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Mentorship Program

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Goal

The primary goal of the Sookmyung TESOL Alumni Mentorship Program is to provide current Sookmyung TESOL students with an opportunity to correspond with and learn from those who have succeeded in the program and have gone on to begin teaching careers and/or study abroad. The secondary goal is for Alumni mentors to share what they‟ve learned and to maintain a close relationship with Sookmyung TESOL.

What Mentors Do:

If you would like to help current students as they work their way through the SMU/YL TESOL semester, becoming a TESOL Program Mentor is just for you. TESOL Program Mentors provide support and guidance to current students as they deal with challenges inside and outside of the classroom. Alumni mentors are expected to contact their mentee(s) within two weeks of receiving their mentee(s). Sookmyung TESOL will facilitate and match up Alumni mentors and mentees. Once initial contact has been made, the mentor-mentee relationship can and should evolve in any number of ways based on the needs and interests of the mentor and mentee. Meetings can take place in person or on-line in a form that is convenient for both mentor and mentee and can cover any range of education or career-related topics. With just a small time commitment, mentors can make a significant difference in their mentees Sookmyung TESOL experience. Alumni questions can be sent to William Rago at rago@sookmyung.ac.kr. We look forward to working with you!

Mentor Responsibilities:

Sookmyung TESOL program Mentors
If you would like to help current students as they work their way through the SMU/YL TESOL semester, becoming a TESOL Program Mentor is just for you. TESOL Program Mentors provide support and guidance to current students as they deal with challenges inside and outside of the classroom.
Job Mentors
If you are a recent graduate starting your career or an experienced teacher, you can help current students learn about the EFL job market by sharing your own employment experiences. The English language teaching job market in Korea is massive. Job Mentors provide guidance and support in all aspects of the employment process from finding a job to actual classroom teaching
Study Abroad Mentors
Studying abroad presents students with a series of challenges. All of which are easier when one has the support of someone who has done it before. If you have earned a degree from a foreigninstitution, or are currently studying abroad, and want to share what you‟ve learned, becoming a Study Abroad Mentor can make the most of your experiences. Study Abroad Mentors provide support and guidance in all aspects of the study abroad process from applying to programs to living in a foreign country.

Mentor Responsibilities:

Student who are interested in participating in the Mentorship program can register here