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3 Things That Will Help You Live Comfortably While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Thu, Jul 06, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Making the move from your home country to Korea is a big deal.  You will love your time here and grow to embrace the Korean culture. To make your time even better, check out my 3 tips that you should know to make your transition a lot smoother as you begin your time teaching in Korea.

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Tags: living in Korea, living in Seoul, Itaewon, Foreigner bars, Seoul subway, Subways in Korea, Transportation in Korea, Cheonho, Commuting in Seoul, bus system, sports bars

Signing up for a Gym Membership while Teaching in Korea

Posted on Fri, May 26, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

When you begin teaching in Korea, you will quickly realize upon your arrival that Korea is one of the leading fashion capitals in the world. The Korean influence has been spreading from their Kpop music, Korean movies and dramas, and Korean fusion food. One thing that you will notice in Korea, is that many Koreans try to keep in shape from the youngest to the oldest in Korean society. With all of the soju drinking and Korean BBQs, you would think that Koreans would be so unhealthy. However, this is not the case for many people.  In this blog I will write how to sign up for a gym membership.  If however want to learn about how to workout in non-traditional gyms, such as at a yoga studio or at a bouldering gym, feel free to also check out Linda's recent blog.

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Tags: living in Korea, living in Seoul, gyms in Korea, Health in Korea, fitness, gym, working out

ChungDahm Teacher Answers Top Questions About Teaching in Korea Part 2

Posted on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 02:06 PM

Hopefully you enjoyed the first part of my blog ChungDahm Teacher Asks Top Questions About Teaching in Korea. Today I will answer some of the other popular questions that I have been asked by candidates who are interested in teaching in Korea for ChungDahm.

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Tags: living in Korea, living in Seoul, teaching at Chungdahm, living in South Korea, chungdahm, chungdahm learning

Tips For Visiting The Optometrist, Dentist, and Hair Stylist in Korea

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

For medical procedures, many foreigners come to Korea from all over the world because of the reasonable prices and high quality. I remember while I was living in America, I hated going to the dentist and eye doctor because of how much money I would spend for my medical procedures. Even with insurance, I’d pay at least $80-$100 for each visit. Luckily here in Korea, the prices are not astronomical. Here are some tips to help you save money while you are living and teaching in Korea.

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Tags: life in Korea, shopping in Korea, living in Seoul, dentist, haircut in korea, benefits of living in Korea, eyeglasses, hairdresser, hair salon, cost of living, optometrist

Learn How To Operate Your Apartment When Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 @ 03:53 PM

Living in Korea has been an amazing experience and there is nothing in the world that I would change it for.  It has been during these years that I have become independent, as it was the first time that I have lived outside of my parents' house.  One of the adjustments that I had to learn, and you will as well when you are teaching in Korea, is learning how to operate your apartment.  This blog will introduce you to some residential Korean customs and teach you how to utilize many of the appliances that you will have in your Korean apartment.

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Tags: housing in Korea, living in Korea, living in Seoul, appliances in Korea, appliances, recycling in korea, living in South Korea, chungdahm learning

Top Tips for Buying a Cell Phone and Clothes When Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 03:32 PM

My last blog talked about where to buy food and furnishings while living in Korea. This blog will focus on helping you get your cellular phone in order when you begin teaching in Korea and will also help you find great areas to shop for clothing if you are on a budget.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, living in Korea, shopping in Korea, living in Seoul, Gangnam, cellphones in Korea, what to do, dongdaemun, cellphones, Seoul subway, the arrival store

Should You Live in the Countryside or City When Teaching in Korea?

Posted on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 @ 02:15 PM

When you apply with Aclipse to teach in Korea, you need to choose a place you would like to live. Most programs will offer big cities like Seoul, Busan or Daegu, while other placements will be in the smaller rural towns somewhere in Chungcheongnam-do, Gyeonggi-do, and Gangwon-do. When going through the application process here is a chance you may not get your first choice when being placed, but you can narrow down the type of experience and lifestyle you would like to live in, while teaching in Korea. Over the past five years, I have been lucky enough to live both in the Korean countryside and a major city. This blog will focus on my perspective of both lifestyles.

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Tags: living in Seoul, countryside, live in city, Korean city, live in countyside

Cost of Living When Teaching in Korea: Countryside vs. Major City

Posted on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

Teaching English in Korea is usually a desirable choice because of the amount of savings you could accumulate over a short period of time. Korea has been top of the ESL charts for the past 10 years when it comes to salaries and benefits. Even teachers starting-out get paid reasonably and there is the opportunity to rack-up a good amount of money after one year. 

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Tags: Korean countryside, living in Korea, living in Seoul, Money, live in city, Korean city, live in countyside, cost of living

Tips on How to Buy Furniture Like a Local in Korea

Posted on Thu, Aug 06, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Furniture is easy to purchase when you are living in your home country -  you speak the local language and have knowledge about good deals and sales. This simple task gets more complicated when you shop in a place where you cannot read or understand the language, and do not know how to find good prices. Here are some tips to help new teachers in Korea easily find items for their new house just like a local Korean
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Tags: seoul, living in Korea, living in Seoul, what to buy in Korea, benefits of Korea, benefits of living in Korea, Apartments in Korea, furniture

My Top 5 Blogs from 2014

Posted on Thu, Jan 01, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

This year has been one of the busiest years that I have had in a long time. Since I’ve been living and working in Korea for over the past 3 years, there have been so many adventures in both teaching and traveling that I have been lucky to take part in. With 2014 wrapping up, it seems best that I go ahead and share my favorite blogs that I’ve written!

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Tags: losing weight in korea, teaching in Korea, English teachers in Korea, life in Korea, food in Korea, living in Seoul, things to do on the weekends, Tokyo, hiking in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Lotte World

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