Friday, 28 December 2012

Deleting blog lists on Dec 31

I know of one or two students who have asked me to follow their blogs.

One student in class 118 wrote in his/her evaluation that he/she wants me to follow his/her blog but the evaluations are anonymous.  I don't know who wrote that.

Let me know, please.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Final Written Exam time and place

All Brian's classes at 10:00

Class 107: Room 6209

Class 118: Room 6402

Class 164: Room 8504

Friday, 23 November 2012

Thursday, 22 November 2012

resume examples

There are several ways to make a resume but the one I like best is chronological -organized by time.

Here is some of my resume

Brian Dean
brianhdean(at) yahoo (dot) ca
011-9262-3236 (Busan, South Korea)
08211-9262-3236 (from outside of Korea)
Education:1992-1995 Brock University Honours Bachelor of Recreation, a four-year degree

Major Life Experiences:
Mar. 2010 to present
Dongseo University, Busan
Taught university students conversational English
Evaluated students ability and assigned grades
Mar. 2003 to 2009
Gwandong University, Gangneung and Yangyang, Gangwondo
Taught university students conversational English
Evaluated students ability and assigned grades
Jan. 2002 to July 2002
Seoul, various locations
Volunteer: Swim Coach, World Cup VIP Services, and Cultural Centre Marketing Advisor
Taught swimming to school age students at Olympic Park Pool.
Guided VIPs at Seoul World Cup Stadium during World Cup games.
Advised the National Centre for Korean Traditional Performing Arts (국악원) on translating and marketing issues.
Jan to Dec 1991
World Traveler
Worked for passage on two ocean going sailboats for four weeks, raced at a major Australian Regatta
Tree-planted in suburb of Sydney, Australia Trust for Conservation Volunteers
Learned about human equality
Interests and Awards:
Cycled from Vancouver to Toronto to better understand my country
Competed on Varsity swim team for five years.  Captained it for two years. Five time ‘Team Spirit’ award winner.  Two time National Qualifier
Excellence medal at Hai Dong Gum Do (swordsmanship) Black Belt test
May 2007, Spoke at a university symposium about "The Korean War, the past  53 years of armistice and the impressions of a foreigner"
Lectured on "creativity in the classroom" National KOTESOL Conference
Maintain creativity research blog at
Supplementary Qualifications:
Red Cross First Aid, Sport Injury Prevention and Care
National Lifeguard Service and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Coaching Qualifications: level two swimming, level one canoeing
available upon request
Simply, you have four or five sections to your resume:
Name and address
Objective (optional -mine does not)
Qualifications, interests and awards

For Education, I think you will write something like:

2011~present    Dongseo UniversityTourism and hotel management. Graduation date: 2013

Experience can include work, volunteer work or other important experiences.  Did you live in a foreign country?  Or on a farm and do daily farm work?...

This site has a starter resume that you can fill in.

Remember, you only need a simple resume to class.  If you want to improve your resume, I am will to help anytime this year and in 2013.

Friday, 16 November 2012

final exam (fall 2012)

YES: I will ask you five of these questions.

Unit 8 (p122)
1) What kind of guy/girl do you like?
2) What kind of coffee do you like?

Unit 9
3) What are some dreams or hopes for your future?
4) What goals have you set for this year?  Are you achieving them?
5) Tell me about 2 things on your bucket list?
6) Adjectives:  This book is _______.  This classroom is ______.  Your jacket is______...
7) Adverbs: Brian teaches ______.  Cheetahs run ____.  "I walk to school ____ but I walk home _______"...
8) What is one of your strengths?
9) What is one of your weaknesses? How are you managing it?
10) Ask Brian about one of his hopes, dreams or goals.

Unit 10
Job interview questions
11) How are you  a better candidate than your classmates?
12) What are your soft skills?
13) What are your hard skills?
14) Ask Brian 2 job interview questions.
15) What is your major?

16) Give advice for 1st year students.
17) What are some regrets you have?
18) What are you proud of?

