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Some of My Favorite Pics from Teaching English in Korea

Hey Everyone,
Here are some of my favorite pictures that I took while living in South Korea. Its such a beautiful country with amazing people...definitely my top choice for teaching English abroad.

Teaching Staff at my first school

Gwangju at night

Tradition Drums

Cherry Blossoms are amazing in Spring

More Gwangju

Palace in Seoul

Fall in Korea was my favorite season

Paragliding in Busan

The coast in Namhae

Nice shot with my wife in Busan

Haeundae Beach

My parents visit to Korea

Great story from a student who took the University of Victoria TEFL program in 2013

Great story from a student who took the University of Victoria TEFL program in 2013:

Becoming trained in teaching English gave me more than I bargained for.  I discovered that having the skills to teach people English, is like having a golden key – that they can use.
 The UVic course directed my thinking to the millions of people around the world whose lives are destined along a course on which they are trapped.  For many of these trapped people, communication skills in the English language is like the off ramp from the path of servitude.
As a direct result of the training at Uvic I went to Samoa to teach English.  In Samoa, I met young women who were culturally destined for a life of servitude.  There, I came to the stark realization that communication skills in English simply gives these young women more life choices  - affecting both their families and their wider communities.
The excellent training at UVic goes beyond formal education; it connects one’s heart, with the hearts and min…

Tips for Teaching and Living Abroad

Good Morning!      
As promised in my last post, here are some tips that I hope you'll find valuable on teaching and living abroad:

Before you go

-Take your time finding a job and weigh all of your options carefully - There are literally hundreds of new ESL jobs posted every week all over the world.

-Do your Research - Try to find out as much info as possible about the country and city, that you are thinking of going to before making your decision. Here are some things you may want to consider:

     Size of the city / Population     Average Salary / Cost of Living     The Weather     What kind of visa do you need to work there     The religion or culture of that country     Environmental conditions-You should also look into the school that you are thinking of going to. One of the best ways to do this is by trying to contact previous teachers at that school, or find school reviews online. Things to research about potential schools: Teaching Requirements (university degree, TEFL/TESL cert…

Why I took a TEFL program

Hey Everyone,
This is my first blog, and to start out I thought I'd tell you a little about my Teaching English as a Foreign Language experience. In 2010, I decided I had had enough of trying to crack the teaching system in Canada, So I decided I wanted to travel abroad to teach English, where the demand for teachers was as great as it is now. I figured that since I had a Bachelor of Education degree and some teaching experience in Canada, that teaching English would be no problem.

After talking to some friends, who had taught abroad, I decided to pursue a job in South Korea. There are a number of teacher recruitment agencies on the Internet, so it really wasn't challenging for me to find a good job in Korea. The job I chose was was teaching English to elementary students after school in a private academy in Gwangju. Each day I would teach English from 2pm - 9pm to students ranging from age 6 - 13 for a good salary, while having a accommodations paid for (and my flight to and fr…