Who are COVIES?

—COVIES is a partnership of four professors who have many years of experience teaching English in South Korea.

Brent Greatbatch Ph.D. : Teacher

Brent Greatbatch Ph.D.

Teacher

Qualifications

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in English Literature 1994
    Buxton University, England.
  • Masters in English Literature 1974
    University of West England
  • Bachelors of Arts in English Literature 1970
    Reading University, England. 

Work Experience

  • 14 years experience  in teaching English in Iran; Taiwan ; The Philippines; Spain and South Korea.
  • 7 years experience in Hotel Management in Spain and Belgium.
  • 10 years service to the Royal Navy and the Department of Defense of Great Britain.
Darrell Monkman : Teacher

Darrell Monkman

Teacher

Qualifications

  • Teacher Training Certificate 2013
    University of Calgary
  • Masters in Distance Education 2008
    Athabasca University
  • B.A in Native Studies and Minor in Political Studies 1994
    University of Manitoba

Work Experience

  • 16 years’ experience teaching English in South Korea and Canada.
  • 2 years coordinating English academic programs at Kyung Hee Cyber University.
  • Program Director at an international school South Korea.
  • Online teacher in AP US History; English; Writing and Business English.
Norbert Morvan : Teacher

Norbert Morvan

Teacher

Qualifications

  • BA Communication Arts/Broadcasting 1999
    Ohio Northern University, USA
  • MA TESOL
    University of Sunderland, UK 2015
  • CELTA 2013
    International House, Bangkok

Work Experience

  • 7 years experience teaching English in Korea from elementary school aged kids to university students
  • 6 years experience at the university level in Korea
  • 7 years of experience as a project manager/coordinator in print production in New York City