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Poster Design Contest

CALL FOR DESIGNS!

KOTESOL members have talents beyond teaching.

We are looking for illustrators/designers to contribute their ideas and talents. The Member-sourcing contest includes a Lifetime Membership prize along with free admission to the next two International Conferences!

Are you ready to design the next KOTESOL International Conference Poster?

See more info at http://koreatesol.org/content/conference-poster-design-contest

By Webeditor Conferences on August 20, 2014 - 1:14pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

August eNews sent!

The most recent issue of KOTESOL News was sent this afternoon to 831 subscribers. Didn't get it? You can subscribe--and read this and past issues--here.

By Webeditor Membership on August 18, 2014 - 11:08pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

KAFLE Secures Ministry of Education Funding for IC2014

The KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference 2014 is delighted to announce that KAFLE has secured funding from the Korean Ministry of Education!

Pre-registration is now open at http://www.koreatesol.org/ic2014

By Webeditor International Conference on August 8, 2014 - 9:10pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

National Council Meeting 23 August in Daejeon

The National Council will meet in Daejeon on the 23rd of August, 2014.

Anyone with news, issues to discuss or items to place on the agenda should please send them to the secretary, Leonie Overbeek, at secretary@koreatesol.org

The venue and times will be confirmed soon.

By Webeditor National on August 6, 2014 - 12:18pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

TEC Seeks August Submissions

KOTESOL’s quarterly newsmagazine The English Connection (TEC) seeks article submissions for the Autumn issue.

For this issue we are looking for articles that are relevant to the upcoming 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference. Ideas for articles could include an article about last year's conference and how you have been able to use things learned in your classroom. Another great article idea would be writing a conference guide so that members will be able to maximize their time at the International Conference this year. Of course, if you have another idea you would like to...

By Webeditor Publications on August 4, 2014 - 3:26pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

DCC Call for Presenters: Fall 2014

 

The DCC executive has been busy planning our two big events this fall. We need knowledgable people like yourself to present at these two events. 

 

The first is our September Conference on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  The conference will take place somewhere in Cheonan. The title of this year's conference is "Teachers Helping Teachers: Activities That Work". Would you like to present at this conference? Our call for presenters opens today and closes on Friday, August 29th. Our vetting process will conclude on Friday, September 5th. Please fill out this form if you'...

By Webeditor Daejeon on July 27, 2014 - 11:02pm | 0 Comments | Daejeon-Chungcheong |Read more

KOTESOL's Annual Summer Skunkworks

Each year some folks in KOTESOL give up a few (or many) hours to upgrade some aspect of KOTESOL.

This year we want to make the opportunity widely known.  What piece of KOTESOL would be better if you put a few (or many hours) in during the summer?

see more -  http://koreatesol.org/skunkworks

By Webeditor President on July 25, 2014 - 1:59pm | 0 Comments | President's Corner |Read more

Closed -- was FINAL CALL -- International Conference Early Bird Pre-registration

-- Early-bird has closed. --

Please visit the "regular" Conference Pre-registration pages at

Individual Pre-reg  http://koreatesol.org/ic2014/2014-kotesol-kafle-international-conference...
Group Pre-reg  http://koreatesol.org/ic2014/2014-kotesol-kafle-international-conference...

Got questions about conference registration? You might find the answers here: http://koreatesol.org/content/registration-faq

 

KOTESOL members can get their International Conference (IC) passes at last year's rates by pre-registering this month! July 1-31, 2014, is IC Early Bird...

By Webeditor Conferences on July 24, 2014 - 8:28am | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

Jeju Chapter - June 2014 Workshop Review

Lindsay Herron, a visiting professor at Gwangju National University of Education and Chair of the Membership Committee for KOTESOL, gave a very informative and well-received presentation on student-centered teaching to the Jeju Chapter of KOTESOL on Saturday June 21st. The presentation, "Yielding the Floor: Tips and Techniques for Student-Centered Teaching", had those in attendance working together in pairs and groups to analyze the true meaning of student-centered teaching and how to improve on their own student-centered teaching techniques. The workshop was followed by a group dinner of...

By Webeditor Jeju on July 23, 2014 - 2:18pm | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

Korea TESOL Journal (KTJ) Opening

KTJ Managing Editor
The Korea TESOL Journal is currently looking for an energetic KOTESOL member to join the editor-in-chief and associate editors on the editorial staff as managing editor. The Managing Editor should ideally have very good comminications and organizational skills, and be knowledgeable and experienced in the area of ESL/EFL research. Express your interest by contacting the Publications Committee at publications@koreatesol.org

By Webeditor Publications on July 19, 2014 - 4:21pm | 0 Comments | Korea TESOL Journal |Read more

Reminder: International Conference Early Bird Pre-registration Ends Soon!

KOTESOL members can get their International Conference (IC) passes at last year's rates by pre-registering this month! July 1-31, 2014, is IC Early Bird Pre-registration; for July ONLY, members can register for the conference for 40,000 won.

