Sunday's Plenary at International Conference - Murphy on Inquiry-based Learning

Have you pre-registered for KOTESOL's annual International Conference?

Sunday's Plenary Speaker is Robert Murphy, a leading voice for neuroELT internationally. Co-founder of the International FAB (brain science) Conferences,. His plenary talk is titled "The Benefits of Inquiry-Based Learning".

Find more about Murphy's sessions at

See the list of all invited speakers and their sessions at

General conference information - including Pre-Registration - at http://http://koreatesol....

By Webeditor International Conference on August 9, 2015 - 1:18pm | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

Pre-Registration for KOTESOL International Conference Opens!

Pre-register for the KOTESOL International Conference.

Individual Pre-registration Group Pre-registration Presenters Pre-registration FAQs for Registration
By Webeditor International Conference on August 2, 2015 - 2:23pm | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

Chuck Sandy - International Conference Opening Plenary Speaker!

KOTESOL International Conference weekend is just around the corner - October 9-11. KOTESOL is proud to introduce our Opening Plenary Speaker, Chuck Sandy. See his session titles & abstracts, bio-sketch, even an Audio Love-letter to KOTESOL, at

More information on the 2015 KOTESOL International Conference and English Expo is available at

Don't forget to Pre-register and save money!

More information coming...

By Webeditor International Conference on August 2, 2015 - 12:45am | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

Conference Sessions Announcement

Accepted sessions for the 2015 International Conference can be found from

This is a preliminary listing. (This does not include Invited sessions or promotional sessions.)

By Webeditor International Conference on July 28, 2015 - 12:01am | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

The July 2015 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Out!

The July 2015 issue of KOTESOL News, our email newsletter, was sent out yesterday to 1,210 subscribers. This issue contains information about Early Bird registration for the 2015 KOTESOL International Conference, a call for research grant proposals, and more. Read it, share it, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on July 13, 2015 - 10:04am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

A Call for Grant Proposals

Got a great research idea?  Consider taking advantage of a KOTESOL Research Grant.

Announcing the KOTESOL Research Committee's Call for Grant Applications.

The KOTESOL Research Committee offers 7 grants of 300,000 KRW for selected candidates. The proposed deadline is October 31st.

See the KOTESOL Research Committee page for more information -


By Webeditor National on July 12, 2015 - 2:41am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Summer Issue of TEC Now Online

The Summer 2015 issue of TEC is here for your summer reading pleasure! In this issue of The English Connection, KOTESOL's quarterly magazine, you will have much to choose from: a preview of the October international conference, an interview with our 1st VP, part 2 of our spring articles on storytelling and "tiger moms," a book review and a National Conference review.

Oh, and check out the International Conference registration fee schedule (page 29). Early-bird registration for the conference has already begun!

Your hard copy of TEC will be in the mail as soon as it is off the...

By Webeditor Publications on July 7, 2015 - 1:06pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

Jeju Chapter - June Regional Conference 2015 Review


Jeju Chapter June Regional Conference

On Saturday, June 27th, 2015 the Jeju Chapter KOTESOL held it’s first regional conference themed, Blending Tradition with Innovation.  It was hugely successful thanks to the wonderful presentations.

It’s safe to say that those in attendance got what they came for, as I certainly did.   Presentations included Audio and Visual Projects for EFL Classroom (Tim Thompson), Evolved Pragmatic Tasks in the EFL Classroom (Damon Morelli), Kor-iculum:  Integrating Korean Culture into the ESL Classroom (Jessica Bennett), Games in the ESL...

By Webeditor Jeju on July 4, 2015 - 4:39pm | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

2015 Christian Teachers SIG Symposium

You are welcomed to join at the 2015 KOTESOL Christian Teachers SIG annual symposium. See more at

The 6th symposium of the KOTESOL Christian teachers SIG will provide opportunities for Christian fellowship and networking as well as presentations on the following topics: character education, motivation, student health, vocabulary learning strategies, and teaching pronunciation.

Symposium Theme: Excellence Inside and Outside the Classroom

Date: June 20th

Registration: 9:00-9:30 am

Chongshin University...

By Webeditor_Sig CT on June 15, 2015 - 5:13pm | 0 Comments | Christian Teachers |Read more

Summertime Readings!

Wherever you are this summer, KOTESOL has professional readings available for you from our website.

Korea TESOL Journal -

KOTESOL Proceedings -

The English Connection -

We have links to online ELT journals from abroad -

and to domestic (Korea) ELT journals online -

* Current KOTESOL members, when...

By Webeditor Publications on June 11, 2015 - 11:42am | 0 Comments | Publications |Read more

New Articles!

