Hello, my name is Jason M. Ham. You can find my original introduction in the Introduce Yourself
forum, but it's time I updated it a bit. Here goes:
Well, I do not teach English at Catholic University anymore; I teach at Inha University in Incheon. Check it out at http://eng.inha.ac.kr/
I still have the B.A. in English lit from Gonzaga (at least I don't think it has expired yet...
) While I was studying there as an undergrad, it wasn't very famous, but these days you'll find its basketball team has really put it on the map.
Oh yeah--I bailed the online TESOL course and switched to an M.A. TESOL program at Sookmyung Women's University. I found out I was too lazy to study online and needed the added motivation of having an actual professor and classmates around me. Check it out if you are interested at http://sookmyung.ac.kr/~tesolma/zboard/zboard.php?id=tesolmacourse
. It's a really intensive and rewarding program; the first semester is especially rigorous.
My hobbies are pretty much the same, although I don't get up to the mountains snowboarding nearly as much as I used to. I also changed football teams from the Han River Harriers to the Incheon Shooters. I still play defense--mostly center back, but occaisonally right or left back. You can see how we're doing in the Seoul Sunday Football League by going to http://ssflkorea.com/
My three boys are growing up fast and staying healthy. I enjoy spending time with them at home playing legos, reading stories, and stuff like that. They really like to get out of the house and find spiders, go down slides, or play dinosaurs. My two older sons (4) are attending Sejong Kindergarten and learning to write Korean words these days, and my youngest boy (2)spends 5-6 hours a day at Coco Kid's Daycare where he is perfecting his Korean and social skills (hopefully).
Anyway, I'm excited to have so many cool people using this site to get some fluency practice and discuss apsects of culture that interest them. Feel free to browse around and reply to any posts that you like. If you have have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Either myself, James, or one of our moderators will be happy to give you quality input in English. This site is used by people from all four corners of the globe, so post a message or two, see if you can make contact with someone from another culture, and share your ideas and observations. as always, I really hope you enjoy using this site so much you forget that you're also practicing your English.
I apologize for the spam that shows up from time to time. Some of it is pretty bad. The site Administrator (James Trotta) and I periodically go through and delete most of it, but it tends to pile up when we get busy. Please ignore it.
Check out my poll question at the top about movies. Vote and reply if you like...