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  • jdmoore90
  • Newgookin

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    • December 15, 2017, 10:55:52 pm
    • South Korea
Thoughts about culture, travel, and teaching @ SeeMySeoul
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:02:06 pm »
How's it going everyone? I'm a curriculum developer living in Seoul the last year and a half. Anyone have any fun plans for Christmas? This year I'm going to Tokyo, and I can't wait.

Last Christmas I went on an amazing trip throughout Southeast Asia, from Taiwan to Malaysia and through Singapore. When I got to Singapore, two things stood out to me the most: its food and its architecture.

Growing up with a photographer for a sister, I always thought colorful buildings with peculiar designs were interesting. As such, when I stepped into Singapore, the fine city, I was happy to find one of the prettiest places I have ever visited.

Do you like architecture and green spaces too? Take a look at the photos and tell me about your favorite places!

http://www.seemyseoul.com/2017/12/singapore-skyline-architecture/


  • jdmoore90
  • Newgookin

    • 4

    • December 15, 2017, 10:55:52 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Thoughts about culture, travel, and teaching @ SeeMySeoul
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 07:27:48 pm »
Ever tried the food of Singapore? If you haven't, you're missing out. During my few days there, I got to try a variety of different foods that were top notch. Moreover, these dishes didn't need to be expensive or out of fancy restaurants. Truly, Southeast Asia is a place where going to a food center or a food stall serves up out of this world food.

I don't know about you, but I would never trust my stomach to a mall's food court in the US!

One thing we had to try, though, was the durian. Safe to say, it's something all travelers should try... at least once! Check out my blog on Singapore's amazing food (along with the food we loved to hate)!

https://wp.me/p8oeCb-MH


  • jdmoore90
  • Newgookin

    • 4

    • December 15, 2017, 10:55:52 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Thoughts about culture, travel, and teaching @ SeeMySeoul
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 02:05:06 pm »
When some people imagine teaching abroad, all they see is traveling to another country, maybe saving some money, and teaching little kids English. Will they take any friends from the experience? Will their teaching have been worth it in the end? They're not sure.

But the experience of living abroad and putting yourself out there can really change your life. Plus, if you find the right avenues, your job can be what you want it to be. This post is about my first calendar year abroad and the changes that have taken place in my life. I'm so glad to have had this experience of making friends, teaching adult students, making curriculum for my school, and more.

Take a moment to tell me about your year abroad too! How have your travels changed your life this past year?

https://wp.me/p8oeCb-ZO


  • jdmoore90
  • Newgookin

    • 4

    • December 15, 2017, 10:55:52 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Thoughts about culture, travel, and teaching @ SeeMySeoul
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 08:30:53 pm »
https://wp.me/p8oeCb-xA

A year ago, I was looking into options for improving my chances of landing future jobs. Like most EFL jobs in South Korea, my contract is about a year long. Last August, I had several options. I could extend my current contract, begin working at a public school, or find another hagwon. That, or I could have gone to another country. Because of the various options I had, I began to wonder whether a TEFL certificate would be worth my time.

This post aims to illuminate the various terminology surrounding TEFL certificates. On top of that, I give you my recommendation for which program to look into getting yours from. All in all, a lot of changes have come to my job since I got it, and I've been glad for the brush up on skills!

Have you gotten one yourself? Where did you get your certificate from? Let me know in the comments :-)