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.

Visit the elections/voting booth to review candidates' profiles and to vote. Candidates info is online at

The voting booth will be open on Saturday (10/15) from 10am to 5pm and Sunday (10/16) from 10am-noon. The...

By Webeditor National on October 5, 2016 - 4:46pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Annual Business Meeting

The Annual Business Meeting for Korea TESOL will be held Sunday, October 16th, 4-6pm in Gemma Hall.

More information available at


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Constitution & Bylaws Amendment Proposals

If anyone is thinking of proposing amendments to the KOTESOL Constitution and Bylaws, you are reminded that any 5 members can propose amendments, but due to the need to circulate proposals to members (more than) 30 days in advance of the Annual Business Meeting (where proposals are voted upon), proposals should be submitted not later than September 13th (Tuesday) 10pm Korea Standard Time. (the proposals time has been extended)

You may send proposals to

The proposal must be endorsed by five current KOTESOL members, those names must accompany the...

By Webeditor National on September 10, 2016 - 2:24pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Proposed Constitution & Bylaws Amendments

As proposals for Bylaws or Constitutional Amendments are received and certified, they will be added to the page at

For more information on the proposal submission process, visit

By Webeditor National on September 7, 2016 - 10:12pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

It's not too late!

The KOTESOL International Conference is coming soon -- have you pre-registered?

If you want to present,
the Jeonju-North Jeolla KOTESOL Regional Conference Call for Proposals is open until Sept 20th, for the conference Saturday. Nov 19.

Keep your eye on the Events section for more KOTESOL opportunities.

For things beyond KOTESOL, check the Calendars.



By Webeditor National on August 25, 2016 - 12:06pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

AYF - Study-Travel Experience for our Students

Study-Abroad (1-week) opportunity for Korean university (and college) students. Deadline to apply is July 15th. Please inform your students.

The Asian Youth Forum is a dynamic annual event which brings together college students from across Asia for an exciting week of international exchange. AYF is designed to promote global awareness, cross-cultural communication, international understanding and leadership skills - all through the medium of English as a global language. AYF 15 in Taiwan offers participants a special chance to encounter a variety of exciting people, languages and...

By Webeditor National on June 28, 2016 - 12:27pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Volunteers Needed: Seeking Interim National Treasurer, Secretary

Our national treasurer and secretary are both leaving Korea, and their successors will not be elected until October. We need volunteers to take over each position before the current occupants leave! You will only be in the position until October (though you are strongly encouraged to run for the office, if you enjoy the work), and training will be provided. Additional information is below.

If you are interested in volunteering for either position, please email National President Lindsay Herron. If you have any questions about the positions, please email the respective current...

By Webeditor National on May 31, 2016 - 10:50am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

KOTESOL Research Grants 2016 - Call for Applications

The Korea TESOL Research Committee is pleased to announce the availability of research grants for new or experienced researchers. Only current members of KOTESOL are eligible. See more from

By Webeditor National on May 6, 2016 - 9:01am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Elections Results Oct 2015

The following have been duly elected in the KOTESOL National Elections of October 2015, and will serve until the 2016 Annual Business Meeting:

President: Lindsay Herron
1st Vice President:  Dr. David E. Shaffer
2nd Vice President:  Ingrid Zwaal
Secretary:  Daniel Cable
Treasurer:  Phil Owen
Nominations & Elections Committee Chair:  Mike Peacock
International Conference Committee Co-Chair:  Sean O'Connor

* The International Conference Committee Co-Chair is elected to a two-year term, the second year serving as International Conference...

By Webeditor National on October 30, 2015 - 9:39am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Cambridge Day XV

Cambridge Day XV

November 14th, 2015
Sookmyung Women's University


Brochure with more information link


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Bylaws update

The KOTESOL Bylaws (not Constitution) were amended at the 2014 KOTESOL Annual Business Meeting, but somehow that amendment was never incorporated into the text.

It is now.  Bylaws Article X. Amendments.

These Bylaws may be amended by a three-fifths (3/5) majority majority vote of the members present at an ABM, provided that written notice of the proposed changes has been endorsed by at least five (5) members in good standing and has been distributed to all members at least thirty (30) days prior to the vote.

See the CURRENT Constitution and Bylaws at http://koreatesol...

