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  • Dyl
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    • November 04, 2008, 11:54:50 am
How to Teach English in Korea
« on: August 15, 2010, 07:35:26 pm »
Covering co-teaching (its theory and practice) and Korean schools, life and culture, this is a very useful guide released by EPIK and NIIED (available also on EPIK's website under "What's New, no. 137").
« Last Edit: August 15, 2010, 07:40:47 pm by Dayle »
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  • lee-rae
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    • September 02, 2010, 02:57:48 pm
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 01:06:08 pm »
Thanks Dayle, this is extremely useful. I think I might print this off and have a thorough read through it.


  • Halcyon
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    • April 22, 2010, 09:05:40 pm
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Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 03:33:03 pm »
Not sure how I missed this back in August.  Thanks for your "thanks" ErinMcGrail11978 and giving this post a bump...and, of course, mucho thanks to Dayle as well.  I've been here for a few years now so I'm not sure if I'll encounter anything new but I'm sure it's an interesting and thought-provoking read...Cheers~
« Last Edit: November 09, 2010, 03:37:49 pm by halycon »


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Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010, 09:26:08 pm »
@Cranberryopah, you're welcome :) I think the essays on EPIK's website that have been written about teaching English and living in South Korea (http://epik.go.kr/ ; front page under "experience essays") are also, to borrow Halcyon's words, interesting and thought-provoking.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2010, 11:33:22 am by Dayle »
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  • jknott01
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    • March 21, 2011, 01:00:45 pm
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 08:03:40 am »
I found a book called Dr. GEPIK that has been very useful. If you can't find this book though, I would recommend meeting as many experienced NESTs as you can find and get to know them.


  • gmosborn
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    • June 21, 2010, 03:42:47 pm
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Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 08:43:21 am »
there should be a copy of Dr Gepik at your school.  Ask your co-teacher.


  • summertime
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    • September 01, 2011, 08:53:34 am
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Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2011, 07:32:09 am »
Thank you very much, but I would like to learn more about what is the best method for teaching middle school students, specifically, kinesthetic methods, auditory or visual.


  • mcintj5
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    • September 05, 2011, 03:17:38 pm
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Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2011, 09:55:01 am »
Thank you very much, I am struggling trying to incorporate a co-teacher into my lessons.  I have basically been running the class myself, the co-teacher doesn't even need to be there.


  • samchin10
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    • December 01, 2010, 08:35:01 am
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Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2011, 12:42:38 pm »
Thanks for this. It is important to read that. And make sure to check the EPIK and GEPIK website.


  • ezambium
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    • October 26, 2010, 04:23:06 pm
    • Pohang, South Korea
Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2011, 10:56:27 pm »
The tefl exam gives a lot of great advice, i have completed the test now but I'm still referring back to the material.


Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2011, 02:33:09 pm »
Thank you very much, it is really important to understand the differences of learning styles between grade levels and ages


  • kaytmagnotti
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    • September 27, 2011, 08:34:55 am
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Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011, 12:23:26 pm »
Yes!  I just completed the EPIK orientation!  It was so helpful.  We got to speak with and hear lectures by the people who contributed to the text and they all had excellent advice.


  • Jadden
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    • September 30, 2011, 08:52:23 am
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Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2011, 09:45:30 am »
This is a great resource! My program called GNET has something kinda like this, but it really only focuses on the cultural aspects of Korea. Not teaching.


  • gembira
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    • November 29, 2011, 11:12:04 am
    • Yangsan
Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2011, 10:42:01 am »
I think it's great to have a guide that will help teachers new to Korea. Or, a person who is new to teaching in general. Teaching in a new culture can be enjoyable, but also a little difficult at times.


  • LeylaIsaacs
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    • March 05, 2012, 07:40:35 pm
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Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2012, 08:10:37 pm »
I am in a very rural school and I finding their customs rather difficult.  Also, I am the only foreigner in the village of 400.. So its "all eyes on me"

I must admit, the attention is nice :)


  • hasun830
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    • September 14, 2012, 10:20:57 am
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Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2012, 12:07:50 pm »
 :(   ;)It was great!!1


  • Dan82
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    • October 09, 2012, 09:36:09 pm
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Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2012, 09:41:51 pm »
Very helpful.  I appreciate the upload. Thank you so very much;)


Re: How to Teach English in Korea
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2012, 10:26:31 pm »
Very useful upload. Much appreciated.