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Teaching Philosophy?
« on: April 28, 2020, 02:49:17 pm »
I am a certified English Language Arts teacher grade 6-12 in the United States. I am also a certified English as a Second Language Teacher. However, when it comes to teaching philosophies I have never EVER understood them in any context, let alone well enough to actually write about my own teaching philosophy.

I am working on an application to the EPIK program. omegle discord xender(To be honest, if my thought process is correct, I got my job by applying directly through the province with my recruiter). I am interested in relocating to Busan; but part of the application requires me to write about my teaching philosophy.

Does anyone on this site understand teaching philosophies, or how to write about personal ones? Because I would greatly appreciate any and all help anyone could give me.
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  • oglop
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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Teaching Philosophy?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 08:28:17 am »
just make sure you do these things

1. stick only to the book, even if it's wrong
2. only teach the useless, awkward set-phrases from the book. tell students off if they produce their own answers- they must only use the ones from the book!
3. allow your korean co-teacher to immediately translate absolutely everything you say
4. remember, kids have a hard life, so give them most of the answers before the get a chance to think for themselves
5. play a useless bomb game at the end of lesson. again, only using the set phrases from the book.
6. never do production activities. production activities are bad!

follow these steps are you will become a competent public school native teacher


  • 745sticky
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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
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Re: Teaching Philosophy?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2020, 09:27:05 am »
I just wrote some shit about how I used to have a tutor that taught me the value of learning language through immersion and fun and conversation and blah blah blah. Not sure if that's what they wanted to hear and honestly my entire application was a grand display of ineptitude but I got the job anyways. Just pretend you have an opinion on it and you'll be fine, probably.


  • Renma
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    • September 01, 2014, 06:09:42 am
Re: Teaching Philosophy?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2020, 11:12:34 am »
I am working on an application to the EPIK program. omegle discord xender

Phishing links?


Re: Teaching Philosophy?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2020, 06:36:59 am »
Phishing links?
lol
Those links weren't there when we all originally replied. They got added in an edit.

edit: Though the links are legit. And now there's a bot who posted an exact copy of this without the links. Strange.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2020, 06:40:08 am by slycordinator »


  • stoat
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    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Teaching Philosophy?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2020, 07:42:51 am »
just make sure you do these things

1. stick only to the book, even if it's wrong
2. only teach the useless, awkward set-phrases from the book. tell students off if they produce their own answers- they must only use the ones from the book!
3. allow your korean co-teacher to immediately translate absolutely everything you say
4. remember, kids have a hard life, so give them most of the answers before the get a chance to think for themselves
5. play a useless bomb game at the end of lesson. again, only using the set phrases from the book.
6. never do production activities. production activities are bad!

follow these steps are you will become a competent public school native teacher

Most PS teachers in my experience know how to teach a proper communicative lesson, probably better than most NETs, they choose not to because it's less effort. Most NETs, who dont have any experience see what their co-teachers do and immediately try to do likewise, hence the passion displayed on here for learning enough Korean to start using it in the class room.  If you ask Korean teachers about listening, for example, they will all tell you how important it is for the students to hear authentic language, then happily tell you thery teach everything in Korean. 


  • kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
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Re: Teaching Philosophy?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2020, 08:12:01 am »
lol
Those links weren't there when we all originally replied. They got added in an edit.

edit: Though the links are legit. And now there's a bot who posted an exact copy of this without the links. Strange.
Can you link the thread so I can zap it?


  • oglop
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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Teaching Philosophy?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2020, 08:13:52 am »
yeah, maybe. however, most of the korean english teachers i've worked with didn't have much experience actually teaching english (even if they did do a course)

i've worked with korean teachers who get stuck teaching english (as in, they've never taught it before, despite having good english) and also teachers who don't speak good english (but get lumped teaching english for the year somehow anyway). so it's no wonder they used korean

this was especially curious to me as i worked at an "english focused" elementary school for 4 years, where i expected a high level of competence for the korean english teachers. they also admitted they speak a lot of korean because some kids speak better english than them, and they were shy about making mistakes

nobody really wanted to teach english at that school, and they were all hoping to become homeroom teachers

but you are right about effort, too. i was new to teaching ele school there, and wanted to do my best. i just didn't know what to do! the korean teachers were asking me for advice :/ they'd also often just print out any old thing from a korean resource website. most worksheets had blatant errors


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    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
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Re: Teaching Philosophy?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2020, 08:44:27 am »
i've worked with korean teachers who get stuck teaching english (as in, they've never taught it before, despite having good english) and also teachers who don't speak good english (but get lumped teaching english for the year somehow anyway). so it's no wonder they used korean

Are you being ironic? Or a ****? hahaha
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


Re: Teaching Philosophy?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2020, 11:27:35 am »
Can you link the thread so I can zap it?
Can you link the thread so I can zap it?
https://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=119862.0
It shows up directly underneath this one in this section of the forum.


  • oglop
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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
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Re: Teaching Philosophy?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2020, 11:40:51 am »
Are you being ironic? Or a ****? hahaha
i meant korean english teachers
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