Friday, December 30, 2011

February Workshop - Unconventional Resources in the EFL / ESL Classroom


Unconventional Resources in the EFL / ESL Classroom

3-5 pm Saturday February 18, 2012

Room 105 Injaeguan Center, Sookmyung Women's University

The principal objective of this workshop is to encourage teachers to take a critical look at the resources available to them to enhance English learning in the EFL or ESL classroom. In particular the workshop will look at alternatives to what teachers would consider to be conventional resources. In other words attendees will be asked to think outside the box.  When  we look at the whole question of classroom resources. Plus, thinking through ways that we can make our English lessons more interesting, and meaningful, for our students.

This workshop will also be very much activity based. Attendees will be expected to work in groups. The groups will be expected to offer creative solutions to a set of questions posed by the presenter. The workshop will aim to involve attendees in a lot of doing and thinking Consequently it will be designed to elicit maximum teacher interaction, and sharing of ideas.

This workshop is also designed to offer ideas that could be used at all levels of teaching. From young English learners, through to university, and mature adult levels.

Bruce Wakefield is currently an Assistant Professor/ Lecturer in the College English Program at the Kyonggi University Suwon Campus. He also teaches a writing class for the English Department. Bruce first taught EFL / ESL learners as a primary teacher in New Zealand in 1968. Since then he has amassed some 43 years of teaching experience. Bruce is the current President of Kotesols Seoul Chapter. Plus, he is also a KTT Trainer.

Bruce holds a Master in Education degree from Auckland University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Massey University. He is also an Associate of the New Zealand Educational Institute, the New Zealand primary school teachers organization. He may be contacted through bruce_wakefield@hotmail.com     

ASK December

ASK December is ready for all you eager readers.  Check it out to see what the Seoul Chapter has been up to and some neat feature articles as well.  


Clue in and ASK!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

2011 Seoul Chapter Holiday Dinner

When: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 6-9:30 pm
Where: Italian Club, Hannam Dong
Cost: 25,000 KRW for paid KOTESOL members
          35,000 KRW for non-members

Seating is limited.  Please, confirm your order and send your payment to Kirsten by Wednesday, December 7, 2011.
Also, let her know if you need a vegetarian meal.

Kirsten’s Email: kirstenvkelly@gmail.com

Please, send your payment to the Seoul Chapter at:
KOREA EXCHANGE BANK, 630007024926

An MS Word document with all of this information + maps can be downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/2011seoulkotesolchristmas 



CHRISTMAS DINNER MENU

MEATS:

  • Turkey,
  • Ham,
  • Fish


SIDES:

  • mashed potatoes
  • vegetable medley
  • corn and peas,
  • carrots glazed in olive oil,
  • salad: garden and caesar
  • risotto, rice dish
  • cranberry sauce,
  • gravy,
  • dinner rolls


ALSO:

  • Smoked Salmon tray,
  • Finger Sandwich tray assortment,
  • Fruit and Cheese tray assortment,
  • Breaded chicken fingers with honey mustard sauce,
  • Swedish Meatballs,


DESSERT:

  • Pie (Apple and Pumpkin)
  • Christmas Buche de Noel


DRINKS:

  • pop,
  • water,
  • red and white wine: one bottle of each for each table.


DIRECTIONS
The Italian Club is located inside Seoul Catholic International Parish.

Address:
707 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, 140-212

Create your own directions with Google Maps (http://g.co/maps/7yb4u)


Driving/Taxi
Subway
From Itaewon, go towards the Hannam-dong intersection. Pass the former Dankook University (now IBK bank building that is under construction). Right before the Hannam intersection, do a U-turn under the bridge. Go back to the former Dankook University (now IBK bank building), it is four buildings past. There is a bus stop infront and a steep driveway. 1: go to Hangyanjin Station. Exit 2. Walk straight toward the intersection, cross the bridge. On the other side of the Bridge you can see a Harley Davidson and a Lutheran Church. Take the stairway on the right where the Lutheran Church is. Walk straight seven minutes or so. You will see  a large plexi glass building, the building after is the Catholic International Parish. Formerly known as Dankook University now the IBK bank building is four buildings past but is a good landmark to ask for to be directed to.
2: If you are coming from Hannam station, go out the Hannam stationexit and walk towards the Hannam-dong intersection. Cross Hannamdong intersectionturn left and walk to the former Dankook University now IBK bank Building. It is four buildings past with a bus stop in front.

