Language teachers as intercultural facilitators: Building partnerships across borders

Date(s) - 24/05/2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This webinar panel discussion addresses the overarching question, “Why is intercultural training important for teachers?”

During the webinar, our panelists will present a year-long project where English language researchers and teachers in Korea and Taiwan participated in a virtual intercultural professional development program about intercultural teaching and learning and co-designing intercultural lessons to be implemented in K-12 classrooms. Our panelists will reflect on and share some of their important learning experiences in this process, tuning into their partnership and how it helped them become intercultural facilitators.

We invite SIETAR SEA members to join us in further discussions about how an intercultural professional development program can better prepare teachers to take a more proactive, critical pedagogical approach in taking a step towards becoming intercultural facilitators as educators.

Please join us to learn more about this fascinating topic and to share your experience.

The panellists will include:

Soyoung Han
Soyoung Han earned her PhD in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Pennsylvania State University. Based on her transnational experiences living in different parts of the world, she has been taking various leadership roles in educational projects at national and international levels, while collaborating with K-12 teachers and teaching English language learners.
Hyeyeon Park currently works as an English language teacher at Whimoon High School in Seoul, South Korea. She has taken part in various international educational projects and is interested in working with teachers all over the world and applying creative ideas to classrooms.

Eunji Kim
Eunji Kim is an English teacher at Sookmyung Girls’ High School in South Korea and teaches 10th grade students in EFL settings. She has a Master’s degree in English Education. Her Master’s thesis entitled “The Effects of Corpus-based Formulaic Sequences Learning on High School Students’ English Writing Ability and Attitudes: Focus on Vocabulary Used in Graph Interpretation” was published in The Korea Association of Foreign Language Education. Her research interests include Corpus, interculturality, and EduTech.

Joyce Kuo
Joyce Kuo, a Taiwanese teacher, has been teaching English in high school for two and a half years. She is trying to incorporate all kinds of competence such as critical thinking and intercultural competence into her curriculum teaching. She dedicates herself to creating a learner-friendly environment and using different teaching methods to help students.

Please join us, details are given below:

Date: 24 May 2023
Time : 6.00 – 7.30 pm (Singapore Time)


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