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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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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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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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Watch a ChungDahm Teacher Tell Her Story About Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Mar 01, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

Watch a ChungDham Teacher talk about what the transition is like to teaching in Korea. Learn about everything from training week, to the first few moments at your branch, to becoming an ESL teacher! Balreet Dhoot, from Vancouver Island, tells us all about her experiences and challenges while teaching and living in Korea, and working for Chungdahm Learning in Seoul. 

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Starting a new term at CDI in Korea? Here are some TIPS!

Posted on Fri, Sep 06, 2013 @ 02:35 PM

A new term has started here at CDI, and with that comes new classes with new students. Even though this term will round out two years in Korea for me, the first days of new classes still fill me with a little excitement and anxiety. I just want them to like me, you know? In my time teaching at CDI, I have learned a thing or two about how to start your new term off on the right foot. So whether you're fresh outta training or you're a fellow seasoned teacher, here are some tips to implement in the first few weeks of a new term.

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How To: Find a Great American Breakfast in Korea!

Posted on Wed, Aug 07, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Despite the fact that teaching in South Korea offers invaluable experiences, teaching abroad also means leaving a lot behind. And you often don’t know what you’ll really miss until you actually find yourself craving it. Just the other day, on a bus bound for Seoul, I found myself nostalgic for the 91 freeway that runs through my childhood neighborhood. I hated that thing for being jam-packed and noisy, but it was home. I had a similar experience today. I wasn’t surprised by this one, however. BREAKFAST! American breakfast. And a darn good one, too.

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