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
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)
Non-KOTESOL members W 5,000

conference details at

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.

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

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
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 cafĂ©, 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)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 16, 2011 Workshop

From Cradle to Classroom:

Dunstan’s Baby Language Theory and Implications for Educators.

3-5 pm Saturday April 16, 2011
Room 105 Injaeguan Center, Sookmyung Women's University

Research by Australia’s Priscilla Dunstan has resulted in original and noteworthy discoveries which appear to redraw the theoretical boundaries of first language acquisition. Dunstan’s contention, that babies possess a language of their own from birth is neither thinking inside the box, nor outside, but imagining a new box. Simply stated, her discovery of a baby language necessitates a return to the theoretical (and practical) drawing board. This interactive workshop is for teachers of all ages and levels and will include: (1) An introduction to Dunstan and her discovery of baby language. (2) How to identify, speak, and understand Baby. (3) Outcomes and implications for would-be caregivers. (4) Finally, how Dunstan’s discovery correlates current first and second language learning theoretical frameworks.
Attendees will engage in group work activities, one-on-one language pronunciation practice - with whole class (group choral) repetitions – which will make input more comprehensible and verifiable, and see video clips to better understand the theory


With 17-years teaching experience, Dwight Lubiniecki has tutored undergraduates in the US; taught high school curriculum to teenagers and adults in Canada; lectured Korean graduate students on developing social trends and events, and instructed pedagogy development workshops for Korean teachers-of-English in Korea. He worked as a Literacy Instructional Specialist/Coach (teaching American teachers) for the NYC Department of Education from 2001 to 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he lectured graduate students on SLA and academic writing at Sookmyung Women's University. Mr. Lubiniecki currently divides his time as a lecturer at Yonsei University, and a private tutor at the Seoul Foreign School.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

2011 Workshop Schedule



Feb. 19

Mini-workshop and Ideas Sharing Session

English Incorporated:
A job-based model of Classroom Management

Lena HyoSeon Hong, Brian Hyunjin Hong


No workshop

KOTESOL Annual Conference –
March 26
Sookmyung Women’s University

April 16

From Cradle to Classroom: Dunstan’s Baby Language Theory and Implications for caregivers and teachers
– Dwight Lubiniecki

May 21

Teaching Mixed Levels

Sharon de Hinojosa, Lara Jay Hamilton

June 18

Brian Hyunjin Hong – Topic TBA

July 9

The Joy of Glee - Using musical television to create exciting lessons about contemporary American English and popular culture.

Lisa Levine


No workshop

Sept. 17

Group work – Individual Responsibility and Grading

Andrew Finch


No workshop –

KOTESOL 10th International Conference

Sookmyung Women’s University

Nov. 19

Working with Culture in the Korean English Language Classroom

Robert Kim

Dec. 10