Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Must Items You Should Bring When You Move to Teach in Korea

Posted on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Every 3 months, ChungDahm has a huge surge of teachers who decide to change their lives and move to teach in Korea. Our contracts are all for one year so that means you should have enough of your personal items to last. There are some things that you cannot find here so it is best to bring what you need. Here is a list of items that you should pack just in case it’s not here.

Read More

Tags: packing, moving to Korea, shopping in Korea, snacks in korea, Beauty Products in Korea, what to bring

Tips on Navigating the Korean Beauty Industry

Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 03:30 PM

The Korean beauty and skincare industry is huge! Not only are there hundreds of domestic skincare and cosmetic companies competing throughout the country, but Korea hosts the K-BEAUTY EXPO, the world’s largest fair that specializes in the beauty industry! Every year more than 100 skincare and cosmetic companies come from around the world to showcase their products. In 2015 Korea hosted the 7th K-BEAUTY EXPO and over 400 domestic companies and 130 international companies were present to promote their products.  This blog will help you navigate your way through beauty and skincare industry during your time teaching in Korea.

Read More

Tags: Beauty Products in Korea

A Teacher Spends Sunday Afternoon at a Korean Bath House

Posted on Mon, May 19, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

 If you are moving to Korea, there are many things you have to experience before leaving. Call it the English Teacher in Korea Bucket List. Obviously there are things like the Boryeong Mud Festival, trips to Busan, the Korean War Museum, the DMZ, and maybe a quick expedition to China or Japan, but there are other important must-do's that are far more convenient. What I did today is definitely on the English Teacher in Korea Bucket List and that was a trip to a Jjimjilbang! You can take a look at what they say on Wikipedia, but I would just describe it as a traditional Korean Bath House. 

Read More

Tags: free time in korea, Jjimjilbang, Beauty Products in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Daegu City International Marathon: Teach English in Korea.

Posted on Sun, Apr 20, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

What I love most about Teaching English and living in South Korea, is that there is always some sort of festival going on. Whether its body painting, a lantern festival or a mask festival, South Korea is packed with fun and interesting things to see and do. This season happens to be marathon season, with many marathons happening up and down the country; from Seoul to Daegu and Busan just to name a few!

Read More

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

An English Teacher's Adventure in E-World Theme Park

Posted on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

When I came to South Korea to teach English for a year, I was really excited. Not only for the food or the culture or the amazing hiking, but also for the theme parks. South Korea has some of Asia's best theme parks, from Lotte world in Seoul to E-world in Daegu, where I live. Little did I realize, however, just how close my apartment and job would be to one of those Theme Parks. E-world is a Theme Park in Daegu, Korea's third largest city. It is open all year round and depending on seasons it is half water park, ski park and theme park. Not only that, but at night it transforms into a light show, with every tree, every statue, every building covered in illuminations. The other English Teachers and I decided to visit E-world last Sunday:

Read More

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

How to Incorporate Fun Into Your Classroom

Posted on Tue, Aug 13, 2013 @ 11:14 AM

Being an English teacher for Chungdahm does not mean that you are restricted to a itinerary everyday like most people think. There is flexibility within your classroom by being able to incorporate other fun things into the everyday schedule. One special class that I had with my amazing Memory Tera students who are extremely young in age is allowing the to participate in a bucket list check off for me.

Read More

Tags: Students, teaching in Korea, English teacher in Korea, tips, funny moments in the classroom, fun, bucket list, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Beauty Products in Korea

Sneak Peek into Korea's 3rd Largest City: Daegu!

Posted on Fri, Jul 05, 2013 @ 04:40 PM

My name is John & I have been teaching English in South Korea just over five weeks now. I teach in Wolbae, Daegu. Where is Daegu you ask? Well....This blog will explain all. When I got my contract for Daegu – I thought great, I have my contract I’m ready to go. My second thought was where is Daegu? All I knew was it wasn’t Seoul and it wasn’t Busan.

Read More

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

Summertime in Gangneung, Korea: A Teacher's Fun in the Sun

Posted on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 @ 03:50 PM

It’s officially summer for me here in Gangneung because it’s June 1st! Okay, it’s June 11th, but the point is I always think of summer not starting until the beginning of June. Probably because that was always the start of summer vacation when was a kid, but I was born in 1978, so a lot has changed… Anyhoo, one of the obvious advantages of teaching English and living in a beach town during the summer is, you guessed it, easy access to the beach. One of my closest friends here recently bought a scooter off our local Craigslist-esque group website, and I’ve hit her up for a ride already. It. Was. Awesome.

Read More

Tags: Activities to do in Korea, benefits of living in Korea, Beaches in Korea, Beauty Products in Korea

Korean Underground Shopping Malls - An English Teacher's Dream!

Posted on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Living in Incheon, South Korea has a lot of perks; I’m fairly close to the airport, near the coast, I can go and enjoy and enjoy the beautiful Songdo whenever I want, etc. But shortly after I arrived, I found out that one of the greatest things about living in Incheon was my proximity to Bupyeong Station (Incheon Line 1). Bupyeong station houses one of the most amazing underground shopping malls, where you can find pretty much everything and anything you could want. It’s cheap, convenient, and home to some of my greatest purchases while teaching English in Korea thus far. Here are my top reasons for being in love with Bupyeong:

Read More

Tags: saving money in Korea, free time, shopping in Korea, cellphones in Korea, accessories, visit, Beauty Products in Korea

Free, for me? 10 Fantastic Freebies in Korea!

Posted on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 @ 04:40 PM

Living and teaching in Korea has allowed me to adopt a pretty decadent life-style. I've been pampered in traditional Korean bathhouses and spas, I've wined and dined most weekend evenings in Seoul, I've adopted a Korean sense of style and I can find an item that 'I just have to have!' in any store, and I've adventured throughout Korea and flown to Taiwan and Thailand all in the last year. My teaching salary has allowed me to try, see, taste and shop my way through Southeast Asia all while sending money home to the US each month to pay off student loans and other debt. 

Read More

Tags: only in Korea, food in Korea, advice, free, Better in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, benefits of living in Korea, service, freebies, Beauty Products in Korea

Chat with a Teacher!

Fill out this form and one of our current teachers will get in touch with you via email for a chat about teaching English abroad!

Follow Aclipse:

Posts by Topic

see all