I am currently working at a university in Seoul where I usually divide my time between English-focused classes (International Discussion and Professional Communication) for graduate students in international studies and seminars in simultaneous interpretation for future interpreters. Sometimes I teach classes in which I have limited or no expertise like global politics or business communication. Teacher training and development is a big interest but is sort of a hobby at the moment. I present quite a lot around Korea and am generally pretty available to present with some advanced notice and ego stroking. Here is a list of some of the workshops/presentations I have done.
In this blog I am hoping to share and develop my thoughts about ELT and teacher development. And yes, some occasional rants.
Sometimes I write stuff in other places. Here are some examples.
On the KOTESOL site on how Korea is hub of ELT PD
In the Korea Observer on the (over) emphasis on native speakers
On the TEFL Equity on myths and stereotypes.
On Malu Sciamarelli’s blog about inspiration.
Quite a few posts on the iTDi blog
I will try to add more as I think of them and as they occur.
I am @michaelegriffin on twitter and my profile there once said I am an:
I am also the editor/curator of the New School TESOL blog, Uncharted TESOL.
If you are still looking for more information about me this piece on the iTDi blog might help. This profile (pages 7 and 8 in the .pdf) in KOTESOL’s TEC News also has a lot of info. This interview on Vicky Lloras’ blog also tells a lot about me. And this interview on the ptec page also shares a lot about my thoughts on professional development and more. Last but certainly not least, someone wrote this about me.
Any questions, please let me know