The KOTESOL International Conference

I didn’t update my blog for a week. No thanks to a very hectic schedule that occupied even my weekends. I was down with a cold last week that I was only able to attend the Sunday session of the KOTESOL International Conference. There I finally met Nhemskie who traveled all the way from Busan. “Incheonites” Jehan and Anne brought a friend, a Filipina Professor in one of the universities here, from whom I learned a lot.

It was a very productive Sunday as we didn’t only enjoy the lectures from Prof. Tim Murphey and Marc Helgesen (author of English Firsthand), but we also “hoarded” free stuff – books, pens, folders – from different book publishers. Costco was there to provide coffee, cakes and chocolates. A few overseas universities also provided information on their TESOL courses. How I wish there were business plan consultants for people who’re interested in having their own hagwons.

I was quite surprised to see a number of Filipino attendees at the conference. Most were at the YL sessions. I was also at those sessions since I thought I needed to learn more about teaching YLs, since the TESOL course I took last year is more applicable for teaching YAs and adults. My companions took the time to have their pictures taken with Prof. Murphey and Hegelsen 🙂 They also “hoarded” the books at Language World and Longman’s. Jehan and Anne both had three bags of ESL stuff, while I only had six YL books to bring home.

Next Saturday, there will be a symposium on Extensive Reading and it will be held at Sookmyung University’s Injeguan Building. You can find more info on this at KOTESOL’s website.

6 thoughts on “The KOTESOL International Conference

  • October 31, 2009 at 9:25 pm
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    May I know are you the english teacher @ SEOUL?

    Foxy-Roxy

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  • November 1, 2009 at 11:59 pm
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    Classes/Symposiums like this are really nice. The challenge will be on how to apply them and I know Pinay/Pinoy teachers are good at this. Right, ate?
    .-= eden´s last blog ..Trick or Treat! =-.

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    • November 4, 2009 at 10:27 am
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      Hi Eden! Hey it’s been a long time. Hindi na rin ako nakakabisita sa blog mo, but I will this weekend 🙂

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  • November 2, 2009 at 4:32 am
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    I’m glad there were many Pinoy attendees. Anything that would help increase their competence and effectivity as a teacher, making them worthy of their title is good.

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