The role of KOTESOL is to promote scholarship, disseminate information, and facilitate cross-cultural understanding among persons concerned with teaching and learning of English in Korea.

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All English teachers or English-based businesses, of any level or nationality, are eligible to join KOTESOL.  Find out more at www.koreatesol.org/join-kotesol

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International Conference Call for Proposals Closing Soon

31 May 2017 is the deadline for those wishing to submit a proposal for the 25th Annual Korea TESOL - PAC International Conference.  The conference,  21-22 October 2017 at Sookmyung Women's University, typically attracts about a thousand attendees from Korea, across Asia, and beyond.  It is a great venue for English educators, applied linguists, and scholars to present their expertise, share ideas, discuss experiences, and inspire others.

By Webeditor Media on May 22, 2017 - 6:55pm | Media (Resources for) | Read more

KOTESOL News Celebrates 3rd Anniversary and 2,000 Subscribers!

The May 2017 issue of KOTESOL News marks the third anniversary of the reinvigorated email newsletter--and a landmark 2,000 subscribers! Congratulations, KOTESOL News! Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on May 5, 2017 - 8:25am | Membership Committee | Read more

New Local Discount: Little John Books in Gyeonggi-do!

We are pleased to announce a new discount for KOTESOL members: 20% off foreign books (including novels and other non-textbooks) and a 10% discount + 5% "Mileage" (points that can be used on future purchases) on other items at Little John Books in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do!

By Webeditor Membership on April 3, 2017 - 8:11am | Membership Committee | Read more

April 2017 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Now Out!

Check your email inbox for the newest issue of KOTESOL News, a great way to keep abreast of upcoming events and organization news! The April 2017 issue was sent on April 1 to 1,964 subscribers. In this month's newsletter, you can learn more about pre-registration for FAB11 & the 2017 KOTESOL National Conference, cool new podcasts presented by Yongin Chapter, and more.

By Webeditor Membership on April 1, 2017 - 8:16am | Membership Committee | Read more

Pre-register for the National Conference! (Archive)

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Save on your conference registration by Pre-Registering!

This year's National conference features an All-Star cast of Who's Whos in ELT, with a strong focus on the brain

Robert S. Murphy Curtis Kelly Marc Helgesen Tim Murphey


In fact, a second day of workshops are available!

By Webeditor National Conference on March 31, 2017 - 7:00pm | 2017 KOTESOL National Conference | Read more

Elementary Extensive Reading and Literature Circles for All Levels at Yongin on April 8

Reading Skills and Strategies is the general theme of our April "Second Saturday in Yongin" on the 8th. We have two presenters who were just at the Seoul Chapter's conference in March. Danielle Ryder and Roxy Lee are perfect examples of "Teachers helping Teachers" with creative ideas, insights, and inspiration! 

By Webeditor Yongin on March 28, 2017 - 9:40pm | Yongin-Gyeonggi | Read more

Wonderful Seoul Conference last weekend

The annual Seoul Chapter Conference featured Graham Crookes and over 180 teachers tuning in for a sociable day of professional development.

Thanks to all presenters, participants, and the outstanding volunteers who made the day such a wonderful success.

By Webeditor National on March 27, 2017 - 4:23pm | Media (Resources for) | Read more

2017 Korea TESOL National Election!

Get involved with Korea TESOL!

Do you want to help make Korea TESOL better for our members? Become a member of the National Council!  These positions are availabe during this year's election: 

By Webeditor Elections on March 23, 2017 - 12:59pm | Nominations & Elections Committee | Read more

National Conference- Travel Reimbursement!

Hey DCC! Are you planning to attend this year's National Conference? We have great news for you!! FOR CURRENT DCC MEMBERS ONLY!! The DC Chapter will reimburse travel expenses up to W20,000! You must present travel documents at the conference to receive your reimbursement! To do so, find the Daejeon-Chungcheong Chapter table at the conference

Conference Website: . http://koreatesol.org/nc2017

By Webeditor Daejeon on March 22, 2017 - 5:43pm | Daejeon-Chungcheong | Read more

TEC - The Spring 2017 Issue Now Online

Start your new semester with some new inspiration. The Spring TEC is here! Read through the pages of The English Connection to get recharged, revitalized, renewed. Read Dr. Thomas Farrell's take on terrorism in ELT. Check out Dr. Curtis Kelly's new column on neuroELT. Read what social justice in English language teaching means to Gordon West. Empathize with Stephanie Ptak's concerns about equity in the classroom.

By Webeditor Publications on March 2, 2017 - 12:58am | The English Connection (TEC) | Read more