For a brief moment, let us put ourselves in the role of an ESL student. Each and every day, we wake up and prepare for school. We go to our first school, then our second and so on. During that time, we do various studies to expand our knowledge in preparation for our future. After
Last post we took a look at what is an ‘English village’ and how does it work. This post I will talk about how to find a job an an English village and what benefits do they offer. As I said in my earlier post, these English villages aim to provide children with a unique
In my other posts I have talked about teaching English in public schools and private institutes or ‘hagwons’. However, for anyone looking to teach in South Korea for the very first time, an English village is another option especially for those not interested in working in either a public school or a private language school.
This post is a continuation of my earlier post. In this post, we will continue to discuss the factors that contribute to the inefficient ESL learning as well as take a look at a few things we can do to help. Test score English in Korea is test driven. Many students study English to
Studying English is an obsession in Korea. For some it is a hobby, for some a social activity they enjoy and for others a serious endeavor. English is also viewed as a sign of social status in Korea. English is viewed as means to gain social prestige and financial success. English is everywhere. English is
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
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
Last post I talked about how to make a lesson plan. Continuing the same topic, in those post I want to talk about various issues you may run into in an ESL classroom and what to do if your lesson plan does not work out the way you envisioned. Why do I need these supplemental