Check out the new Articles!

When is a blog not a blog? When it's a KOTESOL Article!

New Articles by Jackie Bolen ("Stop Talking so Much!") and Barbara Waldern ("A Student Research Project on Learning English").

By Webeditor National on June 8, 2015 - 11:41pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

Cancellation of the June 13, 2015 Yongin KOTESOL Chapter Workshop and Barbecue

Due to the current situation in Korea surrounding MERS, the Yongin KOTESOL Chapter has decided to cancel the workshop and subsequent barbecue. If you know anyone else who was planning to attend, please let them know. We look forward to seeing you all of you at our next "Back to School" event on September 12, 2015 from 2PM to 4PM.


By Webeditor Yongin on June 8, 2015 - 11:25pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

The June 2015 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Out!

The June 2015 issue of KOTESOL News, our email newsletter, was sent the morning of Saturday, June 6, to 1,175 subscribers. You can read it, share it, access past issues, or subscribe to it here. Happy reading!

By Webeditor Membership on June 6, 2015 - 8:15am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Represent KOTESOL at JALT 2015

The Korea TESOL International Outreach Committee is looking for an individual to represent our organization at JALT 2015 from November 20th to 23rd.  The individual selected will be required to also present at the conference.  The deadline for the application is Friday, June 12, 2015. 


41th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition JALT2015: Focus on the Learner ( 

Shizuoka Conversation & Arts Center “Granship” in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan


By Webeditor Outreach on June 5, 2015 - 1:40pm | 0 Comments | International Outreach Committee (IOC) |Read more

New Pamphlets and Business Cards Now Available

The Membership Committee is pleased to announce the arrival of new brochures and KOTESOL business cards! These promotional materials have been sent to chapters, along with acrylic holders to display them with pride, courtesy of the committee.

The business cards come in two different designs and include basic website and social media information, as well as a chapter list. Chapter members and executives are encouraged to carry the business cards with them so they can hand them out whenever they mention KOTESOL to someone unfamiliar with the organization. The new brochure, meanwhile,...

By Webeditor Membership on June 3, 2015 - 7:36am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

National Conference Program Released!

The program for the 2015 KoreaTESOL National Conference; "Bridging the Digital Divide: Examining Online Education in Asia" is now available for download in .pdf format.

You can download the program book here:

The National Conference will be held in Seoul for the first time on Saturday 30 May 2015 at Sookmyung Women's University. For more details go to

By Webeditor National Conference on May 25, 2015 - 8:43am | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

2015 National Conference Special Edition of KOTESOL News Is in Your Inbox Now!

The 2015 National Conference Special Edition of KOTESOL News was sent this morning to 1,151 subscribers. This edition of the email newsletter included venue, registration, accommodation, and other information to help attendees prepare for the 2015 National Conference. Read it, share it, or subscribe here!

By Webeditor Membership on May 20, 2015 - 7:44am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

May Issue of KOTESOL News Sent

The May issue of the KOTESOL email newsletter, KOTESOL News, was sent today, May 1, to 1,139 subscribers. Click here to view it, share it, or subscribe!

By Webeditor Membership on May 1, 2015 - 8:31pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

New Issue of TEC Now Online

Spring is here, and so is your Spring 2015 issue of TEC -- The English Connection, KOTESOL's quarterly magazine. You won't want to miss this issue. It contains a little bit of everything: from tiger moms and singing stories to journal wrriting and storybook publishing; from Dr. Thomas Farrell's piece reflecting of whether teaching is a calling to MOOCs and iPadagogy. Not sure of what some of these are? Find out in the Spring issue of TEC.

Your hard copy will be in the mail as soon as it is off the press and into its envelope.

If you are not getting your TEC regularly, access...

By Webeditor Publications on April 30, 2015 - 11:12pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

Eligible KOTESOL Members Can Now Get a Discounted Membership to TESOL International Association

Members of KOTESOL can now take advantage of a special membership discount being offered by TESOL International Association. If you are not a member of TESOL or haven’t been a member in the past 3 years, you qualify for a 25% discount when you join or rejoin TESOL!

Professional Member price for 1 year: 
Regular price: US$98
With discount: US$73.50

Professional Member price for 2 years: 
Regular price: US$166
With discount: US$124.50

To take advantage of this offer, just email the KOTESOL Membership Committee Chair to request the promotional code...

By Webeditor Membership on April 27, 2015 - 11:19am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Jeju Chapter - March 2015 Workshop Review

We all know that the internet is a major resource for information (and other things) on just about anything one can think of.  With my Facebook feed continually updating with news and entertainment from around the world, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of all that’s out there.  This is also true for the resources available to teachers, new and old. With so many options to get and keep students engaged on learning targets, new teachers might have a hard time figuring out which tools are most effective in the EFL classroom.  Well, presenter Lindsay Herron made that much easier on us...

