Monthly archive for May 2014

Packing For Korea: Girls

Packing For Korea: Girls

Ladies, it’s about that time when you’ll start worrying about what to pack for the big move to South Korea. I decided to write down a list to help you better organize your suitcases! This one is for the ladies! Boys, check back here next week to see what’s on your list!

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10 Tips For A South Korean Spa (Part 2)

10 Tips For A South Korean Spa (Part 2)

The second part of my tips is here to shed more insight on Korean spas just in time for the stifling warm weather that’s approaching! I’ve got another 5 awesome bits of information to share so that you can navigate a Korean spa with confidence and grace – as much confidence and grace as you can muster while walking around buck naked anyway. Let’s get started so we can get your behind to a spa as quickly as possible!

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Why Non-Verbal Communication Matters More Than You Think

Why Non-Verbal Communication Matters More Than You Think

Teaching has been an expert mentor in helping me see that what I say matters. My words are important because people are actually listening. But my actions may be even more so. How I use my face and eyes and body when I’m talking reveals truth, sincerity, acknowledgment, reciprocation, and about a thousand other things. In communication, the non-verbal tells more than that flabber-jabber of yours could ever hope to.

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Resources for Teaching the Present Progressive

Resources for Teaching the Present Progressive

I am writing for you a list of the Present Progressive which uses a form of the “be” verb + the “ing” form of the main verb. But we’ll get to that more up ahead. Understanding and Teaching the Present Progressive A wonderful tool for getting a grip on the Present Progressive. Englishpage.com’s excellent resource for the Present Progressive, with extra links to resources. Present Progressive Part One and Part Two, courtesy of Holmwood’s Online Learning. I’m a fan of Perfect English Grammar’s simple explanation and practical usage of the Present Progressive. Practicing the Present Progressive Listen to “Sailing” by Rod Stewart and learn the Present Progressive while warming up for Friday night karaoke. A few interactive exercises to help wrap your mind around the tense. Learn English with Mr. Bean. At least, a cartoon version of him. The Silly Billy Band asks “What is he/she doing?” in this fun song of the Present Progressive. The Present Progressive with pictures, in case you are a visual learner. And some online exercises to practice. Games and Activities for the Classroom Seven great ideas for classroom activities which bring the Present Progressive to life. Activities for your students broken down into grade level […]

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10 Tips For A South Korean Spa (Part 1)

10 Tips For A South Korean Spa (Part 1)

As I wrote in my article Korean Apartments: Back To Basics , there are unfortunately no tubs in Korean bathrooms. However, if you’re a brave enough expat you can get your scrub-a-dub-dub on at a Korean spa for that extra squeaky clean. There are too many differences between Korean and Western spas to name in one article, so I’ve taken the 10 most crucial bits of info on Korean spas and broken them down into two easily digestible articles for you. Enjoy today’s top 5 tips, and check back here for another 5 next week!

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Taiwan Teacher Interview With Sarah Vied

Taiwan Teacher Interview With Sarah Vied

Today’s interview is with Reach To Teach alumni Sarah Vied, who has been Teaching with us in Taipei, Taiwan.
Hi Sarah! Let’s start off by having you introduce yourself.
Hey! My name is Sarah, I’m 26, and I’m a proud southerner from the USA—originally from a small town called Princeton in western Kentucky. This is only my second year teaching and living abroad, but my first year in Taiwan and in Taipei.

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Dating Culture In Korea

Dating Culture In Korea

I had a class with my Korean students about dating culture in Korea. They were so animated and open about sharing with me all of their views that I decided to make a list of everything we talked about and share it here with you! Here are the 3 things about Korean dating culture that my Korean middle schools students shared with me!

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Why You Need to Start a Travel Blog (And a Few Tips How)

Why You Need to Start a Travel Blog (And a Few Tips How)

I may not have even thought about it before. It may be that you don’t count your experiences as note-worthy. Maybe you think there is little worth sharing concerning your days. But I’m fascinated by the stories people choose to tell with their lives. Those stories inspire me to choose better ones for myself. And it’s why you need to start a travel blog.

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