March Against Monsanto - Seoul, S. Korea ... →
Let’s fight for our food on May 25th! 년 5월 25일 토요일 2시~4시30분 5월 25일 우리의 음식을 위해 목소리를 내자!! WHY DO WE MARCH? 왜 우리는 행진하는가? To raise awareness of our opposition against Monsanto and GMO food, and to educate the public about the dangers this company poses to everyone’s health and well-being. 이 행진은 우리의 건강과 웰빙을 위협하는 몬산토와 GMO 식품의 위험성을 알리고 우리의 의식을 고취하기 위함입니다. *************************** ...
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Financially and Professionally Rewarding Adult EFL...
Pagoda Academy offers a personally and professionally rewarding experience for dedicated and enthusiastic educators. Our programs, students, current teachers, and staff create a working environment that new teachers find very welcoming and supportive. Pagoda Academy was founded in 1969 by Go In-Gyung and Park Kyung-Sil with the objective of developing foreign language education in Korea. Pagoda...
'I am Korean, too'
‘I am Korean, too’ 9-year-old Zambian mother talks about school bullying This is the third part in a year-long series, “Multiculturalism: The Great Experiment.” ㅡ ED. Kim Ye-ryu, a nine-year-old Kumchon Elementary School student who was born to a Zambian mother and a Korean father, plays a recorder at his house in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, on Monday. Discrimination issues...
South Korean Christians Increasingly Disillusioned... →
An increasing number of South Korean Christians are becoming disillusioned with organised religion and are leaving their churches, a recently published report says. Greed, unthinking obedience, and…
Teaching ESL to Adults 1 on 1 - Your Own Office in... →
South-Korea's largest rooftop solar installation... →
Hyundai has announced that it will build what will be South-Korea’s largest solar rooftop solar installation on its Asan factory, near the West coast of the country.
Teaching ESL to Adults 1 on 1 - Your Own Office in... →
F2 Visa holders: Teach Adults/University Part-time... →
F2 Visa holders: Teach Adults/University Part-time for July or August (Gangnam, Jongro, Shinchon, Yeouido,) Not quite the usual rate for outsourcing, but we do have block hours in Gangnam, Jongro and Shinchon, Yeouido and in Busan and great university and adult students! We have classes in the morning (7AM-10AM) and evening (6PM-9:50PM) for the months of July and August. Choose to do just one...
The Buzz on Seoul's Urban Beekeepers |Seoul... →
Travel and culture in Korea
University and Adult TEFL JOBS in Seoul - 1 on 1...
Since being established in 1997, Direct English, Korea, Inc. has been the leader in one-on-one conversational English by utilizing our multimedia based curriculum with an EFL approach that has been proven to significantly improve students’ conversational English. Direct English’s program was jointly developed by Pagoda Academy, Inc., one of Korea’s largest and reputable foreign language...
South Korean Leader Apologizes for Aide's Behavior →
ecue: Ms. Park, the country’s first female president, has cited sexual violence as one of “the four biggest evils” in the country. But she did not mention sexual harassment in her statement on Monday, an omission that also drew criticism. “We have seen recurring cases of sexual violence involving politicians and high-ranking public servants, but the government has treated them as individual...
Seoul Folk Flea Market
Foreigners’ Flea Market The Seoul Global Center’s has been hosting the Foreigners’ Flea Market to help expand exchange between foreign residents and Seoul citizens and encourage the recycling of used goods. To sell goods, there is no participation fee, but you must register in advance. Voluntary donations will be accepted and given to charity organizations. Come and join us in this spirit of...
Recently fired presidential spokesperson Yoon Chang-jung passes through immigration with a diplomatic passport on this way out of the US after allegedly assaulting a female intern from the South Korean embassy in Washington. Yoon is trailed by President Park Geun-hye, who had gone to the US on her first overseas trip as president for a summit with President Barack Obama on May 7. Yoon‘s actions...
nobody does sabre rattling like the US - US...
Civic activists express concern that show of military might could provoke North Korea By Gil Yun-hyung, staff reporter and Kim Kwang-soo, Busan correspondent At 9 am on May 11, the USS Nimitz, an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in, docked at the naval operational command in Busan, seeming to send a silent but strong message. The huge size of the 101,600-ton USS Nimitz dwarfed the...
Korean Table Manners
Korean Table Manners Without being familiar with the customs and formalities of a foreign country, it is tricky for the newly-arrived to figure out what is an appropriate behavior or what is considered rude, especially in a group dining situation. Korean dining etiquettes are largely rooted in Confucius values such as a respect for the elders including parents. Here are some general tips on...
Adult TEFL jobs
Adult TEFL jobs Pagoda Academy welcomes all applicants to apply for our adult EFL teaching positions. Come and enjoy the personally and professionally rewarding experience that others just like you have taken part for over 40 years! Come and teach not only English but get a chance to move into other areas in EAP and Business English while teaching our eager adult learners. Pagoda Academy has...
Ten quotations to make you think | EnglishAgenda |... →
Teachers often quote the words of wise folk to support their ideas and opinions, usually from within the world of education. It can be useful for teachers to go outside their specialised world for words of wisdom that can genuinely make them think about how they teach. Reflecting on the quotation often shows it to have more meaning than originally thought. For example: Mark Twain – ‘I never let...
