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How to Obtain Your Visa Documents in South Africa to Teach in Korea

Posted on Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Obtaining the necessary documents to teach in Korea can be really stressful  and a big headache if you do not know where to start or how to go about it. From experience, following a methodical order of things needed to be done will help speed up the process. Every citizen coming to Korea has a different route to follow and one needs to know the specific requirements for their nationality. The method of obtaining documents is different in every county. So what may be allowed in America, may not be allowed in South Africa.

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Tags: things to think about before coming out to korea, teach in Korea, teach aclipse, applying to teach English, application, chungdahm learning, documents, ESL documents, South African documents, apostille, South African teachers, documents to teach in Korea, how to obtain documents to teach in Korea, South africans wanting to teach in Korea

Three Great ESL Classes to Teach Abroad

Posted on Mon, Sep 21, 2015 @ 09:34 AM

I have taught in Korea with Chungdahm Learning for around 30 months now. In that time, I have seen many students come and go. I have taught every class level, from beginners, (Chungdahm’s EC4 Level) to the most advanced level, known as the Masters Classes. I have experienced many changes to the curriculum, including the implementation of Chungdahm 3.o This saw Chungdahm move away from the traditional paper book format and transitioned to the smart classroom, a program whereby, the students and teacher each have a Samsung tablet-pc’s, and each classroom has a large flat screen TV to display the lesson. This new platform brought exciting content and a whole new interactive learning platform delivered through the tablets. And while the smart classroom certainly has advantages, Chungdahm still offer a wide array of classes. These classes range from TOEFL, to Premium classes, to debate masters' classes. This blog will look at these classes, and what it’s like to teach them.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, working in korea, cdi, teach aclipse, teaching at Chungdahm

6 Tips to be the Best New ESL Teacher at ChungDahm

Posted on Tue, Sep 15, 2015 @ 07:30 PM

Are you apprehensive about teaching abroad because you have no prior teaching experience?  I am here to help quell those fears because I felt similar to you when I first started teaching at ChungDahm. Prior to teaching in Korea for ChungDahm I worked for a bank in Las Vegas. Now, four years after beginning my teach abroad experience, I am the branch manager of ChungDahm's Gangdom location where I help teachers transition to their new jobs.

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Tags: Teach Abroad, teach aclipse, teaching at Chungdahm, teaching,, chungdahm learning

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,

Chungdahm Curriculum Q&A for Incoming Teachers

Posted on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

As a blogger for Aclipse, I'm here to help as Chungdahm applicants have questions about their future job. For all the questions I get about money and life in Korea, the majority of questions center around what you're actually doing in the classroom. To help break it down some for all of you who are interested in applying, here are some of the more common inquiries about the curriculum at Chungdahm... 

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Tags: creativity with students, teaching in Korea, cdi, teach aclipse, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm

Pancake Tuesday: An (Irish) English Teacher still celebrates in Korea

Posted on Mon, Apr 07, 2014 @ 07:17 AM

When I first moved to South Korea to Teach English, I knew there were many things I would miss about being home in Ireland. Of course my friends and family were at the top of the list, but there were other things, little things, that I would miss too. Pancake Tuesday is a special day in March when everyone in Ireland makes pancakes, just before Lent. I could not resist to continue the celebration in Korea and did not hesitate to celebrate when asked by my co-workers and Friends here in South Korea to celebrate Pancake Tuesday. The one special thing about the pancakes we make is that they are not thick and fluffy like the American style, instead they are thin and light like Crepes.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, teaching in Korea, south korea, social life, teach aclipse, irish, teaching at Chungdahm

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