Ever since I finished kindergarten, I knew I wanted to teach. In January 1998, it all began in Seoul. Since then, I’ve moved from the classroom to management to a mixture of both. I currently work and reside in Toronto, Canada and do design work for education on the side.
- public spaces for exploring teacher identity and development
- critical and inclusive pedagogies
Current professional roles
- 2019 – Current: Trinity DipTESOL Tutor, Oxford TEFL
- 2018 – Current: Coordinator, IATEFL TDSIG Committee
- 2014 – Current: Assistant Academic Director, International Programs – University of Toronto, New College
- 2010 – Current: EAP instructor, International Foundation Program – University of Toronto, New College
BRAZ-TESOL Brasilia [Plenary], Online, 9-10 May 2020
Representation: a guided tour from whitewashed to full colour
Do we represent people of our societies in our materials well? Yes with an ‘if’, No with a ‘but’. Does representation really matter in an ELT context? Yes (without ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’)! In this talk, we will explore these two questions and their answers in some depth by walking through the social spectrum of ELT materials from whitewashed to an array of brilliant colours. In doing so, these will illustrate how representation of learners, teachers, and the people of our societies can be accomplished effectively and appropriately to empower rather than (unintentionally) oppress.
BELTA Day 2020 [Plenary], Brussels BELGIUM, 9 May 2020 (POSTPONED)
The info ‘instashare’: its impact on belief and our power as language teachers
IATEFL Conference 2020, Manchester UK, 18 April 2020 (POSTPONED)
We can disrupt the heteronormative status quo of ELT materials
ELT Day for Puerto Rico, online, 27 January 2020
An adaptable lesson for #eltfootprint
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MA (with Merit), EdTech and TESOL. University of Manchester, UK
TESL Canada Certificate (Standard 2 Permanent)
TESL Ontario Certificate (lapsed membership)
BA, Philosophy. Western University, Canada
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