Tim Thompson (MA TESOL) has been teaching in Korea from 1996 to 1998 and from 2002 to 2016. He is now the head consultant at Archer English Consulting.
Tim regularly conducts training workshops for English teachers and has worked with EPIK, GEPIK, CIFLE, GIFLE, GETI, TaLK, the Daejeon MOE, Seoul National University, Ewha Women's University, Dongseo University, Soonchunhyang University, Sungshin Women's University, and KOTESOL. He has presented at international conferences in Korea, Japan, Cambodia, Russia, the UAE, Egypt, Taiwan, and Spain and conducted workshops in Turkey at Bahcesehir University and Yildiz Technical University in November 2016, Complutense University of Madrid in February 2017, and the University of Granada in November 2017.
He has served as a conference MC for events in Bangkok, Osaka, Songdo, and hosted an event for Statistics Korea in Seoul in October 2017.
Tim is an accomplished presentation skills trainer and implemented a graduate-level presentation skills course at KAIST. He has taught presentation skills workshops at the IBS-CAPP lab, LOGODI, KNSO, EPIS, KRICT, KONICOF, KASI, and ETRI.
He was a visiting professor at KAIST in Daejeon for eight years where he has taught students from Korea, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, America, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Morocco, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tunisia, and Uganda. Click here to see the courses he designed and taught.
Tim has been certified as an IELTS and BULATS examiner and designed the outgoing exchange student testing system used at KAIST. He also edits correspondence, promotional materials, and website pages for government offices and ministries around Korea.
His volunteer activities included serving as program chair for the 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International conference. Tim also redesigned and served as editor-in-chief of The English Connection magazine and national coordinator of KOTESOL Teacher Trainers.
Tim conceptualized and wrote the children's book series The Blagonwight Twins. You can listen to Tim on the first four seasons of the official KAIST podcast, Around the Carillon (now called the KAIST Podcast) and theTEAK podcast which is still featured on the KAIST website.