Once at the Catholic International Parish, walk up the steep driveway around to the back. Walk to the children’s playground and enter the doorway – walk all the way in to the staircase. Go down two flights of stairs to the basement. The Italian Club is located there.


From Hangyanjin Station



From Hannam Station


Korean directions to the venue, good to give to taxi drivers




WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE PARTY!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

December Workshop - Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation (and Discipline) In the EFL Environment


Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation (and Discipline)

 In the EFL Environment



3-5 pm Saturday December 10, 2011
Room 105 Injaeguan Center, Sookmyung Women's University

After a brief review of what intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are, and the four major schools of thought on motivation, we will look at some common problems encountered in the Korean EFL classroom and discuss some effective solutions for them based on both the attendees and the presenter’s experience. Participants will walk away with some (hopefully new) ideas for how to keep their students under control and on task during our often limited class time. 



Biography

Tory S. Thorkelson (M.Ed in TESL/TEFL) is a proud Canadian who has been an active KOTESOL member since 1998 and has presented at or worked on many local and international conferences in Seoul. He is the Past President for Seoul Chapter and is an Associate Professor for Hanyang University’s English Language and Literature Department. He has co-authored research studies (see ALAK Journal, December 2001& June, 2003 as well as Education International September 2004 V1-2) and a University level textbook, “World Class English”, with a team of fellow Kotesol members published by Hakmun Publishing Inc. On a personal note, he married his Korean wife on July 6th, 2002 and has acted in local Drama Productions like “I Do Not Like Thee. Dr. Fell” and “A Christmas Carol – the Comedy” for The Seoul Players – a group he helped found in Seoul. His daughter, Jean, was born May, 2008 and he is now pursuing his Doctorate in Professional Studies from Middlesex University in the UK.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Seoul Chapter November Workshop - November 19, 2011


Cultural Conundrums in the Korean classroom
and how to overcome them.

3-5 pm Saturday November 19, 2011
Room 105 Injaeguan Center, Sookmyung Women's University

 
Sometimes English teachers may feel frustrated on how to deal with Korean culture in their classroom. They may feel puzzled on why students are reluctant to participate in class. In addition, students may seem alienated or uncertain on how to take part in learning settings that are student-centered instead of the traditional Korean teacher-centered environment.

Likewise, the hierarchical Confucian structure may create an imbalance of developing rapport between students and their educator. Moreover, issues of losing face and reticence can also increase the gulf between students and their instructor. Through my workshop, I will introduce specific cultural issues that lead to subtle clashes and how to effectively deal with them through cultural awareness. Also, I will highlight how student-centered activities can be used to overcome cultural and linguistic barriers between pupils and their teacher.

Biography
Robert M. Kim teaches at Kyonggi University (Suwon campus). He has extensive teaching experience with English language learners in Korea and America respectively. Robert has an MS TESOL degree from Hofstra University and a BA history and MA Liberal Studies degrees from SUNY Stony Brook.

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If you like to plan ahead, consider joining us in December as well

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation (and Discipline)

 In the EFL Environment

3-5 pm Saturday December 10, 2011
Room 105 Injaeguan Center, Sookmyung Women's University

After a brief review of what intrinsic and extrinsic motivation are, and the four major schools of thought on motivation, we will look at some common problems encountered in the Korean EFL classroom and discuss some effective solutions for them based on both the attendees and the presenter’s experience. Participants will walk away with some (hopefully new) ideas for how to keep their students under control and on task during our often limited class time.

Biography

Tory S. Thorkelson (M.Ed in TESL/TEFL) is a proud Canadian who has been an active KOTESOL member since 1998 and has presented at or worked on many local and international conferences in Seoul. He is the Past President for Seoul Chapter and is an Associate Professor for Hanyang University’s English Language and Literature Department. He has co-authored research studies (see ALAK Journal, December 2001& June, 2003 as well as Education International September 2004 V1-2) and a University level textbook, “World Class English”, with a team of fellow Kotesol members published by Hakmun Publishing Inc. On a personal note, he married his Korean wife on July 6th, 2002 and has acted in local Drama Productions like “I Do Not Like Thee. Dr. Fell” and “A Christmas Carol – the Comedy” for The Seoul Players – a group he helped found in Seoul. His daughter, Jean, was born May, 2008 and he is now pursuing his Doctorate in Professional Studies from Middlesex University in the UK.

