Teaching English in Korea
Head to the ever expanding list of Korea-related job links. Connections to schools, non-English teaching positions, backgrounds on employment life and law, etc . . .
KOTESOL - Korean TESOL organization
Teaching Textbooks
'Survey of English Professionals in Korea'
Others teaching English at universities here in Korea may have recently (March 07) gotten an email with the same subject line. The accompanying text goes on to explain ... more
Speaking for Everyday Life 1
'Angry Teacher in Seoul' Video Link
Ever get tired of students using their cell phones in class? Or of just hearing the things? Check out this video clip of one teacher's reaction (link opens in a new window on YouTube).
What Should I Bring to Korea? (reader submission)
There are several things that you should consider bringing with you, and some things you should not. If you forget, and you probably will, you can find almost anything . . . more
Speaking for Everyday Life 2
Teaching Materials
Look through 1stopKorea's growing (with your help) supply of English teaching materials. Print out something for class or submit your favorite materials for others to enjoy.
Books on Teaching English in Korea
With the increasing number of English teachers living in South Korea it's only natural that a number of books on the subject are finally . . . more


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Downloadable 'Konglish' Handout for ESL Teachers
'Konglish', or Korean-style English, has caused trouble for many an English teacher or student here on the peninsula. Below, and in the attached file, is an activity designed to ... (more)

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Internet Lessons
I've put together several Internet lessons that you can use with your students to familiarize them with the Internet and Internet-related English. Each lesson involves the students working alone or in groups to accomplish a task by surfing through various English-language web sites.

Due to the varying levels of students using this site I haven't included any vocabulary lists, explanations of various Internet terms or any specific grammer focus. Depending on the students' level you may have to prepare them with some basic vocabulary before they venture on-line.

Please see below for examples of some of the lessons. More can be found by clicking on the link above.

Find a Job Lesson - has the students use various Internet resources to get tips on writing a great resume. Then they are given a range of diverse sites (from Disney to Yahoo to the CIA) to peruse for job listings.

Difficulty Level: intermediate to advanced
Time: from 30 minutes to one hour





Travel Lesson - the students are tasked with planning a five-day vacation in New York City. They are given numerous travel related links to help them along the way.

Difficulty Level: intermediate to advanced (some sites require registration to use)
Time: two-three hours

Shopping Lesson - the students are given a budget of $750 and told to buy gifts for their family. Most members of the family have a specific kind (book, clothing, cosmetics, etc.) of gift they would like to receive. Plenty of links are given to get the students started.

Difficulty Level: low-intermediate to advanced (a very popular lesson)
Time: 90 minutes to two hours

Preparing for Grad. School Lesson - the students have just been accepted to graduate school at the University of Washington in Seattle. They need to look for housing, find out what's hot entertainment-wise, see what the weather's like so they'll know what to pack, and more.

Difficulty Level: intermediate to advanced
Time: one-two hours
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