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Teaching in South Korea: Job Types

Tweet There are different types of ESL teaching jobs in South Korea. They each have pros and cons, so let’s take a look at each of them. Private Academies (Hagwons) Private English academies are everywhere in South Korea. This is easily the most common job on the peninsula for expats. There are many different types […]

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It’s Term Test Time

Tweet So last week the kids were taking their term test to see who will advance to the next level. This is always a stressful time for the kids. They have a lot of pressure on them to level up by their parents and from themselves. But this semester they had the added pressure of […]

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Changes in Visa Requirements for Teaching in Korea

Tweet In the past few months Korean immigration has changed a few requirements for getting a visa to teach in Korea. How has this effect job hunters? It has made the process much longer. In late 2009 I was getting all of my documents in order to get a job teaching in Korea. The entire […]

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Why I Teach

Tweet Lately I have been a little frustrated.  I think it stems from a combination of things.  I am 9 weeks away from going home to see my family and friends.  I didn’t get my vacation at work and got a lame excuse when I asked for it.  Then after not getting my vacation, I […]

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A Day in the Life

Tweet Twice a year when the kids here are on summer or winter break, they come to my school even more. We call these ‘intensive’ periods, and this week is the last of the summer intensives. Normally a student will come to my school for 3 periods which total 2 hours and 20 minutes. During […]

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Fun with Essays

Tweet Each week I teach several writing classes.  I get to see some really funny stuff come through in those essays the kids write. Some times their broken English comes across even stronger in their writing as opposed to their speaking.  This is one example.  This student emailed in their essay so nothing has been […]

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