Sunday, October 9, 2011




Call for Presenters
KOTESOL Seoul Chapter is seeking workshop type presentations for the
KOTESOL Seoul Chapter Conference, 31 March 2012
Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul
Students Finding Their Voices
Proposals should try to answer one of the following questions:
How do you help your students talk or find their English voices inside the classroom?
How do you help your students exercise their English voices outside the classroom?
How do you help your students find their voices in writing assignments?
How do you help your students to work together?
What practice tips for project work and use of technology could you share?
What are public school teachers doing to include more speaking and writing into their lessons?
Information for Presenters:
We welcome first time and experienced presenters!
ü  Your presentation should address students at the University OR  K-12 level.
ü  Presentations will be one of three types:
s   Regular Workshops(50 min. in length) – These address one of the questions above.
s   Pecha-Kucha (6 min. 40 sec. in length) – Presenters show 20 images in total and has only 20 seconds to describe each image for a total presentation time of 6:40.
s   Poster presentations – These may address the conference theme or questions.
ü  Presentation proposals should have a snappy title, be written in descriptive paragraph style, be at least 200 words in length, include biographical information with your most recent workplace and up-to-date cell number, email address and fit together on ONE A4 page and be in *.*.doc format.
How do you get your young learners to listen, speak and have fun?
The deadline for workshop proposals is at
5pm January 6th, 2012.
Send your proposal and a short biographical brief to seoulkotesol2012@gmail.com




대한영어교육학회 서울지부

대한영어교육학회(KOTESOL) 서울지부에서는 아래 주제와 관련하여
발표자를 모십니다.

대한영어교육학회(KOTESOL) 서울지부 컨퍼런스
2012년 3월 31일, 숙명여자대학교 인재관

학생들의  영어 표현력 신장


1. 발표계획서는 다음과 같은 내용을 포함해야 합니다.
✔ 교실에서 학생들의 영어표현을 어떻게 이끌어내는가
✔ 교실에서 어떻게 학생들의 영어표현의 연습이 이루어지도록  할 것인가
✔ 학생들의 영어글쓰기를 어떻게 향상시킬 것인가?
✔ 어떻게 학생들의 협동능력을 향상시킬 것인가?
✔ 프로젝트 학습을 위한 멀티미디어 사용에 있어 나누고 싶은 본인만의 노하우는?
✔ 학생들의 말하기, 쓰기 신장을 위한 국,공립학교 영어교사들의 노력은 어떤 것들이 있는가?
✔ 학생들의 주의집중과 흥미로운 수업을 어떻게 운영할 것인가?

2. 2012년 1월 6일 오후 5시까지 발표계획서과 간단한 본인의 이력을 적어 이메일 주소로 보내주시면 감사하겠습니다.  seoulkotesol2012@gmail.com www.koreatesol.org
프리젠테이션 정보
1. 프리젠테이션을 위한 학생의 수준은 대학생-고3(K-12) 수준으로 기준으로 합니다.
✔  프리젠테이션은 다음 중 하나의 유형이어야 합니다.
✔  일반적인 워크샵(50분)
✔  Pecha-Kucha(6:40초)–20개의 이미지를 보여주며 20초동안 설명하는 방식입니다. 
✔  포스터 발표 – 포스터 발표물을 가지고 보여주며 발표합니다.

2. 발표계획서의 주제는 흥미로운 것일 수록 좋습니다. 요약된 형태로 문단식으로 적되, 200단어 정도의 내용이 들어가도록 합니다. 




Wednesday, September 21, 2011

KOTESOL National Elections

The KOTESOL National Elections are coming. Why not check out the candidates and see what they have to offer? The Elections 2011 Sample Ballot has information about the candidates and links to documents, websites, and videos.

http://www.koreatesol.org/Elections-2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 17, 2011 Workshop

Collaborative Group-work: Will it work for me?
3-5 pm Saturday September 17, 2011
Room 105 Injaeguan Center, Sookmyung Women's University


Here's a link to Dr. Finch's Workshop files. It's a .zip folder with 4 documents inside.  Click on the link to download.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/38691867/Workshops/Andrew%20Finch%20Presentation%20Files.zip



