Welcome to Korea International Christian School. Korea International Christian School was founded in 2004. Our school educates future Global Christian Leaders in both the Christian faith and high academic quality. We have campuses in Incheon and Seocho in Korea, as well as in the Philippines, and in Illinois, U.S. Over 1000 students are enrolled in our KICS schools from K5 to G12 and we also run an “online school.” KICS has three distictive charicteristics. First, all classes are taught in English using textbooks based on a Christian worldview. Secondly, we have gifted teachers teaching students with care and love. Students learn the value of life as well as academics together. Lastly, KICS not only has close relationships with Christian Universities such as Liberty University and Bob Jones University, but also with other top ranked universities such as UC Davis and SUNY-Stony Brook. Every year, over 60 graduates get accepted to top ranking universities with scholarships. Also, students may enroll in art and music school programs to expand their artistic talents. Professors support and educate the students to enable them to get enrolled in Art and music univerities in U.S. KICS online school is ground breaking online education program which has set a high standard in online Christian education in America. Furthermore, KICS online students can receive the same advantages KICS students. Our school is praying for and supporting many Christian schools across Asia and America. We believe that the talented spiritual Christian leaders raised in these Christian schools become global leaders.
Chungdahm Learning becomes Creverse. Chungdahm Learning is a company that was established in 1998 and has already established more than 200 branches all over Korea. Chungdahm Learning focuses on English thinking skills and CMS Edu is a company that focuses on mathematics and coding skills. The two have merged this March to create Creverse. With its name derived from combining the terms Creativity and Universe, Creverse plans to introduce convergence thinking skilled education aimed at fostering global talents by adding Edu-Tech technology. In an interview with The JoongAng, the CEO Lee Chung-guk said that “the future belongs to our children. Cheongdam Learning and CMS Edu, which have pioneered the education market with 'thinking skills', take a leap forward on the path of nurturing future convergence talents with the launch of Creverse Co., Ltd. In a digital world without boundaries between countries, we need to have the ability to communicate smoothly in English and develop software and coding capabilities to actively cope with and solve changes brought about by future technologies.”
Covid and Quarantine updates. As we adapt to the phase of living with covid, entry into South Korea has been made easier. Fully vaccinated entrees to Korea will be exempt from mandatory quarantine. From March 21st, 2022, people vaccinated in Korea and have vaccination records registered in Korea via a public health center are exempted from the mandatory quarantine. Registration records are available in the COOV online system. From April 1st, 2022, people vaccinated abroad or in Korea with or without registered vaccinated records in Korea will be exempt from quarantine. Vaccination records will be linked to the new Q-CODE online system. How to register Input vaccination records into the Q-CODE system prior to departure. A QR code will be issued through the Q-CODE website. Scan the QR code upon entry to South Korea. Only those vaccinated with a minimum of 3 shots with the vaccines approved by the World Health Organization qualify for the exemption. PS: This includes the single Jansen shot administered 14 days before departure and within 180days. All entrees are still subjected to a PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure. A second PCR test upon arrival. And a final PCR test on the 7th day after arrival.
