TEC and TEC News Spring 2013 Now Available !!!

The Spring 2013 issues of The English Connection (TEC) and TEC News are now available for download by current member of KOTESOL.

Access The English Connection from

and TEC News at

The print edition of The English Connection is at press now.

(The reprinted winter issue of The English Connection has been sent.)

By Webeditor Publications on March 28, 2013 - 12:00am | 0 Comments | TEC News |Read more

National Conference 2013: Latest News


Korea TESOL National Conference 2013 Developing Professionally:  Plug-and-Play SLA Pedagogy

May 25th & 26th, 2013

Korea National University of Education



By B.T. Stoakley on March 17, 2013 - 12:15pm | 0 Comments | Korea TESOL National Conference 2013 |Read more

Spring into Conferences!

.....  UPDATED!
Spring is just around the corner, and so are KOTESOL Spring Conferences!

March 9:  Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter Conference -- with Reflective Practice SIG
Chosun University (Gwangju)

March 30:  Seoul Chapter Conference
Sookmyung Women's University TESOL Center (Seoul)

April 20:  Jeonju-North Jeolla Chapter Regional Conference
Geunyoung Girls High School (Jeonju)

By Webeditor Media on March 15, 2013 - 2:01pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

International Conference 2013 Call for Proposals

Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

The KOTESOL 2013 International Conference is a forum for educators to share their ideas, innovations, experience, and research findings in English language teaching (ELT). This year, the Conference will be exploring the actual and the desired roles of classroom practice in informing ELT and SLA theory. This is reflected in the Conference theme:

Exploring the Road Less Traveled: From Practice to Theory

Find the call for proposals and submissions webform here.

The .pdf version of the Call for Proposals is also available...

By Webeditor International Conference on March 13, 2013 - 11:16am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL International Conference 2013 |Read more

Correction on the Yongin Chapter's April Workshop

 People who received a Yongin-Gyeonggi brochure should be aware that the April workshop is scheduled for April 13th instead of April 11th. All Yongin chapter workshops are on the second Saturday of each month unless notified of any changes.

By Webeditor Yongin on March 12, 2013 - 8:26pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Daejeon-Chungcheong Chapter: Latest News

Here are some ways that you can get involved with the DC Chapter this spring: 

Are you looking for new ways to educate your students? KOTESOL's Seoul Chapter is having their annual conference on Saturday, March 30th at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul. The Daejeon Chapter will be renting a bus for those wishing to attend. The fee for the round-trip bus ride is a measly W10,000 and includes snacks and drinks. The conference itself is free for members or W10,000 for non-members. The theme of this year's conference is "Preparing for Tomorrow: Real Ideas for Real Classrooms". You...
By Webeditor Daejeon on March 11, 2013 - 9:32am | 0 Comments | Daejeon-Chungcheong |Read more

Jeju Chapter News

The Jeju Chapter welcomes two new office holders to the Executive team, Mr Alister Martin, Events Co-ordinator and Ms Alexis Oesterle, Membership Officer. Alister is from New Zealand and Alexis is from the USA. Alister has already organized a casual member meet up for lunch on Saturday 9 March in Jeju Si. We are looking forward to their fresh ideas, energy and persuasive abilities to up our membership numbers and make sure we are all well fed!


On the events front, the Jeju Chapter Executive has been in full swing preparing for it's first event of the year on...

By Webeditor Jeju on March 6, 2013 - 10:59pm | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

Daegu KOTESOL March Workshop Review

KOTESOL Daegu-Gyeongbuk chapter has restarted monthly workshops on the first Saturday in March after with a very interactive and practical presentation by Leonie Overbeek 

An English teacher in South Korea since 2007 and teacher trainer before that, Leonie presented on the topic of 'Vocabulary Games: What, Why and How.' In particular, Leonie drew attention to the difference between activities vs. games and playing vs. play as well as stressing the importance of determining the roles and the rules of play.

This workshop was wonderfully 'hands-on' and encouraged participation...

By Webeditor Daegu on March 4, 2013 - 5:52pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

Program Books from past KOTESOL International Conferences now available

Program Books (which you picked up at the conference venue) from recent KOTESOL International Coniferences are now available to download.

The Extended Summaries section includes short-length papers suitable for scholarly citation.

You may use the abstracts for various types of comparative research.

By Webeditor Publications on March 2, 2013 - 4:12pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

TEC Print Error - "Remail" forthcoming

To all KOTESOL members,

In our current (winter) issue of The English Connection, there were numerous print production errors that make it unreadable. These errors were of a technical nature and were not detected and corrected by our printing shop in time. They will have to reprint and reship all the issues to you, our members, at their expense. On behalf of myself, and the staff of TEC, we apologize for any inconvenience this causes. We realize that TEC is an important membership benefit, and we are tryingour best to make sure it goes out to you.

