ESL and Art: Self Portrait Lesson Plan

ESL and Art: Self Portrait Lesson Plan

This is an art lesson I do with my students, from fifth grade to high school. This lesson is about 50% art lesson and 50% English lesson (although, the whole thing is taught in English). You can watch the video below to see how I execute the lesson; otherwise, just read on! Lesson Details: Age […]

Teacher Life: Second Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Teacher Life: Second Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Our second program of the year is the Intensive Course (IC), which is very similar to our first program, AIC. There are a few differences: the students’ ages and English levels (they are 1-2 years younger); classes offered (the same but with additional Situation Classes: Clinic, Restaurant, Hollywood Studio, etc.); and this year we had […]

Teacher Life: First Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Teacher Life: First Program of the Year, FINISHED!

Our first program of the year was one of our most intense: Advanced Intensive Course, or AIC. Here is a breakdown of the program: Length: 2 weeks. Students stay overnight. Number of students: 10 per class. 60 students in all (two teachers do not have a homeroom, but have other responsibilities) Student Age: 14-16 (Korean […]

Life Update: Teaching at Our School in Korea

Life Update: Teaching at Our School in Korea

NOTE: This is a long, but informative post that is necessary for you to understand a huge part of my life in Korea. There are many levels of ESL jobs abroad. I think a lot of people back home hear that you’re going abroad to teach, particularly in a popular ESL destination like Korea, and […]

Future Teacher in Korea? Pack These Classroom Essentials

Your documents have been submitted, your offer letter has been signed, and your plane ticket has been bought. Congrats on landing a teaching job in Korea! Now the only thing left to do is pack. There are tons of resources with great suggestions and tips on packing for Korea, but before you set about making solemn, […]

LIFE UPDATE #1: Settling In and Learning the Ropes

LIFE UPDATE #1: Settling In and Learning the Ropes

Hey fam (and new friends)! Eric and I have now been in Korea for three weeks, and are finally getting the hang of things. Our school, called CBFLIS (Chungcheongbuk-do Foreign Language Institute for Students…say that 5 times fast) is so unique and so different from the typical public school in Korea. For one, we get to […]