We are looking for volunteer bloggers. Living and working in a new environment is not as easy as it sounds. For most, living abroad is more than just taking a step up the career ladder. This new and exciting experience may offer many possibilities but will also confront you with entirely new obstacles and issues. We can help each other with solving some of these issues by sharing information. Why participate? By participating in content sharing through blogs, you can definitely improve your writing skills. If you ever plan to start blogging, you can get some cool tips from other bloggers or read through other blogs to get ideas on how to write or even what to write about. Also, don’t you just love that feeling you get after helping someone? I know I do. All information posted on our blogs will definitely be helpful to someone. Most people in need of information don’t know where to turn to or even how to ask for help. Let’s be their go-to person. As an extra-curricular, this could turn out to be a very useful aspect of your CV. Apart from teaching experiences, some employers also check on your extra curriculum activities. Interacting with other ESL teachers and sharing useful information could look really good on your resume. Through this; We also hope to attract more ESL teachers to Korea through sharing the positive experiences and evaluations of ESL education in Korea. We hope that the archived information can be useful to someone in the future or be a library where you can always visit to re-experience your Korean journey. See some of our blogs How to participate? If you are interested in participating or for more information and inquiries, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work in Seoul, the soul of Asia Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. Seoul has a population of 9.7 million people, and forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area with the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province. 1. Rise RnT Kids (Gangseo) School Type: Hagwon Start Date: March 2022 Student type: Kindergarten and Elementary Homeroom Salary: Negotiable with Experience Working Hours: M-F 9:00-6:30 Benefits: Housing or Allowance, Severance Pay, Paid Vacation Our RnT Education pursues a happy life for both teachers who deliver education and students who experience it. RnT is a place of education that delivers happiness through education to many people as a global educational institution from Early Childhood education all the way to Elementary education. Our teachers and staff work hard to deliver fruits full of love to everyone who believes in us Apply for RnT 2. CLS (Yeongdeunpo) School Type: Hagwon Start Date: March 2022 Student type: Kindergarten and Elementary Salary: Negotiable with Experience Working Hours: M-F 9:00-6:00 Benefits: Housing or Allowance, Severance Pay, Paid Vacation CLS' Mission and Vision is to make the best efforts to build the foundations of long term English development. In the new global era, English is very important for all fields of study. Often, even with the opportunity to talk with native English speakers, it is difficult to use the English you’ve learned. Our children receive very unique and fun English language training. Apply for CLS 3. FES (Gwanak) School Type: Hagwon Start Date: March 2022 Student type: Kindergarten and Elementary Salary: Negotiable with Experience Working Hours: M-F 11:00-6:00 Benefits: Housing or Allowance, Severance Pay, Paid Vacation FES English Academy is a 17-year-old English education academy that teaches 100% English. Through native English lectures, we are systematically responsible for kindergarten and Elementary school students' English skills through the three stages of introductory, expansion, and skill development. Apply for FES 4. Francis Parker (Mapo) School Type: Hagwon Start Date: March 2022 Student type: Kindergarten and Elementary Salary: Negotiable with Experience Working Hours: M-F 9:00-6:00 Benefits: Housing or Allowance, Severance Pay, Paid Vacation Francis Parker Collegiate is an educational institution that practices child-centered education and holistic education through students individuality, interest, desire, aptitude, and spontaneity as an important basis of education. Apply for Francis Parker 5. GKI (Songpa) School Type: Hagwon Start Date: March 2022 Student type: Kindergarten and Elementary Salary: Negotiable with Experience Working Hours: M-F 9:00-6:00 Benefits: Housing or Allowance, Severance Pay, Paid Vacation GKI was established back in 1995 holding up the catchphrase “To English, To the world, To the future” in the hope of giving our children, who will take the leading part in the future society, the most efficient and fastest English education. Apply for GKI 6. A-ME Kindy (Songpa) School Type: Hagwon Start Date: March 2022 Student type: Kindergarten and Elementary Salary: Negotiable with Experience Working Hours: M-F 9:00-5:30 Benefits: Housing or Allowance, Severance Pay, Paid Vacation In A-ME, children learn how to love themselves. They learn how to make decisions on their own. Through this, they sometimes might experience failure and learn how to recover from it. Apply for A-ME
