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Nationality: British D.O.B: 21/02/1984 Address: 258-334, Itaewon-Dong, Seoul, South Korea
258-334, Itaewon-Dong, Seoul, South Korea



258-334, Itaewon-Dong, Seoul, South Korea Telephone: Email: 010-2907-2102 alexsrwalsh@gmail.com Homepage:
010-2907-2102 alexsrwalsh@gmail.com




Coordinator/Facilitator of National KOTESOL Reflective Practice Special Interest Group

- Organise the national KOTESOL RPSIG, including coordinating five regional chapters,

organising international/national conference events, one off workshops with international

speakers and promoting reflective practice throughout Korea. - Facilitated the monthly Seoul chapter meetings, providing free reflective practice workshops for attendees.

Cofounder/Coordinator of KELTChat

- A biweekly online discussion with fellow professionals on current issues in teaching, with a special focus on teaching in Korea.

Co-founder of ESL Learners Output Library

- An online community dedicated to the exposure of students to English as a lingua and cultura franca.

Contributor to British Council Online Magazine

- Lesson plans regularly featured by the British Council online teaching magazine and invited to host international online forum events on behalf of the British Council.

British Council Award

- Received for contribution to promoting reflective practices in ELT through my website and blog.

Active Member of KOTESOL

- Regular attendee of KOTESOL regional and international conferences and workshops.


High School Teacher 03/2012 Present

Hyundai Senior High School Apgujeong, Seoul, South Korea

Courses: Practical Conversation, English Debating, International Communication.

Wrote and delivered a topic based course in conversational English including: a complete academic syllabus, lesson plans, materials, reflective coursework and exams.

Delivered a global English programme focusing on ELF and ICC techniques for students planning on attending international universities.

Created and coached the school debate team.

High School Teacher 02/2011 03/2012

Gaepo High School Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea

Courses: English Conversation for Beginners, Advanced English Conversation, Extensive Reading, Presenting in English

Wrote and delivered levelled courses specifically tailored to the needs of the students.

Successfully implemented a levelled examination system.

Introduced an online discussion board and community to promote Teacher- Student interaction.

Developed reading and presentation courses to meet the extra-curricular interests of students.

Academy Teacher


SLP Academy Jeonju, South Korea

Courses: English Conversation for Young Learners

Delivered engaging, fun and creative lessons to young learners encompassing a

huge array of ages, abilities and learning styles.

Successfully created a fun and comfortable learning environment.

Developed new course materials to engage and motivate young learners.

Increased the number of students attending the academy.

Head Dive Instructor 09/2008 09/2009

La Buga Dive Centre Bocas Del Toro, Panama

Responsible for general running of dive shop, including the management of staff, equipment and courses.

Prepared and delivered classroom courses in dive theory, emergency first response and equipment maintenance.

Certified over 200 new and experienced divers while maintaining a 100% pass rate and safety record.



M.A TESOL University of Nottingham, United Kingdom Specialisation in:

The application of ELT theory to East Asian contexts.

The promotion of ELF, World English and ICC strategies in Korea.


CELTA (120 hour TEFL) certification International House, Bangkok

Received special acknowledgement for my abilities in building motivation, developing rapport and providing student centred lessons.

Received pass B(in the top 20% of candidates).



60 hour TEFL Certification I to I online TEFL course


BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology: 2.1 Cardiff University

Received high honours for undergraduate thesis entitled, Language as a Source of Late-Modern Cultural Constructions in Personal Relationships



Collaborative Teaching, Collaborative Learning• Focusing on the importance and benefits of teamwork for both teachers and students.

Workshop for over 80 teachers at School Care Afterschool Teacher Development Program


Bringing the World to our Students

Focusing on how we can expose our students to ELF, ICC and World English

Presentation at Seoul KOTESOL Regional Conference


Making Reflections Our Own

Focusing on using reflective practices to further ourselves both in and out of the classroom.

Presentation at Jeollanam-do KOTESOL Regional Conference


Professional Development on the Job

Focusing on utilizing the most suitable professional development strategies to match our teaching context.

Workshop for Gangnam District Office of Education Teacher Orientation


Building an Online Professional Development Community”

Focusing on using social networks to build a professional learning network.

Presentation at KOTESOL International Conference


An Introduction to Professional Development

Focusing on harnessing the professional development strategies that best suit our teaching context.

Workshop for Gangnam District Office of Education Teacher Orientation


Turning Assessment into a Positive Experience for Students and Teachers

Focusing on how we can turn an often negative feature of formal language learning into a positive experience for our students and ourselves.

International online forum for The British Council Learning English


August 2013

Walsh, A. Re-aligning authentic materials for ELF communicationThe English Connection

March 2013

Walsh, A. Effective Professional Development.” Gangnam District Office of Education Native English Teacher Manual

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September 2012

Walsh, A. A Guide to Professional Development.Gangnam District Office of Education Teacher Training Programme

June 2010

Walsh, A. My Experiences with Reflective Practice.The English Connection