It has been one year since arriving in South Korea and beginning my job as an English teacher with Chungdahm April Institute. After deliberating long and hard about my options and wants, I’ve decided to stay in Korea for at least another year, though I won’t be teaching with Chungdahm anymore. With that being said
OK – so you’ve spent 50K plus (actually – you spent 10K and borrowed 40K) to get a BA. You wrote a great resume and a heartfelt cover letter, you scrubbed those embarrassing photos from your social media feed and you set up a LinkedIn profile – adult style. firstname.lastname@example.org is no longer the e-mail
MƒA teachers from different schools, grade levels and experiences participate in a design challenge where they use miscellaneous items to create a visual representation of an outstanding teacher. (Photos courtesy of Math for America) When mathematician John Ewing started lobbying state governments to adopt a new model for keeping top teachers in the classroom, he
One of the biggest concerns I hear from people deciding to come to teach in Korea is about their new apartment. They are most concerned with how to get one, where to get one, the size, and if it will be clean or not. While all concerns are understandable, I would like to clear up
One of the most important class days is the first. The first day can excite students about the class, calm their fears, and set their expectations for the semester. The first day is an opportunity for the teacher to get to know and begin to evaluate students and to express expectations for the semester. Be
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What we teachers are looking for are ways to generate conversation and communication in class-and hopefully beyond. Getting learners to say something-anything at all-in a conversation class is great, but it must be built on. One way to achieve this is by sensitising students to the conversational tactics they use naturally when talking in their
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Nationality You must have citizenship and a valid passport from one of the following English-speaking countries. Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United States Education You must have a bachelors level degree, or greater, from an accredited university or college-all majors and disciplines are accepted but two year college graduates are not allowed
THE FOLLOWING 10 places are among the best in the world for finding work, making a living, and having a great time teaching English abroad.
THE FOLLOWING 10 places are among the best in the world for finding work, making a living, and having a great time teaching English abroad. 12. Vietnam Vietnam continues to open up, and the cost of living remains low, so it’s a natural choice for ESL teachers. Most of the jobs are to be found in