Regular pre-registration will be from August 1-September 23. During regular pre-registration, prices will be as follows:

Members: 50,000 won
Non-members: 75,000 won
Groups (5+ people): 65,000 won/person
Undergraduate students (with ID): 25,000 won

More information at: http://www.koreatesol.org/ic2014/kotesol-kafle...

By Webeditor International Conference on July 14, 2014 - 11:44pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

Latest TEC Now Available Online to Members

The lastest issue of KOTESOL's newsmagazine, The English Connection, is now availble for download by current members of KOTESOL.

You must log in to access TEC volume 18, issue 1/2, Spring/Summer 2014.
URL: http://koreatesol.org/content/english-connection-tecv18n12-springsummer-...
(Access to this issue restricted to members only until next year.)

By Webeditor Publications on July 13, 2014 - 1:50pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

TESOL 2014 International Academy on Leadership & Quality Assurance in ELT Organizations

26 – 27 July
Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
 
Gain practical, research-based ideas, strategies, and tools to help you improve the quality of your ELT organization through in-depth, hands-on workshops led by globally recognized experts in the field.

Participants will earn TESOL International Association’s ELT Leadership Management Certificate (typically only available at TESOL’s convention) at the end of this special two-day event.

Available Workshops (participants will attend 2 of the 3):

K-1: Leadership & Management Fundamentals (Fernando...
By Webeditor President on July 8, 2014 - 12:08pm | 0 Comments | President's Corner |Read more

July KOTESOL News dispatched

The July issue of the KOTESOL News email newsletter was sent out this morning to 775 subscribers. This issue includes information about all of the following: 

Early Bird Pre-registration for the 2014 International Conference The KOTESOL-KAFLE-Toastmaster Speech Showdown Winners of the 2014 KOTESOL Research Grants Nominations for KOTESOL national elections TESOL International Association's ELT Leadership Management Certificate And more!

If you didn't receive this issue but would like to read it, or if you'd like to subscribe to the KOTESOL News email newsletter, you can do so here: ...

By Webeditor Membership on July 1, 2014 - 12:27pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

International Conference Early Bird Pre-registration Starts

KOTESOL members can get their International Conference (IC) passes at last year's rates by pre-registering this month! July 1-31, 2014, is IC Early Bird Pre-registration; for July ONLY, members can register for the conference for 40,000 won.

Regular pre-registration will be from August 1-September 23. During regular pre-registration, prices will be as follows:

Members: 50,000 won Non-members: 75,000 won Groups (5+ people): 65,000 won/person Undergraduate students (with ID): 25,000 won

More information at: http://www.koreatesol.org/ic2014/kotesol-kafle-early-bird-registration...

By Webeditor International Conference on June 26, 2014 - 5:47pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

Jeju Chapter - April 2014 Workshop Review

Bradley Serl, from Pusan University of Foreign Studies, lead Jeju’s Kotesol Spring Workshop on "Syllabus and Lesson Creation."  Those in attendance were educated on facts and statistics of proven effective ways to teach ESL learners. One recurring theme encouraged teachers to let their students do the majority of the talking in the classroom, as every opportunity should be given to students for them to utilize the English language.  Mr. Serl also gave tips in fluency building.  A few of which are; speed reading, skimming and scanning, repeated reading and repeated re-telling.  

The...

By Webeditor Jeju on June 13, 2014 - 9:25am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

June KOTESOL News dispatched

The June issue of the KOTESOL News email newsletter was sent this morning to 764 subscribers!

If you didn't receive it, you can view it here: http://eepurl.com/UCRKv

If you would like to subscribe to this mailing list, you can do so here: http://eepurl.com/UKmz5

By Webeditor Publications on June 12, 2014 - 11:04am | 0 Comments | Publications |Read more

National Council Meeting

The National Council will meet on the 15th of June, 2014, in room 706 of the Woosong Language Institute in Daejeon.

Anyone who is interested can attend the meeting, which will start at 10.30 am and continues until 4.30 pm.  Directions at National Council Meeting #KOTESOL June 15.  http://www.koreatesol.org/content/national-council-meeting  Directions - http://www.koreatesol.org/sites/default/files/pdf/wlimap2.pdf

 

By Webeditor National on June 9, 2014 - 6:25pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

National Conference Success!

The final details are still being calculated, but it seems we had over 200 registered attendees, plus staff and volunteers. Participation from our publishing and training supporters meant that the event paid its bills. It seems all enjoyed the day despite the unseasonable heat outside.  (Photos below by Jeroen Root for KOTESOL.)
 

By Webeditor National Conference on June 4, 2014 - 2:35pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

Deadline for 2014 IC Paper Submission

Please be aware that the deadline for paper submission for the 2014 international conference is May 30th. 

