The British Council has organised a series of Teacher Takeaway webinars for English teachers in cooperation with the Seoul National University of Education.
The second webinar of Season 2 was held on 17 November, and Rakhun Kim, Teacher of Sungdong High School and Visiting Professor of HUFS, explained the practical application of educational technology for primary and secondary English classrooms.
The recording, presentation file and Q & A are available on the top and bottom of this page.
Teacher Takeaway Webinar Series Season 2: Session 2
- Date: Friday 17 November 2023
- Time: 20.00–21.00
- Theme: Practical application of educational technology for primary and secondary English classrooms
- Presenter: Dr Rakhun Kim (Teacher, Sungdong High School; Visiting Professor, HUFS)
- Participation Fee: free
- Language: Korean
More information on the webinar
Educational technology, often referred to as ‘edtech’, is a relatively recent endeavor aimed at addressing various educational challenges through the utilization of computer technology. However, due to various constraints, it is not always easy to apply edtech in the ELT contexts in Korea. In this webinar, the presenter will explain how various edtech solutions, ranging from commercial programs to generative artificial intelligence (AI), can be applied to address the various issues that can be encountered in English classes across primary, middle, and high school levels.
Rakhun Kim has worked as an English teacher for the past 15 years, and recently he has taught pre- and in-service English teachers in the English Education Department at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS). His research interests include AI-based English education, English speaking and writing instruction, as well as generative syntax and construction grammar. He has developed an AI chatbot for Korean English learners to promote their speaking and writing skills. He has also participated in numerous teacher training programs and lectures related to the use of AI in English education. Since the 2015 Revised National Curriculum, he has been co-authoring High School English textbooks.