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My Teaching English in Korea eBook is Out Now

Guide to Teaching in Korea

Blogging and making videos brought a whole element to my time in Korea that I never expected. Lots of meaningful interaction with people from different corners of the world who are interested in … [Read more...]

English Class with Korean 4th Graders (English As a Second Language)

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English As a Second Language, or "teaching English", is many things to many people. It exists on many levels ranging from a travel ticket to a serious career choice. Most people look at it as a way to … [Read more...]

Teaching ESL: Enforce Behavior, Drop the Ax, But Keep It FUN!

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Coming into teaching ESL later in life presents a challenge for me. Without time on my side, I know I need to get training whenever it's available. I took on obtaining ESL-related certifications along … [Read more...]

Classroom Management: Setting Rules and Expectations for a Smooth Running Year

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As a public school ESL instructor in South Korea, I know that my requirements and authority level are limited in comparison to my Korean counterpart, or co-teacher. Still, in my situation where I … [Read more...]

How to Be an Excellent, Award-Winning ESL Teacher

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During my time here in Korea, I've had the opportunity to meet some great teachers. One of those teachers is my friend, Candice, from South Africa. It's possible you've watched her in other videos of … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Earning Student Respect

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Let's be real about this whole teaching gig. If you're a teacher in the ESL world, chances are you're probably in the same boat as me, and I'm no different than the thousands of other ESL teachers … [Read more...]

How to Speak English to Korean Students (and Teachers)

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Living abroad, and more specifically teaching English in South Korea is all about expansion and improvement. That is, if you want it to be. One thing is for sure for every person who travels abroad to … [Read more...]

Making Cake in a Mug with Middle School Korean Girls

Making Cake in a Mug with Middle School Korean Girls

English camp comes at the start of Summer and Winter breaks.  It generally lasts about 10 days and the day usually ends before noon.  At least that's how it was at my school.  Camps are usually on the … [Read more...]

First Lesson Idea for New Teachers in Korea

I get a lot of questions regarding lesson planning.  A lot of hopeful ESL teachers wonder what direction they should take regarding their lessons and how to go about making them.  There is really no … [Read more...]

Extra! Extra! South Africa Invades Local Korean Newspaper Club!

Busan's finestMy students don't love me anymore. I'm ok with that...I think. But apparently they've grown tired of interviewing me for their newspaper club. So much so that they asked me to … [Read more...]

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