MCALL SIG Meet-up at National Conference

Join the Multimedia and CALL SIG for a lunchtime meet-up at the 2016 National Conference! This is a great opportunity to share your ideas for the SIG, find out how you can participate, and socialize a bit with others who share your interest in media and technology.

You can come and go as you please--but it might be convenient to order your lunch in advance (by May 25), so you can just grab it and head directly to our meet-up! 

We look forward to seeing you there. (Questions? Email us!)

By Webeditor_Sig Call on May 22, 2016 - 7:00pm | 0 Comments | Multimedia & CALL |Read more

Professional Development SIG meet-up

KOTESOL's Professional Development SIG (special interest group) will have a lunch-hour meeting at the KOTESOL National Conference May 28th. This is our chance to recharge the SIG, plan our activities for the coming months, welcome new participants, and just a bit of socializing.

We hope to see you there!

Key links:

SIG homepage:

Conference homepage:

Discussions page (Yahoo Group):


By Webeditor_Sig Professional Development on May 16, 2016 - 6:55am | 0 Comments | Professional Development |Read more

Updating Your KOTESOL Profile [Important]

Not Receiving Your TEC?
Are you a KOTESOL member but not receiving your member copy of TEC (The English Connection)?
The most likely reasons for this are all related to the mailing address in your online KOTESOL account profile (under the "Edit" tab):

— The address is your old address before you moved.
— The address contains errors in spelling or numbers.
— The address has information missing (e.g., postal code).
— The address is incorrectly formatted.
— The address in not the new Korean road-name format.
— Two or more of the above.


By Webeditor Publications on May 14, 2016 - 2:24am | 0 Comments | Publications |Read more

KOTESOL Research Grants 2016 - Call for Applications

The Korea TESOL Research Committee is pleased to announce the availability of research grants for new or experienced researchers. Only current members of KOTESOL are eligible. See more from

By Webeditor National on May 6, 2016 - 9:01am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Call for Presentations Extended - 2016 International Conference

The deadline for submissions to the KOTESOL 2016 International Conference has been extended to June 10th.

If you were slow to put in your proposal, you still have a bit of time.

By Webeditor International Conference on May 3, 2016 - 7:57pm | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

MCALL SIG Seeking IC Colloquium Presenters!

The Multimedia & CALL Special Interest Group is now seeking presenters for an MCALL-related colloquium at the 2016 International Conference (October 15 & 16, 2016, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul). The colloquium will be 105 minutes long and feature simultaneous 20-minute presentations, so presenters will do the same presentation five times as people circulate to various stations around the room. The theme of the colloquium, by popular response to a Facebook poll, will be tech for teachers (tech for classroom management, quizzes, etc.); submit your relevant 20-minute ...

By Webeditor_Sig Call on May 3, 2016 - 9:56am | 0 Comments | Multimedia & CALL |Read more

MCALL SIG Seeking Tech Reviews and Lesson Plan Ideas for Website!

The Multimedia & Computer-Assisted Language Learning (MCALL) Special Interest Group is seeking media-, technology-, and website-related reviews and lesson plan ideas for publication online! We would like to start a new monthly "Tech Highlights" feature on the KOTESOL website. Reviews and activity suggestions should be 300-600 words long and should include links to the tools or websites you reference. For additional information, or to submit your insights and opinions, please email the MCALL coordinator. 

By Webeditor_Sig Call on May 3, 2016 - 9:22am | 0 Comments | Multimedia & CALL |Read more

May 2016 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Now Out!

The May 2016 issue of KOTESOL News was sent on May 3 to 1,619 recipients. Among the highlights of this issue: Pre-registration for the 2016 National Conference, information about the International Conference call for proposals, an invitation from the Membership Committee, and more! Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on May 3, 2016 - 8:32am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Pre-Registration for National Conference 2016

Pre-registration for the KOTESOL 2016 National Conference is now open.

"Our Provinces”

Date: 28th May 2016 (Saturday)
Venue: Sangji University, Wonju
Plenary speaker: Theron Muller (University of Toyama)

Register online now through May 15 to save fees:

Registration Rates
Members: 10,000 won (expiring after May 31, 2016; 20,000 won onsite)
Non-members: 25,000 won (35,000 won onsite)
Undergraduate student: 10,000 won (onsite only; must show ID)
Groups (5+ people): 20,000 won per person (not available onsite).
..... For further...

By Webeditor National Conference on April 5, 2016 - 4:14pm | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

April 2016 Issue of KOTESOL News Sent

The April 2016 issue of KOTESOL News was sent on the morning of April 1 to 1,602 subscribers. This issue includes pre-registration information for upcoming conferences, links to our newest publications, calls for papers both in KOTESOL and internationally, and more! Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on April 1, 2016 - 8:14am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

2017 Seoul Chapter Elections

KOTESOL Seoul Chapter Elections

Our chapter operates only through the work of dedicated volunteers. All conferences, workshops, and other events are organized and carried out by these volunteers. 

