KOTESOL is pleased to announce the start of our new Open Door Classroom Observation Program! Throughout 2014, the Membership Committee will facilitate connections between members who wish to observe classes and members who are willing to let themselves be observed.
We're currently seeking KOTESOL members in Korea who have been teaching for 3+ years and who are willing to open their classrooms to other KOTESOL members. If you're willing to open your class, please join our database! For more information or to volunteer as a host, please visit http://koreatesol.org/content/open-door-...By Webeditor Membership on April 6, 2014 - 10:43pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more
There was a great turnout of enthusiastic educators at this month's Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL chapter meeting on Saturday, April 5th at 3pm.
Hyoeng Jun Chae (MA TESOL) who is currently a teacher at Okgok elementary school in Gyeongsan, led an interactive and activity-driven workshop based on his professional research interests, including: academic writing; visualizing language learning; cognitive psychology and language instruction; and computer-assisted language learning.
Mr. Chae's presentation focussed on Visualizing Language Learning (VLL) and he explained that as students...By Webeditor Daegu on April 6, 2014 - 9:12pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more
The next National Council meeting will be held on the 30th of March in Seoul. The agenda and venue will be posted once finalised, and anyone who wishes anything to be placed on the agenda is welcome to contact the secretary, Leonie Overbeek, at email@example.com
All members are welcome to attend.By Webeditor National on March 20, 2014 - 6:53am | 0 Comments | |Read more
Jeonju-North Jeolla KOTESOL Regional Conference
"Focusing on Student Differences: Responding to Individual Needs"
April 12th at Jeonju University
Call for presentations - due by March 22nd
If you wish to be considered as a presenter,
send your name, proposal title, abstract, biographical statement,
and picture (optional) to:
Deadline: March 22By Webeditor Jeonju on March 16, 2014 - 11:29pm | 0 Comments | Jeonju-North Jeolla |Read more
The Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL Chapter met on Saturday, March 8th (the second Saturday as opposed to the usual first Saturday in March due to a public holiday) for our monthly workshop. This month featured the topic Debate for English Language Learning presented by Jeroen Root of Kyungpook National University, Daegu.
Jeroen explained that debate is an excellent activity for language learning because it engages all four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as well as introducing learners to presentation and public speaking while encouraging critical thinking skills and...By Webeditor Daegu on March 9, 2014 - 8:16pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more
The Call for Papers deadline for the KOTESOL 2014 National Conference has been extended to Sunday, March 16th.
The conference takes place in Daegu May 31.
In consideration of the busy "start of school term" season, a couple extra days have been added for those unable to send in their submission. The webform is at http://www.koreatesol.org/nc2014CallForPresentersBy Webeditor National Conference on March 1, 2014 - 2:08pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more
Theme: Addressing the Multifaceted World of ELT
Date: March 15, 2014 (Saturday).
Location: Chosun University Main Building, North/Left Wing
10:30-11:50 Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions (Concurrent; No Admission Charge)
--- Workshop on Getting Started in Research
Joanne McCuaig (KOTESOL Research Comm. Chair)
--- Reflective Practice Workshop on Assessment
Brian Raisbeck (KOTESOL Reflective Practice SIG)
- - - - Lunch - - - (Make your own arrangements. Campus student cafeteria open.)
12:00...By Webeditor Gwangju on February 11, 2014 - 6:35pm | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more
All recorded videos from the 2013 KOTESOL International Conference are available to view. linked from http://www.koreatesol.org/video
All videos from the 2012 KOTESOL International Conference are also available.
KOTESOL has built an extensive library of videos hosted on the official KOTESOL YouTube channel. Special features such as bios, abstracts, presenter-written articles, visual displays and additional resources are also available for KOTESOL members (requires login and current membership). These articles include papers from our quarterly newsmagazine The English...By Webeditor Video on January 28, 2014 - 11:35pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Video Library |Read more
The Korea TESOL Journal is looking for submissions.
