National Conference 2013 Schedule

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Korea TESOL National Conference 2013 

Developing Professionally:  Plug-and-Play SLA Pedagogy

Attached on this page is the concurrent presenters' bio and abstracts for their presentations, as well as the detailed schedule of presentations.



Proudly hosted by the Daejeon-Chungcheong Chapter of KOTESOL, and featuring the Professional Development SIG, the National Conference brings together several key concepts in contemporary TESOL (including professional development, second language acquisition, theory informing practice, classroom-centered research projects, and pedagogy) into a meaningful theme, Developing Professionally: Plug-and-Play SLA Pedagogy, which seeks to provide teachers with practical ideas that can be readily applied in their classrooms.

The conference will be held at the Korea National University of Education  (between Cheongju & Jochiwon; see link for information and directions). All sessions in the Jonghap Building (종합교육관) unles noted otherwise.

A special and intimate practical half-day workshop with Dr. Folse will also be held on Sunday, May 26th.  Seating is limited to 36 individuals and participation is by pre-registration only.  Due to hotel, dinner, and event details/logistics, details will be posted BEFORE May 1st.

More detailed information about the conference will become available in the weeks ahead. Check back often!

Abstracts and presenter biographical sketches are available at


Sat. May 25th



Registration opens



Opening Ceremony and Refreshments

10:30 – 11:15am

Concurrent Presentation Session

Including Featured Speaker (via closed-circuit webcast):  Dr. Ken Beatty of Anaheim University

11:30 – 12:15pm

Concurrent Presentation Session 2

Including Featured Speaker (via closed-circuit webcast):  Dr. MaryAnn Christison of Anaheim University

12:15 – 1:15pm


1:15 – 2:15pm


Keynote Presentation - What we know about vocabulary teaching and learning in 2013

Dr. Keith Folse, of University of Central Florida, a renowned educator, will be our featured speaker, with a focus on professional development. Dr. Folse is particularly known for his work on Grammar learning and vocabulary acquisition. See more about Dr. Folse here. 

2:30 – 3:15pm


Concurrent Presentation Session 3

Including invited presentation by Dr. Kim Jeong-ryeol:  Smart learning in English education: Top-down vs. Bottom-up

3:30 – 4:15pm


Concurrent Presentation Session 4

Including featured presentations by  Rob Murphy: Plug & Play Neuroscientific Maxims for your Classroom!

4:30 – 5:15pm

Concurrent Presentation Session 5

5:20 – 5:50pm

Closing Ceremony and Prize Raffle


Networking Reception (pre-registration only)


Shuttle services to restaurant (post-conference dinner)