Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Gangwon KOTESOL meeting: March 14

I received this by email with the suggestion that I could print it out and give it to anyone interested. I suppose posting on this blog is similar.

“Speaking of Speech:
A Conversation Teacher’s Toolbox”

Tory S. Thorkelson
(Hanyang University, KOTESOL National President)
Saturday, March 14th
3:00 p.m.
Sokcho-Yang Yang Office of Education, 3rd Floor

There is little question that teaching conversation is the mainstay of most of the jobs
and programs where Native English speakers work in Korea. While CBI (Content
Based Instruction) and ESP (English for Specific Purposes) may have made inroads
into the EFL classroom, many people still lack a real understanding of how hard it is
to implement, assess, and help students see their own progress and feel they have
input into what and how they learn to speak English. This presentation will highlight
and elaborate on some of the tips and tricks that have helped the presenter succeed as
a conversation teacher for Freshmen university classes and institute classes over a
12+ year career in Korea and 3 years as a middle school teacher in Okinawa, Japan
for the JET program. Whatever level you may teach, Elementary, High School, or
beyond, this presentation will certainly give you something to put in your own

For directions to the Sokcho-Yang Yang Office of Education or further information,
please contact Michael Free (m_d_free [at] hotmail [dot] com)
{Or click to find a map}
*All are welcome*
*Refreshments will be served*
*Please join us for dinner and drinks after the presentation*

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