Are you just getting started learning Korean, and want a guide for where to go next? Here is a short guide I made that you can follow for learning Korean completely all for free. This list was compiled by myself and only includes the highest quality and free content for you.
For the past 12 years I've been studying Korean and have collected some of my favorite free resources here for you. None of these resources mentioned in the video paid or asked me to include them, and this list is 100% my own opinions.
Perhaps in the future I'll also make more of these lists. This is the first one.
If you have any questions feel free to leave them here or on the YouTube video.
Here you will find tips for teaching English to your Korean students. I spent 3.5 years out of my time in Asia teaching in Korea. In my experience teaching in China, Korea and Taiwan I would say that the teaching part is not that different.
What's different is the school that you work in and the culture, but most of that extends outside the classroom.
Here's a video that was filmed in hagwons and public schools in Korea. It includes 3 games and activities (one of the tips below) that you can use in you classroom.
One thing you must have heard of Seoul by now is that it’s a city that operates around the clock, even if it’s public transportation doesn’t. Many people take this chance to stay out all night enjoying the various clubbing and drinking opportunities, but every once in awhile, it is also fun to check out a night market in Seoul.
Have you yet visited a Seoul night market? If not, here are a few night markets in Seoul highly recommended by us for you to check out!
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What are the requirements to teach English in Korea? I spent 3.5 years of my time in Asia teaching in Korea. I can tell you for starters that Korea is a bit more intensive when it comes to getting started than other countries. There is a lot of paperwork you have to do. Getting all of your documents ready can easily take 2 months or more.
For starters you need:
A 4 year degree (in anything) or a 2 year degree for the TALK program
To be a native English speaker from: USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
You need those qualifications to get an E-2 visa to legally teach in Korea.
I don’t honestly know what’s wrong with me today. I know that it’s some wicked brew created by Trump’s visit to the peninsula this week, this year on the whole, and waking up this morning to find out that 26 people had been murdered at their morning service in their small-town church yesterday. I read it just as I was about to head out the door, because that’s part of my job now — to read the news just as I’m about to walk out the door, and on the train on the way to the studio, and on the bus on the way home, and before I go to bed at night.
In a new commercial for Cass beer, pitchman and respected chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay takes a large swallow of beer, grimaces in ostensible pleasure, and proclaims it to be “bloody fresh!” The commercial is hoped to raise the international profile of Cass beer, though, as it enlists a chef renowned for his attention to quality to shill for the Korean equivalent of Budweiser, the ad has also noticeably lowered the foreign beer-drinking public’s estimation of Ramsay’s ability to credibly rate beer.
This is an introduction video to teaching English to young learners that is used in the beginning of ESLinsider's online TEFL courses. If you are thinking of teaching children or if you are not sure if you should teach children, adolescents or adults then you'll probably find this video intersting.
Mentioned here is also a comparison of teaching English to children vs. adults or teens.
Young learners range from kindergarten to about 13 years old. They are active, social and creative. They also have a short attention span. The younger they are the shorter it is. They are pretty social and they get motivated by having fun.
One of the things I love about Korea is how fast you can get certain things done. Repairmen often come the day you call them. Products ordered online cross the country in a day or two. Fried chicken is rushed to your door by a motorbike driver with a loose interpretation of traffic laws.
The list goes on, but a plan by Incheon International airport to open a plastic surgery clinic seems to have pushed the quick service concept a bit too far. The idea was to open the clinic in the transfer area, so that patients could receive treatment without having to pass through immigration and officially enter the country.
When I think about it, I will post our weekly menus up here, especially if we’re debuting some new recipes. Included in this week’s excitement is a Thai Corn Soup that sounds awesome and hopefully tastes the part. For those not in the know, or who cannot read my handwriting, “OOO” is “on our own,” HQ is a favorite expat bar here in Busan, and that mess of writing in the middle is for “Leek and Potato Soup,” made with leeks from our friends at Busan Organic Vegetables. Oh, and “B for D,” high fives for those who can figure out what this is.