Research from Vygotsky onwards has shown that students learn best when they are actively involved in the process of learning. Regardless of the subject matter, students working in small groups tend to learn more of what is taught and retain it longer than when the same content is presented in other instructional formats. Students who work in collaborative groups also appear more satisfied with their classes. This form of learning can be enhanced through informal learning groups, formal learning groups, and study teams (Barbara Gross Davies, Tools for Teaching, 1993).
Pre-service and in-service teachers of EFL are familiar with such findings, but often find that the reality of applying them in the classroom presents various barriers. This workshop will attempt to break down some of those barriers by showing how group-work can be used effectively in Korean EFL classrooms at all levels. In order to do this, workshop participants will be invited to work through various activities, to discuss their impressions, and to share their experiences. These activities will focus on: i) General strategies for using group-work; ii) Designing group-work; iii) Organizing learning groups; iv) Evaluating and assessing group work; v) Dealing with student concerns; and vi) Setting up study teams.
People who would like to learn about group-work before coming to the workshop might like to explore the following video and some of the following titles:
Cohen, E. G. (1994). Designing Groupwork: Strategies for the Heterogeneous Classroom. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Kohn, A. (1986). No Contest: The Case Against Competition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Dörnyei, Z. & Murphey, T. (2004). Group Dynamics in the Language Classroom. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Hadfield, Jill (1992). Classroom Dynamics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Nunan, D. (1992). Collaborative Language Learning and Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge Language Teaching Library.
Biography
Dr. Andrew Finch is a tenured professor of English Education in the Teachers’ College of Kyungpook National University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate pre-service and in-service Korean teachers of English (Teaching Practice, Using Drama to Teach English, MALL, graduate thesis supervision, etc.). His research interests include bilingualism, heritage language learning, education of the whole person, and task-based materials design. Dr. Finch was visiting research fellow at the Graduate School of Education (TESOL), Bristol University, UK, during his sabbatical year (2008), when he visited bilingual and immersion schools in Europe. His Ph.D. was with Manchester University, UK and was on the design and evaluation of a task-based, three-year language program in Korea. He has worked in Korea and in Hong Kong (testing consultant) and has authored a number of ELT course books and resource books, some of which can be downloaded (free) from www.finchpark.com/books. <aef@knu.ac.kr>




Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ASK, Seoul Chapter Newsletter, Summer 2011

Interested in what's going on in and around the Seoul KOTESOL Chapter? Check out ASK, Seoul Chapter's official newsletter, for information about workshops, conferences, membership, and volunteers. The summer 2011 edition of ASK is out now.
http://goo.gl/WESUt

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

July 9 Workshop - The effect of affect in collaborative writing communities

The Effect of Affect in Collaborative Writing Communities


3-5 pm Saturday July 9, 2011

Room 105 Injaeguan Center, Sookmyung Women's University

Much of the English courses in Korean universities have moved toward a task-based curriculum requiring students to produce both written and spoken output. These could be essays, discussions, and/or presentations carried out in small groups. Coming from a high school experience that rarely allows for such collaboration, many students struggle with this approach that is both new and foreign to them. Meanwhile, current middle and high school students face a battery of new annual exams, including English, which require written answers. Also, some students have the opportunity to write newspaper articles and book reports with the result being stronger individual writing skills. With the stronger emphasis in writing for younger students comes growing opportunities to introduce collaborative writing tasks.

 Krashen’s affective filter hypothesis is generally associated with spoken discourse; in which emotions act as a filter between speaker and listener. It is my contention that these same filters also inhibit the writer, especially those who have very little experience writing and have strong feelings of embarrassment about making mistakes in front of their peers. The same anxieties that second-language learners feel when speaking are felt when writing as part of a collaborative writing project. These anxieties may lead to problems of content and accuracy, but more specifically to problems in fluency.

This presentation will be in two parts. First, I’ll present findings of a small research project and look at what the students themselves say compares to what the experts tell us.  In the second half, we will look at the implications for your teaching. This workshop portion will help give you the tools to create collaborative communities within the classroom that lead to low-anxiety groups producing high-quality output. Such communities give students positive experiences with writing and act to increase motivation.  The study was conducted using university age students, although the suggestions for introducing collaborative writing are applicable to middle and high school age students.  

