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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Teaching English in Korea Part II

Are you prepared to teach Adult classes? Last post I talked about how to manage and teach younger learners (Kindergarteners and elementary school) and adolescent (middle school to high school) students. I outlined some common issues with young ESL learners and offered various solutions to deal with the issues.In this post we will explore how

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Tips for good classroom management

As an ESL teacher, all of us at some point have experienced that dreadful day when nothing seems to go right in the classroom. The little cute bundles of joy turn into little hooligans running around creating nuisance. You may have a bunch of troublemakers who take over and you find it difficult to teach

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What Does A Korean Student Do During Winter Vacation?

It’s vacation time in Korea, and the students should be excited and happy to be free from school; and for the majority, that’s the case. The last few weeks before term are decidedly more cheerful at school, once final exams are over and the students can relax. But some students don’t seem that excited by the

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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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