Thank you for being here. As President of Dong-eui University I am
happy and honored to host this conference for English Education specialists.
It is a pleasure to greet all of you.
With English having become the international language, it is increasingly
important to know how to teach it most effectively. Meetings such
as these provide one way by which we can share methodologies that work
and discuss others which might also prove of value.
English fluency reflects
a country’s position in today’s global hierarchy. The prime
directive to improve the English capability of its people is an important
factor in the educational processes of every country. And only when
our educators have a polished facility with English will our students be
able to master the language. Thus, it is extremely important for
English specialists and other concerned academicians to identify
the very best teaching methods and to share their ideas and discoveries.
How shall we define
the best teacher of English? My feeling is that the best teacher of English
must be dynamic, rise to meet new challenges with both courage and innovation,
and must be interested in establishing a vital working relationship with
students. Therefore, I very strongly encourage your pursuit of these
qualities and dedication to these ideals. Only in this way can our
next generation be assured of a leading role in the globalized world of
the new millennium.
In parting, it is my hope
this conference will provide you a venue for fruitful sharing and meaningful
learning in your on-going educational development. Good luck and
have a great day.
Keun-wu PAK, Ph.D.
President, Dong-eui University