Gwangju-Jeonnam KOTESOL January Chapter Meeting

Saturday, January 13, 2018 (All day)
광주교육대학교 (Gwangju Univ. of Ed.)
1-1 Punghyang-dong Buk-gu
61204 Gwangju , Gwangju Metropolitan City
South Korea
Gwangju Metropolitan City KR
Contact Phone: 
010-2689-6197 [L. Herron]

Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter January Meeting


––– Morning Reflective Practice Session –––

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (2nd Sat., Jan. 13)
Location: Coffee Lab Mujii (formerly Aldersgate), near GNUE. (Ground floor of 광주우리교회 Building. Map at bottom.)
ㅡ Topic: Miscommunication, Conflict, and Our Needs
ㅡ Facilitator: Bryan Hale


Time: 2nd Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1:45 - 5:00 pm
Location: Gwangju National University of Education (GNUE), Teacher Training Center (교사교육센터) 1st Floor; Room 811. Detailed directions HERE.

1:45 pm: Sign-in and Meet-and-Greet    (Admission: Free for newcomers. Membership welcomed.)

2:00 - 2:50 pm: Presentation (Part 1)
ㅡ Troubleshooting Pedagogic Miscommunication: Do your students really understand the purposes of English practice tasks?
ㅡ Bryan Hale (Yeongam High School, Yeongam, Jeonnam)

2:50 - 3:15 pm: Refreshment Break

3:15 - 4:05 pm: Presentation (Part 2)
ㅡ Troubleshooting Pedagogic Miscommunication (Workshop)

4:15 - 4:45 pm: Swap-Shop Presentations
Share your Teaching Ideas, Classroom Activities, and Teaching Wisdom with the group.
(Everyone is encouraged to share [up to 5-6 min. each]. Short tidbits are welcomed. Handouts also welcomed.)

4:45 - 5:00 pm: Announcements / Drawing for Door Prizes / Closing

Presentation Summary and Presenter Biodata
Troubleshooting Pedagogic Miscommunication:

Do your students really understand the purposes of English practice tasks?

By Bryan Hale

Do your students...
ㅡ think discussion activities are supposed to have correct answers?
ㅡ think conversation class should be a comedy routine performed by you?
ㅡ not see the value in student-to-student English (even when they've just done it really well!!)?
ㅡ think repeating a perfect sentence and then forgetting it immediately = success?
Mine often do!

In this workshop, we are going to work on how we communicate about teaching, learning, and English practice in our classrooms. We will share some experiences, look at ideas about pedagogic communication from around the world of English language teaching, and discuss whether/how we can adapt these ideas to our particular contexts. Hopefully, we will be able to leave the workshop with actionable ideas and new resources for troubleshooting some pedagogic miscommunication issues in our classrooms.

The Presenter

Bryan Hale is from Australia. After graduating, he spent a chunk of life in an office job in Sydney, wondering what you do with a BA in English. Then he got a CELTA and discovered that he loves English language teaching. Bryan has been in Korea since 2011. He currently teaches at Yeongam High School in Jeolla-namdo. His previous experience includes both public school and hagwon teaching, working with all age groups but middle school students in particular. Bryan is completing a Master of Applied Linguistics (TESOL) through the University of New England in Australia. He has served the Gwangju-Jeonnam KOTESOL Chapter in several roles, including as membership coordinator and the chapter Reflective Practice group co-facilitator, and is now chapter treasurer. He is also a co-facilitator of the national Reflective Practice SIG (special interest group).
Handout: "Visible Pedagogy: Summary and Debates" (attached at bottom of this webpage)

Reflective Practice Session Summary

Miscommunication, Conflict, and Our Needs / Bryan Hale

In this session, we will consider some examples of miscommunication and conflict that we have experienced in our teaching contexts. Using a Nonviolent Communication exercise, we will explore and appreciate what these experiences can show us about our needs, and spend some time taking stock of our needs as we begin the new year.

Photo: The Gwangju National University of Education (GNUE / 광주교육대학교), Teacher Training Center (교사교육센터), venue for our main meeting ㅡ 1st floor, Room 811.