Location The Livingroom, Haebangchon Time 18:00 (February 20th) Participants Ketan, Kayla, John, Jess, Cate, Stevie, Jane Agenda Why is the ESL salary still ranging at $2000 Status quo: English teachers salary in Korea. Why it’s still ranging at 2k: 1. Social norms Korean employers are used to paying this amount for a starting teacher. 2. Nobody thinks that they can request for more pay. 3. Lack of experience. 4 . Difficult to accentuate resume. How to match resume with each employers’ requirements Currently in Korea, native English teachers are, on average, making 2 million won each month, despite the fact that it was roughly the same twenty years prior. As ESL teachers, we are making it our goal to assist native teachers in making more wage for their services in compliance with the in fluctuation of society’s economic status. Presently, there are several issues that are hindering teachers from being applicable for increased pay starting with the current social norms, lack of experience, and the difficulties that accompany writing a presentable resume. To begin, social norms have become an issue concerning how employers view the value of native English teachers. Employers now believe that teachers are worth approximately 2 million won each month and this belief has only become a social normative based on the assumption that teachers willingly work for that sum and do not request for increased wages. This has been identified as a problem because it upholds the assertion that teachers should continue putting in the same amount of effort, increasing workloads, and additional tasks to be completed for the same amount of money in an increasing economic environment. This can be addressed by informing employers as well as native teachers that their skills are more valuable and deserving of increased wages. If we can accomplish this factor, then we can ensure that teachers have a brighter future while earning higher wages. Secondly, the primary reason why teachers either do not feel qualified to request for higher wages or feel that they are unable to do so are merely because of lack of teaching experience. Whether it be teachers who have taught previously or are anticipating their first teaching career, each individual needs to have an understanding of the classroom atmosphere as well as the content they are to instruct. Many applying teachers have not yet stepped into a classroom, let alone been responsible of the education of a selected group of children. This is essential because each teacher is required to teach varying values of the English language, be it from literary perspectives or grammatical endeavours; teachers should be showing that they are capable of handling a group of children as instructed. The final identified reason why native teachers in Korea are unable to increase their wage is because of the difficulties that ensue while constructing a suitable resume. Many teachers are not sure of what they should accentuate within their teaching resume due to the many skills or awards that are available for teachers to present. This problem stems from which specifications employers are demanding and what they should require of their prospective employees; specific teaching styles, methods, or without experience: how the teacher plans to conduct the class. The best way to overcome this barrier is to research the school being applied for and trying to match the writings for that specific career to the teacher most desirable for the instructing position. This dilemma involving native English teachers’ salaries can be solved by addressing the aforementioned issues of normative teacher valuing, lack of teaching experience, and the difficulties following correct resume construction. As ESL teachers, it is a responsibility to help secure our positioning and reward our endeavours with wage increases. By focusing on these obstacles, we can ensure a more sustainable employment and more benefitting financial stability. Check out some of our other blogs about resume samples and lesson plans to assist you in creating an ideal persona to be markable and better reciprocated by prospective employers. For more information or inquiries, contact us at: email@example.com
The 20th Presidential Election Am sure everybody has seen people walking around the streets carrying the following candidates picture boards.! Yep! Its election day coming up soon! One of the candidates will be the next president of the ROK! Now I know foreigners cannot vote for a president or get involved in politics but at least we get a day off out of this! Also, I wanted to introduce you to the possible next president. The election is going down on Tuesday the 9th of March and it is an official public holiday. Pictures courtesy of Central Election Commission
