Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Find Out How to Renew your Contract at ChungDahm Learning

Posted on Wed, May 10, 2017 @ 01:54 PM

After teaching in Korea for one year with ChungDahm Learning you may find yourself yearning to stay longer.  This should not be shocking as English teachers living in Korea tend to stay in the country for up to two years. With Asia right on your doorstep, teachers prefer to travel in their first year and save in the second. With efficient transport, cheap banking and low costs of living, Korea is a desirable ESL destination to enjoy for more than one year. 

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Top 3 Tips For Passing The ChungDahm Training Week

Posted on Tue, May 02, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

Training week is your introductory course into teaching in Korea for ChungDahm Academy or April Institute. For one week, you will be with ChungDham trainers at the beautiful training facility in Jamsil before getting moved to your working branch. Living in Korea is amazing but it is important to make sure to pass training week first. Here are my 3 key points for passing training week:

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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

A ChungDahm Teacher Reflects On Her Three Years In Korea

Posted on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 03:49 PM

Since 2011, I have been teaching in Korea at ChungDahm's GangDong branch and have enjoyed everything about it. One of reasons why I ended up staying in Korea for so long is because of the people I've met. I have built relationships that will last me a lifetime, so when my colleague Erin Stuebben told me she was leaving I was really saddened. As she was packing for her move, I asked her if she could answer some questions for me  She was great about it and on her last working day on Friday at 5AM in the morning, I got her email response. I was really touched that she did this for me.  Below are her thoughts and experiences, from the beginning to end, of her time working for ChungDahm and living in Korea:

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Tags: Teachers, working in korea, cultural experience, teaching at Chungdahm, memories, teach english, moving home, teaching job

Learn About The i-Garten Program At ChungDahm

Posted on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 02:51 PM

Teaching English to older kids is difficult at times. Teaching English to five year olds that barely know their native language presents an entirely new challenge.  For those future teachers brave enough to embark on this journey then Chungdahm’s i-Garten is the perfect place for you. My name is Cody Hood and I have been teaching in Korea as part of ChungDahm's i-Garten program at the Seocho Bampo Branch for about 10 months now. Believe me when I tell you, I cried just as much as the toddlers did on their first day of school. Past the initial anxiety of crying children, my day-to-day life is seemingly a breeze. This blog’s goal is to give insight on how working in Chungdahm’s innovative new kindergarten has given me the opportunity of a lifetime.

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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

How to Prepare for Your Day of Teaching at ChungDahm

Posted on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 03:28 PM

Before I begin, I just want to let my readers know that each ChungDahm location has a different set of rules when it comes to preparing for classes. The reason for this is because different locations teach different courses. Depending on the classes being taught at your location, you may need to prepare a lot of information for your class or you may not.  Below I will talk about how I go about preparing for my day of teaching and encourage my fellow teachers to do the same. 

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Tags: Students, working in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, teaching,, chungdahm, smart classroom, 3.0 smart student, smart textbook, class management, chungdahm learning

How to Celebrate Halloween While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Fri, Oct 07, 2016 @ 02:21 PM

Halloween in Korea has been increasing in popularity in recent years. I can tell you, at least in my ChungDahm academy, many teachers and students dress up and have a great time together on that day. If you are in the April Institute, our Market Day (where students’ get prizes ranging from stationary, stuffed animals, and puzzles) is one of the most fun days of the year and just happens to fall around Halloween. Since kids normally do not trick or treat in Korea, at ChungDahm we try to make that time special for them. To make sure that you have a fun Halloween during your time teaching in Korea, below are some tips on where you can buy a costume and places you can celebrate the holiday.

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Tags: things to do in Korea, halloween, April Institute, teaching at Chungdahm, chungdahm, zombie run, costumes

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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Tags: semester, First week in Korea, life in Korea, video blog, arriving in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Training Center, training week, chungdahm learning, new teacher

How New ChungDahm Teachers Can Take Advantage of Veterans

Posted on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 04:31 PM

Learning a new skill, like teaching, and moving to a new county can be rather intimidating! Once you complete your training week at Chungdahm Learning, you are shipped off to a whole new life and job. All of a sudden you are on your own and expected to teach a class full of eager and excited young learners. However, new teachers don’t realize that there are plenty of veteran teachers at their branch, who have already gone through everything they are experiencing and possibly have three to six years of teaching knowledge. These teachers at CDL are known as Veteran teachers and if you are lucky they might be ready to help you out and be more than happy to share their wisdom and expertise.

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