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A Survival Guide for Summer School at ChungDahm

Posted on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 05:30 PM

In the ESL world Summer school happens all over. At Chungdahm Learning we have two periods of extra classes. These happen during the Winter and Summer vacation months and they are called Summer and Winter Intensives and they are usually conducted from Weeks 9-12 of both semesters.  Currently, CDL is hosting their Summer Intensives and plenty of Korean students either switch over to morning classes or do intensives as well as regular classes. It is a time when the academy is super busy with Achievement testing and the winding down of a term. It can be rather overwhelming for teachers and staff, so it is best to be prepared in advance and have a set schedule to follow. In this blog I will go over the summer intensive curriculum along with tips on how you can make sure you are well prepared.

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Tags: summer in korea, English teacher in Korea, Vacations in Korea, ESL, chungdahm learning, teaching abroad, Teaching skills, how to be a great ESL teacher, intensives, summer school

Five Professional Skills You Will Gain by Teaching for ChungDahm

Posted on Wed, Aug 02, 2017 @ 05:17 PM

Often I get asked the question what skills did I gain by teaching in Korea. The answer could be complex depending on an individual’s unique circumstances. It depends on how one makes the most of their time spent living and working in Korea, and how one utilizes their free time accordingly to enhance their lives in various ways.  In this blog I will write about the top skills I have gained during my time teaching abroad and will prove to be valuable as I continue to grow professionally. 

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Tags: benefits of living in Korea, ESL, teaching abroad, growing with Chungdahm, skills, benefits of ESL, Teaching skills, teaching at CDL, chungdham

How To Build A Rapport With Your Students While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 04, 2017 @ 12:36 PM

Building a rapport in an ESL classroom is vital to having a successful semester. It takes a lot of courage to speak in another language and if your students speak freely and often it shows they feel comfortable enough to participate in your class. As an ESL teacher if you have accomplished this magic element it will help turn an average class into a great class!

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Tags: creativity with students, Teach English in Korea, English teacher in Korea, Korean students, Motivate Students, motivating students, ESL, new teacher, rapport, how to be a great ESL teacher, rapport with students

The Secret of Week 1: How to Have a Successful First Week at Chungdahm

Posted on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 03:54 PM

At Chungdahm Learning, Week 1 is where all the magic happens. As a teacher you will know that those first  moments are imperative for setting the tone for the rest of the semester. First impressions and introductions go a long way with regards to student management and an active learning environment. The way you handle your students and their behavior on the first day, will go a long way to making your classroom a happy learning environment and your time teaching in Korea a memorable one. 

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Tags: student management, First week in Korea, English teacher in Korea, teach in Korea, chungdahm, smart classroom, training week, ESL, chungdahm learning, teaching job, classroom materials, reward system, teaching rules, learning management

Meet Erin Stuebben: An April Instructor At ChungDahm

Posted on Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

When people are interested in working for ChungDahm Learning, many people do not realize that we also teach beginning level English courses. This is an interview with our senior April Institute (sister company of ChungDahm) instructor Erin Stuebben. We have been working together at the GangDong Branch for almost 3 years now. 

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Tags: student management, April Institute, teaching at Chungdahm, ESL, chungdahm learning, teaching job, teaching abroad, teaching kids

4 Ways to Keep Youself Motivated While Teaching For ChungDahm

Posted on Tue, Jan 12, 2016 @ 04:22 PM

Teaching in Korea has been some of the best years of my adult life. Coming into the New Year, I took time to reflect on why I have decided to stay so long. As I was talking to my friends about our resolutions, I thought about the good times that I’ve had while living in Seoul. I would think that after working for ChungDahm and at the same location for four years that I would be tired of teaching. Truthfully, at times like any other job, it can be stressful but I truly feel the positives have outweighed the negatives. Here are some thoughts I would like to share with everyone so that we, as teachers, and our students can stay motivated in 2016.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Motivate Students, ESL, class management, chungdahm learning

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