In the meantime, please enjoy...

By Webeditor Publications on January 15, 2013 - 1:18pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

Meet the 2013 KOTESOL Web Editor Team

2013 KOTESOL Web Training

The webmasters for the regional KOTESOL chapters joined the Leadership Retreat (LR) on Sunday, 13th January (hosted at Korea National University of Education - 한국교원대학교 in Cheongwon) for intensive training in using all the features of the new KOTESOL website,

The web developer, Sean Barber, flew in from the USA to lead the training in person, assisted by John Phillips  (Tech Chair) and facilitated by Bryan Stoakley (Webservices Chair).

Armed with the necessary tools and talent, your regional KOTESOL webmasters are ready to...

By Web Team on January 13, 2013 - 11:01pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

The English Connection and TEC News December 2012 Now Available!

The December issues of The English Connection (TEC) and TEC News are now available online.

All can view TEC News, the companion to The English Connection.

Only current members who login to the website can access the current issue of The English Connection.

Access these from Publications section of the "Black Bar" pulldown menu at the top of all website pages.

By Webeditor Publications on December 28, 2012 - 7:11pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

2013 Jeju Chapter Executive

Kia Ora!

The Jeju Chapter Executive for 2013:

President - Marlene Wilkinson, Jeju Si

Vice President - Erin Williams, Seogwipo Si

Treasurer - Christina Geiman, Seogwipo Si

Membership & Publicity - Jessie Dishaw, Jeju Si

Membership & Publicity - Cynthia Loiselle, Jeju Si

Webmaster - Darren Foley, Seogwipo Si


Looking forward to a successful year! Contact us anytime:

By Webeditor Jeju on December 28, 2012 - 11:13am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

KOTESOL Proceedings 2011 Available Online. Order Hardcopies!

KOTESOL Proceedings 2011 is now available online to the KOTESOL membership. KOTESOL Proceedings 2011 is a compilation of 27 research papers and 3 workshop reports of presentations made at the KOTESOL 2011 International Conference.

Members may access and download the online file by logging in to their account and going to the KOTESOL Proceedings webpage:

There are a limited number of hardcopies of Proceedings 2011 also available for those members who prefer a hardcopy for their research and reading. For a member to obtain a...

By Webeditor National on December 26, 2012 - 6:47pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

2013 Daejeon-Chungcheong Executive

Your 2013 Daejeon-Chungcheong Executive is: 

President - Kathy Moon

1st VP - Mike Peacock

2nd VP – Cheongju - Bryan Stoakley

2nd VP - Daejeon - Michael Jones

2nd VP – Cheonan: Sohn Young Hoon

Treasurer - Aaron Dougan

Secretary - Liz Bailey

Membership Coordinator - Ralph Cousins...

By Webeditor Daejeon on November 25, 2012 - 2:55pm | 0 Comments | Daejeon-Chungcheong |Read more

Reclaim Your KOTESOL Web Account

The KOTESOL Site is up and it is time to reclaim your KOTESOL web accounts. 

The ultra short Version:
1. Go to the KOTESOL home page and click on "Sign in"
2. Click on the "Request New Password" Tab and go through the process using your account e-mail address.
3. Change your password and add/change the other information on the profile edit page as necessary.
4. Click "Save" at the bottom of the page.  
5. You may now renew your membership and/or purchase a conference attendance.
6. Refer back to this page or contact me directly if you have...

By John Phillips on October 14, 2012 - 10:02pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

Video - Neil Anderson - Featured Speaker Introduction for KOTESOL Conference

Neil Anderson, Featured Speaker for the 2012 KOTESOL International Conference Introduces some of his topic and invites all English teachers and students to attend the conference.

By Webeditor International Conference on October 13, 2012 - 7:42pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL International Conference 2012 |Read more

TEC NEWS Autumn 2012 Now Available !!!

TEC News for Autumn 2012, the companion to The English Connection (TEC) is now available !

By Webeditor National on October 12, 2012 - 10:33pm | 0 Comments | TEC News |Read more

The English Connection - Conference News! now available

The latest issue of The English Connection (TEC) is now available for members and non-members alike.*

It is filled with information about this year's international conference, as well as the rich panoply of ELT-based articles and information.

Find it on The English Connection page.


*  Available to non-members as a special pre-conference service. Ordinarily non-members may not read The English Connection online until the one-year "moving wall" has passed.

By Robert Dickey on October 3, 2012 - 6:26pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

KOTESOL International Conference 2012 Proceedings

The 2012 Kotesol Proceedings team invites submissions from all presenters at the 2012 Kotesol International Conference.
Information about Proceedings submission guidelines can be found here.