How to create your online resume Resume Title Use this section to market yourself and stand out to employers. Try to include keywords that employers might find relevant to use while searching for resumes. Profile Picture Uploading a professional picture will help you stand out from the competition and help you receive more job offers. Current Location Enter the location you are currently residing at. This will help employers arrange housing or commuting schedules. It is also helpful to match with jobs near you. Languages spoken Enter all the languages you speak from native level to basic level. Some of the employers might be looking for bilingual teachers. This will help you stand out and increase your chances of employment. General Information (self-FAQ) Professional Summary/ Self-introduction Employers are mainly curious about your current situation but also want to know a little about your past. Use these sections to summarize both yourself and your resume in a few simple sentences. Make this part as clear and concise as possible, and don’t be afraid to boost yourself up! How to write a professional summary It is easy to check duties and responsibilities or teaching methods of experienced teachers through the reference check. For new entry teachers, employers will want to see what kind of contributions you can make to their schools. It is therefore important to write about your teaching philosophy, teaching styles/methods, and lesson plans. Adding this information to your resume makes you seem more organized and ready to embark on a teaching journey. See more Education Fill out all your highest-level education including your major, university name, and attendance dates. You can also add a short description of your educational experience in the summary box. If you majored in English education, it can help to write which areas you focused on. Work Experience Fill out all the work experience that relates to the jobs you are interested in applying for. You will need to fill out the title of your position, the name of the company, and the dates that you worked at each position. Adding a couple of lines about your responsibilities will also help you stand out from the competition. Job Preferences / Salary / Benefits / Housing Enter in your job preferences. This section includes your preferred location, job type, available start date, keywords for your qualifications and those that relate to the positions that you’re looking for, and the type of students you want to teach. Enter your desired salary and benefits you want to receive. You can also request housing or housing allowance. If you want to receive a certain amount of money as your housing allowance, you can indicate it in the description box. Photo/ Videos Upload any photos that you think will help you stand out from other candidates. Some photos to include would be some of you teaching in classrooms. Just make sure to keep the photos professional! Attach or link any videos that you might think that your future employers may want to see, such as a self-introduction video. These videos could also include example lectures or lessons that you have filmed of yourself. Videos are a great way to help future employers envision you working on their team! Check out our introduction video blog Other information Certifications and Skills Add any relevant licenses and certifications that you may possess. For a position as an English teacher, you might include a teacher’s license or a TEFL/TESOL certificate. What’s TEFL/TESOL? Include any relevant skills in this section that relate to the positions you want to apply for. Unsure of what skills to add? Try looking at the companies that you are interested in and looking to see what types of skills they require that you also possess. References Many employers like to contact a candidate's previous employers when considering an employee. So, if you have the phone number or email of a previous employer from a relevant company then be sure to include it. If you have a reference letter, you can also insert a file as an attachment at the bottom of your online resume. Click add a section to add more references. What is a reference check? Visibility Status You can choose to keep all the contents of your resume public or hidden. Instead of deleting your resume after employment, you can keep it hidden until you are actively seeking employment. This will save you the hustle of creating new resumes all over again. All you need is to update it. Attachments Add any attachments that you think will help boost your resume here! Do not upload your resume here. For new entry candidates with no work experience, you can upload your letter of recommendation. Now that you’ve filled in all the blanks, click “Publish” and your resume will be uploaded to our database! You can then apply for jobs by simply clicking the “Apply Now” button on job posts.
