Sessions /
Roundtable for Cross-Cultural Collaboration Between Korea and Japan #1030

Tue, Feb 23, 19:00-20:00 JST | KOTESOL Room
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This roundtable features speakers who have experience in research or teaching in both Korea and Japan, or facilitating or collaborating between the two countries. After brief opening remarks, the session will be open to participants for discussion and networking. This session aims to bring leaders, researchers, and teachers in Korea and Japan together with the goal of working in closer collaboration.

Speaker 1 (Dawn Lucovich), Professional and Community Development: I will discuss how professional organizations and their members in Korea and Japan can work together to create mutually beneficial opportunities.

Speaker 2 (Miso Kim), Research: I would like to share Korean-Japanese research collaboration ideas on these topics: (a) the social significance of standardized English tests, (b) students' motivation to study English and go abroad, and (c) the feasibility and practicability of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) education.

Speaker 3 (Erin Bruni Suzuki), Teaching: I will discuss how university students, high school students, and debate coaches in Korea and Japan worked to create an online international high school parliamentary debate tournament.

Speaker 4 (Rhea Metituk), Professional and Community Development: I will share my experiences developing connections and collaborations across KOTESOL and JALT, including through events both offline and online, and through JALT's Performance In Education SIG.

Dawn Lucovich

Dawn Lucovich

Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) / University of Nagano
Dawn Lucovich is currently the President of The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT). She is an Assistant Professor at The University of Nagano in Japan, and previously was a KOTESOL member and resident of Gangwon-do. Her research interests include vocabulary, assessment, discourse communities, linguistic landscapes, and leadership. Contact her at
Rhea Metituk

Rhea Metituk

Korea TESOL [KOTESOL]/University of Ulsan
Rhea L. Metituk teaches four skills courses at the University of Ulsan, as well as business English, writing, TOEIC speaking and listening, and creative film projects and presentations to Korean and international students. This past few semesters like many at post-secondary institutes she has adapted to new methods which at UOU has entailed real-time speaking classes on zoom using blended learning methods. In Korea TESOL, Rhea is currently the First Vice President, and is on the Busan chapter council, as well as co-creator and co-coordinator of the Women Gender Equality & Environmental Justice SIGs [Special Interest Groups]. Contact: or FB: Rhea Gata