Sunday, March 16, 2014

My Ideas of ESL Games

I am an English teacher for elementary school in South Korea and my people are crazy about English education for their children. It has been lasting for many years that is why my city has been employed native teachers from all over the world.

I had few co-teachers from Canada, the U.K. and America. They finished their bachelor's degree in their home countries and came to Korea to earn some money. They had to pay back their university education expenses loan. They were great and nice. However I did not know their values properly at first because the expenses for hiring them was too high. Our city has spent lots of taxes for them for examples money for rental apartments, monthly pay, renewal bonuses, purchasing tickets for air plain tickets etc. I thought Korean teacher's could replace the position with less expenses. Now I understand their roles to encourage shy Korean students to speak more...

Like this experience I had skeptical ideas about English games. Most students were crazy about only games, they obsessed about winning the games without using English. That was why I did not like English games at first. It seemed like wasting time. How stupid I was!

I have been trying to adapt useful games for my English classes and I found lots of games and activities through Jeff's course. I do not think I know how to adapt those games for my classes properly yet. It will takes some time however it will flip my classes.

The idea of Salman Khan is amazing and I believe it.

ESL, Memory Games, Concentration Games, Word Recognition Games

ESL, Memory Games, Concentration Games, Word Recognition Games

5학년 1단원 Where are you from? 나라찾기 memory  게임을 해봐요. 이 페이지의 중간쯤에 있어요.

Grade 6 Lesson 1 (Step 3)

Grade 6 Lesson 1 (Step 2)

Grade 6 Lesson 1 (Step 1)

My first propofs for 6 graders

Jeff's CALL Student Blog: Design Your Own Life

Jeff's CALL Student Blog: Design Your Own Life: Post by We are designer .

Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education

It is an amazing idea to change our classroom. I never thought that technology could give us humanity.

Monday, March 10, 2014

people who I met in 2013

I had a sabbatical year luckily so I could go to South America to have a vacation with my husband  in 2013. Before going there I heard of lots of scary news. However it turned out that South America was an amazing place to visit. I met lots of good people and had good memories. Actually I met more people who I could not forget however some of them did not have chances to take pictures, some pictures I lost...