Yondong Elementary School Busan / Second Vice-President KoTESOL
AboutKirsten currently teaches English to young learners in Busan, South Korea, where she has lived since 2017. She recently completed an MA TESOL from the University of Sunderland, and her thesis focused on mobile-assisted language learning outside of the classroom. Since 2019 Kirsten has lectured online and offline for the NIIED, training incoming EPIK teachers and TaLK scholars. She is currently the KOTESOL Second Vice-President.
Teaching Younger Learners Using Online Games and Tools to Improve Engagement With Young ESL Learners more
Sun, Nov 14, 15:25-15:50 Asia/Tokyo
The shift to emergency remote teaching has called for many educators to adapt existing materials, which has presented a unique array of challenges for teaching English to young learners. This workshop seeks to explore online tools and games that can be used in both synchronous and asynchronous lessons to encourage engagement, increase motivation, and provide challenges and fun. Attendees will be able to experience the digital tools from both student and teacher perspectives.
Other Learners & Contexts International Forum: Reflections and New Perspectives From Asian Contexts more
Sat, Nov 13, 18:00-19:00 Asia/Tokyo
The International Forum offers an excellent opportunity to learn from panelists who represent JALT’s international partner organizations in Asia. The panelists will share their educational experiences and diverse perspectives in relation to this year’s conference theme: Reflections and New Perspectives. This forum provides participants with the chance to interact and exchange ideas with experts from a wide range of educational contexts from different countries.
Non-Teaching Area Panel Discussion and Closing Ceremony more
Mon, Nov 15, 16:00-17:00 Asia/Tokyo
The end of the show, and we will welcome some of our plenary, featured, and invited guest speakers to offer some final words and reflections on the conference. Audience participants will be encouraged to ask questions and offer insights of their own. After the panel discussion we will hear about what is to come for JALT2022!