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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TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grants

TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2018 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating a range of topics in English language education. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

By Webeditor KOTESOL Partners on January 19, 2018 - 5:39pm | KOTESOL Partners | Read more

Call For Applications - The KOTESOL Research Grant

The Research Committee invites you to submit an application for the KOTESOL Research Grant. Details and the application form are available at:


Research Committee


By John Phillips on January 9, 2018 - 9:18pm | | Read more

January 2018 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Out!

The January 2018 issue of KOTESOL News, our monthly email newsletter, was sent on January 1, 2018, to 1,992 subscribers. Want to know what's ahead in the new year? Check out this issue of KOTESOL News to learn about upcoming publications, conferences, grants, and more!

By Lindsay Herron on January 1, 2018 - 9:13am | Membership Committee | Read more

Korea TESOL Journal 13-1 Online Now

The Korea TESOL Journal (Volume 13, Number 1) is now available online for reading and downloading by our KOTESOL membership ㅡ chock-full of interesting research on ELT-related to the Korean context. Linguistic imperilism, national curriculum problems, willingness to communicate, test-wiseness, intercultural languuage strategies, motivation, meaning, pronunciation, reading, and much more ㅡ eleven papers in all, with two book reviews.

By Webeditor Publications on December 28, 2017 - 6:48pm | Korea TESOL Journal | Read more

Ringing In 2018!

2018 is on the doorstep. It is at this juncture that we commonly look back over the passing year, take stock of how it has been for us, and plan for the coming year. We do this for our lives in general, but do we do it as deliberately for our professional lives?

By Webeditor President on December 26, 2017 - 2:36pm | President's Corner | Read more

National Council Meeting Held

The National Council meeting was held in Seoul on December 3rd at Sookmyung Women's University's Injae-gwan. The main actions of the meeting follow:

Standing Committee Chairs Approved
ㅡ Financial Affairs: Dr. Joo-Kyung Park
ㅡ Publications: James F. Kimball
ㅡ Membership: Lindsay Herron
ㅡ International Outreach: Allison Bill
ㅡ Publicity: Kathleen Kelley
ㅡ Technologies: John Phillips
ㅡ Research: Colin Walker

By Webeditor President on December 20, 2017 - 1:42am | President's Corner | Read more

December 2017 Issue of KOTESOL News Sent

Close out the year with KOTESOL! The December 2017 issue of KOTESOL News, sent on December 1, 2017, to 1,983 subscribers, includes information about upcoming events, opportunities to represent KOTESOL overseas, calls for presentation proposals for regional conferences, and more. Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on December 1, 2017 - 8:12am | Membership Committee | Read more

Represent KOTESOL at the 2018 TESOL International or IATEFL conferences

How would you like to represent KOTESOL at the 2018 TESOL International or IATEFL Conferences? KOTESOL is looking for a representative for:

By Webeditor Outreach on November 30, 2017 - 10:35am | International Outreach Committee (IOC) | Read more

Leadership Retreat - Dec. 3

Interested in getting more involved in the workings of KOTESOL? Interested in learning more? Interested in contributing more? Volunteering your talents?

KOTESOL Leadership Retreat is on December 3 (Sun., 10:30 am - 4:45 pm) at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul.  See schedule below.

By Webeditor Calendar on November 9, 2017 - 10:40pm | Calendars of Events | Read more

November 2017 Issue of KOTESOL News Sent

November is a great month for KOTESOL! The November issue of KOTESOL News, sent on 11/1/2017 to 1,988 subscribers, includes details about three upcoming regional conferences, the results of the KOTESOL national election, a new discount for members, and more. Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on November 1, 2017 - 8:26am | Membership Committee | Read more