Volunteer organizations need a constant stream of volunteers over the years to keep the organization fresh and relevant to its members. Now is the time for you to bring your energy to the Seoul chapter.


Please, take a few moments to nominate yourself or someone you think would be good for one of the following...

By Webeditor Seoul on March 30, 2016 - 12:27am | 0 Comments | Seoul |Read more

KOTESOL Proceedings 2014 Now Online

KOTESOL Proceedings 2014 is now available online. This is a select collection of research papers based on 2 invited speaker sessions and 22 concurrent session presentations at the 2014 Korea TESOL International Conference, available at present to members only:

KOTESOL Proceedings 2014
Embracing Change: Blazing New Frontiers Through Language Teaching
— Proceedings of the KOTESOL / KAFLE International Conference —
Seoul, Korea; October 4-5, 2014

Available for download at:

Compliments to the...

By Webeditor Publications on March 26, 2016 - 12:01am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Proceedings |Read more

Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL March Workshop Review + PDF

Last weekend, Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL members trekked over to Dongseongro in Downtown Daegu to join our monthly workshop at Elmo Study Café despite the exhaustion of back-to-school week and the less than favorable weather conditions. It must have been because they were interested in what Dr. David Shaffer has experienced throughout his long career teaching English in Korea, which he began in the 1970s.

Attendees enjoyed the side by side comparisons of teaching in English in Korea then and now that Dr. Shaffer presented during his lecture English Education in Korea: Looking Back,...

By Webeditor Daegu on March 13, 2016 - 6:10pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

Celebrate Spring with TEC – The English Connection's Spring Issue Is Online

As the new buds blossom and bloom on spring-time branches, The English Connection springs similarly forth with a fresh-smelling posy of articles on teaching TESOL in Korea, just for you. (Log in to access the Spring issue HERE.)

Three articles focus on teaching writing: one on teaching English through poetry, by Michael Free and Yuri Angie White; another is the book review about academic written English, contributed by Angela Guanying Wu; and our lead feature is on the art of keeping writing students happily motivated via their decisions and choices, by Tim Self.

For most of...

By Webeditor Publications on March 5, 2016 - 12:12am | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

Calling all presenters! The Jeju Chapter needs you for our upcoming Spring Workshop!

The Jeju Chapter is looking for a speaker to present at our spring workshop on Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. This workshop will be focused on new teachers to Jeju Island and Korea. We would like to hold a two hour workshop where we discuss Korean education culture during the first hour and practical review games and activities in the second hour. We are offering a 150,000 won stipend to help cover travel and lodging expenses. If you are interested, please submit a short paragraph summary of your presentation and mini bio to Jeju Chapter President, Stephanie Nixon, at jeju@...

By Webeditor Jeju on March 3, 2016 - 1:16am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

Call for Presentations Extended - National Conference 2016

The Call for Presentations for the 2016 KOTESOL National Conference in Wonju has been extended to Sunday, March 6 (11:59pm).

Submit your proposal!

See the Call at

By Webeditor National Conference on February 29, 2016 - 6:47pm | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

Yongin KOTESOL Chapter is Seeking Chapter Workshop Presenters

Yongin KOTESOL is one of the most active and fastest growing chapters in Korea.  Right now, we’re looking for presenters to fill out our spring and fall 2016 seasons!  If you’d like to give a workshop that will help us improve our teaching, send your proposal to Martin Todd, the Yongin KOTESOL'’ First Vice-President at by March 11th.   We’ll get back to you quickly and we’ll be making up our schedule in mid March.

By Webeditor Yongin on February 27, 2016 - 7:54am | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Gwangju Conference Registration Is Now OPEN

We hope you are planning to come to the Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter KOTESOL Conference. Pre-registration online is open February 25 through March 9. Pre-register now. To begin, just click HERE.

Theme: SERVICE – A Tradition in Teaching
Plenary Speaker: Robert Dickey, JD: Service – A Hallmark of Professionalism
About 20 presentations (4 by overseas presenters).
Four Strands
-- Service
-- Social Justice
-- General
-- General / Research

Start your semester off with some first rate professional development.
Start your KOTESOL year off...

By Webeditor Gwangju on February 25, 2016 - 8:31pm | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more

2 Free Passes - Women in TESOL

KOTESOL has been granted two free passes to the Women in TESOL conference March 11-13 in the Philippines.

If you would like one or both passes,

You must be a current KOTESOLmember You must write a brief summary report of the event for KOTESOL (which will be published online and/or in TEC, and should include two or more photos)

please send an email by February 27 to the KOTESOL OPs Liaison at

By Webeditor KOTESOL Partners on February 20, 2016 - 1:30pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

2016 KOTESOL International Conference Call For Presentations

Call for Presentations
24th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference
Shaping the Future with 21st Century Skills

To be held October 15-16, 2016
Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

You may find further information at:
By Webeditor International Conference on February 19, 2016 - 9:47pm | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

Daegu-Gyeongbuk Monthly Workshops: Call for Presentations

Daegu-Gyeongsangbuk KOTESOL chapter has a brand new location at ELMO study café conveniently located near subway, buses, and parking in downtown Daegu:

We want to encourage a greater number of shorter presentations at our monthly workshops: approximately 30 minutes on practical English Language Teaching theory and practice - especially topics that are relevant to ELT in Korea.

