Waegukin - living and teaching in Korea
 
 
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Jun
02
2013
student centered teaching

❧  Having a good relationship with your Korean co-teachers 

How to avoid becoming embittered by your Korean co-teachers to such an extent that you become an internet crank writing aggrieved messages on internet forums.
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Feb
04
2013

❧  “It depends on your school…” 

A guide to the most common answer to newbie questions about teaching English in Korea – “it just depends on your school”. With a table of unlikely but possible situations you might find yourself in.
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Jan
27
2013
rube goldberg

❧  My favorite English Camp activity 

A simple, minimal preparation activity for Winter and Summer English camps that students will love. Good for all ages.
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Oct
28
2012
This picture has nothing to do with the article, except I took it on the school trip. Sometimes the layout of this blog doesn't function correctly without an image, and I couldn't think of anything that was appropriate, given the topic. Anyway, the autumnal folliage is really beautiful in Korea right now - although it's hard to see that in sepia...

❧  Do Koreans regard all foreign teachers as potential paedophiles? 

Are foreign teachers in Korea really regarded with undue suspicion? The day I took a school class to the public saunas, and some other stories.
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Sep
23
2012

❧  An example EPIK application essay 

This is the essay I wrote when I applied to teach with the EPIK program in Korea. I thought it might be helpful to anyone currently in the process of applying to EPIK.
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Aug
31
2012
I can't speak Korean

❧  Why Korean teachers teach English in Korean 

The cultural and institutional reasons why Korean English teachers end up not teaching in English.
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Aug
17
2012
babo korean students having fun

❧  Teaching English in Korea – the big guide 

The original, and still the best, complete guide to getting a job teaching English in Korea. Regularly updated.
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Aug
07
2012
Evil Christian Santa at the Jeonju Lantern Festival

❧  Lying to your students for fun and (educational) profit 

Three fun examples of how to get your students to activate their English by using creative lying and outrageous statements.
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Aug
06
2012
elementary school kids in korea

❧  Public school jobs vs hagwon jobs 

If you are planning on teaching English in Korea, which is better – a hagwon job, or a job in a public school? The answer is clear.
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Jun
15
2012
My school desk. I was bored.

❧  How to avoid deskwarming 

Desk warming is the act of sitting at your desk, doing nothing for days at a time during the Korean school holidays. It is probably the most common cause of bitterness and resentment amongst native English speakers teaching in Koreans schools. But you can avoid it, if you play your cards right. Here’s how to do it.