The next issue is scheduled to be released in September 2014. The deadline for submissions for this issue is May 31st.
Find the full call for papers at http://koreatesol.org/content/call-papers-korea-tesol-journalBy Webeditor Publications on January 26, 2014 - 2:50pm | 0 Comments | Publications |Read more
The National Council of KOTESOL will meet on the 26th of January (Sunday).
Sookmyung University's Injaegwan, room 207 *
All KOTESOL members are welcome to attend. The meeting will start at 11 am, and is scheduled to be completed by 4.30 pm.
* Injaegwan is also known as the Sookmyung Professional Center and/or Sookmyung TESOL Center. The location can be found at the Seoul Chapter Workshop Directions page - http://koreatesol.org/content/workshop-directionsBy Webeditor National on January 20, 2014 - 9:02am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more
KOTESOL Proceedings 2012 is now available online to the KOTESOL membership. This volume of KOTESOL Proceedings is a 307-page compilation of 24 research papers based on presentations made at the KOTESOL 2012 International Conference, including four papers by invited speakers to the 2012 Conference. Current KOTESOL members may access and download the online PDF file by first logging in to their KOTESOL account and then going to the KOTESOL Proceedings webpage:http://koreatesol.org/content/kotesol-proceedings-2012
In addition to the online version, there are also a limited...By Webeditor Publications on January 19, 2014 - 2:00am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Proceedings |Read more
The Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL Chapter met on Saturday, January 4th for our monthly workshop, this time on the topic of professional development and teaching portfolios by Rob Dickey of Keimyung Univesity, Daegu.
In this workshop, Rob introduced the purposes of teaching portfolios and outlined the content that educators may like to include in their working and display portfolios. This then becomes an invaluable professional resource for future employment opportunities as well as a record of your teaching experiences for reflection and planning for future growth.
In a nutshell, a...By Webeditor Daegu on January 5, 2014 - 12:16pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more
Congratulations go to Kirsty Clausen who was ‘sworn in’ as president of KOTESOL Daegu-Gyeongbuk Chapter at the monthly workshop meeting on Saturday 4th January, 2014.
Kirsty has been living and teaching English in Korea for approximately 6 years. She has worked with all levels of students from kindergarten through to adults. She is currently employed at Kyungpook National University in Daegu and is enjoying teaching the "Freshman English Program" to first year students.
With the official handing over of the ‘Roberts Rules of Order’, Kirsty takes over from Heebon Park-Finch...By Webeditor Daegu on January 5, 2014 - 11:20am | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more
The Jeju Chapter of KOTESOL held its annual elections on November 15, 2013. The elected officers for the 2013-14 term are as follows:
President - Erin Williams
Vice President - Stephanie Hennington
Treasurer - Christina Geiman
Events Co-ordinator - Alister Martin
Membership & Publicity Officer - Alexis Oesterle
Webmaster - Darren Foley
EPIK Teacher Representative - Harold Dale
(For more information about the elected Executive Officers for the 2013-2014 term, please refer to the Executive Profiles.)By Webeditor Jeju on December 16, 2013 - 10:31am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more
After elections for registered Yongin chapter members took place via through mainly Survey Monkey here are the results:
President: Robert Kim
First Vice-President: Martin Todd
Second Vice-President: Mario Podeschi
Treasurer: David Kim
Secretary: Karlene Blackburn
Student Representative: Ashly Minju
On behalf of the chapter, the officers will work very hard to assist our members and KOTESOL to provide outstanding professional development and networking for a whole range of English teachers who are:
native and nonnative.
The wait is over! KOTESOL has built an extensive library of videos hosted on the official KOTESOL YouTube channel. Furthermore, special features such as bios, abstracts, presenter-written articles, visual displays and additional resources are also available for KOTESOL members (requires login and current membership). These articles include papers from our quarterly newsmagazine The English Connection, KOTESOL Proceedings, Korea TESOL Journal, and sources beyond KOTESOL. All content is copyright the author, and where published through KOTESOL publications, co-rights are held by Korea TESOL...By Webeditor Video on December 14, 2013 - 5:08pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Video Library |Read more
On the first Saturday in December, the Daegu-Gyeongbuk chapter of KOTESOL was treated to an engaging and interactive presentation by Kirsty Clausen of Kyungpook National University for the last workshop of 2013.
