility in Jamsil before getting moved to your working branch. Living in Korea is amazing but it is important to make sure to pass training week first. Here are my 3 key points for passing training week:

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Tags: Training Center, training week, chungdahm learning, arriving in korea, English teacher in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm

Visiting the Seoul Immigration Office While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 01:03 PM

For over the past 5 years, I would need to go to the Seoul Immigration Office every year to get my Alien Registration Card extended. You need your ARC for pretty much everything when living and teaching in Korea. You will need it for banking, setting up internet services, setting up your mobile phone and this will be your primary ID while living here. Here are some things that you need to have prepared before going to the immigration office. This is specifically for those who are located in Seoul. If you are not in Seoul, please click on this link to find your designated immigration office.

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Tags: immigration, arriving in korea, ARC, living in Korea, working in korea, teaching in Korea, teaching in seoul

Watch Jenna Talk About Her First Semester Teaching for ChungDahm

Posted on Wed, Aug 31, 2016 @ 04:13 PM

Meet Chungdahm Learning's newest teacher, Jenna McGonegal! Jenna, 23, is from Toronto, Canada. Jenna began teaching in Korea about 3 months ago and has almost completed her first semester teaching in Korea. As Week 14 of the Summer semester comes to a close, Jenna discusses with Aclipse Marketing assistant, Tijana Huysamen, about her journey to Korea, her favorite teaching moments and how to tackle any obstacles during CDL's training week. 

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Tags: First week in Korea, new teacher, training week, Training Center, arriving in korea, semester, video blog, teaching at Chungdahm, chungdahm learning, life in Korea

5 Things You Must Do When You Arrive to Teach in Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 05:27 PM

Arriving in a new country can be really overwhelming. There are many things that need to be done quickly upon your arrival! Your head will soon be spinning, without knowing what to expect and how to go about it. Everyone coming to teach in Korea can better prepare for the time ahead by doing a little bit of research, and having a few conversations with foreigners. By doing this you can feel relaxed and be assured that your transition to life in Korea, will run smoothly. 

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Tags: ex-pat life in Korea, life in Korea, learning Korean, teach in Korea, arriving in korea, what to do after, Meetup, new teacher

Experience What it is like to Begin Training as a ChungDahm Teacher

Posted on Mon, Nov 23, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

I sneak in one last goodbye call to my mom before the flight attendant shakes her finger at me, and we’re off. I’m in the air, going 500mph away from familiar Vancouver International Airport, speeding through the sky towards Seoul Icheon airport, towards what will be my new home for the next year.

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Daiso: Dollar Store of Korea

Posted on Wed, Jan 14, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

            Teaching English in South Korea certainly is an attractive option for many, and the motivations for doing so vary widely. Obviously the chance to experience a new culture was a strong draw for me, coupled with the glaring and troubling realization that I was not totally sure of what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. But another large part of the appeal of this profession was the opportunity to save significant amounts of money. Now, there are varying degrees of frugality that you can strive for, and personally I would put myself somewhere in the middle of the savings spectrum. I do not make many extravagant or expensive purchases (some of my friends jokingly call me a tightwad), but at the same time I am a big lover of food and drink, so I like to eat out with friends pretty regularly. Whether you are a dedicated worshiper at the alter of penny pinching, or simply a person who likes to save a few bucks here and there, one of your strongest allies in the fight for a bigger bank account is Daiso.

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Tags: saving money in Korea, cooking in korea, arriving in korea

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