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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 | 0 Comments | 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:

the 2018 TESOL International conference, to be held on March 27-30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Affiliate Leaders' Workshop is on the 27th. the 2018 IATEFL conference, April 9-13, 2018 in Brighton, England. The Associates' Day is April 9th.

There are a number of reasons why we send representatives to partner conferences. These include (but are not limited to): • fulfilling certain partnership agreements • learning about how other...

By Webeditor Outreach on November 30, 2017 - 10:35am | 0 Comments | 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.

Sign-up

Complete our web-form by November 25: http://tinyurl.com/17leadershipretreat

We will be in contact with you soon afterwards.

Inquiries (Mike Peacock): 2vp@koreatesol.org

By Webeditor Calendar on November 9, 2017 - 10:40pm | 0 Comments | 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 | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Member Discount: 30% Off IAFOR Conference Fees

KOTESOL members are entitled to a 30% discount on registration fees for any conference coordinated by IAFOR (International Academic Forum), one of our partner organizations! See the attached flyer for details. For a list of upcoming IAFOR conferences around the world, please click here.

By Webeditor Membership on October 31, 2017 - 7:38pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Election Results 2017

With completion of the voting process, with ballots cast both online (Survey Monkey) and at the conference, the election outcomes are as follows:

President: David Shaffer
1st Vice President: Michael Free
2nd Vice President: Mike Peacock
Secretary: Martin Todd
Treasurer: Phillip Schrank
International Conference Committee Co-Chair: Grace Wang
Nominations & Elections Committee Chair: Allison Bill

116 ballots were cast online, 38 were cast onsite.

All those elected recieved more than 90% of votes cast for that office.

By Webeditor Elections on October 24, 2017 - 10:19pm | 0 Comments | Nominations & Elections Committee |Read more

2017 Daejeon-Chungcheong Chapter Election

The 2017 Daejeon-Chungcheong Chapter Election Positions available: 

President

1st Vice-President 

Daejeon 2nd Vice-President

Cheongju 2nd Vice-President

Cheonan 2nd VIce-President 

Secretary 

Membership Coordinator

Member at Large (Maximum of 4)

 

Timeline:

Monday, October 30th: Nominations open

Sunday, November 12th: Nominations close

Monday, November 13th: Online voting begins

Friday, November 24th: Online voting closes

Saturday, November 25th: Results announced at the Symposium

 

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By Webeditor Daejeon on October 23, 2017 - 2:42pm | 0 Comments | Daejeon-Chungcheong |Read more

Go Paperless at the 25th Korea TESOL International Conference

At the International Conference, KOTESOL will offer attendees the opportunity to go paperless by using a conference app.  The conference app, by Whova, will provide attendees with a digital version of the conference book and so much more.  In the app participants will be able to peruse the schedule and read presenters abstracts and bios, they can select the sessions that interest them and build their conference schedule.   Attendees will also be able to provide KOTESOL with instant feedback during the event and share their thoughts with other attendees. 

Most of all the app promises...

By Webeditor International Conference on October 22, 2017 - 11:19am | 0 Comments | 2018 KOTESOL International Conference, 2017 Korea TESOL International Conference |Read more

Go Paperless at the 25th Korea TESOL International Conference

At the International Conference, KOTESOL will offer attendees the opportunity to go paperless by using a conference app.  The conference app, by Whova, will provide attendees with a digital version of the conference book and so much more.  In the app participants will be able to peruse the schedule and read presenters abstracts and bios, they can select the sessions that interest them and build their conference schedule.   Attendees will also be able to provide KOTESOL with instant feedback during the event and share their thoughts with other attendees. 

Most of all the app promises...

By Webeditor International Conference on October 22, 2017 - 11:19am | 0 Comments | 2018 KOTESOL International Conference, 2017 Korea TESOL International Conference |Read more

Yongin KOTESOL Chapter Conference 2017

The Yongin KOTESOL Conference Committee announces the 2017 conference and following social gathering will be held on November 11th at Kangnam University, in Yongin City, Gyeonggi-do. This year's theme is "Language Teaching: Ideas and Activities".

The cost of attendance is a reasonable 5,000 for KOTESOL Members and 10,000 for non-members. Also, current students who are training to be teachers, especially those who intend to be language teachers, are encouraged to attend and will be admitted for free.

For further details, please see the information below, check out our Yongin...

By Webeditor Yongin on October 4, 2017 - 12:59pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Ballots Invitations Sent

Elections are on!

Ballot invitations were sent on October 2nd to 467 current members of KOTESOL (membership expiry date after Oct 1, 2017).

Look for your online ballot invitation in your email account as registered on koreatesol.org. Be sure to check your spam filters.

The message comes from SurveyMonkey, with a reply-to address of admin@koreatesol...

If you have previously "opted out" of SurveyMonkey, we can't send you your ballot invitation!

Questions? Contact us at elections@koreatesol.org

All eligible members (including those who join/renew at...