By Webeditor Jeju on April 26, 2015 - 6:48pm | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

Panel Discussions @ 2015 International Conference

Wanted: Lively, passionate discussions about topics that YOU care about.

Why? To give you a chance to discuss an important issue with other participants. Think "Point-Counterpoint" without the politics or rancor.

What is a Panel Discussion? A panel should consist of a moderator and two or three other participants who have some informed opinion on a topic. Each panelist would offer her/his view and interact/react to the other panelists. Audience participation is also possible.

What Topics? Anything in the field of ELT that you feel needs change or improvement. You might...

By Webeditor International Conference on April 11, 2015 - 7:49pm | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

Pre-register for 2015 National Conference

The KOTESOL National Conference will be held at Sookmyung University in Seoul this year, and is sure to be the most popular event of the Spring. You can save time and money by pre-registering.

(You must be logged-in to access the form. Non-members can create a website account.)

Pre-registration will close on May 23, 2015.

By Webeditor National Conference on April 6, 2015 - 4:05pm | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

KoreaTESOL 2015 National Conference Schedule UPDATED

The general program for the KoreaTESOL 2015 National Conference is now available.

Abstracts and biographical sketches are now online.

The sessions timetable is available for download (PDF).


By Webeditor National Conference on April 6, 2015 - 11:07am | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

Jeju Chapter Conference Call for Papers

Call for Proposals

The Jeju KOTESOL chapter is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for our first chapter conference. The conference will be held on June 27, 2015 from 1-5 p.m. on the beautiful island of Jeju. 

Come for the conference, stay for the sights! With summer in full swing, you'll want to take in as much of the natural beauty that makes up Jeju Island.  With several gorgeous beaches that line the northern coast, presenters will be afforded the luxury of a choice between Hamdoek, Hyeopjae and even Kimyeong Beach.  Head to the south of the island to see the remarkable...

By Webeditor Jeju on April 2, 2015 - 1:14am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

KOTESOL Membership Dues to Rise - Renew Early and Save!

KOTESOL membership dues rates will change July 1, 2015.

The KOTESOL membership dues rates have not changed since 1998, while other costs in Korea have climbed 30-60%--or more.*

This means the costs of operations, such as producing publications, hosting chapter meetings, and organizing events, have climbed while membership dues support has not kept pace.

New membership dues rates as of July 1, 2015:

1-year membership:           50,000 won (currently 40,000 won)
International membership: 70,000 won (currently 60,000 won)
Student membership:         30...

By Webeditor Membership on March 27, 2015 - 7:59am | 0 Comments | |Read more

Busan Spring Symposium April 18 - Full Program Available

Cultural Awareness in the Language Classroom

April 18th (Saturday)
Pusan National University (PNU)

This year Busan-Gyeongnam KOTESOL has decide to use the Spring Symposium to discuss the issue of cultural awareness as it relates to the language classroom.  The Symposium will open with long time KOTESOL member, world citizen, and cultural anthropologist Dr. Steve Garrigues. His presentation is titled "Hot Air on a Cool Day: Cross-Cultural Issues in Semantics for English Teachers in Korea."

The Symposium will also feature Guest speaker Hyunwoo Sun of the popular website '...

By Webeditor Busan on March 16, 2015 - 3:36pm | 0 Comments | Busan-Gyeongnam |Read more

The Korea TESOL Journal Available Online

The Korea TESOL Journal (v.11, n.1) is now available online for reading and downloading to our KOTESOL membership -- chocked full of interesting research on ELT (twice the size of previous issues). Go to your digital copy at:

Print versions (hardcopies) of the latest volume will be available to members upon request, free-of-charge, through April 30, 2015, for those prefering to read from paper. Send a request for your member copy with your name (as listed in our member records) along with complete postal mailing address (...

By Webeditor Publications on March 15, 2015 - 2:11pm | 0 Comments | Korea TESOL Journal |Read more

Search the KoreaTESOL website?

Did you know you can do a full-text search of the website?

A link for searches is in the footer of every webpage. Or try it at

By Webeditor National on March 10, 2015 - 9:43am | 0 Comments | |Read more

Korea TESOL News (March) electronic edition is out

The electronic Korea TESOL News has been sent to the registered emails.

You can see it (and previous issues) online here and can subscribe to receive it in your email inbox.

(if the easy-link above doesn't work, try copy-paste the below)


By Webeditor Membership on March 4, 2015 - 12:24pm | 0 Comments | |Read more