Living and teaching in Korea over the past six years has created so many wonderful memories. From traveling, to living in the countryside and the city, to meeting people from all over the world. Every day has been an adventure - a taste of old and new, the present and the past. Since arriving back in Korea, over 2 years ago, I have traveled to three different countries and have had amazing experiences while working for Chungdahm Learning and living in the bustling city of Seoul! Here is a photo story of my best experiences and moments from 2014 to the present.Read More
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
With 2015 having just ended, and the new year has just begun, it's that time of year when people start reflecting on the past year and figuring out what improvements they can make in the New Year. For us ESL teachers, our lives teaching abroad do not always have to depend on the present moment, and we too can make some New Year resolution goals that can set us on an even better course that feels progressive and inspiring. Here are 3 goals that I believe are acheivable for all while teaching in Korea in the New Year.Read More
The general idea when you set on a journey abroad, specifically to teach ESL, the perception is that you are giving up your career and life goals to enjoy a few years traveling. What most people don't know, is that this is not the case at all. It really depends on the individual and how they choose to spend those years. However, no matter what any book or resentful person tells you - traveling is an invaluable experience that will change your mind and attitude in ways that will shape your outlook and lust for life.Read More
Fall has arrived in Boston and I feel a sense of longing for my former home: Korea. I lived and taught in Korea for roughly three years and my experiences had a profound impact on me. Fall in Korea is when the nostalgia really starts to kick in. Here are a few things that I miss about Korea in the fall.Read More
When was the Korean War? Who was the runner up of Wimbledon 2014? Listen to music that mentions something about school and guess the artist and song's name. Read the first line of a novel and guess the novel's name. Where does the Korean president live? Who was the figure-skating world champion? Name the Defense against the Dark Arts teacher in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Bonus round: Name all the countries and their currencies. TRIVIA!!! There is no better way to spend a Sunday evening!
At Chungdahm, you'll have the opportunity to teach a variety of students with a wide range of English speaking skills. From the lowest levels in Chungdahm April to the advanced levels in Chungdahm, each group offers different challenges and rewards. That being said, my time teaching Chungdahm's Master level has been the most rewarding and remarkable.
While South Korea is not the largest country in Asia, it is still quite amazing to me just how easy it is to get around. As an English teacher in South Korea, I have the option of traveling from one end of the country to the other in around two hours thanks to the KTX, or the Korean Bullet Train. What makes this train service even more fantastic is that you don't have to travel long distances to use it. Last weekend for example, I went from Daegu to Busan for the weekend, a trip that would take around two hours by car or three hours by bus, took only 42 minutes via the KTX.
I've learned so much since coming to teach English in Korea! Take some of my advise below:
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