Tim Thompson (MA TESOL) was an educator in Korea from 1996 to 1998 and from 2002 to 2016. He is now the founder and head consultant at Archer Consulting.
Tim regularly conducts training workshops for English teachers and has worked with EPIK, GEPIK, CIFLE, GIFLE, GETI, DETI, TaLK, the Daejeon MOE, the Sejong MOE, UCC Daegu, Seoul National University, Ewha Women's University, Dongseo University, Soonchunhyang University, Sungshin Women's University, and KOTESOL.
He is an accomplished presentation skills trainer and initiated the graduate-level presentation skills course at KAIST. He has led presentation skills workshops at Samsung HRD Center, Daewoo Shipbuilding, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries, LOGODI, KNSO, EPIS, KRICT, KONICOF, KASI, the IBS-CAPP lab, and ETRI. You can purchase Tim's book "Teachers' Toolbox: Presentation-Based Activities here.
Tim has presented at international conferences in Korea, Japan, Cambodia, Russia, the UAE, Egypt, Taiwan, Turkey, and Spain and conducted workshops at Bahcesehir University and Yildiz Technical University in November 2016, Complutense University of Madrid in February 2017, the University of Granada in November 2017, Istanbul University and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev in March 2018, and Medipol University, Ozyegin University, Bosphorus University, and the University of Belgrade in March 2019, and Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages in May 2019. He was invited by Kazakhstan's Ministry of Education to serve as a foreign scientist for four weeks at Kazakh-British Technical University. Tim has also served as a conference MC for events in Bangkok, Osaka, Songdo, Da Nang, and as the conference host for Statistics Korea in Seoul in October 2017.
Editing and Proofreading
Tim edits correspondence, promotional materials, technical documents, and website pages for government offices and ministries around Korea. He is the official proofreader for an academic journal based in Moscow, a top university in Korea, and an international organization based in Seoul. He was also the proofreader for Compass Publishing's Reading Future series of textbooks and workbooks.
Tim was a visiting professor at KAIST in Daejeon for eight years where he has taught students from all over the world. Click here to see the courses he designed and taught.
He has been certified as an IELTS and BULATS examiner and designed the outgoing exchange student testing system used at KAIST. 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 was the national coordinator of KOTESOL Teacher Trainers.
Tim conceptualized and wrote the children's book series The Blagonwight Twins. He also produced and co-hosted the first four seasons of the official KAIST podcast, Around the Carillon (later called the KAIST Podcast) and the Teaching English at KAIST (TEAK) podcast, which were featured on the KAIST website.