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Class 164

Tuesday/ Thursday, 11:00, Room V504

No class on Tuesday, November 13

Double class on Thursday, November 15

10:00 class in room V504

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Audio Relay, fall 2012

If you have photos, please share them on your blogs.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

conversation prompts for midterm exam

1) Brian is a Customs Official at an American Airport.  He will ask you questions. (P92)
The student is:
Name: real name
Purpose of visit: Tourism
Where: Dean Hotel in Toronto
Length of stay: 2 weeks
 Double check purse, ...

2) You have left your passport on the plane.  Brian is an Information Clerk. (P95)
The student: left cell phone on train
Hurry, next train is in 40 minutes
Seat 35, in car 7 of 6:30pm KTX to Mokpo
Customer service form:  No, have to hurry.  Remember, don't say 'no'.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Fall Midterm Exam, 2012

2nd Year Fall Midterm Exam

The exam will be held during class time during the week of October 15-18.  I will have a signup sheet for you to pick which day your exam will be.  Only eleven students can sign up for one day.

The exam is based on class material covering Units 6, 7, and part of 8 (p118-120 and 124, activity 14)
Brian will assign you one conversation, three short-answer questions and two long(er) answer questions.  The exam's total score will be out of 20 marks.

Conversation: (Brian chooses one of these conversations)
1) Brian is a Customs Official at an American Airport.  He will ask you questions. (P92)
2) You have left your passport on the plane.  Brian is an Information Clerk. (P95)
Score ___/6

Short answer questions: (Brian chooses three of these questions)
1) Answer a tag question (p91)
2) Make a request based on a situation. (p96)
3) Read an order and change it to a request. (p94)
4) Look at a map and name three countries that Brian chooses.(p104)
5) Ask Brian an impolite question (p107)
6) What does this hand sign mean? (p116)
7) What does this emotion idiom mean? (p118)
8) What does this emoticon mean? (p124)
Score 3 X ( ___/2)

Long(er) answer questions: (Brian chooses two of these questions)
1) Brian asks you 1~4 questions about past travel.
2) You ask Brian 1~4 questions about past travel.
3) Brian asks you 1~4 questions about possible future travel.
4) You ask Brian 1~4 questions about possible future travel.
5) Tell Brian some cultural differences between Canadians and Koreans.
6) Tell Brian about a Korean Natural Disaster. (What, when, where,….)
7) Tell Brian about a time you 'felt steamed up' or 'had butterflies in your stomach'…
8) Tell me about a presentation you gave: the subject, the length and what you did well or not-so-well.
Score 2X (__/4)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Unit 6 & 7 homework

Unit 6: "Unit 6:  Travel, tag questions, would/could/can
       Homework: Tell us about a 'hidden jewel'."
Due Wednesday, Sept 19.  I will start checking homework after 6:00pm on Wednesday.

Your blogpost should be 25+ words.  Include a description of the place and how to get there.  I would like photos but they are not required."

Unit 7: Play Traveler Challenge Geography game and achieve Level 3
Complete Level 3 and put a photo on your blog by October 7.  More info here.


Unit 6:  Travel, tag questions, would/could/can
        Homework: Tell us about a 'hidden jewel'.

Unit 7: Countries and cultures, taboos, natural disasters
        Play Traveler challenge game to level 3.

Unit 8: Emotions: nervous & confident, Presentations
        1 minute video about your hobby

Unit 9: Wishes, Bucket List, Adjectives & adverbs
        6,7,8,9,10 word sentences and pictures

Unit 10: Job Hunting; resumes and interviews, Regrets
        Prepare a resume.

Scavenger Hunt!

Or here.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Units 6&7: geography

This website has a game I really like.  It is in English, so I don't know how easy it would be for my students, but I encourage you to try a few rounds of it.

I see it doesn't fit the blog very well.  This link should allow you to view the end of my game.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Written Exam timetable

Good luck on your written exam.  Here is when and where:

Class 215 in Room 8203
Class 231 in Room 8402
Class 235 in Room 8403

Monday, 11 June 2012

Sample final exam questions, Spring 2012

Conversation 3 Practice Test

In class, I handed out sample questions for the final written Exam.  Here are images of that handout and the answers. 

