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.

Be part of KOTESOL

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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KOTESOL Apologizes for Comment by Presenter

KOTESOL supports non-discriminatory practices in English language teaching.  Recently, KOTESOL joined other TESOL organizations, and adopted 'TESOL International's Position Statement Against Discrimination of Nonnative Speakers of English in the Field of TESOL.' 

By Webeditor Media on October 21, 2016 - 5:58pm | Media (Resources for) | Read more

2016 National Election Results

By Webeditor Elections on October 18, 2016 - 10:12am | Reads | News
Nominations & Elections Committee

The 2016 KoreaTESOL National Election has now come to a close.  The results were tallied and announced at the Annual Business Meeting held this past Sunday at the International Conference.  

The 2017 KoreaTESOL National Council will include these elected members: 

1st Vice President: David Shaffer

2nd VIce President: Ingrid Zwaal 

By Webeditor Elections on October 18, 2016 - 10:25am | Nominations & Elections Committee | Read more

Extended Abstracts / Summaries from International Conference available

Available in PDF from https://koreatesol.org/sites/default/files/IC%202016ExtendedSummaries.pdf 

By Webeditor International Conference on October 17, 2016 - 10:51am | 2016 KOTESOL International Conference | Read more

Represent KOTESOL at The 2017 ThaiTESOL International Conference

How would you like to represent KOTESOL at the 2017 ThaiTESOL International Conference? KOTESOL is looking for a representative and presenter for the 37th Annual Thailand TESOL International Conference, to be held on January 20-21, 2017 at the Ambassador Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the conference is “ELT Pathways to Professional Excellence”.

By Webeditor Outreach on October 16, 2016 - 10:26am | International Outreach Committee (IOC) | Read more

Coffee on Hand at the International Conference

Sookmyung’s coffee shop is closed on weekends, so KOTESOL is setting up its own café for the International Conference.  The café, located in Renaissance Plaza’s courtyard, and it will have coffee and baked goods available for purchase. 

For attendees who require more complex caffeinated beverages, there are some coffee shops and cafés just a short walk from the conference venue.  

By Webeditor Media on October 12, 2016 - 10:21pm | Media (Resources for) | Read more

Program Book for the 24th International Conference Available Online Now

The program book for The 24th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference is now available online as a PDF.  Now, you can take your time perusing the schedule and abstracts before you arrive at the conference this Saturday.

To download the program book click here.


By Webeditor Media on October 11, 2016 - 12:13am | Media (Resources for) | Read more

KOTESOL Welcomes New Domestic Partner

On October 8, 2016, KOTESOL signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Korean Association of Foreign Language Academies (KAFLA), formally welcoming another domestic partner into the KOTESOL family.

By Webeditor National on October 10, 2016 - 9:57am | | Read more


There are two types of votes open to current KOTESOL members.

1. Election for office

All members are encouraged to vote in the 2016 KOTESOL national elections. Online voting invitations were sent by email on October 1; current members may vote online (through October 13) or onsite at the International Conference.

By Webeditor National on October 5, 2016 - 4:46pm | KOTESOL | Read more

KOTESOL News: 2016 KOTESOL International Conference Edition Now Available

The 2016 KOTESOL International Conference (+ October 2016) edition of KOTESOL News was sent on October 5, 2016, to 1,930 subscribers. This issue contains detailed information about the 2016 KOTESOL International Conference, upcoming October events, recent KOTESOL publications, and other KOTESOL news. Read, share, or subscribe here!

By Webeditor Membership on October 5, 2016 - 9:09am | Membership Committee | Read more