Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2012 Seoul KOTESOL Chapter Conference

Students Finding Their Voices

Date: Saturday, March 31
Venue: Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul

Registrationopens at 10:00am.

  • Peadar Callaghan, "Total Participation Techniques for the Classroom"
  • Yulia Grigoryeva Vladiostock, "Happy Moodling for EFL Students"
  • Michael Jones, "Making Writing Communicative"
  • Stafford Lumsden, "Learner Difference"
  • Julien McNulty, "I Like Apples  Using Emotion Tone and Non-Verbal Communication in Effective Sentence Writing"
  • David Shaffer, "Voice of Language Learner Journal Writing"
  • Grace Wang, "Task-based teaching: What is it exactly"
  • Aaron Jolly, "Video for Language Learning: Personalized immersion on English Central"
  • Jennifer Young, "Communicative Activities"
  • Colin Walker, "The Learner-Centered Classroom"
  • Pecha Kucha and raffle to finish the program.


Opening Ceremony

Colin Walker

The leaner-centered classroom: Strategies to promote speaking and writing in class
Michael Jones

Making writing communicative, Collaborative, and Fun
Michael Jones

Smart use of smart phones: QR codes in the classroom
Jennifer Young

Making communicative activities for the Elementary Classroom
             Lunch Break

Stafford Lumsden

Learner difference
David Shaffer

The voice of language learner journal writing
Peader Callaghan

Total participation techniques for the classroom
Julien McNulty

I like apples? Using emotion, tone, and NVC in effective sentence writing
Grace Wang

Task-based teaching: What is it exactly
Aaron Jolly

Video for Language Learning: Personalized immersion on English Central
Pecha Kucha Session

Shaffer – Myths
McNulty – The letter ‘E’

Election Results
Raffle draw
Closing words

* Due to rising costs we will charge 5,000 won per person. Students With a Valid ID, No charge.

Seoul Chapter Elections:
The Seoul Chapter will also hold their annual  Elections in association with the conference. Please look out for notices from our Elections Officer Professor Tim Dalby.

Sookmyung Universty, Seoul
Subway Line 4 (blue), Sookmyung University Station, exit 10.
In the Music and Fine Arts Buildings (#s 14 and 17 on the map)

At Sookmyung, presentations will be held in the following rooms:
  • B121
  • B148
  • B161
See floor plan below:

Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 Seoul Chapter Elections - Call for nominations

Seoul Chapter is the largest chapter in KOTESOL and this is your opportunity to become more involved. KOTESOL is an organization run entirely by volunteers and it relies on people who are committed to the ideals of improving English Language Teaching in Korea.

On March 31st 2012 at the Seoul Regional Conference, the Seoul Chapter membership will elect a President, 1st Vice-President, 2nd Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary who will then form the Executive Committee of the Chapter. The Executive Committee is responsible for organizing Chapter events, managing the budget and reporting to National KOTESOL, among other things. If you want to learn some new skills and become more involved in your Chapter, please consider running for one of these positions.

What do you need to do?
First check that you meet the Eligibility Requirements:
  • Candidates for President must have served on the current Chapter Executive Committee continuously for the past six months, be a current KOTESOL member and have been a member of Seoul Chapter continuously for the past six months.
  • Candidates for 1st or 2nd Vice-President must be a current member of KOTESOL and must have been a member of the Seoul Chapter continuously for the past six months.
  • Candidates for Secretary or Treasurer must be a current KOTESOL member and must have been a member of the Seoul Chapter continuously for the past three months.

You can nominate yourself and others by completing a nominations form (see below) and:
  1. Sending it in an email to the Elections Officer at professor.tim.dalby@gmail.com.
  2. Sending it by regular mail to the Elections Officer, Tim Dalby, at:
Institute of Foreign Language Studies
Room 208A
International Studies Hall
Korea University
Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu
Seoul 136-701
South Korea


There are a number of appointed positions on the Executive. These include Membership Officer, Publicity Chair, Workshop Coordinator, Webmaster, Hospitality Coordinator, and ASK Editor. Some of these positions will become vacant at the end of March. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Bruce Wakefield at bruce_wakefield@hotmail.com.

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 23rd March, 2012. Written nominations with a post stamp before this date will still be accepted. Any nominations received after this date will be discarded and the candidate will only be able to run as a ‘write-in’. Being a ‘write-in’ candidate means that your name will not appear on the ballot (so people have to write your name in) and you will have to gain at least 20 (twenty) votes to be elected. In addition, a ‘write-in’ candidate must still meet the eligibility requirements as stated above.

All candidates will have the opportunity to make a personal statement in writing. This personal statement must fit onto A4 paper and will be made available to all voters on election day at the voting table.

For a full description of the Seoul Chapter Election Procedures, please request a copy from the Elections Officer at professor.tim.dalby@gmail.com.

Tim Dalby
Elections Officer