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  • Nothing's Really Real Podcast: (Ep 61) Johnny The Greek

    Johnny The Greek is a stand-up comic, one of the original Ha-Ha Holers, and hardcore comedy enthusiast. We have a good talk about his background, Greek heritage and family. We talk about music, movies and comedy. We talk a lot about stand up and the right kind of attitude to have if you’re going to take to the mic.

    Johnny also shares a Moment of Triumph and Memory of Regret.
     
    If you enjoy the show, tell a friend about it, and please leave a review on iTunes or whatever app you listen to podcasts on. I’d really appreciate it!

  • Are all online TEFL courses self-paced?

    Yes, they are. I haven’t heard of otherwise. However, many have time limits that can range from 1–6 months. Some of the more popular ones are only 2–3 months.

    So that can put you in a pinch.

    And then if you consider the fact that most people take courses before they teach abroad then by the time they actually get abroad and start teaching their access to the course will be terminated.

    Now that might be fine if all you want to get is a certificate, but what if you want to learn?

    If you want to learn then I have to say that learning takes repetition and time. Even if you take an in-class course that course is limited by time and it's a one time deal. But chances are you won't remember all of it and that is especially true of many online courses as many people do not remember what they learn.

    See the research.


  • Dongmyeongsa Temple – 동명사 (Dongnae, Busan)


  • Traveling, Moving, Doing Business, and Living in South Korea

    Looking for some top notch info on traveling, moving, doing business, or living in South Korea?

    If so, you’ve come to the right spot!

    We’ve got heaps of awesome articles and resources to make sure that you know everything you need to make sure you have an amazing time on your next trip out here.

    Read on, or jump to your favorite subject in the table of contents below.

    So, what’s so special about these articles and pages?

    Well, we wrote them with all of our heart, hoping to give you the absolute essential info about everything related to life in Korea.

    A bit of background on us: The 90 Day Korean Team is made up of native-born Koreans and foreigners who live in Korea. We share our perspectives and experiences to give you a balanced write-up.


  • Korean Culture: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

    So you’re interested in Korean culture, and wanted to find out more?

    You’ve come to the right place!

    90 Day Korean team is a mixed team of Korean natives and foreigners who have combined their knowledge and experiences to bring you the best of the best. In the articles, you get the perspective of both natives of the language and culture, along with people who have come to Korea to live.

    This page has a ton of fantastic articles that you can explore to find out more about Korean culture. Along with the cultural information, we’ll often teach a bit of the language, such as special words or phrases that might give more depth to what you’re learning about.

    You don’t need to know any Korean to read these pages, but you may find that the more you know the language, the more you can understand the culture.

    Even a few words helps!


  • It’s Time to STOP Hating HDR

    Around 2007, a friend introduced me to this “new technique” called High Dynamic Range photography or HDR for short. He had just gotten into it and was making some truly epic images.


  • How ESLinsider is different

    How is ESLinsider different? Actually the goal wasn't to be different. The goal was and still is to be better.

    Lots of practical teaching ideas for free (how-to videos)

    I don't know of another TEFL course provider out there that put as many how-to videos (100+) on Youtube as I did. All other courses as far as I know keep everything they have (and what do they have???) behind a log in with access for a limited time (usually 2-6 months).

    Then there are the informational teaching sites that have games and activities on them, but in my experience they all sucked because they were disorganized, not easy to read and hey it's way easier to learn how to teach by watching other teachers than it is by reading about it. But if you like reading then under the instructional videos in the link above I put quick and easy to read bullet points.


  • ESLinsider is not accredited because of the following reasons and instead...

    Searching for an accredited course? Well, you're out of luck here. ESLinsider is not accredited because of the following reasons that I will soon share with you. Then after I share those with you I will tell you about what it offers instead.

    Why isn't ESLinsider accredited?

    1. There is no "one" accreditation for TEFL. There are only 3rd party businesses that do "accreditation".
    2. You have to pay these often totally anonymous websites money which can be upwards of $2,000 a year.
    3. Some of them are fake. I know of at least 3 that are fake.
    4. I don't look up to any of them.
    5. ESLinsider is independent.
    6. Accreditation is not required.

    I actually looked into it as I was considering it, but just decided that it wasn't for me or ESLinsider. Accreditation in TEFL is superficial. You can buy an "accredited" TEFL course on Groupon for $5-40 last time I checked.


  • How To Say ‘Good Job’ In Korean

    How to Say ‘Good Job’ in Korean – 80/20*

    Vocabulary:

    Good Job!  – 고생했어요 (gosaenghaesseoyo)

     

    How to remember (association):

    Imagine there’s a ‘good job’ song called ‘Hey, So yo”, so when someone does a good job you can tell them “Go sangHey, So Yo!'”. (고생했어요/gosaenghaesseoyo)

     

    *80/20 Pareto Principle – The 20% you should learn that will give you 80% of the results.

     


  • Closing of the Blog…

    First, I would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the years. But after nearly nine years of running my site, in all its incarnations, I will be shutting it down. This won’t take place until next February, 2020, when the yearly fees are due for the website. With changing priorities, and limited spare time, I just wouldn’t be able to give the amount of time the site requires and deserves. I’ll probably keep the Facebook page open. But that will probably be it. Again, thank you all!


  • How to Shoot a Sunrise: Part 1


  • Will the US will Make Commensurate Concessions to North Korea to get a Nuclear Deal?




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    This is a local re-post of an essay I wrote a couple weeks ago for The National Interest. It is an extension of this first essay.


  • How to Get A Job Teaching English To Kids (Online)

    teaching english kids online

    Finding a job teaching English to kids online should not be too difficult. Teaching English online is an emerging market. It's growing and it's new. There are a lot of opportunities out there for finding a job.

    Children are the students that dominate the market so it shouldn't be so hard compared to finding a job teaching adults.

    So how do you do it?

    Here are 3 simple steps. 

    1. Are you qualified?

    requirements teach english online


  • How To Say ‘What’ In Korean

    Going back to basics, there are a few words in any language that hold more importance than others. So they should always be among the first ones you memorize and learn how to apply.

    ‘What’ might one be? The word ‘what’ of course! ㅋㅋ It is integral in so many ways, and in so many questions. Without further ado, let’s learn how to say ‘what’ in Korean.

    Fair warned: there will be a few different words you’ll learn and add to your vocabulary in this quick lesson.

    Can't read Korean yet? Click here to learn for free in about 90 minutes!


  • HoDdeok (5분 꿀호떡) – Korean Sweet Pancake – Quick and Easy ‘Cheat’ Method

    HoDdeok (꿀호떡) - Easy Method
    HoDdeok (꿀호떡) – Easy Method Korean Sweet Pancakes

    HoDdeok (꿀호떡) is a popular street food in Korea that’s cheap and tasty.


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