Experienced Teacher Resume Sample JANE DOE Citizenship: South Africa Gender: Female (Single) Date of Birth: 1990.01.01 Current Location: Johannesburg, S. A Education Level: Master’s Degree Passport Number/Visa Status: E-2-1 Languages: English: Native General Information Self-Introduction My name is Jane Doe and I recently just graduated with a Master’s degree in Korea. I am very active and social. When I'm with people, I'm always smiling, so the people around me express that it's friendly to approach. With this personality, I got along well with people in Korea, and I have made many friends. I have a very strong sense of responsibility and I try to manage my time and handle my work by considering the priorities and plans of my work. I love teaching young students because at that age, they are curious about things and I believe I will be able to help them fulfill their curiosity. I want to teach in Korea because I love the culture and I love the ways students are to explore expose themselves to different cultures. I also would like my teaching abroad career in this BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. Teaching Philosophies / Lesson Planning I believe that a classroom should be a safe, caring community where children are free to speak their minds and blossom and grow. I will use strategies to ensure our classroom community will flourish, like the morning meeting, positive vs. negative discipline, classroom jobs, and problem-solving skills. Teaching is a process of learning from your students, colleagues, parents, and the community. This is a lifelong process where you learn new strategies, new ideas, and new philosophies. Over time, my educational philosophy may change, and that's okay. That just means that I have grown and learned new things. I am a very organized person and I like planning my lessons and organizing my duties ahead in time for a good instruction flow. Attached please find some of my lesson plans samples. Education ABC University Mar 2014-Aug 2016 M.A TESOL G.P.A 4.3/4.5 Completed Johannesburg, S. A ABC University Mar 2009-Aug 2013 B.A Linguistics G.P.A 3.9/4.5 Completed Johannesburg, S. A Work Experience ABC Language School Jan 2021-Present Homeroom teacher Johannesburg, S. A -Teaching children grade pre-kindergarten through to 6th grade -Native homeroom teacher of the pre-kindergarten and kinder classes -Supervising field trips, cultural excursions, music class, and taekwondo class -Report cards -Preparing classroom activities -Classroom management (classroom size 5-10 students) -Marking listening and writing homework ABC Academy Jan 2018-Dec 2020 Homeroom teacher Contract Completed Johannesburg, S. A -Homeroom teacher for preschool -Cooking and art teacher -Supervised the play area to make sure all students were safe ABC Institute Jan 2017-Dec 2018 Assistant teacher Contract Completed Johannesburg, S. A -Organize class activities and cultural events. -Manage class files and documents Job Preferences Job Type: Full-time Start Date: March 2nd Desired Location: Yongsan (I choose this location because there are many foreign restaurants and food stores with foreign ingredients) Industry: Education Student type: Kindergarten/Elementary/Middle/High Desired Salary: From 2.6 million KRW Other benefits: Housing or allowance Other Information Certification & Skills Teaching License TESOL Certificate 320 hours (in class) References ABC Language School. Jane Doe, Principal 000-0000-000 (Available Upon Request) ABC Academy. Jane Doe, HR Manager 000-0000-000 ABC Institute. Jane Doe, Headteacher 000-0000-000 Attachments Attach lesson plans, Photos (while teaching, or class activities), Introduction videos, and other files that can show your skills.
Entry Level JANE DOE Citizenship: South Africa Gender: Female (Single) Date of Birth: 1990.01.01 Current Location: Johannesburg, S. A Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree Passport Number: A12456678 Languages: English: Native General Information Self-Introduction My name is Jane Doe and I recently just graduated with a Master’s degree in Korea. I am very active and social. When I'm with people, I'm always smiling, so the people around me express that it's friendly to approach. With this personality, I got along well with people in Korea, and I have made many friends. I have a very strong sense of responsibility and I try to manage my time and handle my work by considering the priorities and plans of my work. I love teaching young students because at that age, they are curious about things and I believe I will be able to help them fulfill their curiosity. I want to teach in Korea because I love the culture and I love the way students are to explore expose themselves to different cultures. Teaching Philosophies / Lesson Planning My teaching philosophy is that all children are unique and must have an educational environment where they can grow in all aspects from physical to social. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks. I am a very organized person and I like planning my lessons and organizing my duties ahead in time for a good instruction flow. Attached please find some of my lesson plan samples. Education ABC University Mar 2018-Aug 2021 B.A TESOL G.P.A 4.3/4.5 Completed Johannesburg, S. A ABC University Mar 2016-Aug 2017 Diploma, Linguistics Completed Johannesburg, S. A Job Preferences Job Type: Full-time Start Date: March 2nd Desired Location: Yongsan (I choose this location because there are many foreign restaurants and food stores with foreign ingredients) Industry: Education Student type: Kindergarten Desired Salary: From 2.2 million KRW Other benefits: Housing or allowance Other Information Certification & Skills TESOL Certificate 140 hours (in class) References Attached find a letter of recommendation from my university professor. Attachments Attach lesson plans, letters of recommendation, Photos (while teaching, or class activities), Introduction videos, and other files that can show your skills.
