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Teaching Abroad: Our Stories

How to create a positive learning environment?

I think that we can all relate to sitting in a class trying not to nod off or listening to an instructor who is brilliant in a particular field but who has no ability to engage students. As adult learners this is often something that we can overcome through self-motivation. We can be motivated by genuine interest in the subject or by the urge to get enough credits to graduate – either way works.

Teaching Winter Camps in Korea

Typically teachers in Korea have Winter vacation off.  If you are a English teacher in Korea you will most likely have a week of winter camp, or two, or three.  I have 4 weeks of winter camp, and so far they have been a blast!  

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Teaching in Korea
I've been in Korea for a little over a month now.  It has been a fairly smooth transition, considering I'm now living on the opposite side of the world.  Before I left Colorado I was worried I wouldn't receive my visa on time, I was nervous that my flight would arrive too late for me to catch the shuttle with everyone, and I was worried that I didn't save enough money.
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Teaching English in Taiwan

Pat managed to get some time off recently and took a trip down to Kenting, one of Taiwan's best-known beach resorts. Back from his trip, and suitably sunburned, he blogs about what he found there.

Tags: Tourism, Living, Food
Camel Crossing in UAE

This great little video comes to us from John, a recently placed Footprints principal in Abu Dhabi.

With the start of the school year coming up, everything might seem like one giant haze. I'm here to give you a few things that might help with your first few weeks.

Did you know that ADEC (Abu Dhabi Education Council) has an app?

Roach vs Quarter

When I was growing up, mice were fairly common in the winter. Whether your house was clean or filthy, when it got cold, they would find their way inside. Roaches were a different thing. Roaches were the story of filth, it meant you had brought it from somewhere that had them or weren't doing your duties to clean and maintian your home.

Tags: Living, Housing
The second entry on Brendan's EPIK adventure

This is the second entry on Brendan's video blog. This time, he talks about starting his journey to South Korea and taking a small detour on the way. Check it out if you're interested in learning more about the steps involved

Nigeria, the cost of transformation

“For apart from inquiry, apart from the praxis, individuals cannot be truly human. Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” Paulo Friere

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When we think of food in South Korea, many non-natives think of bulgogi, bbq, and Korean tofu soup. These dishes are excellent, but here is a brief introduction to some foods in Gyeongbuk that are not as well known to foreigners.

Tags: Culture, Food

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