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A Teacher in Korea Describes a Typical Term at ChungDahm

Posted on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

 Many people wonder what it is like to teach English in South Korea, they want to know how many hours you work each week and what the children are like. Even in South Korea, my friends ask me what it is like working for ChungDahm Institute, which is one of Korea's best known Private English Academies. This blog will explain a typical 13 week term at ChungDahm. Each year there are four terms; Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each term lasts 13 weeks and there are no mid-term breaks between each term.

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Tags: chemeck, Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, japan, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, chicken, nights out in Korea, bibimbap, Nightlife in Korea

Visit Japan while Teaching English in South Korea

Posted on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

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.  So I thought, what better way to travel than by teaching English abroad. I saw a posting on my university job board advertising an English Teaching job in South 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. 18 months later I can honestly say it’s been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. South Korea is an amazing country.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, Japan from Korea, japan, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, chicken, nights out in Korea, bibimbap, Nightlife in Korea

Discover Jeonju While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Fri, Nov 07, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

When I decided to travel to South Korea to teach English, I had no idea what it would be like. I knew it would be an experience. Well, 17 months later, I can certainly say it is that. It turns out that moving to South Korea to travel and teach English has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. South Korea is filled with many interesting sights; from temples or shrines, to traditional Hanok villages (traditional Korean buildings). South Korea has so much to offer, which makes a weekend traveling around Korea anything but boring. A few weeks ago, before the weather started to cool down, I and some other English Teachers from my school decided to visit Jeonju, home of the famous Bibimbap, the famous choco pie, and one of Korea’s largest Hanok villages.

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Tags: chemeck, hanok, . jeonju, Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, chicken, nights out in Korea, bibimbap, Nightlife in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

My Favorite Korean Food: BIBIMBAP!

Posted on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 @ 03:45 PM

I am going to miss so many things about living and working in Korea as an English teacher. The list goes on and on and there is no possible way for me to name everything that I have come to love during my time in Korea. I do know, however, that my favorite Korean food is going to be high up on that list. I have come to love and crave bibimbap, a mixed rice and vegetable dish, that is an extremely popular dish in Korea.  I know I can probably find bibimbap in the United States (my friends tell me that Trader Joe's sells bibimbap now!), but I have a feeling it won't be as good as what I have come to love in Korea.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, food in Korea, bibimbap, Korean dish

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