Biography
Joe Walther began his teaching career in Oregon high schools before moving to Korea in 2001. He earned an MA in teaching from Lewis and Clark College in 1996, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Exeter in the UK. From 2005 to early 2011, he was the curriculum coordinator for the General English Program at Sookmyung Women’s University. Currently he is teaching in Sookmyung’s English Language and Literature department.


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Directions to Sookmyung Women's University (Injaeguan) 

Go out Exit 10 of Sookmyung Women’s University Subway Station line No. 4. Walk through the tunnel under the railway line, cross the main road, and walk up the hill towards the university.  Keep going up the hill until you come to a set of traffic lights. There is a bakery on the corner, BBang Goom Teo, and a café, Can More, across the street. Turn right into the lane, Saem-gil, and walk uphill until you reach the Sookmyung Professional Center (Injaeguan). It’s a new grey brick building on the right, across the lane from a Buy the Way convenience store. It's on the first floor room # 105. 

Note: The Sookmyung Professional Center is not on the main campus. If you reach the main campus, you have gone too far up the hill. If you cannot find the building, phone one of these numbers for directions.

010-6745-0717 (Don), 010 5584 5332 (Bruce)

Building address 

Korean. For presenters and others arriving by car/taxi and using navigation. 
 서울시 용산구 청파동 2 9-22번지 인재관 

English. For those rugged adventurers who don’t like reading the directions above. 
Sookmyung Professional Center 102,
9-22 Chungpa-dong 2-ga,
Yongsan-gu,
Seoul Korea
140-132 
 

Links to maps of the area 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

June 18, 2011 Workshop

D.E.A.S: Drop Everything And Speak
A speaking program developed by students for students.

3-5 pm Saturday June 18, 2011
Room 105 Injaeguan Center, Sookmyung Women's University

  
The program is applicable to all age groups, from elementary school students to university students. It was designed by students at Cheongshim International Academy in Gyeonggi Province Korea and draws from diverse sources. The program focuses on listening and copying to develop a basic language structure. It recognizes the strategies used by babies in their linguistic development and the skills used to make presentations and speeches. (The presenters have extensive presentation or drama experience) The main advantages for students are (1) gaining confidence in speaking English without the fear of making mistakes (2) learning skills to effectively present their ideas to an audience (3) and grasping the context of  language, and its applications, without a textbook. The audience will learn the basics of the program, beginning with listening, copying and error tolerance. The workshop will include handouts, a PowerPoint presentation, and a Q&A session.

Biographies

Hyunjin Hong, a freshman at Cheongshim International Academy, has lived abroad in the United States for six years. He is interested in natural science, literature, social sciences, and his hobbies include reading and playing sports. He is an active speaker, participating in numerous forensics activities, namely debate tournaments, mock trial, model United Nations, and presentations.

Ji Min Yoon, also a freshman student at Cheongshim International Academy, has never studied abroad. She is interested in psychology, language, art history, and she likes to play piano, write poems, and speak in front of public. She has participated in many debate tournaments, model United Nations, and mock trial.

WonGi Jung, a freshman student at Cheongshim International Academy, also has never studied abroad. He is interested in presentation, journalism, politics, and his hobbies include making PowerPoint and playing soccer with his friends. He loves all the activities he does on the stage and is now participating in musical performance.

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Directions to Sookmyung Women's University (Injaeguan) 

Go out Exit 10 of Sookmyung Women’s University Subway Station line No. 4. Walk through the tunnel under the railway line, cross the main road, and walk up the hill towards the university.  Keep going up the hill until you come to a set of traffic lights. There is a bakery on the corner, BBang Goom Teo, and a café, Can More, across the street. Turn right into the lane, Saem-gil, and walk uphill until you reach the Sookmyung Professional Center (Injaeguan). It’s a new grey brick building on the right, across the lane from a Buy the Way convenience store. It's on the first floor room # 105. 

Note: The Sookmyung Professional Center is not on the main campus. If you reach the main campus, you have gone too far up the hill. If you cannot find the building, phone one of these numbers for directions.

