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English (EFL) Teaching

I am a CELTA-certified English instructor with thirteen years of experience teaching English and additional experience in arts education with children and adults. My particular strengths are in technical grammar and pronunciation (American IPA), as well as warmth, empathy, and encouraging language use from shy students. Most of my experience is in in-person classroom teaching, while my CELTA training focused on teaching adult group classes online. I have particular experience teaching English to Korean adults and university students, a year of experience teaching English to children, and lots of experience in music education with children and theatre education (specializing in Shakespeare) with adults.


-Grammar and pronunciation, American IPA

-Supportive and encouraging rapport with students, empathy

-Listening and drawing out language from quiet students

-Discussion of deep concepts, high standards, coaxing students toward discoveries

-Korean language (low intermediate level)


-Zoom (including leading group classes), Skype

-Word/Pages, Excel/Numbers, PPT/Keynote

-Video (FCP) and audio editing (REAPER, Garageband, Twisted Wave, Audacity)

-Typing in English and Korean

-U.S. driver's license



Oxford TEFL, Barcelona, Summer 2021

Taught and observed elementary & upper intermediate students from multiple countries, specializing in online teaching through Zoom

Reference: Anna Stubs, Course Director, OxfordTEFL,

M.A. Ethnomusicology

University of Maryland, College Park, 2009

Focus: Korean music and traditional dance

Thesis Supervisor: Professor Robert C. Provine

Bachelor of Music in Music Education (K-12, vocal track)

Ithaca College, 2005

Instrument: Voice


Kwangwoon University (광운대학교) (Seoul, South Korea)

Associate Professor of English, 2018 - 2022

Assistant Professor of English, 2013-2018

Adjunct Professor of English, 2011- 2013

Taught Korean and international undergraduate students the following courses:

-English Conversation (American English File 2)

-English Conversation (Smart Choice 2)

-Intermediate English Conversation (American English File 3)

-Intermediate English Conversation (Smart Choice 3)

-Upper Intermediate English Conversation (American English File 4)

-American Pop Culture History

-Business English (Market Leader, Elementary)

-Discussion of debatable topics

-Basic English Grammar (Basic Grammar in Use)


-Academic English (reading, writing, academic vocabulary, and critical thinking) (Skillful 2, Reading and Writing)

-English Clinic (individualized conversation time)


Washington Language Institute (Maryland, USA)

Instructor of English, 2009-2010

-ESL Level 1 Conversation and Writing/Grammar

-ESL Level 3 Listening and Pronunciation

-Multilevel intensive class

-ESL Level 2 Conversation and Writing/Grammar

-ESL Level 1 Listening and Pronunciation

Swaton Language School for Kids (Seoul)

Music Teacher and EFL Teacher, 2005-2006

-Music teacher for children ages 3-7

-EFL teacher, Pre-K thru Junior High


Speech of Fire Theatre Company (2019-present)

Seoul Shakespeare Company (2014-2019)

Shakespeare Instructor (adult acting classes) and Artistic Director. Classes taught:

-Rehearsing Monologues and Scenes

-Movement and Ensemble

-Acting Shakespeare’s Text

-Exploring Gugak in Theatre Training

-Preparing to Perform: Strategies for Approaching Shakespeare's Text

-Shakesperiments workshops

University of Maryland, College Park

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2006 - 2008

Ethnomusicology Department

MUET200 World Popular Musics and Identity

Taught three discussion sections per week (twenty-five students per section); gave one lecture per semester (to the full class of three hundred students); graded students’ work; taught course material, grammar, and writing skills; assisted the main lecturer.

Levine School of Music (Maryland/Virginia)

Summer Music and Arts Day Camp Instructor, 2008-2010

-Music Teacher (Orff-based)

-Kindergarten/Pre-K Teacher

-Percussion/Dance Teacher

Piano Instructor (Maryland/Virginia/D.C.)

Freelance and at Winterhalter Music Studio, 2008-2010

Ithaca Community School of Music and Arts, Ithaca, NY

Coordinator, Arts All Around You (summer arts camp), 2004

Hired teachers, created schedules, organized field trips, supervised campers, taught classes, and directed weekly performances for families.

Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA

Historical Interpreter, Department of Education and Public Programming, 2003

Specializations: Children’s games and crafts, broom making demonstrations, riverboat tours

Summershops Summer Camp Teacher, Department of Education and Public Programming, 2002

Ithaca College student teaching:

-High School choral music teacher, Rod Serling School of Fine Arts at Binghamton High School, Binghamton, NY, Spring 2005

Full-time, assisted Sue Bachman in the choral music department with four choral ensembles and private and small group lessons. Taught one choral piece to the Women’s Chorus and conducted in performance. Acted as choral music substitute teacher when needed.


-Kindergarten general music teacher, Immaculate Conception School, Ithaca, NY Spring 2004

Taught two classes per week as the students’ primary music teacher.


-Seventh and eighth grade general music teacher, Immaculate Conception School, Ithaca, NY Fall 2003

Taught two classes per week as the students’ primary music teacher.

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