Sessions / Social Event

Discord Discussions #1147


Tue, Feb 16, 17:00-Mon, Mar 1, 12:00 JST | Discord

Engage further with other conference participants in our conference Discord server! Discussions, text and voice chat, and more--all those "hallway conversations" that make face-to-face conferences so delightful--will be happening throughout the conference (and beyond).

Social Gaming Session with the Busan Chapter! #1059


Sat, Feb 20, 19:00-21:00 JST | KOTESOL Room

Online conferences allow participants a chance to continue to grow professionally by attending virtual presentations and panels, but does not allow for the traditional wine and cheese mixers, dinners, and other social gatherings associated with conferences. Through the use of Zoom and a couple of online games, the KOTESOL Busan-Gyeongnam Chapter would like to invite conference participants to an online social event from the safety and convenience of their own homes. Busan-Gyeongnam will play host to those that want to socialize with colleagues, experiment with online social games, or just want to be around other people. Different Zoom breakout rooms with different games (via social networking sites and games offered across platforms) will be offered. Attendees need not worry about their skill level or experience when it comes to games, but they must have access to Zoom on a computer and an additional smartphone or tablet.

The KOTESOL Busan-Gyeongnam Chapter Officers are Anika Casem (President), Daniel Jones (Treasurer), Kirsten Razzaq (Secretary), Rhea Metituk (Membership Officer), and Brittany Cardamone (Webmaster). Cumulatively, they have been in South Korea and teaching for over 40 years and have taught the gamut of elementary to adults in the private and public setting.

Korean Film: Hanyeo / The Housemaid (1960) #1175


Sat, Feb 20, 21:00-23:00 JST | Main Stage

Join conference chair Michael Free as we offer a chance to view some classic Korean films. These are all available free of charge via the Korean Film Archive's YouTube channel. After some brief introductory remarks, you can sit back and relax after a hard day of conferencing and watch a Korean classic. Though not R-rated, this film is not suitable for children.

Hanyeo, or The Housemaid, is a melodrama (sometimes classified as a thriller, or even horror) movie from 1960.

Synopsis: "After his pregnant wife gets tired working at home, Dong-sik Kim hires a housemaid to help his wife with the household chores. However, the housemaid turns out to be more than they bargained for."

Korea Film: Sopyonje #1177


Sun, Feb 21, 21:00-23:00 JST | Main Stage

Join conference chair Michael Free as we offer a chance to view some classic Korean films. These are all available free of charge via the Korean Film Archive's YouTube channel. After some brief introductory remarks, you can sit back and relax after a hard day of conferencing and watch a Korean classic.

Sopyonje is a 1993 musical drama. It was directed by Im Kwon-taek, and tells us of a family of traditional musicians trying to make a living.

You can read about the importance of this film here: http://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/the-korea-blog/seopyeonje-surprise-art-house-megahit-showed-korea-forgotten-culture/

Korean Film: Kongjui & Patchui (1978) #1178


Tue, Feb 23, 21:00-23:00 JST | Main Stage

Join Conference Chair Michael Free for another night of Korean cinema!

Tonight, following David Valente's plenary on young learners, we will view a film that is suitable for the whole family: Kongjui & Patchui. If you read this synopsis on Wikipedia, you'll immediately recognize this traditional story's similarity to a certain Western folk tale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kongjwi_and_Patjwi

Korean Film: A Story of Hong Gil Dong (1978) #1179


Sat, Feb 27, 21:00-23:00 JST | Main Stage

The final film we we screen this year is based on another Korean folk tale, Hong Gil Dong. This story tells of the rise of the lowborn Gil Dong, who intelligence, skills, and temperament liken him to another folk hero, Robin Hood. It has been touted as "arguably the single most important work of classic Korean fiction. It has been seen in print, movies, TV shows, novels, and comic books. This cartoon version is excitement for the whole family!