First Day at a Hagwon

Let’s take a step back to remember our first experience of teaching in a English classroom. We want to try to remember our first day at a Korean Hagwon. Sometimes the experience can be good, while other times we begin teaching a level foreign to us. To avoid the lost and confused connections between teacher

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Last Minute Christmas Ideas For Your ESL Classroom!

The countdown is on! 18 days left before Christmas ^^ You can feel the chill in the air….a light dusting of snow here and there….you can see Christmas decorations and Christmas tree….you can feel the holiday spirit all around you…..you have made plans for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day……you can’t wait….and just as you are

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How to teach English in Korea

This week we will explore how to properly prepare for Adult classes, and for younger learners elementary to middle school aged students. Often times when you search the job postings on the internet you can find a variety of jobs. Those internet job postings, often seem to boast that you do not need any teaching

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How Useful Are Foreign Teachers Really?

During the last few years, the number of jobs available for foreign English teachers in Korean public schools has significantly decreased. According to an article on The Korean Observer, the number of foreign teachers has dropped from over 9,000 to 6,785 in three years. Meanwhile jobs at hagwons are becoming more competitive between foreigners. The question is

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Positives and Negatives of Working In a Hagwon

Working in a Hagwon in Korea has positives and negatives to it. Depending on the Hagwon you end up in the positives could outweigh the negatives or vice versa. As for the Positives: The Pay: The pay is better than other first time teaching jobs. There are exceptions to this, but generally for first time, teachers

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