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Why South Korea isn’t the Place for Serious English Teachers

In my opinion, Korea really is not the place for serious English teachers. By “serious English teacher,” I mean ones that are well-qualified (CELTA/DELTA, MA TESOL/Linguistics, or are qualified teachers back in their home countries) and experienced (5+ years teaching a variety of levels, classes and ages).


Top 5 Tips for Public School Teachers in Korea

Co-Teaching in Korean Public Schools I recently attended the Kotesol International Conference 2015 and went to a presentation by Annie Im about Co-Teaching between Korean English teachers and Native English speaking teachers from places like Canada or the USA in Korean public schools. I’ve never taught in a public school in Korea, but I’ve had

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Grading Participation in Korean Universities

Grading Participation: I Refuse to Do It Grading participation in Korean universities-I did it for quite a few years but in the past 3, I’ve refused to do it. It basically has to do with the classes that I’m teaching-mostly advanced level ones for English majors. If you’re an English major, it seems like you

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Kotesol International Conference 2015: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Kotesol International Conference 2015 is in the books and overall, it seemed to go quite well from my perspective-just an average attender/presenter. I’ll talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good Location– Coex is fantastic and makes an excellent venue, far better than Sookmyeong University where you sometimes have to wander

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Tenure Track Positions in Korean Universities



An interesting question from one of the people who attended my recent KOTESOL presentation on How to Get a University Job in South Korea. She asked about the possibility of tenure track positions for foreigners in Korean universities.

Kotesol National Conference 2015



The Kotesol national conference 2015 is coming up soon on May 30th in Seoul. 

I'll be presenting on the very academic topic of,"How to Get a University Job in South Korea" at 1:00 in the giant auditorium, Gemma Hall. I hate the lecture style of presentation so please sit near the front and talk to me so my presentation can be more interactive, okay? I'm kind of nervous. Thanks. 



My Upcoming Kotesol Presentations

A quick note for readers of this blog in Korea. I'll be giving a couple presentations at upcoming Kotesol conferences.

1. May 16th-Busan Chapter Kotesol Meeting. "How to Teach Speaking." 5 tips and 5 activities for all levels and ages of students. If you miss it, don't worry...all the stuff is from my upcoming book about ESL Speaking which I'm giving away for free to everyone who signs up for my mailing list. But, of course I promise interactive, informative and fun in person so it'll be better to just come on Saturday!

ELT Not-Live: Reflecting on #kotesol2014




ELT Not-Live
Reflections on the 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference

October 5, 2014

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 ELT Live#6 - Lesson Planning and Preparation 
 Tuesday, October 14, 
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Conference Conversations and Photos from #kotesol2014



The 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference
October 4-5, 2014
COEX Seoul 


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