Upcoming Conferences


2018 KOTESOL National Confernce
12 May 2018
Kangnam University, Yongin South Korea

2018 KOTESOL International Conference. 
13~14 October 2018
Seoul, South Korea

International Events:

TESOL International Conference 2018
27~30 March 2018
Chicago, Illinois USA

IATEFL International Conference 2018
10~13 April 2018
Brighton, England

Other forthcoming conferences
see our Calendars section at



Archives of previous conferences

2017 KOTESOL International Conference - Pan Asian Conference (PAC)
21-22 October 2017
Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea

2017 KOTESOL National Conference - FAB 11
13-14 May  2017
Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea

The Korea TESOL 2016 International Conference
Shaping the Future: With 21st Century Skills
October 15-16, 2016 (Sat-Sun)
Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul

Korea TESOL National Conference 2016
Our Provinces
May 28th, 2016 (Saturday)
Sangju University, Wonju (Gangwon-do)

The Conference Archives Index page

provides links to archived pages from earlier KOTESOL conferences (before 2016), including pages preserved on The Internet Archive.


The Korea TESOL 2015 International Conference & English Expo
Transitions in Education – Transitions in ELT
October 10-11, 2015
COEX Convention Center, Seoul


2015 Korea TESOL National Conference
Bridging the Digital Divide: Examining Online Language Teaching in Asia
May 30th, 2015
Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul

KOTESOL At English Expo 2014
KOTESOL hosts two tracks of sessions at the 2014 English Expo
December 13, COEX

2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference
Embracing Change: Blazing New Frontiers through Language Teaching
October 3-5, 2014
COEX, Seoul, South Korea

2014 KOTESOL National Conference
Change in the classroom: Principled Pragmatism
May 31st, 2014
Global Plaza (Kyungpook National University), Daegu

KOTESOL 2013 International Conference
Exploring the Road Less Traveled: From Practice to Theory
Oct 12-13, 2013
Sookmyung University, Seoul

KOTESOL 2013 National Conference
Developing Professionally: Plug-and-Play SLA Pedagogy
May 25-26, 2013
KNUE, Cheongwon Chungbuk

KOTESOL 2012 International Conference
Perfect Score: Methodologies, Technologies, and Communities of Practice
Oct 20-21, 2012
Sookmyung University, Seoul

KOTESOL 2012 National Conference
DRIVE: Putting Students at the Wheel
May 25-26, 2012
Busan University of Foreign Studies, Busan


Earlier Conference Program Books and Extended Summaries

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These materials are available in PDF.


Program Books from Regional Conferences

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These conferences are generally hosted by one or more KOTESOL Chapters and/or Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and occasionally co-hosted by groups outside of KOTESOL. These materials are available in PDF.



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