010-6745-0717 (Don), 010 5584 5332 (Bruce)

Building address


Korean. For presenters and others arriving by car/taxi and using navigation.
 서울시 용산구 청파동 2 9-22번지 인재관 


English. For those rugged adventurers who don’t like reading the directions above.
Sookmyung Professional Center 102,
9-22 Chungpa-dong 2-ga,
Yongsan-gu,
Seoul Korea
140-132 
 

Links to maps of the area 

May 2011 Workshop Materials

Teaching Mixed Levels Presentation (click to view .PPT)



Book List

Differentiated Instruction: Meeting the Needs of All Students
[Paperback Marcie Nordlund
ISBN-10: 0810847027
ISBN-13: 978-0810847026

Differentiated Instruction: Different Strategies for Different Learners
Char Forsten, Jim Grant, and Betty Hollas
ISBN 1884548423 (1-884548-42-3)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

June 4, Busan-Gyeongnam Chapter of KOTESOL Second Annual Summer Conference

Below is a message from our Busan Chapter friends.  If you've been looking for a good excuse to get down to Busan, this is it.  Check out their conference next weekend.


Dear Busan-Gyeongnam KOTESOL Friends!
 
I hope you are all enjoying the great spring weather and prepping for the Korean summer that's around the corner.  The BG KOTESOL chapter would like to invite you to our summer conference upcoming in the 1st weekend of June at Pusan University of Foreign Studies. 
 
Take advantage of enjoying the beaches of Busan during the long holiday weekend and joing BG KOTESOL in our 1st ever chapter hike on Monday.  Details will follow or look for the updates on Facebook!
 
We have a great list of presenters covering our theme of Early English, Motivated Minds and Innovative Assessments. Please take a look at the attached posters and details of presenters and directions.
 
Date: June 4th 1-6pm
 
We hope to see you in Busan very soon!
 
Kind regards,
 
BG KOTESOL

Monday, May 9, 2011

KOTESOL 2011 National Conference update

KOTESOL 2011 National Conference update from Jure Majnaric on the KOTESOL Facebook page.

Good morning everyone,

There are a few updates in regards to the 2011 National Conference that I would like you to know about. First, here is a link to the schedule a few of you have been asking for: http://bit.ly/jxxVDU

Pre-registration closes in a few days - if you haven't done so yet, please pre-register for the conference here: http://www.koreatesol.org/2011NatConRegistration

This is a great time to become a KOTESOL member and pre-register, as the "new member" combined cost for both is only 50,000 Won (regular price of membership is 40,000 Won)! Spread the word, and invite your friends!

More information about the conference can be found on our website:
http://www.koreatesol.org/2011NatCon

Finally, for those with Twitter acounts, please follow us on Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/officialKOTESOL

Thank you, and see you at the conference this Saturday!

Jure
KOTESOL 2011 National Conference Publicity

Friday, May 6, 2011

Message from the Seoul Chapter President, May 5, 2011

Dear Seoul Kotesol Members,

1) The next important Kotesol event is the National
Conference at KAIST on Saturday 14 May. Please go
to www.koreatesol.org and click on National Conference
on the Sidebar Menu, to pre-register for this conference.



2) A BIG THANK YOU to all those people who have already
signed up for the bus. Actually it will be a comfortable
white in front / blue at the back Kyonggi University (KGU) fleet
COACH, with the clearly visible KGU logo.

Basically the timetable for this coach will still be -
6:00 am Leave the Main Gate of Kyonggi University Suwon
Campus. (Not the Back Gate on the Suwon to Suji Highway!)
6:30 am Seoul - Leave from outside the Yongsan Post Office,
Shinyongsan Subway Station No4 BLue Line Exit 1

We should arrive at the National Conference in time for
registration. Depending on the traffic!

5:45 pm Leave KAIST, and return to the Yongsan Post Office,
Seoul, then Suwon.

Charges - No charge to paid-up Kotesol members. ( The chapter
will pay for the bus out of chapter funds. )
Non-Kotesol members 5,000 won ( Pay to Bruce Wakefield
when boarding the bus. )

Please note that the departure times are based on the latest
information about the National Conference Schedule that I
have received.
PLEASE COMPLETE the survey on www.seoulkotesol.org if
you have not signed up for the Seoul bus.

Please send any bus enquiries to bruce_wakefield@hotmail.com
as I will be the bus master for the day! It is imperative that I have
an accurate bus list for both legs of the journey. As two years ago
two people claimed that they missed the returning bus to Seoul.