By Webeditor Elections on October 3, 2017 - 11:51am | 0 Comments | Nominations & Elections Committee |Read more

International Conference Pre-Registration Has Been Extended to 1 October

Pre-Registration Has been Extended to 1 October

Discounted pre-registration opened this week for the 25th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference.  

The two-day conference scheduled for 21-22 October 2017, typically attracts about one-thousand attendees from Korea, Asia, and beyond. This year the conference is being held in conjunction with the Pan-Asian Consortium of Language Teaching Societies (PAC), of which Korea TESOL is a founding member.  The conference theme is “Why Are We Here? Analogue Learning in the Digital Era.” It is intended to promote discussion about the...

By Webeditor International Conference on October 2, 2017 - 4:12pm | 0 Comments | 2017 Korea TESOL International Conference |Read more

October 2017 Issue of KOTESOL News Has Been Sent

The October 2017 issue of KOTESOL News was sent on October 1 to 1,971 recipients. In this month's issue: The English Connection, the 2016 KOTESOL Proceedings, a last chance to register for the 25th Korea TESOL - PAC 2017 International Conference, and more! Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Lindsay Herron on October 1, 2017 - 7:21am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

KOTESOL Proceedings 2016 Now Online!

KOTESOL Proceedings 2016 is now available online. This volume brings you a select collection of papers from research presentations and workshops at the highly successful 2016 KOTESOL International Conference. More articles than any previous KOTESOL Proceedings (37), on more topics, by more authors (including 6 invited speakers), from more countries (10). Something of interest to everyone involved in ELT!

Start out the autumn reading season with Proceedings 2016. KOTESOL members need only to log in to their KOTESOL accounts and go to this link: https://koreatesol.org/content/kotesol-...

By Webeditor Publications on September 30, 2017 - 1:22am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Proceedings |Read more

2017 Korea TESOL National Election!

Get involved with Korea TESOL!

Do you want to help make Korea TESOL better for our members? Become a member of the National Council!  These positions are availabe during this year's election: 

President 
First Vice-President 
Second Vice-President 
Treasurer 
Secretary 
International Conference Co-chair
Nominations and Elections Chair

 

Here are some important dates to remember: 

4 September: Nominations open 
24 September: Nominations close
2 October: Online voting begins 
20 October: Online voting closes ...

By Webeditor Elections on September 17, 2017 - 1:18pm | 0 Comments | Nominations & Elections Committee |Read more

TEC - The Autumn 2017 Issue Now Online

The English Connection, Autumn 2017, the pre-conference issue of TEC is now online for your reading pleasure. A great preview of the October 21-22 International Conference. Start off with a conference overview by our conference chair and co-chair, Sean O'Connor and Kathleen Kelley. Read articles by our plenary speakers, Andy Curtis and Nicky Hockly. Enjoy interviews with four of our featured speakers: Glenda Rose, Ted O'Neill, Kathleen Kampa, and Kalyan Chattopadhyay. Find out what the 20 sessions are about that our invited speakers will be presenting.

And more!
Don't wait....

By Webeditor Publications on September 13, 2017 - 2:26am | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

September 2017 Issue of KOTESOL News Sent!

The September 2017 issue of KOTESOL News is now out! It was sent on September 2 to 1,952 subscribers. Check your inbox to learn about the upcoming 25th Korea TESOL - PAC International Conference, September events, opportunities to present, and more! Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on September 2, 2017 - 7:03am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

August 2017 issue of KOTESOL News sent!

The August 2017 issue of KOTESOL News was sent on August 3, 2017, to 1,909 subscribers. The issue includes important information about the upcoming 25th Korea TESOL-PAC International Conference, upcoming workshops sponsored by our special interest groups, opportunities to present at chapter conferences, and more. Read, share, or subscribe here! 

By Lindsay Herron on August 3, 2017 - 9:13am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

July 2017 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Out!

The July 2017 issue of KOTESOL News is now available! It was sent on July 7, 2017, to 1,919 subscribers. Among the highlights of this issue: recruiting university students to represent Korea at the Asian Youth Forum in October, an opportunity to present at a regional conference, and more. Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Lindsay Herron on July 7, 2017 - 9:49am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Yongin KOTESOL Chapter Annual Conference Seeks Presenters

Yongin KOTESOL Chapter Annual Conference Seeks Presenters

Online Form Click HERE.

The Yongin KOTESOL Conference Committee invites presentation proposals for our 2017 annual conference, to be held on November 11th at Kangnam University, in Yongin City, Gyeonggi-do. 

Our theme this year is straight forward: "Language teaching: Ideas and Activities" 

WHO do we want to present?

We are looking for presenters to help us continue our tradition of engaging, insightful conferences at which teachers can develop their skills and pick up inspiring ideas that will...

By Webeditor Yongin on July 3, 2017 - 11:12am | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Presentation Proposals Status

Presentation Proposals Status

Results for those who submitted proposals to present at this year's International Conference will be sent once the blind vetting process has been completed (around the end of July).
Presenter registration will open on August 1st.

