Hey there! We’re the GIFLE team – a small group of talented education professionals with a wide range of skills and experiences.
At GIFLE, our instructors (and helpful coordinator) do a variety of different tasks and projects, primarily curriculum design; teacher training; education research; professional presentations and workshops; and publications.
We fully believe our instructors are both incredibly talented and good-looking. Scroll down to find out more about us.
GIFLE Program Coordinator
Hojin is the newest and youngest addition to the GIFLE team. Although Hojin has only six years of experience teaching EFL, don’t underestimate her! Hojin not only has experience teaching at Korean elementary and middle schools, she has worked at a top-ranking high school in Kyoto, Japan through the JET Program.
As the only Canadian at GIFLE, Hojin is the only one who understands how amazing Tim Hortons is, misses the salty taste of ketchup chips, and would do anything to eat the gigantic sushi rolls found only in her hometown, Vancouver.
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Angie is the go-to, knows-it-all genie in our office we ask when we have a wish for clever teaching ideas, reading strategies, or even for a cup of tea (she has a lot of different kinds). She’s a veteran GIFLE instructor with occasional 100% satisfaction rates. Angie graduated with an undergraduate degree in Marketing and received a Masters in Education. With over 13 years of experience in ESL/EFL education, Angie has taught students ranging from 4 years old to senior citizens. She specializes in integrating language learning with arts and crafts and provides special lectures for new and resident teachers all over South Korea.
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Betsey started out as a secondary language arts teacher in her home state of Minnesota before packing up and moving to Jeonju, South Korea in 2014. There, she spent six years at Chonbuk National University High School and before coming to GIFLE in 2020.
Betsey has a undergrad degree (and Minnesota teaching license, for what it’s worth) in Secondary Communication Arts and Literature and a Master’s degree in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Global Studies in Education. She is our resident Global Citizenship Education expert as well as a published author. Betsey enjoys writing (though not as fast as her publisher would like), reading (more than sleeping) and spending time with friends. She is cat mom to a Scottish Fold named Zuko and a Chinchilla Persian named Princess Yue.
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Autumn has a one in four chance of being your favorite season, and a one in five chance of being your favorite GIFLE instructor. With a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, she’s worked with English learners of all ages, ranging from people in kindergarten to retirement homes. She’s especially interested in making learning accessible to learners of all different types, and enjoys writing curriculum that incorporate a variety of projects and activities. Originally from Tennessee, Autumn is a diehard fan of (Saint) Dolly Parton and is physically unable to say “Jolene” only one time.
On weekends when the weather is nice, Autumn can be found outside, hiking through the mountains, taking walks, biking, and occasionally sifting through the deals at thrift stores.
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Eric is GIFLE’s Jack of all trades, and frankly, with his skillset, we aren’t entirely sure he’s not a spy. Eric first acquired his degree in criminal justice before joining the U.S. Air Force as an airborne linguist. While in the Air Force, he studied Modern Standard Arabic at the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, California. Eric’s teaching experience includes a vocational carpentry program for at-risk youth and over ten years teaching English in Korean public schools. Eric’s interests are as diverse as his history, and include martial arts of all kinds, retro video games, board games, and writing.
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