3) Our next regular Saturday workshop will be on Saturday
21 May in Room 105, Injaeguan. The presenters will be
Sharon de Hinojosa and Lara Jay Hamilton. Their topic will be
"Teaching Multi-Level Classes". Please find the time to attend
what could be a very useful and practical presentation.



4) There will also be Seoul Workshops on Saturday 18 June
and Saturday 9 July. Plus, an Executive Meeting from 12:00
to 2:00 on June 18!

Please go to www.seoulkotesol.org OR www.koreatesol.org
for more details about all our workshops. Plus directions to
the venue for new Seoul members.



5) Please also note that the Kotesol Christian Teachers Special
Interest Group ( SIG ) will be holding a symposium in Seoul
on May 28. Go to www.koreatesol.org for details.


Regards and Thanks
Bruce Wakefield
Seoul Chapter President 2009 / 12

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Seoul Chapter Bus to May 14 National Conference

The Seoul Chapter will organize a bus to the KOTESOL National Conference
Where: Daejeon
When: Saturday May 14, 2011
Time
Leave Suwon (Front Gate of Kyonggi University) 6:00
Leave Seoul (Shinyongsan Station Exit 1 - outside Yongsan Post Office) 6:30am
Arrive Daejeon (
KAIST Creative Learning Building) 9:30am
Leave Daejeon 5:45 pm
Arrive Seoul (same as pick-up location) 8:45 pm
Arrive Suwon (same as pick-up location) 9:15 pm

*those who want to ride the bus only TO or FROM and arrange their arrival/return independently can do so.

Fees: (does not include conference registration)
KOTESOL members FREE
Non-KOTESOL members W 5,000

conference details at www.koreatesol.org

Please click the following link to access the survey.
We will collect responses until Thursday May 12th.

May 21, 2011 Workshop hosted by Seoul Chapter

Teaching Mixed Levels
3-5 pm Saturday May 21, 2011
Room 105 Injaeguan Center, Sookmyung Women's University

Even through level testing, it is inevitable that each language class will be comprised of students at a variety of global proficiency levels and among the four skill areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Although many teachers dread teaching mixed level classes, there are ways to make teaching these classes easier. This workshop will discuss the advantages of mixed level classes and how you can work with, not against, your students. You will learn how to group students and use group and project work to your advantage. Tips will also be given about different activities and exercises to help your students. Lastly, you will learn about the benefits of giving students the chance to choose their own activities. The information you will obtain from this presentation can be used with any age group or class size. There will be a brief question and answer period following the presentation.

Biographies
Sharon de Hinojosa, USA
Sharon holds a BA from the USA, a MATEFL from Spain, and is currently completing a MA from Australia. She has been teaching since 2003 and has taught in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to teaching, Sharon has served as a Cambridge ESOL examiner, given workshops at teacher training events, and written EFL articles for a number of online journals. Sharon is currently an assistant professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Suwon. Her interests include course development and fostering learning autonomy. Her latest quest is helping teachers through her blog: TEFL Tips. She can be reached at sharondehinojosa@gmail.com.

Lara Jaye Hamilton, Canada
Lara holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Toronto. She also holds a Certificate in Teaching English from the University of Toronto and a MA in TESOL MALL from Woo Song University in Korea. She has been teaching in Korea for over 10 years and has taught Kindergarten to University and beginner to advanced students during that time. Lara has been running a website for her students and other teachers for 5 years. Lara is currently working at a university in Gongju. She has given several presentations to teachers and teachers in training, and is a member of a number of teacher associations. She can be reached at hamilton.lara@alumni.utoronto.ca
Directions
Sookmyung Women's University (Injaeguan)
Go out Exit 10 of Sookmyung Women’s University Subway Station line No. 4. Walk through the tunnel under the railway line, cross the main road, and walk up the hill towards the university.
Keep going up the hill until you come to a set of traffic lights. There is a bakery on the corner, BBang Goom Teo, and a café, Can More, across the street. Turn right into the lane, Saem-gil, and walk uphill until you reach the Sookmyung Professional Center (Injaeguan). It’s a new grey brick building on the right, across the lane from a Buy the Way convenience store. It's on the first floor room # 105.
Note: The Sookmyung Professional Center is not on the main campus. If you reach the main campus, you have gone too far up the hill. If you cannot find the building, phone one of these numbers for directions.
010-6745-0717 (Don), 010 5584 5332 (Bruce)