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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

Is Teaching Abroad Right for You? 3 Questions to Consider

Posted on Fri, Oct 16, 2015 @ 01:19 PM

I took a teaching job in Korea with the plan to take a one year break away from my career as a bank manager. I never expected to stay for four years. But I have, probably because, I really enjoy teaching and I am making good money. After four years as an expat in Korea, I have learned that people with certain interests and personality traits thrive in a teach abroad job. If you are considering teaching abroad, ask yourself these three questions. If the answer is yes, and you have evidence to support your answer – you will thrive teaching and living abroad.

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Tags: student management, Students, Teach Abroad, living in Korea, tips, teaching at Chungdahm, motivating students, teaching advice,, teaching jobs, class management, teaching kids, teaching adults

3 Ways to Bond With Your Students in Korea, Including Kpop

Posted on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

One of the initial struggles every teacher usually goes through, whether it's teaching English in Korea or back at home in your native country, is building relationships with your students.  As a male teacher I found it hardest to build a rapport with my female students.  The key I have found to strengthening the teacher-student bond is becoming knowledgeable of what kids, in this case Korean kids, are passionate about.  For girls I have found the best way to relate with them is through Kpop and for the boys it is through sports and video games. 

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Tags: student management, Teach English in Korea, Students, sports in Korea, quiet students, Videogames Korea, motivating students, KPOP

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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Tags: teaching in Korea, First week in Korea, advice, students in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, motivating students

Welcome to Chungdahm! 5 Things You Need to Know!

Posted on Wed, Apr 10, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

A new job is always simultaneously exciting and scary, but especially so when your job is on the other side of the world. After working at Chungdahm for the past ten months, I’ve picked up one or two things that you can expect to encounter while teaching English in Korea that I wish I’d known before. So, allow me to be your Chungdahm spirit guide. Here’s what you should know:

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Tags: preparing to teach in Korea, teaching in Korea, English teacher in Korea, Korea, life in Korea, female ex-pats in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, aesthetics in korea, motivating students

Teaching in Korea? Tips for Motivating Students

Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:37 AM

To give candy or not give candy?

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Tags: Students, teaching in Korea, motivating students

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