Registration fees for the 2013 KoreaTESOL International Conference (12-13 October 2013) are as follows:
25,000 Students (undergraduates only)
55,000 Group (5 or more; non-members)
30,000 Students (undergraduates only)
Information on pre-registration etc. to follow
(Registration fees approved by National Council: January 13, 2013)
Pre-registration for this year's National Conference is now open! We are hosting the conference at Korea National University of Education. Information about the conference can be found here: http://koreatesol.org/NC2013 . You can pre-reg here: http://koreatesol.org/NatCon2013PreregWebform .
See you there!
The Christian Teachers SIG invites you to attend its 4th symposium to be held on Saturday, June 15 at at the Global Language Center at Handong Global University (campus map attached below). This year's theme is "Doing Justice, Loving Kindness, Walking Humbly: Teaching English in accordance with Micah 6:8."
For those staying on campus Friday, June 14:
7:00 pm Shuttle bus departure from 신경주 KTX Station
8:00 pm Shuttle bus departure from Pohang Intercity Bus Terminal
8:20 pm Arrival at Handong Global University
On Saturday, May 4th Professor Grace Wang of Yonsei University presented seven principles for motivating shy learners. Six were from "Learning to listen; Learning to teach" by Jane Vella and the seventh comes via HD Brown. These principles involve facilitating:safety (trust) a sound relationship (rapport) using sequence and reinforcement immediacy (based on learner needs and wishes and making sure they understand the purpose of the activity) teamwork (trust and accountability) development of intrinsic motivation (built through reflective writing) where the role of the teacher is more...
This Staurday's Gyeonggi-Yongin Chapter workshop Understanding Teenagers, which will be presented by Leonie Overbeek, will be held in the Insakwon Building in Room 219 at Kangnam University in Yongin from 1PM to 3PM.
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!
The 2013 National Conference is fast approaching! The Daejeon-Chungcheong Chapter is hosting the conference at Korea National University of Education on May 25. We will be renting a bus to transport conference attendees to and from the conference. THERE IS NO FEE FOR THE BUS TRIP! The bus will pick up members at Daejeon Station's back entrance at 07:45. It will then travel to Woosong University (우송공대정문으로 가주세요) where members can board at 08:00. The estimated duration of the trip will be one hour. We should arrive at KNUE at 09:00, just in time for registration.
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The newly arrived Yongin Everline Train is now open and has access with a station at Kangnam University.If you are traveling from within Yongin, it is even ideal if you choose not to take a bus to Kangnam University. From any station within the train line, you can get off at the Kangnam University Station and get off at exit 1 or exit 2 If you are traveling from Seongnam, Bundang, Suwon, and Seoul, you can take the yellow Bundang Subway line and get off at Giheung Station. Then go to exit 4 and take the Yongin Everline Train. The very next stop is the Kangnam University Station, where...
Interested in being published in literature? The Proverse Prize for literature may be of interest to you.
The international Proverse Prize for unpublished fiction, non-fiction and poetry (founded by Verner & Gillian Bickley, co-founders of the publishing house Proverse Hong Kong) is already open for entry for the 2013 competition. The Entry Documents are available below. This may be an opportunity of interest to English teachers, their students, their colleagues or friends.
As Prize Administrators and Publishers, Proverse remains independent, with a focus on...
In 1999 KOTESOL published a collection of information on living and working in Korea as well as practical ideas for teachers in Korean classrooms. The original version can be found here: http://www.koreatesol.org/content/kotesol-handbook
KOTESOL is very happy to announce that it is updating the handbook and eliciting submissions from members.
What we need
Ideas! We invite members to submit
If you are interested in collaborating on a research project, either locally in South Korea or with other international members, please use the attached template for your request.
Also included is a list of various international TESL organizations that are also willing to participate in research collaboration and the respective contact methods.
The most active boards for our members is on Facebook. At of the time of this post, there were over 1500 people in the group. Should you not have a Facebook account, please email me your completed template and I would be happy to...
KOTESOL is proud to support the efforts of its members by offering two types of research grants through the Research Committee.
This year, we will offer up to four “Research Paper Grants,” and up to five “Conference Presentation Grants.”a. Research Paper Grants
Research Paper Grants are offered for the purpose of stimulating new research, especially by beginning researchers, of high quality and worthy of appearing in the Korea TESOL Journal. For 2013, funds are available for four research paper grants of up to 500,000 won each for independent research. (This grant includes...
This Saturday's classroom management, which will be hosted by Amanda Maitland, will be held in the Insakwon Building in Room 219 from 1PM to 3PM at Kangnam University.
Another ‘first Saturday of the month’ Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL workshop has come and gone with a super-hero, action-packed presentation by Amanda Maitland of Chonbuk National University, Jeonju. Director of TESOL Teacher-Training and Education, Amanda Maitland demonstrated how learning through play can develop a dialogue between the teacher and student that can fuel creative thought, raising students’ self-esteem, encouraging a greater complexity of thought and triggering discussions of morality and the general level of communicative ability in the classroom. Slides from her presentation...
The event of the year in Korea for extensive reading will be the Seoul 2013 World Congress in Extensive Reading. It will be held in Yonsei University September 13-15th and is being hosted by KEERA and KAFLE.
The KOTESOL ERSIG is currently exploring ways to have a role in the event. Some tentative plans include:Hosting a presentation Staffing a booth to promote the ERSIG Working with publishers on a 'book-look' event to promote the practice of ER with parents and their children.
We are open to ideas and, as always, people willing to volunteer a little time to help us with our...
For those of you who are attending this coming Saturday's Gyonggi-Yongin workshop at Kangnam University, there are multiple ways you can get to Kangnam University.
From Suwon Station, go from exit 1 or exit 2, take bus 66 or 66-4 from Suwon Station Bus Stop 1 or bus 10 from Suwon Station Stop 2. Please arrive between 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the station area.
From Yongin Bus Station, there are the following buses that you can take from Icheon (Bus 12), Anseong (Bus 11), and Gwangju (Gyonggido) (Bus 9). Then take bus 10 to Kangnam University Entrance or a cab to the front...
The Spring 2013 issues of The English Connection (TEC) and TEC News are now available for download by current member of KOTESOL.
Access The English Connection from http://koreatesol.org/content/english-connection-tecv17n1-spring-2013
and TEC News at http://koreatesol.org/content/tecnews-v3n1-2013spring
The print edition of The English Connection is at press now.
(The reprinted winter issue of The English Connection has been sent.)
Korea TESOL National Conference 2013 Developing Professionally: Plug-and-Play SLA Pedagogy
May 25th & 26th, 2013
Korea National University of Education
Spring is just around the corner, and so are KOTESOL Spring Conferences!
March 9: Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter Conference -- with Reflective Practice SIG
Chosun University (Gwangju)
March 30: Seoul Chapter Conference
Sookmyung Women's University TESOL Center (Seoul)
April 20: Jeonju-North Jeolla Chapter Regional Conference
Geunyoung Girls High School (Jeonju)
Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
The KOTESOL 2013 International Conference is a forum for educators to share their ideas, innovations, experience, and research findings in English language teaching (ELT). This year, the Conference will be exploring the actual and the desired roles of classroom practice in informing ELT and SLA theory. This is reflected in the Conference theme:
Exploring the Road Less Traveled: From Practice to Theory
Find the call for proposals and submissions webform here.
The .pdf version of the Call for Proposals is also available...