[I] attended your presentation at kotesol int. con. 09 two weeks ago.
On Saturday, I attended your presentation about Performance Assessment:It was helpful for me to understand the overall performance assessment.
Christine Calvey, EPIK Teacher 2009
I attended the training on Oct. 30th and really enjoyed your presentation
Chaz Burton, EPIK teacher 2009
Once again, thanks for the useful and dynamic info at the Orientation.
Claire Northall, EPIK teacher 2009
I had the pleasure of listening to your lecture at our EPIK orientation at NIIIED in Hehwa about 3 weeks ago. I feel like the topics you touched on were the most relevant to fulfilling my purpose here as a teacher in Korea, which is improving students ability to communicate in English.
Kathy Sealee, EPIK teacher 2009
Thanks for posting your ideas and course materials online. I’ve used some and think they’re awesome! I teach middle school students in Daejeon through EPIK.
Jason Duchac, EPIK teacher 2009
I was at your lecture in Gyeongju on October 23rd. Your suggestions have been invaluable–I’ve used a good deal of them since. I’m currently teaching a grade two middle school lesson… Also, your website has been a great help. I appreciate the resources.
Leah Di Vincenzo, EPIK teacher 2009
First off I just wanted to say that I attended the EPIK Co-Teaching training session, and your lecture was a HUGE help. I’m still struggling to find ways of assessing my 500 students appropriately, but at least I have some ideas now! And I’ve got the students to create booklets since your lecture which has helped me!
Alissa Murphy, EPIK teacher 2009
My middle school boys enjoyed the favorite food/hamburger thief activity! Thanks!
James Cho, EPIK teacher 2009
I was at the EPIK work shop for co-teaching a few weeks ago and your workshop was really helpful.
Melanie Gaffin, Teacher
The information I have found at this website is incredibly helpful.
??? (Elle Jung), Teacher at Hamyang Girls MS, attended Spring Daegu National Conference 4/2009
Hello, my name is Elle Jung working at Hamyang girls’ middle school in Kyungsangnamdo.I attended in the regional conference proceeded by you in Daegu city last weekend.
I‘m one of the people who think that public school English teachers should have been improving their professionalism not only for the students and but for themselves to survive in this teaching field.
And I‘ve also started to design TBLT methods for my classes since this year. So, through these tries, I could have a chance to see the Kotesol website and take part in Daegu conference. I want to say, your lecture was really impressive.I thank you to let me broaden my ideas in the field of TBLT. I‘m writing to you because I wanted to thank you and show you my respect as an English teacher of Korea…
Gillian O’Connor, Student Teacher in TALK, 2008
I thought your presentation was very useful and I would like to ensure I have all the information available on it. Thanks
Chris Buchmann, Sungsan High School 2007
I attended your presentation this past weekend at Kyungbook University, and it was very helpful. I‘m planning on doing the matching game with my students soon!
??? (Yoo-Jin Lee), Hwanggeum MS, 2006
I‘m an English teacher of Hwanggeum Middle School, Lee Yoon-jin. I attended your seminar of Performance assessment last summer and your open class too. Your lecture and class was excellent. Of course I‘ve heard you’re so professional in teaching. You’re famous among the English teachers in Daegu.
Kang Oi-Kyeong, Daeryun MS, 2006
I’m Kang Oi-kyeong working for Daeryun middle school located in susung gu, Daegu. You may not know me, but I know you. I attended the seminar held on July 6th. I am thankful for your good ideas of performance assessment.