Entitled 'Building Community in the Classroom', Kirsty encouraged lots of thought and discussion on the subject of relationship building and enhancing the social aspect of our classes to improve motivation, also known as "Relationship-driven teaching."
While touching on the issue of treading the line between being professional and building positive relationships with...By Webeditor Daegu on December 14, 2013 - 2:37pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more
Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter of KOTESOL held its annual elections on November 9, 2013. The elected and appointed officers for the 2013-14 term are as follows:
Dr. David E. Shaffer
Maria Neliza "Ynell" Lumantao
Chonnam National University
Gwangju National University of Education
Jeollanam-do Educational Training Institute
Gwangju Office of Education / Yongbong...
Any registered Yongin members who are interested in running for the following Yongin Chapter officer poistions: president, first vice-president, second vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and student representative must send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send it by Saturday, November 30th! Let the best persons be nominated and hopefully elected!
By Webeditor Yongin on November 25, 2013 - 6:57pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more
The Call for Presentations for KOTESOL's 2014 National Conference is now open.
“Change in the Classroom: Principled Pragmatism”
Saturday, May 31st 2014
Global Plaza, Kyungpook National University
Our goal for this year’s event is to explore Principled Pragmatism in both the Korean and Global ELT settings. The theme means that we are not committed to a single theory or aspect associated with the SLA process. Instead, we choose to explore how problems, issues and challenges are dealt with in real teaching contexts using a divergent range...By Webeditor National Conference on November 25, 2013 - 11:51am | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more
The November Podcast from the president can be watched here. Joining me this month is Michael Peacock to talk about the up coming Daejeon symposium and Turkey Dinner.
I hope you enjoy and talk to you soon.
Peadar CallaghanBy Webeditor President on November 23, 2013 - 10:33am | 0 Comments | President's Corner |Read more
As in years past, 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 one "Research Paper Grant" and up to five "Conference Presentation Grants." Please read on for more
information about each type of grant.
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 2014,...By Webeditor National on November 18, 2013 - 7:05pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more
The Autumn issue of KOTESOL's quarterly newsmagazine, The English Connection, is now available online for members only, and will be going out in the mail in approximately two weeks. Please be sure your postal mailing address is current in your website user profile!
TEC is at http://koreatesol.org/content/english-connection-tecv17n3-autumn-2013
Go to http://koreatesol.org/user to sign in and update your user profile. Your address should look like a mailing label when you are in profile edit mode (it will always appear as a string in "view" mode).By Webeditor Publications on November 8, 2013 - 5:30pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more
Membership in the KOTESOL National Council evolves over several phases:National elections Chapter elections Council appointments
National election outcomes were announced at the Annual Business Meeting October 13th, and on this site that same day. Chapter elections take place at various local meetings throughout the year (many occur in November). Each chapter's president has a vote on the national council.
Appointed Committee Chairs are nominated by the president and approved by the sitting council of the time. By custom, the term of office for appointed committee...By Webeditor National on November 6, 2013 - 10:07am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more
On Saturday, November 2, 2013 our presenter Dr. Steve Garrigues of Kyungpook National University (KNU) presented on the topic: Cultural Dimensions of Teaching and Learning English in Korea. With both an MA and PhD in cultural anthropology and having been with KNU since 1986, Dr. Garrigues has a great deal of insight and experience to offer language teachers in South Korea.
In this presentation, the attendees were encouraged to actively share experiences with language and culture as well as any difficulties or even outright culture shock they may have encountered during their time in...By Webeditor Daegu on November 6, 2013 - 12:26am | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more