Cultural Differences in the Korean Workplace

In my last post I talked about the influence of Confucianism in the ESL classroom. We briefly discussed how Confucianism is deeply embedded in Korean culture and how you can see the effects of Confucianism even in modern day Korean society. Korea has its own unique language, culture and customs. While these give Korea its

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Teaching multi-level ESL class

  Most ESL teachers are daunted by the thought of teaching a multi-level class. And rightly so. Teaching Multi-level classes can not only be challenging but downright stressful. What is a multi-level classroom By definition ‘a multi-level classroom’ is one where the students have different skill level but they are all studying in the same

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Get your ESL classroom ready for Halloween

Halloween is around the corner. While it’s not officially celebrated in Korea nonetheless, it is becoming very popular in Korea these days. Of Course, the halloween celebrations and parties are different than back home and you won’t see kids going around trick-or-treating. Just like kids back home love Halloween (and the candies), Korean kids are

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How to make an effective Lesson Plan (Part I)

Many new ESL teachers complain about how their classes are boring or their students seem unmotivated. Even though some teachers may prepare for their classes for hours in advance, their lesson seem to finish early and then they have no idea what to do with their students for the rest of the class time. Many

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