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ChungDahm Teacher Answers Top Questions About Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 05:19 PM


After managing at a ChungDahm Academy for 4 years and working as an Aclipse Marketing Assistant for 3 years, I get a lot of questions about living and teaching in Korea. For many applicants, moving to Korea will be their first experience living away from their homeland, so it is completely natural to have many questions about what it is like to live here. This blog is aimed to help answer and alleviate some of those concerns about working for ChungDahm as well as living in Korea. If you have any questions about Korea, feel free to use Aclipse’s Connect with a Teacher Program.

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Tags: applying to teach English, benefits of living in Korea, living in Korea, basic korean, save money, Training Center, training week, meeting Koreans, meeting people in Korea, Meetup

How To Make Korean Friends While Living And Teaching In Korea

Posted on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 01:50 PM

Living and teaching in Korea creates opportunities to learn a new culture and speak a new language. With this experience arises the chance to make life-long friends across cultural barriers. Like every encounter living abroad, you  have  to put yourself out there and do what the "Romans do in Rome" and as in Korea..."Do what the "Koreans do in Korea."

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Tags: korean friends, friends in Korea, friendship, hanging out with friends in korea, Korea friends, teach in Korea, cultural experience, cultural activities, Korean culture, cross cultural experience, Korean language, learning Korean, meeting Koreans, Meetup

5 Things You Must Do When You Arrive to Teach in Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 05:27 PM

Arriving in a new country can be really overwhelming. There are many things that need to be done quickly upon your arrival! Your head will soon be spinning, without knowing what to expect and how to go about it. Everyone coming to teach in Korea can better prepare for the time ahead by doing a little bit of research, and having a few conversations with foreigners. By doing this you can feel relaxed and be assured that your transition to life in Korea, will run smoothly. 

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Tags: ex-pat life in Korea, life in Korea, learning Korean, teach in Korea, arriving in korea, what to do after, Meetup, new teacher

3 Reasons To Go To The Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

When you begin teaching in Korea you wull quickly realize Koreans and the Korean Tourism Organization are crazy about festivals. Every season, there are about 30-50 festivals to celebrate all kinds of different events.  Prior to coming to Korea I was familiar with the Cherry Blossom Festivals held in Japan and in Washington D.C. and I had been to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul in years past.  Having enjoyed my experience at the Seoul festival I thought it was perfect timing to go to the largest Cherry Blossom Festival in Korea located in the naval city of Jinhae.

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Tags: festivals, cherry blossoms, meeting people in Korea, Festivals in Korea, Meetup, Jinhae

3 Reasons To Download the Meetup App While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 @ 01:14 PM

If you are interested in meeting friends and trying a variety of activities while living in Koea then I highly recommend using  the new social networking app called Meetup.  This app is fantastic for foreigners living and teaching in Korea. It is great for anyone who wants to discover groups outside of work that share common interests and have a desire to meet people outside of their regular teaching circle. For example, there are plenty of hiking groups, running groups, socializing groups and cultural experience groups that  meet regularly around Korea or in your area. Also, the great thing about the app is that it is brings all types of people together and not only foreign teachers. 
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Tags: cultural experience, friends in Korea, Meetup

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