From: http://koreatesol.org/IC2014CallForPapers

This year's conference will feature four strands:

Young Learners Assessment and Evaluation Business English Professional Development

An overarching theme for the conference is embracing creativity. We are looking for presentations, panels, or other sessions that discuss and share new, creative, or unique experiences and observations regarding teaching English as a foreign language. Proposals that meet the criteria...

By Webeditor International Conference on May 28, 2014 - 3:52pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

National Conference make the news

The Korea Herald and Korea Times both have major articles featuring the upcoming KOTESOL National Conference.

Join us May 31st in Daegu.

http://koreatesol.org/nc2014 for conference info.

Find the articles online -
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140527001527
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2014/05/177_158004.html

By Webeditor National Conference on May 28, 2014 - 1:51pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

National Conference Program Book is here!

You can now download the Program Book & Extended Summaries for the 2014 KOTESOL National Conference, which takes place May 31st (Saturday) at Global Plaza, Kyungpook National University, in Daegu.  Available from the conference main page - http://koreatesol.org/nc2014 (it's a big download, 4.5mb).  The Timetable is also available, direct from the schedule page - http://koreatesol.org/nc2014/schedule   Abstracts and Bios are available to download too, from http://koreatesol.org/nc2014/concurrent-sessions

By Robert Dickey on May 26, 2014 - 6:49pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

National Conference Timetable Available

You can now download the full day's Timetable to the 2014 KOTESOL National Conference in Daegu from the Schedule page:.

http://koreatesol.org/nc2014/schedule

By Webeditor National Conference on May 26, 2014 - 12:19am | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

More Pre-Conference Videos!

Our invited speakers to KOTESOL National Conference 2014 are already at work, with previews of their presentations available now - http://koreatesol.org/content/previews-kotesol-national-conference-2014

 

By Webeditor National Conference on May 20, 2014 - 4:05pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

KOTESOL Fedex Day 2014

 

KOTESOL would be better if ...

 

Show us what you think.

24 hours of high intensity rules-free development

June 6, 2014

...........  (Presentations June 7, 7pm))

 

What is FedEx Day???

The aim of a FedEx Day is to complete something deliverable within a 24 hour period. This enforced deadline is how the event gets its name; it mimics the bold, even revolutionary promise of an overnight delivery by the US-based courier FedEx. The idea here is that if you can’t make the deadline, at least make the effort. (There may be a chance to complete...

By Webeditor President on May 13, 2014 - 9:40pm | 6 Comments | |Read more

Daegu KOTESOL May 2014 Workshop Review

Due to the long weekend in the first week of May, the Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL chapter assembled on the second Saturday in May for a highly interactive and engaging presentation by Dan Svoboda of Daegu Catholic University.

With his MA in English Literature and years of experience teaching all ages, Dan’s presentation entitled ‘What Makes a Great Lesson?” had me initially expecting a ‘magic bullet’ that would miraculously transform my future classes.  However, in a very adroit manner,  Dan didn’t simply prescribe quick fixes. Instead, by asking engaging questions, he soon had the...

By Webeditor Daegu on May 11, 2014 - 9:28pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

Mokpo-Muan Area to Get Outreach Workshops

The Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter is going on the road to the Mokpo-Muan area with a quintet of ELT presentations for professional development. Holding an outreach event in Muan County has become an annual event for the Chapter. The outreach workshops will be held again this year at Mokpo National University with Jocelyn Wright as site coordinator.

The five presentations will be held over three hours and cover a range of ELT topics. Dr. David Shaffer will be revealing numerous misconceptions commonly held about language learning and teaching. Billie Kang will be explaining how to create a...

By Webeditor Gwangju on April 22, 2014 - 4:13am | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more

National Conference Registration Opens

Pre-registration has opened for the KOTESOL 2014 National Conference.

General information about registration is available at http://koreatesol.org/nc2014/registration

Save money by pre-registering! (Pre-registration closes May 16th.)

Also see information on our three Invited Speakers. And more, at http://koreatesol.org/nc2014

By Webeditor National Conference on April 16, 2014 - 11:43am | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

National Conference Update

60+ presentations.  8 hours. Featuring Marc Helgesen, Dr. Charles Browne, Dr. Ken Beatty.  Speakers from 10 different countries.

See our list of concurrent sessions presenters. http://koreatesol.org/nc2014/concurrent-sessions

Pre-registration (online) will open April 16th. Save money and time through pre-registration!  More event information will be available in the days ahead.

Presenters from ten countries coming to the KOTESOL National Conference:

Malaysia the United Arab Emirates Thailand Australia Singapore Japan the United States Turkey Saudi Arabia Korea
By Robert Dickey on April 7, 2014 - 7:47pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

Call for Papers for International Conference 2014 Now Open

The Call for Papers for the KOTESOL 2014 International Conference is now open.

http://koreatesol.org/IC2014CallForPapers

Early-bird submissions receive a conference registration discount.

See more.  http://koreatesol.org/IC2014CallForPapers

By Webeditor International Conference on April 6, 2014 - 11:57pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

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