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.


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.


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,
Seoul Korea

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,

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:

Pre-registration closes in a few days - if you haven't done so yet, please pre-register for the conference here:

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:

Finally, for those with Twitter acounts, please follow us on Twitter:

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

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 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 if
you have not signed up for the Seoul bus.

Please send any bus enquiries to
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 OR
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 for details.

Regards and Thanks
Bruce Wakefield
Seoul Chapter President 2009 / 12