TESOL South Korea: Teaching English in Elementary Schools

Teaching English to Elementary Schoolers in South KoreaTeaching English to elementary-aged children shares a lot of commonalities with teaching Kindergarten: it’s fun, it’s exhausting, and, more often than not, you’ll need to improvise a little…or a lot. My experience as a teacher in South Korea focused heavily on teaching students of this age, and I’ve lived to tell the tale, if that comforts your nerves a bit. While many aspects, such as the necessity of a sense of humor and creativity, remain on par with teaching younger students, there is one particularly distinct difference (Or advantage in my view): children of this age have been exposed to English before. In South Korea, all students study English at school through the EPIK program, and many continue their studies at an English hagwon in the evening.

-Recommended TESOL Certification for South Korea: –Online TESOL Course with Teaching Young Learners Specialization!

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How Would I Do It Differently If I Could Go Back?

teaching English abroad - Experienced teacher abroadIf you intend on teaching English, you are on a good path. My advice is that you learn from others who have gone before you. Find out what they loved and loathed about teaching abroad, and what they wish they had done differently.  If I was to go back and start all over again, I would do three main things differently.

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