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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Teacher Renewal Seminar - A Shared Learning Experience

The Yongin Chapter of KOTESOL would like to sponsor a 4-part teacher-renewal seminar featuring Parker Palmer's "The Courage to Teach". Usually our seminars feature experienced presenters who offer many very good ideas on how and what to teach. This is a little different.

As a result, this series aims to:

By Webeditor Yongin on February 11, 2017 - 10:55am | Yongin-Gyeonggi | Read more

Korea TESOL Journal 12-2 Online Now

The Korea TESOL Journal (Volume 12, Number 2) is now available online for reading and downloading by our KOTESOL membership ㅡ brimming with interesting research on ELT related to the Korean context. NNEST and NEST autoethnographies, NNESTs at hagwons, restructuring L2 teacher education, strategy training, principled eclecticism, and much more ㅡ ten papers in all, with three book reviews.

By Webeditor Publications on February 6, 2017 - 11:38pm | Korea TESOL Journal | Read more

February 2017 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Out!

The February 2017 issue of KOTESOL News was sent the morning of February 5 to 1,961 subscribers. This issue contains calls for proposals for the 2017 National Conference, the Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter conference, and the Seoul Chapter conference, in addition to providing information about upcoming publications or events. Read, share, or subscribe here!

By Webeditor Membership on February 5, 2017 - 12:17pm | Membership Committee | Read more

Second critical reading group

We are setting up our second online critical reading group as of 26 January 2017. We will begin with Chs. 1-2 of All About Love (bell hooks). For more information, join our Facebook group or contact the SIG administrator (see Social Justice SIG Basic page for instructions).

By Webeditor SIG Social Justice on January 18, 2017 - 11:20am | Social Justice (Critical Educators in Korea) SIG | Read more

Call for Presentations: Gwangju Conference

Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter Regional Conference

Theme: Stepping Up in an Increasingly Connected World
March 11, 2017 at Gwangju National University of Education
CALL for PRESENTATION Proposal ㅡ Deadline: February 5th.

By Webeditor Gwangju on January 6, 2017 - 12:53am | Gwangju-Jeonnam | Read more

January 2017 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Out!

The January 2017 issue of KOTESOL News was sent on January 1, 2017, to 1,962 subscribers. Included in this issue are a New Year's greeting from the president of KOTESOL, details about our first vice-president's upcoming appearance on KBS World Radio, information about our publications, and more!

Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on January 4, 2017 - 4:43am | Membership Committee | Read more

David Shaffer Represents KOTESOL on KBS World Radio

In early December, Korea TESOL’s first Vice President David Shaffer went to Seoul for a KBS World Radio Interview.  He was there to represent KOTSOL in a taping of “Touch Base in Seoul,” a weekly interview show hosted by Yooree Kim.  During the interview, Shaffer answered questions about himself as well as about KOTESOL.  

By Webeditor Media on December 29, 2016 - 10:18am | Media (Resources for) | Read more

KOTESOL Directory

Merry Christmas!
As a present to you, KOTESOL provides you with a directory of KOTESOL departments and officers. It contains contacts for National Council members, National Committees and their chairs, Chapters and their officers, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and their facilitators, and more.
See for yourself: Select "KOTESOL" on the main page black-bar menu; scroll down to select "DIRECTORY"!

By Webeditor 1st Vice-President on December 25, 2016 - 12:27am | 1st Vice-President | Read more

KOTESOL Proceedings 2015 Now Online!

In this volume of the Proceedings, we offer 19 papers, from KOTESOL International Conference presenters working in South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Laos, Taiwan, Vietnam, the UK, and the USA. They span the spectrum in variety. KOTESOL Proceedings 2015 contains articles on speaking, pronunciation, using L1, listening, writing, assessment, collaboration, drama, portfolios, the flipped classroom, and content-driven courses.

By Webeditor Publications on December 13, 2016 - 2:21pm | KOTESOL Proceedings | Read more

Yongin KOTESOL Chapter's Newly Elected Chapter Officers for 2017

The Yongin KOTESOL Chapter recently held its election for new chapter officers through Survey Monkey and onsite voting in the December 10, 2016 double workshop feature at Kangnam University. Here are the results:

Martin Todd: President

Duksoon Han: First Vice-President

Dongsook Park: Second Vice-President

David D.I. Kim: Treasurer

Katie Lim: Secretary

By Webeditor Yongin on December 11, 2016 - 5:02pm | Yongin-Gyeonggi | Read more