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
1968. Since then he has amassed some 43 years of teaching experience. Bruce is
the current President of Kotesol’s Seoul Chapter. Plus, he is also a KTT Trainer. New Zealand
Bruce holds a Master in Education degree from
Auckland University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from .
He is also an Associate of the New Zealand Educational Institute, the Massey University
primary school teacher’s organization.
He may be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org New Zealand