The Weather. ▪ Title (Unit): The weather ▪ Grade (Level): Beginner ▪ Lesson Focus: Speaking and listening ▪ Objectives: 1. Students will identify actions and activities 2. Students will have fun and be active while learning. ▪ Key Expressions: How’s the weather? It’s sunny ▪Keywords: Sunny, Snowy. Rainy, Cloudy, Windy, Stormy, Hot, Cold ▪ Materials: large and small picture cards, yoga mats, worksheet, balls, tape, pens, pencils, computer/tablet, colored pencils/crayons, and cones. Procedure Details Presentation Introduction of Content and Language Have all the students sit down around the teacher ask them “How are you?”. Ask the students about their names. Introduce the lesson topic/ objective for the day. Go over all of the new words and phrases. Introduce the new vocabulary for the day and explain the new phrases. Practice a little bit with cards and elicit the students to respond using the full phrase. Practice Students begin to work with language Activity #1 Run to the Picture Lay one yoga mat under each picture and have another in the center of the room. Tell the students the center is the starting point. Count down from 3-2-1 and have the students yell, “How’s the weather?”. The students have to run to the mat under the picture matching the teacher’s response. Play until students are tired or you feel like they have a good grasp of the vocabulary. Activity #2 Drop the Ball Game Set up upside-down cones or boxes on one side of the room and tape weather pictures to them. Have the small balls prepared on the other side by the students. One by one the students will ask the teacher, “How’s the weather?”. After you answer the students will run and drop a ball into the correct cone and run back. Play until you have used all the balls or until every student has gone at least three to four times. Activity #3 Song How's the Weather Song by Maple Leaf Learning Play the weather Song here Activity #4 Vanishing Card Game Show the kids a group of vocabulary cards. Set them all out in front of you and tell the students they will need to remember the cards. Then instruct the students to close their eyes or put their heads down. Remove one of the cards from the set and place it out of sight. Make them guess which card has been removed. Activity #5 Vocab with Rock, Scissors, Paper Lay the flashcards in a straight line on the floor. Assign two teams and have them line up at each end of the flashcard line. When you say 'Go' the first member from each team starts to walk from their end of the line, straddling the flashcards, reading the vocabulary out loud as they walk. When the two students meet, they have to Rock, Scissors, Paper, the losing student goes to the back of his/her line and the winning student continues along the flashcard line. The second student from the losing team starts walking and reading the vocabulary until the two students meet and Rock, Scissors, Paper, and so on. Production Students internalize and use language Activity #6 Card Slap The students will lay out their set of cards in front of themselves. They will start with their hands on their head. The teacher will say, 3…2…1 and then have the students yell, “How’s the weather?” and the teacher will answer. The students will slap and grab that card and show it to the teacher. Repeat and play for as long as the students are happy and enjoying themselves. Activity #7 Draw the Weather Worksheet Assessments or Other Work Ask the students a question about today’s lesson and after they have answered give them a piece of candy or sticker and let them go out to their guardian. Make sure the room is cleaned up completely, lights and air conditioner are off and close the door to the room.
The spinning coin ▪ Date: 2022.01.01 ▪ Title (Unit): The spinning coin ▪ Grade (Level): Grade 3 ▪ Lesson Focus: Similes ▪ Objectives: Students will be able to recognize and create similes. ▪ Keywords: Fast, flat, slippery, pale, sharp, black, blind, thin, colorful, light, noisy, wise ▪ Materials: PowerPoint, A4 Paper, Worksheets Procedure Details Presentation Introduction of Content and Language (Time: 10m) Greet the students as they enter the class. Review the content from the previous lesson. Briefly go over any useful vocabulary or expressions from that class. Start PowerPoint on new material. Introduce what a simile is and explain when you use it. This will be intertwined with teaching and explaining any new vocabulary the students are unaware of. Make sure to have the students repeat after the teacher so that they are practicing not only writing, but listening and speaking. Practice Students begin to work with language (Time: 15m ) During the last part of the PowerPoint, students will have to fill in blanks on certain slides. This will start them practicing the expression structure and using the correct vocabulary. Once the PowerPoint is complete and the students have a grasp on the target language the students will complete a worksheet. The worksheet will work as practice for the students and an assessment for the teacher. The teacher will move around the room assisting and monitoring the student’s progress and understanding. Production Students internalize and use language (Time: 20m ) Students will be given an example of a comic and an explanation of what is expected from them. They will have to use multiple similes to create a comic story. They will first write down their script on an assigned worksheet. Once that has been checked by the teacher for spelling and grammar they will be able to start drawing and creating their comic strip. The strip should be between 5-6 boxes in length. The students will most likely not be able to finish their comic strips in the remaining time. They will give their work to the teacher and will finish up the comics the following lesson. Once all the comics are complete the students will present them to the class. Assessments or Other Work (Time: N/A If the students finish during the lesson they will present their comics in the remaining time. ▪ Anticipated Problems & Solutions -The students take longer than expected on the worksheet Solution: Make sure to introduce the comic strip activity so that we can start it immediately in the following lesson.