What’s this program all about?
SUEEC, as we like to call it, is a teaching methodology-based training program specifically for Secondary English Teachers in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. We encourage all middle and high school English subject teachers to register for this program in order to enhance their knowledge of teaching tips and techniques and attain cool, free lesson ideas and concepts.
We’ve got five different modules coming at you this November, which you can read about below.
Pop Culture in the English Classroom
Instructor: Autumn Wright
Teens these days spend their days immersed in pop culture, and it’s therefore a super powerful tool to bring into the language learning classroom! In this module, we’ll go over why and how to bring different of elements of pop culture into the English classroom. We’ll mostly focus on practical writing activities you can do with your students that are both fun and engaging. This module is all about meeting students at their own level with their own interests – and how doing so makes the teacher’s job easier, as well.
Thematic Reading in the EFL Classroom
Instructor: Betsey Norman
In this module, trainees will explore theme-based reading units and how they can help integrate extensive reading into a multi-level classroom. Trainees will engage with the strategies and tools that can be used in conjunction to the TBRI curriculum framework. By the end of the course, trainees will be able to create their own TBRI unit that can be adapted to fit their classroom student proficiency levels and needs.
Essential English for Secondary Classrooms
Instructor: Chris Sanders
This module will look at the need for supplementary essential English classes alongside the current curriculum. We will explore the types of English that can be utilized, implementation and strategies to teach it to students in class. Practice at developing and using essential English activities will be available to the trainees, as well as resources to help choose essential English and incorporate it.
Critical Opinion Expressions
Instructor: Eric Flynn
Expressing opinions is an important facet of social interaction in any culture. It is especially important in English-speaking countries, where a large amount of focus in placed on the individual’s thoughts regarding pop culture, products, services, and more. A simple glance at YouTube will reveal just how much time is dedicated to expression of one’s opinions on everything from video games to fast food. This module is intended to equip teachers with all the tools needed to make their students adept at expressing their opinions in speaking, writing, and online.
Changing Perspectives in the Secondary Classroom
Instructor: Kristina Kauss
In this module, we look at different ways to stimulate active learning with the goal of getting students to participate in discussions and task-based learning in the classroom. We look at regular learning exercises and how to transform them into engaging and challenging activities that even your lowest level students can participate in; though, some students may need extra encouragement.
The time, place and people …
Date(s) : Tuesday, November 1st ~ Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 (online)
Saturday, November 5th, 2022 (in person)
Location : Live Online Classes via Zoom and at GIFLE
Number of Trainees : 60 Secondary English Teachers
As always, if you’re interested in taking this (or any!) of our training programs here at GIFLE, you can register over on our Korean site. We hope to see you soon.