Part 1 Choose the Best answer:
1) a
2) c
3) d
4) a
5) d
6) a
7) b

Part 2- Fill in the Blank
Park Sung-hun goes to Dongseo University.  He is a Sophomore student who is majoring in computer engineering.  Some of his classes are challenging but he enjoys learning.  This semester he is interested in joint a club.  He is not sure what club he wants to join, but he is looking into the photography club because he thinks it might be interesting.  Last year he often found himself in hot water when it came to final exams.  He would often have to stay up late the night before exams to cram.  This year he intends to do things differently.  He intends to be a hard-working student who prepares for his exams very early.

Part 3- REad the dialogue and circle T (True) or F (False).
1) F
2) F
3) F
4) F

Part 4 -Arrange the words to form a sentence.
1) I will join the photography club if I have enough time.
If I have enough time, I will join the photography club.
2) I believe that Europeans will become hooked on K-pop.
3) I get stressed when I have a test the next day.
4) It's hard for me to bake bread.
5) I'm really looking forward to summer.

Part 5 - Write the question
1) What happened to your hair?
2) What can we do to help us study?
What's the best way to study?   What's the best way to do well in class? …
3) What are your plans for next semester?
What are you going to do next semester?
4) Where do you go to school?
5) Let's get pizza for supper.
Do you want to have pizza tonight?

Part 6 - Answer the question
1) Any one of these answesr: I'm a junior.  I'm in third year.
I'm a senior.  I'm in fourth year.
2) Yes, I'm going to go to Seoul.
Yes, I'm working at a chicken restaurant.
No, I don't know what I am doing this summer.
3) Go to Homeplus and buy one - preferably Corona, it's very good.
In order to get a six pack, you should go jogging.
4) Yes, I had a bicycle accident last year.
No, I have never had an accident.
5) Yes, I stay up all night about three times a semester.

No, I never stay up all night reviewing study materials.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Hot Pepper Paste Sandwich

You didn't believe me when I told you I eat hot pepper paste (고추장) sandwiches so here is a picture.

The sandwiches were okay.  I should have used cheddar cheese.

Students, what special recipes can you share?

Monday, 7 May 2012

drinks that are NOT allowed in English class!

What are these drinks and have you tried any of them?

Monday, 23 April 2012

these blogs don't seem to exist

class 235


Class 231

Class 215

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sunday, 1 April 2012

busy bloggers

Congrats go out to Sanga and Jeongmin, who each have 2 blog posts and 4 comments written!

I see 12 blog posts written by class 215, 3 posts by class 231 and none by class 235.

No one is late !  No one has lost points!
But please start writing in English!

I had fun reading the posts and learning a bit about you.

Class 235:  fighting!

Friday, 30 March 2012

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Friday, 9 March 2012

Unit 1, Listen Up "A helping Hand"

From Page 15 of Dongseo University's 2nd year ESL textbook, Move On, this is a supplement for the conversation.

university clubs

Do you belong to any campus clubs?  Any off-campus clubs?  As a student, I was a member of -at different times- an outdoors club, a chemistry club, a lifeguarding club and a cycling club.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

second class conversations




display name (표시이름):

Blog name

blog URL:




Introduction conversation:

A: Hi. I'm ______. What's your name?

B: My name is _______. I'm ____ years old. How old are you?

A: _____. I'm from _____. Where are you from?

B: I'm from ____. I'm living ______. Where are you living? (with my parents / in an apartment / in the dorm)

A: _____. I like _____.What's your hobby?

B: I like ____....Ah, it's nice to meet you.

A: Nice to meet you, too. Bye.

At school introduction conversation:

What school do you go to? ---

What year are you in?

What's your major?

What courses are you taking this semester?

Do you live on campus?


good english but strange questions:

Do you find your classes difficult?

Do you ever ask questions in class?

Do you ever come to class late?

Do you ever skip class?