Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Neil's Experience with Faculty Managers

Posted on Mon, May 14, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Managers in any job have one main purpose: to be the absorbing sponge between two hard materials. They are like the spine of the corporate system: bridging the brain with the rest of the body to work with ease and efficiency. However, it is not an easy job balancing the needs of the teaching staff along with the wants from the higher ups. So, having had both good and bad managers, I would like to tell you about one of my best experiences with management at Chungdahm.

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Tags: student management, Training Center, training week, class management, teacher testimonial

The First Weeks for Teachers at Chungdahm

Posted on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Moving to Korea can be really intimidating. There are plenty of questions racing through your head, such as "Where am I going to live? How am I going to get to school? Will people understand me? Will my students like me?" We all worry about things we cannot control, so to lessen the nerves, at Chungdahm Learning you will receive a lot of guidance and help that will make your life easier and more comfortable. 

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Tags: First week in Korea, housing in Korea, arriving in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Training Center, training week, team leader, chungdahm learning, hweshik

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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Tags: English teacher in Korea, arriving in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Training Center, training week, chungdahm learning

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

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

Watch a ChungDahm Teacher Tell Her Story About Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Mar 01, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

Watch a ChungDham Teacher talk about what the transition is like to teaching in Korea. Learn about everything from training week, to the first few moments at your branch, to becoming an ESL teacher! Balreet Dhoot, from Vancouver Island, tells us all about her experiences and challenges while teaching and living in Korea, and working for Chungdahm Learning in Seoul. 

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Tags: First week in Korea, housing in Korea, Training Center, teaching,, training week, chungdahm learning, Banking in Korea

3 Must Know Tips for Packing for Korea!

Posted on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 11:01 AM

Packing for Korea can be one of the most stressful things you do prior to moving across the world to teach abroad.  If you have never lived in Korea and or experienced Korean culture, misleading stereotypes and conflicting stories about what you can and cannot buy in Korea can make packing confusing.
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Tags: dressing in Korea, packing, Training Center, Clothes in Korea, traveling, training week

Chungdahm's Photography Class visits a Photographic Studio!

Posted on Tue, Sep 02, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

 After much anticipation, Chungdahm Photography Class finally had the opportunity to experience a photographic studio. The students were eager to partake in the studio lesson as it is not easy to learn such hands on skills as an amateur or training photographer. The day was filled with portrait shots, modelling, setting up scenes and directing shoots. The students had a lot of fun and learned the basics of studio photography.

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Tags: things to do in Korea, seoul, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, photography, photo studio, Photography Club, Training Center, Nightlife in Korea

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