Confronting Native Speakerism (Part One)

On March 9th, 2019, I spent a lovely afternoon at the KOTESOL Gwangju-Jeonnam Regional Conference.  I embraced opportunities for professional development, networking, and distraction from more vice-like pastimes. One presentation entailed a discussion on Native-Speakerism in Korea.  As a U.S. citizen, I grew up learning that most sociological -ism's implied “discrimination against” or “systems that oppress.” Racism … Continue reading Confronting Native Speakerism (Part One)

Super Photo Corner – Winter Festival Art Expo

It's cold once again.  My power bill is low, my layers are many, and my classes keep getting canceled. It must be time for the winter festival. I had a wonderful time last year and can hardly wait to enjoy this year's festivities. Festival Week begins with hallways lined with students' artwork.  This year, I … Continue reading Super Photo Corner – Winter Festival Art Expo