By Webeditor International Conference on June 20, 2017 - 10:55pm | 0 Comments | 2017 Korea TESOL International Conference |Read more

Now Accepting Applications for the 16th Asian Youth Forum

Do you know university students who would benefit from a program in intercultural relations and global leadership? Encourage them to apply for the 16th Asian Youth Forum (AYF 16), coming to Korea this October as part of the 25th Korea TESOL-PAC International Conference!

October 18-24, 2017, students aged 18-25 from all around Asia will gather in Seoul for a week of academic seminars, sightseeing, and cross-cultural workshops. AYF is only held in Korea when KOTESOL hosts the PAC conference, so this is a rare opportunity for your students to attend without paying for airfare....

By Webeditor Membership on June 14, 2017 - 8:55am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

International Conference Call for Proposals Officially Closed

The Korea TESOL International Conference
Committee (ICC) offers a sincere ‘Thank you’ to everyone who submitted their proposals to present at the 25th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference.   

Close to 400 proposals were submitted before the call for presentations closed last week.   The vetting process is scheduled to wrap-up in early August.  Then prospective presenters will be notified.

Although the call for proposal has closed, the work continues in preparation for the 25th Annual Korea TESOL - PAC International Conference "Why are we here? Analog Learning in...

By Webeditor Media on June 5, 2017 - 3:13pm | 0 Comments | Media (Resources for) |Read more

June 2017 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Out!

The June 2017 issue of KOTESOL News was sent on June 2, 2017, to 2,000 subscribers. Among the highlights of this issue are information about the process of applying for research grants, a link to the Summer 2017 issue of The English Connection, a call for volunteers for the International Conference Committee, and details about how members can represent KOTESOL at JALT and other overseas conferences. Read, share, or subscribe here!

By Lindsay Herron on June 2, 2017 - 7:49am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Join the International Conference Committee

The International Conference Committee (ICC) is looking for team members to assist in the planning and running of the 25th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference, 21-22 October 2017.  If you like working with goal-oriented people in a structured, supportive environment, then we can offer you a world-class experience that will make your resume stand out.

ICC teams that are looking for members include Guest Services, Support Services, and Publicity.  The Guest Services Team helps conference attendees and presenters.  They are the face of the conference support. The Support...

By Webeditor Media on June 1, 2017 - 9:29pm | 0 Comments | Media (Resources for) |Read more

TEC - The Summer 2017 Issue Now Online

Start your summer early with some new ELT ideas. The online Summer issue of TEC is here! Read through the pages of The English Connection for innovation and inspiration. Read Dr. Thomas Farrell's caution on tweeting. Check out Dr. Curtis Kelly's article on learning, memory, and attention. Read about designing courses, immersion programs, teaching debate, teaching computer skills, getting into publishing, and much more in this issue of The English Connection!

You can get started by clinking on https://koreatesol.org/content/english-connection-tecv21n2-summer-2017

By Webeditor Publications on June 1, 2017 - 12:46am | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

Yongin KOTESOL June 10 Workshop and Bar-B-Q

Yongin Chapter of KOTESOL continues in June with Second Saturdays!

On Saturday, June 10, come to “YOKO!” for a little bit of the regular and a little bit of the unusual. As with most workshop weekends, we will provide you with helpful information to take back to the classroom. We welcome Brian Raisbeck, who is coming to us from Seoul where he teaches high school conversation and writing. He will share about the usefulness of Kakao Talk as a tool in the classroom. Then, we will transition into an “unworkshop”. (That’s right, we don’t even have time for an “unconference”!) Bring your ...

By Webeditor Yongin on May 27, 2017 - 8:32pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

International Conference Call for Proposals Closing Soon

31 May 2017 is the deadline for those wishing to submit a proposal for the 25th Annual Korea TESOL - PAC International Conference.  The conference,  21-22 October 2017 at Sookmyung Women's University, typically attracts about a thousand attendees from Korea, across Asia, and beyond.  It is a great venue for English educators, applied linguists, and scholars to present their expertise, share ideas, discuss experiences, and inspire others.

This year’s conference theme is “Why Are We Here? Analog Learning in the Digital Era.” The theme is intended to explore the relevance of face-to-...

By Webeditor Media on May 22, 2017 - 6:55pm | 0 Comments | Media (Resources for) |Read more

KOTESOL News Celebrates 3rd Anniversary and 2,000 Subscribers!

The May 2017 issue of KOTESOL News marks the third anniversary of the reinvigorated email newsletter--and a landmark 2,000 subscribers! Congratulations, KOTESOL News! Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on May 5, 2017 - 8:25am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

New Local Discount: Little John Books in Gyeonggi-do!

We are pleased to announce a new discount for KOTESOL members: 20% off foreign books (including novels and other non-textbooks) and a 10% discount + 5% "Mileage" (points that can be used on future purchases) on other items at Little John Books in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do! Just show proof of KOTESOL membership (i.e., your membership card or your online profile page, which includes your membership expiration date), and you should be set.

Address: 117 Bandal-ro, 7 Beon-gil 6, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 
(The store is kitty-corner from the back of the Yongtong Home Plus...

By Webeditor Membership on April 3, 2017 - 8:11am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

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