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2018 Korea TESOL International Conference Call for Proposals Is Open

The International Conference Committee invites you to submit a proposal for the 2018 Korea TESOL International Conference – “Focus on Fluency.” 

Prospective presenters may submit their proposals between now and May 31st.  

This year there are 6 presentation types to select from.  

Research Report/ Paper “101” Workshop Workshop Dialogue Panel Poster
 

While the committee will be accepting presentations on a wide range of topics related to teaching English as a foreign language, the following presentation areas are of particular interest:

Fluency --- methods...
By Webeditor International Conference on February 17, 2018 - 11:02am | 0 Comments | 2018 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

February 2018 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Out!

The February 2018 issue of KOTESOL News, our monthly email newsletter, is now available! Highlights of this issue include February chapter events and some important deadlines members should be aware of. The issue was sent on February 5 to 1,990 subscribers.

Read, share, or subscribe here!

By Lindsay Herron on February 5, 2018 - 6:38pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Member Discount: 10% Off Online Courses from The Consultants-E

The Consultants-E (TCE) is offering all KOTESOL members 10% off any online TCE course (excluding any applicable moderation fees). Just peruse the available courses on the TCE website, and when you're ready to register, enter this discount code: TCE-TENPERCENT-TA-2018
 

By Lindsay Herron on February 4, 2018 - 9:47pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grants

TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2018 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating a range of topics in English language education. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

There are two types of grants offered through TIRF’s DDG program. Information about the two types of grants, as well as eligibility concerns, resource videos, answers to frequently asked questions, past recipients, and much more can be found at:...

By Webeditor KOTESOL Partners on January 19, 2018 - 5:39pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Partners |Read more

Call For Applications - The KOTESOL Research Grant

The Research Committee invites you to submit an application for the KOTESOL Research Grant. Details and the application form are available at: https://koreatesol.org/research-comm

 

Research Committee

 

You may download the the information poster below. 

By John Phillips on January 9, 2018 - 9:18pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

January 2018 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Out!

The January 2018 issue of KOTESOL News, our monthly email newsletter, was sent on January 1, 2018, to 1,992 subscribers. Want to know what's ahead in the new year? Check out this issue of KOTESOL News to learn about upcoming publications, conferences, grants, and more!

By Lindsay Herron on January 1, 2018 - 9:13am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Korea TESOL Journal 13-1 Online Now

The Korea TESOL Journal (Volume 13, Number 1) is now available online for reading and downloading by our KOTESOL membership ㅡ chock-full of interesting research on ELT-related to the Korean context. Linguistic imperilism, national curriculum problems, willingness to communicate, test-wiseness, intercultural languuage strategies, motivation, meaning, pronunciation, reading, and much more ㅡ eleven papers in all, with two book reviews. View the table of contents and/or download your copy: HERE.

View all issues of the Korea TESOL Journal: HERE.

Print versions (hardcopies) of this...

By Webeditor Publications on December 28, 2017 - 6:48pm | 0 Comments | Korea TESOL Journal |Read more

Ringing In 2018!

2018 is on the doorstep. It is at this juncture that we commonly look back over the passing year, take stock of how it has been for us, and plan for the coming year. We do this for our lives in general, but do we do it as deliberately for our professional lives?

Let us take some downtime at this threshold of a new year to take inventory of our professional performance in 2017. What went well? What didn’t go as well as we would have liked? What can I, what should I, what will I do in the new year to improve myself as an educator?

Many options are available, and many are...

By Webeditor President on December 26, 2017 - 2:36pm | 0 Comments | President's Corner |Read more

National Council Meeting Held

The National Council meeting was held in Seoul on December 3rd at Sookmyung Women's University's Injae-gwan. The main actions of the meeting follow:

Standing Committee Chairs Approved
ㅡ Financial Affairs: Dr. Joo-Kyung Park
ㅡ Publications: James F. Kimball
ㅡ Membership: Lindsay Herron
ㅡ International Outreach: Allison Bill
ㅡ Publicity: Kathleen Kelley
ㅡ Technologies: John Phillips
ㅡ Research: Colin Walker

National Conference 2018 Approved
ㅡ Chair: Stewart Gray
ㅡ Date: May 12, 2018
ㅡ Venue: Kangnam University, Yongin...

By Webeditor President on December 20, 2017 - 1:42am | 0 Comments | President's Corner |Read more

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

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

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