Attention Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL faithful: We are meeting again on the first Saturday in April - the 1st. Current members and non-members alike are invited! Feel free to bring a friend and invite your colleagues, too.
The Daegu-Gyeongbuk Chapter of Korea TESOL serves EFL teachers in Daegu and the greater Gyeongsangbuk-do area with monthly meetings to share information about English language teaching, engage in professional development, and to socialize with like-minded folks.
Agenda: be ready to join in the conversation and share your experiences, thoughts and ideas.
3PM Meet’n’greet new friends and old. New friends: Tell us about yourself and your interests!
3:30 Workshop: Motivation - Pat King
We all need to recharge our teaching batteries now and then. This brief presentation/workshop offers a chance to share what helps you, and why. Over the years teachers accumulate many tools of the trade. The hope here is that we will exchange some of our best tools from our toolbox, such as a favorite motto, mantra, maxim, quote or truism that keeps us going when we get drained. So let's connect the jumper cables, give each other a jolt and spark the ignition.
4PM Workshop: The ABCs of ELT Team Challenge
Refresh your knowledge of ELT jargon in this team challenge and perhaps learn a new thing or two.
4:30 KOTESOL News and Notices
5PM KOTESOL Social Event nearby (Great brews and traditional English-style fish'n'chips at Brewers Brothers)
Venue: We will continue meeting in Downtown Daegu at the Ecology Oriental Wellness Experience Center, Daegu, Jung-gu, Namseong-ro 24 (에코한방웰빙체험관, 대구광역시 중구 남성로 24), on Oriental Medicine Street – behind Hyundai Department Store.
From Banwoldang Subway Station, walk through the underground and take the escalator to the left in front of Hyundai Department Store (HDS). Do not enter HDS.
Walk across the front of HDS and turn right. Head to the front corner of Sh Bank, behind HDS. Daegu Oriental Medicine Street is there; turn left. The Ecology Oriental Wellness Experience Center is directly across the street from the First Presbyterian Church of Daegu and the Oriental Medicine Museum.
Go down the flat stone sidewalk to the back of the building. Then walk up the outdoor steps to the second floor conference room. There is a Da Hyang coffee/tea shop on the first floor.
Pat King is in his 5th year teaching English at Daegu University, after working four years at Kangwon National U. He is now in his 11th year in Korea after working 25 years as journalist in USA. From 2006-2008, he was the copy editor at JoongAng Daily in Seoul before transitioning to teaching. King taught journalism for three semesters at Ewha Womans U and, in 2013, took his MA Ed. from Framingham State U.