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:

Please, send your payment to the Seoul Chapter at:

An MS Word document with all of this information + maps can be downloaded at 



  • Turkey,
  • Ham,
  • Fish


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


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


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


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

The Italian Club is located inside Seoul Catholic International Parish.

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

Create your own directions with Google Maps (

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


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. 


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.