2012 KOTESOL National Conference Videos

KOTESOL National Conference 2012!


The conference is here in Busan on the 26th!

KOTESOL national Conference website.

Koreabridge link to the event.

2012 KOTESOL National Conference!

Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 09:00

May 26th is another in a series of special events for BGKOTESOL, as our chapter is host to the 2012 KOTESOL National Conference.  The conference theme is “Drive: Putting Students at the Wheel.”  The conference will be hi-lighted by two internationally experienced educators Mark Helgesen and Tim Murphey.  Here is a brief description of our presenters and the topics under consideration as well as all the details needed to get here.  We look forward to seeing you there!

A slide this scary, it should be shown on hallowe’en!

At the recent Busan-Kyeongnam KOTESOL meeting, branch president Brad Serl gave a presentation on the new NEAT test.  Umm, I may have written ‘test’ twice.  I think the test is the “New English Aptitude Test” and it is intended to replace the current English test used in the University Entrance Exam.

There were two stated reasons for changing the test; one reasonable and achievable and the other…not so much.

The test -still three years away from actually being used – requires more English production from the takers and looks to be a better test to prepare for. If you do well on this test, you will likely also do well speaking English.  This is good and achievable part.

BG-Kotesol February Social

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 18:30

Greetings all,

Our chapter is having another social this month, February 18th, 630pm. We're meeting at the basement entrance to Lotte Dept store, where the fountain is, in the Seomyeon subway station. From there we will head out for food and drinks, we hope to see you there! If you're running late please call Brad at 010-2717-1402.

Featured Presentations (Groom, Krashen, & Toyoma) - KOTESOL International Conference 2011

KOTESOL Website: http://koreatesol.org
Presentation Information: http://koreatesol.org/IC2011Invited
More conference videos at:  http://koreabridge.net/kotesol2011

Nicholas Groom
Using Learner Corpora to Connect with Students' Cultures

Stephen Krashen
Trends in Sustained Silent Reading

Setsuko Toyama
Connecting Culture to Class: Problems, Pitfalls and Practical Approaches for Elementary Teachers

Pecha Kucha Presentations at KOTESOL International Conference 2011


From Wikipedia: "Pecha Kucha is a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each"

Kotesol Website: http://koreatesol.org
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Plenary Presentations - KOTESOL International Conference 2011

KOTESOL Website: http://koreatesol.org
Presentation Information: http://koreatesol.org/IC2011Invited
More conference videos at:  http://koreabridge.net/kotesol2011

Dr Stephen Krashen
Seeking a Justification for Direct Instruction

Dr Keith Folse
Five Practical Activities for a Great Writing Class

Dr Kumaravadivelu
Connecting Global Cultures and Local Identities in the English Language Classroom



Stephen Krashen Plenary KOTESOL International Conference 2011

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Dr Stephen Krashen 
Seeking a Justification for Direct Instruction

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Kumaravadivelu at KOTESOL (Part 7 of conference remarks)

I feel sympathy for Dr Kumaravadivelu.  Like “The musician formerly known as Prince”, he name had devolved into a sentence that lazy people used rather than take the effort to work through the seven syllables.  I think he was even introduced as “Dr Kumara…whose name I can’t pronounce”.  I may have misremembered that but certainly everyone described him that way when mentioning his talks.  Justin McNulty, who introduced Kumaravadivelu, was nearly the sole exception went out of his way to pronounce the man’s name repeatedly in his introduction.  This prompted the man in front of me  to mutter, “show off.”

This is especially ironic as his talk was about using language teaching to transport and share cultural beliefs and practices.  Morrison, described (very) briefly in a previous post, discussed how Jin-hye comes to English class and becomes “Jenny” and how this is wrong.  I think Kumaravadivelu would agree.

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