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Three Great ESL Classes to Teach Abroad

Posted on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 @ 09:34 AM

I have taught in Korea with Chungdahm Learning for around 30 months now. In that time, I have seen many students come and go. I have taught every class level, from beginners, (Chungdahm’s EC4 Level) to the most advanced level, known as the Masters Classes. I have experienced many changes to the curriculum, including the implementation of Chungdahm 3.o This saw Chungdahm move away from the traditional paper book format and transitioned to the smart classroom, a program whereby, the students and teacher each have a Samsung tablet-pc’s, and each classroom has a large flat screen TV to display the lesson. This new platform brought exciting content and a whole new interactive learning platform delivered through the tablets. And while the smart classroom certainly has advantages, Chungdahm still offer a wide array of classes. These classes range from TOEFL, to Premium classes, to debate masters' classes. This blog will look at these classes, and what it’s like to teach them.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, working in korea, cdi, teach aclipse, teaching at Chungdahm

Chungdahm Curriculum Q&A for Incoming Teachers

Posted on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

As a blogger for Aclipse, I'm here to help as Chungdahm applicants have questions about their future job. For all the questions I get about money and life in Korea, the majority of questions center around what you're actually doing in the classroom. To help break it down some for all of you who are interested in applying, here are some of the more common inquiries about the curriculum at Chungdahm... 

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Tags: creativity with students, teaching in Korea, cdi, teach aclipse, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm

ChungDahm's Social Club -Trivia Night Round 2

Posted on Thu, Nov 27, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

 One of my favorite things to do is to get with other ChungDahm branches and participate in our Social Club Events. Some of our social club events included trips to Aiins World, Lotte World Amusement Park, and Trivia Night. This past Sunday night was Trivia Night Round Number 2 held at Bull and Barrel in Itaewon, Central Seoul.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, foreigners in korea, Social Clubs, cdi, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Nightlife in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Best & Brightest: Chungdahm's Master Class

Posted on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

At Chungdahm, you'll have the opportunity to teach a variety of students with a wide range of English speaking skills. From the lowest levels in Chungdahm April to the advanced levels in Chungdahm, each group offers different challenges and rewards. That being said, my time teaching Chungdahm's Master level has been the most rewarding and remarkable.

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Tags: Students, teaching in Korea, teach in Korea, cdi, teaching at Chungdahm, teacher, master class

4 answers about expat life in South Korea in 5 minutes

Posted on Tue, May 06, 2014 @ 09:52 PM

I recently received an email from a guy who is gathering the necessary documents to teach in South Korea. He has a lot of questions, which I am sure has probably crossed everyone's mind at least once. I took the 4 that I hear most often and decided to make a short video with as much information as possible. Here ya are:

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Tags: cdi, teaching at Chungdahm, Hourly or Salary

How-To: Beat the Korean Summer Heat

Posted on Fri, Aug 16, 2013 @ 03:18 PM

Finally, everyone on the Korean peninsula breathes a sigh of relief: rainy season is over. However, the relief is short lived because with the end of the rain comes the real summer heat. Having grown up in Oklahoma and lived in Texas, I'm no stranger to stifling, humid, triple digit (Fahrenheit, of course) temperatures. The heat in Korea is not quite as intense, but it's still a humid heat, which makes staying inside as much as possible very appealing. But you live in Korea! You don't want to waste your weekends away hiding in the air conditioning! So here are some tips on what you can do to enjoy Korea this summer and still stay cool. 

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Tags: summer in korea, things to do, free time in korea, hanging out with friends in korea, free, cdi, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Weekend activities in Korea

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