Teach ESL to University and Adult Learners in... →
Teach ESL to University and Adult Learners in Korea at Pagoda Academy (Est. 1969) Pagoda Academy celebrates 44 years of education in South Korea. You can become apart of this great tradition too! Pagoda Education Group (Est. 1969) provides a …
Korean & Western Communication Styles
After some time had gone by, the young man pointed to the moon, now high in the sky, and said, “I have something very important to say and the moon knows what it is.” In Korean culture, this phrase is sufficient to express a marriage proposal. To a Westerner, this concept almost defies understanding. Read More » ...
Teenage Boy Spits on Floor…Family Man in his 30s Dies a Horrible Death A family man in his 30s was beaten to death in front of his 6-year-old son by teenagers while trying to discipline one of them. Outraged citizens have called for an environment to be created as soon as possible whereby spoiled teenagers are punished accordingly. According to West Suwon Police Station in Gyeonggi Province, on...
S Korea's Park proposes talks with North -... →
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has addressed a joint session of the US Congress, vowing to maintain strong ties with the US while declaring that she would not accept a nuclear-armed North Korea. In a speech before legislators on Wednesday, a rare honor given to a foreign head of state, Park also said the South wants to build trust with its northern neighbour. “It is time to put...
Mystery surrounds North Korea’s bizarre decision... →
A video released by North Korean state media, posted below, shows a North Korean “traffic girl” accepting the state’s highest medal. (YouTube) North Korea’s latest mystery is a weird one: Why did the country hand its highest honor, typically reserved for military heroics or nuclear weapons breakthroughs, to a traffic cop? They’re one of the great tropes of Western coverage of North Korea: the...
English teacher training program faces resistance →
This is the second in a follow-up series to one which was published in the Expat Living section on March 6 and 13 and co…
친구 따라 강남 간다: Follow your friend and go to Gangnam
친구 따라 강남 간다: Follow your friend and go to Gangnam. You do something because your friend does it, not because it`s logical. Kind of the same way all those idiots moved into super-expensive Gangnam! https://sites.google.com/site/matthewpluskoreanequalsfun/sayings-proverbs-sogdam
Urine to grow cabbage to make kimchi N=1=NPK=KIMCHI=N from Jae Rhim Lee on Vimeo. In April 2006 I sent my urine to a floriculture lab to determine the availability of plant nutrients in my urine. I designed and followed a customized vegan diet designed to transform my urine into a more ideal nutrient solution for plants. I built a customized, mobile urine recycling system which contained a...
The yo-yo work is amazing but the TEDTalk on... →
Remember the days you struggled just to make a yo-yo spin, and if you were really fancy, to “walk the dog”? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Japanese yo-yo world champion BLACK tells the inspiring story of finding his life’s passion, and gives an awesome performance that will make you want to pull your yo-yo back out of the closet.
ESL Teacher says "Pagoda was of crucial importance...
As I was growing up, my parents had a strict policy about T.V. and a very liberal policy for reading and playing outdoors. Thinking back, I can remember a story in National Geographic Magazine from an English teacher living abroad. The lifestyle he described seemed like an exotic and exciting one, so, while I can’t say that being an ESL teacher was my lifelong dream, I would say that this career...
F2/F6 Teach University and Adult students PT...
F2/F6 Teach University and Adult students PT (Gangnam Station) Teach University and Adult students part-time at Pagoda Academy Mornings: 7AM-10AM Evenings: 6PM-9:40PM Weekends: Sats or Suns or both on a 6 month contract. Choose 10-1, 1-4, 2-5PM at 23,000won/50 min and/or commission rate which can be nearly double that. The position involves teaching adults (max 12/class) conversational and/or...
Pagoda has definitely helped me get to where I am...
My name is Glenn Danielson and I was an instructor at Pagoda’s Gangnam branch from 2010 to 2012. I currently work as an instructor at Duksung Women’s University in Seoul. Pagoda has definitely helped me get to where I am today. First of all, working with hundreds of university students in various classes at Pagoda such as SLE (Speaking, Listening, Expression), PIP (Pagoda Intensive...
Arctic Ocean 'acidifying rapidly'
Arctic Ocean ‘acidifying rapidly’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341
N Korea 'moves missiles from coast'
N Korea ‘moves missiles from coast’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22429734
University/Adult TEFL jobs in Seoul, Jongro at... →
Adult TEFL jobs in Seoul Pagoda Academy welcomes allapplicants to apply for our adult EFL teaching positions. Come and enjoy the personally and professionally rewarding experience that others just like you have taken part for over 40 years!
Adult TEFL jobs in Seoul
Pagoda Academy welcomes allapplicants to apply for our adult EFL teaching positions. Come and enjoy the personally and professionally rewarding experience that others just like you have taken part for over 40 years! Come and teach not only English but get a chance to move into other areas in EAP and Business English while teaching our eager adult learners. Pagoda Academy has realized...
Teach Adults 1 on 1 in Samsung, Gangnam, Jongro
Direct English, Korea, Inc. has been the leader in one-on-one conversational English by utilizing our multimedia based curriculum with an EFL approach that has been proven to significantly improve students` conversational English. Direct English`s program was jointly developed by Pagoda Academy, Inc., one of Korea’s largest and reputable foreign language institutes, and Pearson Education, the...