Please direct submissions and/or queries to:

Submissions deadline:  15 January 2013

By Webeditor International Conference on October 2, 2012 - 1:32am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL International Conference 2012 |Read more

Pre-Registration Extended By Popular Demand

Pre-registration for the 20th KOTESOL International Conference has been extended due to popular demand!

Pre-registration will now close

Sunday 07 October 2012

Individulas register here.

By Webeditor International Conference on September 24, 2012 - 2:32pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL International Conference 2012 |Read more

KOTESOL International Conference Poster Available for Download

The Poster for the KOTESOL International Conference 2012 is now available for download in two sizes. A4 and A3. Please spread the word by downloading the poster and distributing it around your school, university or office.

By Webeditor International Conference on September 24, 2012 - 2:46am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL International Conference 2012 |Read more

KOTESOL International Conference 2012 2 Day Program Released

KOTESOL is very happy to announce the program for the its 20th International Conference "Perfect Score: Methodologies, Technologies & Communities of Practice"

The Program can be downloaded on the International Conference mini site or direct download here. [.pdf 200kb]

By Webeditor International Conference on September 24, 2012 - 1:02am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL International Conference 2012 |Read more

ELT Calendars of Events Are Back!

Welcome back the ELT calendars of events that have in the past been one of the most visited pages on the KOTESOL website. These events calendars feature (1) pan-KOTESOL Chapter events, arranged both chronologically and by Chapter, (2) National KOTESOL events, (3) other Korean ELT events, and (4) international ELT events in the Asia-Pacific region or of special interest to KOTESOL members. To view these events calanders at their temporary site, click the following links:

Pan-KOTESOL Chapter Events

By on July 25, 2012 - 12:44pm | 0 Comments | International Conferences & Events |Read more

Extensive Reading Competition

If you are interested in having your students from elementary through high school become more interested in or more involved in Extensive Reading (ER), here is an English Extensive Reading competition for them to take part in -- The 2012 KEERA Graded Reader Review Competition.
  Awards will be given in four categories to the students who can write the best review of a graded reader either fiction or non-fiction. An individual Award will be given to the writer of the best review in each category and the main Award (sets of graded readers) going to the winner's school.


By Webeditor Gwangju on July 24, 2012 - 1:19pm | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more

KOTESOL Judge for China English Competition: David Shaffer

It was my first trip to the south-central region of China, and it would be my first time to serve as a judge of an English speaking contest in China. When I landed in Kunming, the venue city proved to be as beautiful as I had heard it was. Knowing that the event was organized by the China Daily and 21st Century English Education Media, I also had high expectations of the Seventeenth China Daily “21st Century Cup” National English Speaking Competition. I felt gratitude toward 21st Century and China Daily for asking KOTESOL to send a competition judge and thankful that KOTESOL selected me....

By Webeditor Gwangju on July 20, 2012 - 2:39pm | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more

Report from the Very Special September 27 Workshop

The Jeju Chapter of KoTESOL had a very special workshop on Saturday, September 27, from 3:00-5:30 p.m. at the College of Education Building of Cheju National University's main campus. Mary-Jane Scott from Soongsil University in Seoul gave a truly dynamic and practical workshop on teaching presertation skills to learners of all age and ability levels in public schools, universities, and private academies. Mary-Jane called-upon her many years of successful teaching in Korea, China and Australia.

By Webeditor Jeju on April 3, 2012 - 4:04am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

August 9 Workshop/Meeting Report

The August Workshop/Meeting was held on Saturday, August 9, from 3-5 p.m. at the Foreign Language Learning Center, conveniently located near the KAL Hotel in Jeju City. The topic was ESL/EFL Teaching - Then and Now!  Attendees viewed parts of "The King and I" and discussed ESL/EFL teaching in the past as portrayed in that amazing movie and in actuality at the present. Special thanks to our wonderful co-president, Peter Mazur, for guiding the discussion.

By Webeditor Jeju on April 3, 2012 - 4:03am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

July 19 Workshop/Meeting Report

The July 19 Workshop/meeting was held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Foreign Language Learning Center, very conveniently located in Jeju City. The topics included Chapter Bylaws, elections for vacancies, and a workshop on money and technology tips. Cal opened a gmail account that houses the activity sheets.

By Webeditor Jeju on April 3, 2012 - 4:03am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

June 28, 2008 - Workshop/Meeting Report

The June Monthly Meeting was held at Cheju National University's main campus (in the Education Building) on June 28 (a necessary deviation from the usual 3rd Saturday schedule)  from 3:00-5:00 p.m.  Thanks to Lindsay Herron for presenting a very informative session that featured practical, effective, teacher-tested games to use with English language learners of all ages. It was fun and enjoyable. We also received a short report from the National Executive Council Meeting that was held in May.

By Webeditor Jeju on May 28, 2008 - 3:58am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more