NYS TESOL Member of the Month for June 2017
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- Eligibility – Nominee is a current NYS TESOL Member.
- Selection Criteria – Nominee demonstrates a commitment to the field.
– In addition to 12 months of recognition on our web site, each year the
12 Members of the Month will be entered into a Raffle for a
complimentary registration to the NYS TESOL Annual Conference.
– Click the link below and tell us about your nominees contributions
to the field and/or our community of educators and students. A
NYS TESOL committee will review the entries and select the monthly
Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month for
Kimberly So Jin Kim, New York City Region
Kimberly So Jin Kim earned her
B.A. in Journalism and East Asian Studies at NYU. Upon graduation, she
found herself teaching English as a Foreign Language in China and North
Korea. This experience served as both a personal and professional
turning point, which led her to pursue graduate studies in education.
She is currently an M.A. candidate in TESOL at Teachers College,
Columbia University. Her pedagogical focus is on Second Language
Acquisition for adult learners. Her passion is where teaching and
building relationships intersect. She is happiest when teaching and
learning. Her dream is to reunite with her students in Asia one day. In
the meantime, she devotes her time and efforts in becoming a better
teacher and model for her students.
Membership in NYS TESOL means the privilege of being part of a vibrant
community of teachers, researchers and students on the never-ending
quest to enhance language education. By entering this organization, she
has learned the importance of collaboration and the exchange of ideas
to better the practice of TESOL, and explore a variety of theoretical
frameworks that inform this practice. She was first inspired by the
academic and professional rigor displayed by presenters at the first
Applied Linguistics Winter Conference that she volunteered at in 2016.
This experience prompted her to work behind the scenes of the same
conference the following year as Registration Co-Chair, and
additionally served on the Proposals Review Committee. At such events,
she has personally been challenged to think critically about pedagogy,
and continues to better herself in this field by continuing to be
involved in this diverse network.
Check out our wonderful annual awards and nominate a colleague this year !
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