Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Top 5 Places to Teach in Korea Outside of Seoul

Posted on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 @ 02:20 PM

In 2016, Korea is still one of the most popular destinations to teach English. Teachers can save while travelling and enjoy an excellent standard of living while meeting  foreigners from all over the world. Over the past 5 years, Koreas expat community has almost doubled, and plenty of job seekers from Eastern Europe and the USA are finding more and more opportunities for career growth on the Asian continent. With the release of Gangnam-Style and K-drama/ K- pop becoming increasingly popular, more and more foreigners haven been drawn to Korea.

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Tags: teach, preparing to teach in Korea, Jeju Island, life in Korea, cities in Korea, Gangwondo, teach in Korea, busan, Daegu, chungdahm learning, live in city, Korean city, live in countyside, chungcheongnam-do

6 Questions for a New ChungDahm Teacher

Posted on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 @ 02:19 PM

Career exploration includes matching jobs and professions with one's own interest and skill sets. A job interview for a job in your home country typically includes in-person interviews with your potential boss and colleagues. This interaction gives you information to assess whether the opportunity is a good fit for you.
Determining whether a teach abroad job is right for you can be trickier. A job interview for a teach abroad position is often done over the phone or via skype - and you may not meet or speak with your boss or colleagues until you start the job. An advantage of using Aclipse's services to teach abroad is Aclipse helps you talk with current teachers to have your questions answered and provide you with the information to assess if teaching abroad is right for you. I have taught in Korea for almost 4 years and I sometimes forget what it was like to make the decision to move half way across the world and what life was like when I first made the move. My colleague Jessamyn Martinez hasn't forgotten. She just recently started her ChungDahm job and this is what she has to say: 
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Tags: teach, advice, teach aclipse, teaching at Chungdahm, teaching advice,

Preparing for a New Semester at ChungDahm

Posted on Tue, Nov 25, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

ChungDahm calendars are divided into 4 semesters. There are Summer, Spring, Winter and Fall semesters that generally consist of 13 weeks. During these semesters plenty of things are going on, such as Winter and Summer Intensive schedules. Semesters come and go pretty quickly, and before you know it the end of the term has arrived and you should be mentally preparing yourself for the next semester. Unlike most school terms, ChungDahm does not have breaks in-between semesters, so for any ChungDahm teacher the beginning of each new semester is stressful and fast-paced. You have to adjust to a winding down environment and then to a brand new starting environment. It takes a lot of mental preparation and classroom prepping to become accustomed to this environment.

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Tags: student management, semester, teach, schedule, prep, Students, teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, teacher

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