By Webeditor National on October 6, 2015 - 1:54pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

2014 ABM minutes (Draft) now online.

The DRAFT minutes from the KOTESOL 2014 Annual Business Meeting are now available. These should be examined, proposals made for revision, and then ratified at this years Anuual Business Meeting Sunday at 4:40pm. Find minutes at

By Webeditor National on October 6, 2015 - 1:40pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Notice of a Proposed Amendment to the KOTESOL Constiuttion

Regarding the two-year term of President

All members are hereby notified
of the motion to amend the KOTESOL Constitution, specified below, to be voted upon at the KOTESOL Annual Business Meeting scheduled for Sunday, October 11 at 16:50 within the KOTESOL International Conference venue at COEX (Seoul),
having met the provisions for endorsement and notice under Constitution Article VIII.

The Proposal:

That Article V of the KOTESOL Constitution be amended to DELETE the following clause,
"except  for the President, who shall serve a two-year term, elected...

By Webeditor National on September 3, 2015 - 11:22am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

A Call for Grant Proposals

Got a great research idea?  Consider taking advantage of a KOTESOL Research Grant.

Announcing the KOTESOL Research Committee's Call for Grant Applications.

The KOTESOL Research Committee offers 7 grants of 300,000 KRW for selected candidates. The proposed deadline is October 31st.

See the KOTESOL Research Committee page for more information -


By Webeditor National on July 12, 2015 - 2:41am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

KOTESOL - English Expo 2014 Call for Presenters

The Korea TESOL Conference at English Expo 2014

A new mini-conference with the theme

The Power of Questions

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at COEX (Seoul)

We are now seeking exciting presentations focusing on the following areas:

The importance of questions in education The role of questions in ELT Questions and YLs Questions in MS & HS Inquiring minds Questions and testing (or Testing) Reading Questions at home Parental support in language learning Training teachers to ask the right questions Questions in L1 & L2

Submissions in other areas are also...

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Changes to the constitution and bylaws passes

The proposed changes to the amendments to the constitution and the bylaws, as previously published, were voted on at the ABM and were passed. The amended version of both documents will be available online soon.

By Webeditor National on October 6, 2014 - 7:15am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Website hints & updates

Did you know that the website has numerous shortcuts to help you?

At the top of each page will be one or more links to take you to group "home pages".

The black menubar that runs across the top of all pages has pulldown menus, and sublistings for many of those pulldowns. (The full menubar may not be available in mobile mode and on some smaller screens.)

New updates to the website are currently in progress.

-- The KOTESOL Webservices Team

By Robert Dickey on September 16, 2014 - 3:07pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Constitution/Bylaws Amendment Proposals

Amendments to the KOTESOL Constitution and Bylaws will be voted upon at the Annual Business Meeting, scheduled Sunday at the 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference.

The current Constitution and Bylaws are available at

Proposals for Amendments:

Proposal to Revise the Amendment Requirements for KOTESOL Constitution.
That the figure "three-fourths (3/4) majority" in Constitution Article VIII (Amendments to this Constitution) be revised to "two-thirds (2/3) majority", this revision to go into effect October 6 2014.

Proposal to...

By Webeditor National on September 3, 2014 - 1:39pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

National Council Meeting Jan 26

The National Council of KOTESOL will meet on the 26th of January (Sunday).
Sookmyung University's Injaegwan, room 207 *

All KOTESOL members are welcome to attend. The meeting will start at 11 am, and is scheduled to be completed by 4.30 pm.

* Injaegwan is also known as the Sookmyung Professional Center and/or Sookmyung TESOL Center. The location can be found at the Seoul Chapter Workshop Directions page -

By Webeditor National on January 20, 2014 - 9:02am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Research Grants Opportunities

Announcing the 2014 KOTESOL Research Grants!

As in years past, KOTESOL is proud to support the efforts of its members by offering two types of research grants through the Research Committee. This year, we will offer one "Research Paper Grant" and up to five "Conference Presentation Grants." Please read on for more
information about each type of grant.

Research Paper Grants
Research Paper Grants are offered for the purpose of stimulating new research, especially by beginning researchers, of high quality and worthy of appearing in the Korea TESOL Journal.

For 2014,...

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Are you "LinkedIn" to KOTESOL?

Did you know KOTESOL is on LinkedIn?

