If you have not yet heard of Busan Kevin, an ESL teacher who has been teaching English in Korea and Japan for years and documenting it, check out his Youtube page here.
Kevin, a friend of Shane’s, also made a nice little video giving a ‘shout out’ to Travel and Teach Recruiting, which you can see here. (Thanks Kevin!)
In addition, Kevin has written a book about what it is like to teach English in Korea and in Asia in general, which includes tips about adapting to a new culture, managing a classroom with little or no teaching experience and many stories about teaching ESL. You can buy Kevin’s book for the bargain basement price of $5.99 on Amazon.
When you first start your teaching job in Korea, you will need to learn the basics to understand what it takes to teach ESL abroad. However, once you are familiar with the curriculum and the level of understanding of your students, you can incorporate different teaching methods in your class, including the use of music.
Music is a great way for the students to get involved, have fun, and most importantly, learn. Take a look at a the technique in this video to see how using songs in your ESL classroom can spice things up:
Thanks to Charlie Sposato for his great video. Whether you are teaching in Korea, the US or in a classroom anywhere in the world, the same rules for apply for how to best deal with students in the classroom while you are teaching.
Take a look at this video where Charlie discusses ‘Do-nows’, ‘Aims’, and ‘Being strict’: