Teaching Reflectively – Interview With Ashley Yu

CLICK HERE TO HEAR OUR INTERVIEW Ashley Yu earned his Master's of Education from Keiser University.  He has lived in Korea for five years, teaching at eight schools in Hampyeong County.  For the past two years, he's worked as a native instructor at JIEI, specializing in reading and writing skills and methodology. Ashley, it's great … Continue reading Teaching Reflectively – Interview With Ashley Yu

The Subtle Art of Microteaching – Interview With Kristy Dolson

As I continue to fight through writer's block, I realized interviews could provide fun and useful content while allowing others' to share their accumulated wisdom and experience. So today I share my interview with Kristy Dolson, my supervisor here at the Institute. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW IS:  Kristy has lived here for … Continue reading The Subtle Art of Microteaching – Interview With Kristy Dolson

Living At Work

While journeying through the boundless literature of countless prescriptions for a happy and fulfilling life, most preach the value of a healthy work-life balance. My current position makes that difficult at times.  Between lesson preparation, classes, workshops, and supplementary activities, JIEI invites ample grind time.  The demands of this job made living near work a … Continue reading Living At Work

Downtime In The Dead of December

If you're reading this now, I'm already dead. Just kidding. Fate willing. But if you're reading this, Christmas is right around the corner and I'm back in the classroom.  Session 2 has begun and the trainees and I are discussing and demonstrating activities and techniques in listening and speaking methodology. It also means I survived … Continue reading Downtime In The Dead of December

9 Improv Activities For Your ESL Classroom

As the listening and speaking instructor at JIEI, I see great value in improv.  We can warm-up our listening and speaking faculties. We have some fun.  We engage in divergent thinking.  We stretch our creative abilities. I'm no improv expert.  While I have three classes and countless weekly workshops under my belt, I've never joined … Continue reading 9 Improv Activities For Your ESL Classroom