By Webeditor National on November 7, 2013 - 12:29pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

National Council Evolves

Membership in the KOTESOL National Council evolves over several phases:

National elections Chapter elections Council appointments

National election outcomes were announced at the Annual Business Meeting October 13th, and on this site that same day. Chapter elections take place at various local meetings throughout the year (many occur in November). Each chapter's president has a vote on the national council.

Appointed Committee Chairs are nominated by the president and approved by the sitting council of the time. By custom, the term of office for appointed committee...

By Webeditor National on November 6, 2013 - 10:07am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Draft of the ABM minutes for 2013 loaded

 A draft copy of the minutes of the recent ABM has been loaded under the Documents / Minutes page, and all members are invited to read it and, if there are any comments or corrections they wish to make, to contact the secretary at

Draft minutes found at


By Webeditor National on October 17, 2013 - 6:35am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

KAMALL Conference October Oct 19

KOTESOL encourages all members to take advantage of educational opportunities in Korea. The Korea Association of Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning (KAMALL) holds their annual conference October 19th at Hanyang University in Seoul.

2013 KAMALL International Conference

Theme: Smart Language Learning in a Connected World
Conference Date: October 19, 2013
Venue: Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Keynote Speakers
- Jozef Colpaert (Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium)
- Tom Robb (Kyoto Sangyo University)
- Hiroyuki Obari (Aoyama Gakuin University...

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Annual Business Meeting and Bylaws Vote

KOTESOL's Annual Business Meeting for 2013 will be held Sunday, October 13th in Gemma Hall (Sookmyung University), 4-6pm.

Results from this year's elections, Reports, and proposed Bylaws Amendment are included.


By Webeditor National on October 9, 2013 - 8:47am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Membership Expiration

Has your membership expired?

Have you just renewed, but still received an expiration notice?

Are you wondering when your membership will expire?

Have you received the following message?

KOREA TESOL: role expired
The role, , you acquired by purchasing a product at our store has expired. Any special access or privileges that came with it are now gone. You can purchase it again by going to KOREA TESOL

Thanks again,


More than 80% of KOTESOL's memberships expire on September 30th each year.  At that time the KOTESOL web system...

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Bylaws Amendment Proposal

Notice of Bylaws Amendment proposal

Dear members,

Please find attached the Bylaws Amendment proposal which should have been attached to the ABM notice of Sept 13.

The secretary apologises for the lateness of this document dealing with proposed bylaw amendments, to be discussed at the 13th of October ABM. No intentional concealment was intended, and as the issue is a sensitive one, where the council wishes to be as open as possible in such matters, please consider the issues carefully in preparation for the ABM, where this can be discussed more fully.

Emails to...

By Webeditor National on September 18, 2013 - 3:52pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Announcement for the Annual Business Meeting

Notice is hereby given to all members of KOTESOL that the Annual Business Meeting (ABM) will be held during the International Conference in October.

Venue: Gemma Hall at Sookmyung Women's University.

Date: 13th of October 2013

Time: 16:00 (4 pm)

The results of the election for the following positions will be announced at this meeting:
President, 1st Vice-president, 2nd Vice-president, Treasurer, Secretary, International Conference co-chair and Nominations and Elections Committee chair.

The preliminary agenda is as follows:

1. Call to order...

By Webeditor National on September 12, 2013 - 9:46pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Korea TESOL E-news for Sept 7

Korea TESOL E-news for Sept 7 2013 has been sent to all current members, authenticated users of the website, and a few others too.  It should be in your email inbox for the account you used to create your account on  If it is sitting in your "spam" folder be sure to "un-spam" the account

You can find a PDF version of the email at

If you can't log in, request a new password from

Always log in using your email address (not a "user ID" because these can change...

By Webeditor National on September 8, 2013 - 2:53pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Council Meeting Derailed

The KOTESOL National Council meeting scheduled for 10am August 31st failed to reach a quorum due to a train collision north of the Daegu train station early Saturday morning. The collision between KTX and Mugunghwa passenger trains cancelled all northbound rail service for several hours.

A number of Seoul-bound KOTESOL council members were delayed at DongDaegu Station for nearly an hour before the decision to cancel service was announced. For those south of the accident, KORAIL recommended taking commercial bus service to Daejeon or Seoul. The Express Bus Terminal adjacent to...

By Robert Dickey on August 31, 2013 - 6:25pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more