5 Invaluable ESL Ice-Breakers

As a teacher, you should be intimately familiar with the idea of using ice-breakers in your classroom. An ice-breaker, in the pedagogic sense, is a game or activity carried out in the beginning of a class in order to, ahem, break the ice. Never is the importance of starting a class off on the right

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4 Fail-Proof Middle School Lesson Ideas

  Korean Middle Schoolers carry with them a certain infamy amongst foreign and Korean teachers alike. Known throughout all of the land as a generally rowdy, uninterested bunch, Middle School teaching gigs aren’t most prospective teacher’s first choice when job-hunting, and certainly the amount of teaching positions are declining rapidly. Those of us who do

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Teaching at an English Village (part II)

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

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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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Recruiters in Korea

So your looking to come and make some big money as an English teacher here is Korea? Recruiters in Korea can be a mixed bag. For one, Don’t sign a contract without being 100% satisfied that your requirements are being met. Typical contracts can be found on the efl-law website. You can and should negotiate details as

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