Friday 31 March 2023 -
20:00 to 21:00

The British Council is organising a series of online webinars for teachers of English in Korea.

The third webinar was held on 31 March and the presenter explained about English reading education using literature.

The recording, presentation file and Q&A are available on the top and bottom of this page.

Teacher takeaway series 3

  • Date: Friday 31 March 2023
  • Time: 20.00–21.00
  • Theme: English reading education using literature 
  • Presenter: Professor Hae-Ri Kim, Seoul National University of Education
  • Participation Fee: free
  • Language: Korean

More information on the webinar

Recently, as interest in English classes using literary works has increased, many teachers have used them in classes, but literary works have been mainly used within the ELT textbooks to improve English reading skills. This webinar aims to explore various strategies to show that literary works are worth more than English reading materials. Therefore, this session will focus on introducing strategies that can strengthen learners' capabilities, such as improving creativity, critical thinking, aesthetic sensibility, and problem-solving skills through literature-based classes. In addition, I want to show that literature-based English classes can incorporate various types of teaching and learning skills using online platforms, digital tools, or applications.

Hae-Ri Kim is a professor of English education at the Seoul National University of Education and teaches diverse courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She is the representative author of the YBM Elementary English textbooks and has conducted various studies that lay the theoretical and practical foundation for English literacy education and literature-based English instruction. She has published several books including Teaching Reading and Writing in Primary English, Using Picture Books in English Education: Theory and Practice, and Children's Literature and English Education. Her recent research interests include developing guides for English reading classes using both picture and chapter books, smarlogue type English reading programs, mobile app-based writing, and English reading programs using literary works of various genres.