Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Sobia's Unforgettable Teaching Experience

Posted on Thu, May 03, 2018 @ 07:11 PM

My name is Sobia, and I am from Mississauga, Canada. After graduating, I decided to travel and work abroad for a year while I figure out what to do with rest of my life. I was introduced to the recruitment company Aclipse who took me through the entire placement process step by step until I arrived in Seoul, South Korea. I accepted a year long teaching contract with Chungdahm Learning Institute. It was a great company to work with. Their one-week training was 

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Tags: arriving in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, exploring korea, weekend travel, chungdahm learning, Teaching skills, teaching at CDL, korean staff, teacher testimonial, pay off loans

Brian's Top 5 Tips for New and Veteran Teachers!

Posted on Mon, Apr 30, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Congratulations on becoming a ChungDahm teacher! As a ChungDahm teacher myself, I want to share my top five teaching tips that will shed some light into my own personal teaching style, philosophy, and experiences, all of which will help you in your exciting new journey. Let’s begin.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, arriving in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, chungdahm learning, teaching kids, Teaching skills, teaching at CDL, teacher testimonial, teaching tips

Project Based Learning at Chungdahm  

Posted on Thu, Mar 29, 2018 @ 06:10 PM

The hot word in education right now is PBL, Project Based Learning.

Chungdahm Learning is taking the lead in Korea with this kind of teaching, with the launch of The Loudest Brain and its facilitated nationwide projects. The idea is that the company will generate some kind of PBL database that will showcase students and teachers ideas on the web. In turn, this will become a place where learners and instructors can go, to grow and learn from one another. 

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Tags: online, critical thinking projects, smart classroom, project based learning, pbl, loudestbrain, Teaching skills, classroom materials, teaching at CDL, project

Learn About Janelle's First Weeks in Gangneung Teaching for ChungDahm

Posted on Tue, Jan 23, 2018 @ 04:27 PM

Hi my name is Janelle, and I began teaching in Korea this past November at ChungDahm's Gangneung branch.  I came to Korea from California in the United States where I recently graduated with my second Master’s degree in Old Testament and Semantics from Talbot school of Theology. Prior to that I completed my first Master's degree in Biblical Exposition and an undergraduate degree from the Master’s College, now known as the Master’s University, with a BA in Biblical Studies.

The reason why I decided to teach in Korea is that over five years ago, I had the pleasure of watching a Korean Drama, called Flower Boy Ramen Shop. While enjoying the show for, probably the second time through, I realized that I wanted to go to Korea one day. As I continued along with my grad school, I met several fellow students from Korea, and eventually even worked as a TA for Dr. Victor Rhee, who immigrated to the United States from Korea many years ago. In grad school, I was able to study many languages, and even had the opportunity to help teach a few people English, so when I saw the Aclipse ad to teach English in Korea, I said both, “Yes please!” and “that will never happen…”  However just a few months later, having completed the application process, here I am.  I’m told there are three phases to culture shock, and if that is true, then I am certainly still in the first one: “Everything is AWESOME!”

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Tags: teaching at CDL, chungdham

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

Find Out What Working at ChungDahm is Like From a Veteran Teacher

Posted on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 03:28 PM

Before you accept a teaching job abroad, you probably wonder what a typical day is like. Most ESL teachers focus on the adventures and the traveling, but what they tend to forget is that most of their time will be spent teaching English.  This blog will focus on my experiences teaching in Korea thus far, and in particular what my typical day is like working at ChungDahm

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Tags: life in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, teacher, teaching,, chungdahm, chungdahm learning, teaching job, teaching abroad, teaching at CDL

A Day in the Life of a Chungdahm April Teacher

Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 12:33 PM

When I arrived year to teach in Korea last year, I was placed in ChungDahm's April program.  Since many people applying through Aclipse to teach for ChungDahm may not know about the April program, I figured I would use this blog to introduce you to the program and tell you what a typical day as an April teacher is like.

The first thing you need to know about the April program is that although it is a division of Chungdahm Institute, not all Chungdahm branches will host the program. It depends on space availability, budget, demand and enrollment. Thankfully, my branch in Busanjin is able to  host both the CDI and April programs. It is quite a large branch employing 8 foreign teachers, 5 Korean teachers and 4 Korean administrative staff. All April teachers are paired with a Korean co-teacher whom you share classes with.

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Tags: April Institute, chungdahm, teaching abroad, teaching kids, teaching at CDL

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