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“I have known Sara for a number of years. As formerly the President of the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Chapter of KOTESOL, and currently as the Vice President, I have had the opportunity to ask her to make several presentations at our workshops and Conferences, and I have attended a number of her presentations both in Daegu and in Seoul. She is a dynamic, knowledgeable, and skilful presenter. Her talks always generate an enthusiastic response from her audience, and she is much in demand as a speaker with a wide range of topics. In addition to her presentation skills, I know that she is also a very popular instructor, both among her colleagues and with her students.” February 8, 2010
Steve Garrigues , Professor , Kyungpook National University
worked with Sara at Kyungil University
“Sara is an extremely well-organized worker, who doesn’t wait for solutions, but creates them daily. Her ideas at the university allowed both her students and coworkers to thrive.” January 28, 2010
Greg Mamunes , lecturer , Kyungwon University
worked with Sara at Kyungil University
“While working as the Teacher Training Coordinator for KOTESOL Sara served as one of our most popular trainers. She receive unanimously high feedback and was unquestionably one of the top trainers within ESL/EFL in Korea. Just how good is she? To quote feedback from Sherry Seymour (President of the Daegu Chapter): “Sara’s presentations are not only informative, they’re funny! You can tell that she’s a dynamite teacher.” Scott Thornsbury was so impressed he made his one and only KOTESOL twitter post about Sara during our most recent international conference. To sum up: hire her now; you won’t regret it.” January 28, 2010
Joshua Davies , Teacer Training Coordinator , KOTESOL
worked directly with Sara at Kyungil University
“Sara is a consummate professional in all her activities as well as being an expert as a teacher and teacher trainer. She is a regular presenter at Korea TESOL conferences and workshops and is involved in several other high-level development projects in Korea. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sara for any project that involved teaching English as a second or foreign language.” January 27, 2010
Tim Dalby , Professor , Jeonju University
worked directly with Sara at Kyungil University
Teacher Trainer at Professional Development and Teacher Training
“Sara was an excellent Teacher Trainer during my SIT TESOL course in Chicago. She was especially good at teaching me and my classmates how to critically think about our teaching methods and approaches.” January 28, 2010
Adam Kostecki , Student , School for International Training
worked indirectly for Sara at Professional Development and Teacher Training
Lead Curriculum Writer at GECF English Villages
“Sara Davila’s work as Lead Curriculum Writer at the GECF English Village (EV) can be described in one word, exemplary. Sara introduced the teaching staff at EV to a number of student-centred pedagogical techniques and assessment strategies. Her intent in this work was to ensure that the teaching practices at EV thoroughly engaged South Korean middle school students as they participated in a variety of short term English immersion programs at EV. Sara developed customized lesson plan templates, conducted teacher training sessions, and provided ongoing support to the teaching staff. The English immersion programs at EV were greatly improved as a result of Sara’s work. Sara is diligent, curious, and very passionate about making education accessible to all students.” January 29, 2010
Simone Daley , Workplace Organization Trainer / Counsellor , Bell Canada
worked with Sara at GECF English Villages
2009 KOTESOL International Conference Feedback
From Scott Thornbury: Just saw great talk at KOTESOL: Low budget, no budget task-based activities.
April 4, 2009- Presentation for Daegu Chapter Meeting
If you want to know how to lessen your prep time and increase your student-talk time, Sara Davila’s presentations are for you! Sara can give you ideas for how to morph your mundane textbooks into task-based toolboxes, along with tips for how to persuade your administration that task-based teaching is the road to fluency! Sara also offers simple ways for how to make your grading more transparent, which can be used to show students, parents, and management. But Sara’s presentations are not only informative, they’re funny! You can tell that she’s a dynamite teacher. I would highly recommend booking Sara Davila for your next workshop!
-Sherry Seymour, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Chapter President
11th October 2008 – Presentation at the Suncheon outreach event
Our outreach event in Suncheon went well.
There were 12 attendees. Six of them were from Suncheon, so it seems fairly successful as an outreach event.
Sara’s presentation was well-received. She spoke after I did, and targeted her presentation to the needs of the attendees, based on the Q & A session after my presentation.
The progress of engaging a KTT speaker was quite easy, and went more smoothly than in the past. KTT was especially accommodating of my last-minute planning tendencies.
There was little communication with Sara beforehand, but in the end it turned out not to be necessary.