Tag: Korea

Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten

Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten (…and why I love it) Today my class staged a full-on rebellion. Crayons were thrown; blocks were spilled. “No,” their 20 little minds simultaneously decided, “Now is not classtime.” Trying to round them up was about as successful as herding cats. The first month is always the hardest, especially with

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Troubles Abroad: Life Without Peanut Butter

Ants on a Log. Fluffernutters. Classic PB&J. And who didn’t make a pinecone-peanut butter bird feeder as a kid? We put it on bananas, slather it on french toast and of course eat it straight off the spoon. No matter what country I’m headed to, you can be certain I’m tossing a couple jars of

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26 Reasons to Teach in South Korea

South Korea is a fascinating country and teaching there can be one of the best decisions you ever make. Here are 26 reasons why – 1 – Live Abroad Living abroad has limitless benefits on both yourself and your CV. 2 – Teaching Experience Whether you want to become a teacher in the future or

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#TRAVEL – SOUTH KOREA: THE DMZ

The North Korean way of life is perceived negatively throughout most of the western world, but many of us are equally as fascinated by it. North Korea is located north of South Korea (SHOCK); the two countries being separated since the 1950’s and now a 150 mile long and 2 1/2 mile wide barrier runs

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Visa Guide: Korea

Getting Your Work Visa in Korea South Korea has one of the most complex and time-consuming Visa processes of all the countries I’ve been to. The amount of paperwork involved is intense and unlike most countries, you really need to begin the process of collecting documents long before you’ve actually secured a job. Further, while

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TEFL TIPS #8 – PLAYDOUGH

In order to inspire creative thinking and maintain active engagement in the classroom, teachers need to sustain a dynamic environment. One great way to get kids involved is to involve more tactile activities and there are so many fun ways to include playdough in an ESL classroom! Not just for kids, either—even my adult learners

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EPIK

This post is the second part to – http://tefltravelling.com/2016/01/26/the-korean-hogwan/ EPIK (English Program in Korea) is a program set up to help students learn English throughout the country. EPIK has been in existence since 1995 and has been used by thousands of teachers and students. Run by the Korean government, it is operated in public schools located

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The Korean Hogwan

Before embarking on a career as an ESL teacher in South Korea, you will have to start by making one decision: EPIK or Hogwan? A Hogwan is the name of a private academy in South Korea. Thousands of Hogwans are located throughout the country and offer all types of learning, from piano lessons to English

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5 Weirdest Superstitions Encountered Abroad

So you’re bumming around Cambodia and happen to piss off the wrong person—word gets around that a hail of bullets may be in your future. Do you: Call the cops? Nope. Invest in a Kevlar wardrobe? Nah. Make a beeline for the nearest tattoo parlor? Bingo! Traditional tattooing in Cambodia is commonly believed to hold

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#TRAVEL – SOUTH KOREA: GLISTENING GEOJE

When thinking of countries that boast tropical islands, Korea isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind. I didn’t think the ROK would have much to offer in terms of natural beauty, but how I was wrong… Geoje Island is a small landmass located in the southeast of Korea, so close to land it’s

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