ELT Not-Live: Reflecting on #kotesol2014

ELT Not-Live
Reflections on the 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference

October 5, 2014

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Just Born! The ELT Live Google Community

Our next Show:
 ELT Live#6 – Lesson Planning and Preparation 
 Tuesday, October 14, 
1200UTC/9pm KST  Global Times
  Connecting with the #KELTchat  community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/KELTchat/ ) after a day-long slow burn twitter chat discussing how we get ready to do what we do. 


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ELT Live#5 – Professional Development (Online and off)


ELT Live#5
Professional Development (Online and off)
September 30, 2014

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ELT Live 2 – Hows, Whats, and Whys (or why nots) of class websites


ELT  Live Webcast#2
 Hows, Whats, and Whys (or why nots)
of class websites and other online resources. 
September 2, 2014

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Please comment below to share any related tools, resources, or sites. 

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EVO2014 – Free Online Global Workshops for Language Teachers

For those who might be interested, there is an awesome (and free) ELT professional development event starting today – TESOL’s Electronic Village Online. I’ve really enjoyed participating in the past and am always amazed by how truly global and collaborative EVO is. 

The Launch Webcast takes place at 11pmKST tonight and 18 online sessions will run from Jan. 13~Feb. 16. 

More info at http://webheadsinaction.org/EVO2014

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Am I Concerned about North Korea?


I’ve lived in South Korea since 1995. I’m used to family and friends outside of Korea asking about the dangers of living here, especially whenever the current leader of the Crazy Kim Clan issues some ridiculous Dr. Evil-sounding threat. This latest ‘next generation’ round of bluster from Kim Jeong Eun* seems to have resulted in an all-time high of concern/fear from outside of Korea.  Even some expats here seem worried as evidenced by 45% of people responding that they were “Very concerned and thinking of leaving” in a recent Koreabridge poll.  I suspect many of the 45% are relative newcomers to the peninsula. Most of the oldtimers I’ve spoken with seem more concerned about calming family members than planning evacuation routes. 

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Comic World Busan – Behind the Lens

Comic World Busan
May 5-6, 2012 @ BEXCO
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The Bi-monthly Comic World is taking place at Bexco this weekend.  
Korean Language Comic World Site:  comicw.co.kr

The convention itself consists of a few aisles of booths selling comic related paraphenlia.The action was pretty tame at most booths, although this one consistently had long lines. 

There is a stage with scheduled events, but the real action though takes place through camera lenses.  Photographers of every age, constume, and background can’t help but click away at the plethora of comic characters walking around.

A few selected photos are below along with the complete slideshow of my visit there.

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