We offer an open and enthusiastic environment to hone your presentation skills and also welcome first-time presenters.

IF you are interested, please send:...

By Webeditor Daegu on January 17, 2016 - 6:42pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL January 2016 Workshop Review + PDF Files

The Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL Chapter successfully rang in the new year last Saturday, January 9th, with a new location, fresh faces, and the welcoming of our new chapter president, Jeroen Root. Along with enjoying two engaging workshops given by presenters Jeroen Root and Will Wickham, everyone had a great time networking and learning about opportunities such as upcoming conferences, our local special interest group, and how to better connect with other Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL members.

The meeting was held at Elmo Study Café in order to make the workshop programs more accessible to...

By Webeditor Daegu on January 15, 2016 - 5:30pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

Jeroen Root, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Chapter President 2016

Congratulations are in order for Jeroen Root who was sworn in as president of the KOTESOL Daegu-Gyeongbuk Chapter at the monthly workshop meeting on Saturday, January 9th, 2016.

Jeroen Root is currently a Visiting Professor at Kyungpook National University in Daegu. He holds a Master’s in TESOL from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and his professional interests include second language reading and writing, project-based learning, assessment, and gifted education as well as reflective practice and teacher development.

With the official handing over of the Robert’s...

By Webeditor Daegu on January 14, 2016 - 12:12pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

The English Connection (TEC) Latest Issue Online

As the chill of winter arrives, so does the warmth of the Winter Issue of The English Connection (TEC). Read it online now, or wait for the hard copy soon to be coming off the press.

This issue showcases climate change, illustrating how we can impress the severity of the sitution upon our students while still teaching English. And Dr. Thomas Farrell starts up a new column on Reflective Practice beginning in this issue.

You will also find the regular TEC features and columns that the magazine is noted for. Check out the table of contents, and start reading: HERE.


By Webeditor Publications on January 6, 2016 - 11:23pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

Membership Cards, KOTESOL Merchandise on Hiatus Until March

The Membership Committee is taking a holiday during the winter break! New membership cards, KOTESOL merchandise, and more will be available in the spring, as the new school year starts. If you are a domestic member renewing your membership or joining as a new member during the winter break, your membership card will be sent to your local chapter in early March.

The Membership Committee chair can still be reached by email, but please be patient; it might take a few days to receive a response.

Happy holidays!

By Webeditor Membership on January 2, 2016 - 2:30am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

January 2016 Issue of KOTESOL News Sent

The January 2016 issue of KOTESOL News was sent on January 1, 2016, to 1,463 subscribers. Highlights of this issue include a call for proprosals (and opinions!) from the National Conference Committee and information about how members can access the most recent issue of Korea TESOL Journal online or as a hard copy. 

Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on January 2, 2016 - 2:19am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Call for Presentations - 2016 National Conference

KOTESOL National Conference 2016
May 28, 2016 — Sangji University, Wonju
  "Our Provinces"

You are invited to submit a proposal for presentation at the KOTESOL 2016 National Conference in Wonju (Gangwon Province) May 28th.

See the full Call for Presentations at

The deadline for submissions is March 1.

By Webeditor National Conference on December 31, 2015 - 3:08pm | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

Survey -- Your Input for National Conference 2016

National Conference 2016 Survey

What are you looking for in a conference?
Complete this 5 minute survey, help us give you what you are looking for.


By Webeditor National Conference on December 23, 2015 - 12:57pm | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

Yongin KOTESOL Chapter's Newly Elected Officers


The Yongin Chapter proudly anounces its newly elected officers after balloting through Survey Monkey. During the December 12, 2015 Chapter workshop at Kangnam University in Yongin, the results were anounced. Here  are the following new chapter officers:

Robert Kim: President

Martin Todd: First Vice-President

Angela Wu: Second Vice-President

David D.I. Kim, Treasurer

Duksoon Han, Secretary

Youngseo Choi, Student Representative

On behalf of the chapter, the officers will work hard in helping English teachers of various backgrounds,...

By Webeditor Yongin on December 18, 2015 - 5:49pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Korea TESOL Journal 11-2 Online Now

The Korea TESOL Journal (Volume 11, Number 2, 2015) is now available online for reading and downloading by our KOTESOL membership -- chocked full of interesting research on ELT related to the Korean context. Korean blog writing, a case of bullying, writing on the Sewol incident, teachers beliefs concerning SLA, and much more -- ten papers in all. View the table of contents and/or download your copy: HERE.

View all issues of the Korea TESOL Journal HERE.

Print versions (hardcopies) of this volume will be available to members upon request, free of charge, through March 30, 2016...

By Webeditor Publications on December 4, 2015 - 6:43pm | 0 Comments | Korea TESOL Journal |Read more