November 2016 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Out!

The November 2016 issue of KOTESOL News was sent on November 4, 2016, to 1,960 subscribers. Be sure to check it out to learn more about November events, publication opportunities, a reminder about mailing addresses, and more!

By Webeditor Membership on November 4, 2016 - 6:56am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Call for Papers: KOTESOL Proceedings 2016

The KOTESOL Publications Committee is now accepting papers for KOTESOL Proceedings 2016. Submissions may be made by presenters at the 2016 Korea TESOL International Conference  based on presentations made at the conference.  Presenters making more than one presentation may make a submission for each.

Submissions deadline is January 15, 2017.
General guidelines (as PDF file) and additional information can be found here:

By Webeditor Publications on October 29, 2016 - 1:16am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Proceedings |Read more

KOTESOL Apologizes for Comment by Presenter

KOTESOL supports non-discriminatory practices in English language teaching.  Recently, KOTESOL joined other TESOL organizations, and adopted 'TESOL International's Position Statement Against Discrimination of Nonnative Speakers of English in the Field of TESOL.' 

However, during the Korea TESOL International Conference one presenter (who will remain nameless) made an inappropriate comment during a session.  The comment, which was apparently intended as a joke, was offensive to some attendees and is not in line with the organization’s values.  KOTESOL would like to apologize to those...

By Webeditor Media on October 21, 2016 - 5:58pm | 0 Comments | Media (Resources for) |Read more

2016 National Election Results

By Webeditor Elections on October 18, 2016 - 10:12am | Reads | News
Nominations & Elections Committee

The 2016 KoreaTESOL National Election has now come to a close.  The results were tallied and announced at the Annual Business Meeting held this past Sunday at the International Conference.  

The 2017 KoreaTESOL National Council will include these elected members: 

1st Vice President: David Shaffer

2nd VIce President: Ingrid Zwaal 

Treasurer: Phillip Shrank 

Secretary: Christopher Miller 

IC Co-Chair: Kathleen Kelly 


By Webeditor Elections on October 18, 2016 - 10:25am | 0 Comments | Nominations & Elections Committee |Read more

Extended Abstracts / Summaries from International Conference available

Available in PDF from 

By Webeditor International Conference on October 17, 2016 - 10:51am | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

PAC 2016 in Taipei This November 11-13

As the typhoon season winds down, the conference season winds up, both here and throughout East Asia. This year's PAC Conference (PAC 2016 - the annual conference of the Pan-Asian Consortium, of which KOTESOL is a founding member) is in Taipei, Taiwan. Hosted by ETA-ROC (English Teachers' Assn., Rep. of China), it is one of the premier ELT conferences in this part of the world. Definitely worth your consideration.

We have more details at

The PAC 2016 Conference website is at

By Webeditor Calendar on October 16, 2016 - 11:15pm | 0 Comments | Calendars of Events |Read more

Represent KOTESOL at The 2017 ThaiTESOL International Conference

How would you like to represent KOTESOL at the 2017 ThaiTESOL International Conference? KOTESOL is looking for a representative and presenter for the 37th Annual Thailand TESOL International Conference, to be held on January 20-21, 2017 at the Ambassador Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the conference is “ELT Pathways to Professional Excellence”.

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 conferences and associations are run •...

By Webeditor Outreach on October 16, 2016 - 10:26am | 0 Comments | International Outreach Committee (IOC) |Read more

Coffee on Hand at the International Conference

Sookmyung’s coffee shop is closed on weekends, so KOTESOL is setting up its own café for the International Conference.  The café, located in Renaissance Plaza’s courtyard, and it will have coffee and baked goods available for purchase. 

For attendees who require more complex caffeinated beverages, there are some coffee shops and cafés just a short walk from the conference venue.  

By Webeditor Media on October 12, 2016 - 10:21pm | 0 Comments | Media (Resources for) |Read more

Program Book for the 24th International Conference Available Online Now

The program book for The 24th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference is now available online as a PDF.  Now, you can take your time perusing the schedule and abstracts before you arrive at the conference this Saturday.

To download the program book click here.


By Webeditor Media on October 11, 2016 - 12:13am | 0 Comments | Media (Resources for) |Read more

KOTESOL Welcomes New Domestic Partner

On October 8, 2016, KOTESOL signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Korean Association of Foreign Language Academies (KAFLA), formally welcoming another domestic partner into the KOTESOL family. The MOU provides a "framework for the two organizations to work together on issues regarding the development and enhancement of English education and understanding in Korea," including promotion of each other's events and organizations and the possibility of further cooperation.

Photo credit: Daniel Lee

By Webeditor National on October 10, 2016 - 9:57am | 0 Comments | |Read more


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

KOTESOL News: 2016 KOTESOL International Conference Edition Now Available

The 2016 KOTESOL International Conference (+ October 2016) edition of KOTESOL News was sent on October 5, 2016, to 1,930 subscribers. This issue contains detailed information about the 2016 KOTESOL International Conference, upcoming October events, recent KOTESOL publications, and other KOTESOL news. Read, share, or subscribe here!

By Webeditor Membership on October 5, 2016 - 9:09am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Get Oriented at the Korea TESOL International Conference

Conferences can be overwhelming, especially for first-timers.  In response, Korea TESOL is holding orientation sessions at this year’s International Conference.  The orientation is designed to help attendees get the most out of their conference experience.  Participants will learn how to utilize the program book, get an overview of the venue, meet important KOTESOL board members, network, and have the opportunity to win prizes.  

There are two orientations scheduled for Saturday; a 9 am session for the early birds, and a 1:30 pm session for those who prefer a later start.  The...

By Webeditor Media on October 4, 2016 - 10:39pm | 0 Comments | Media (Resources for) |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


By Robert Dickey on October 2, 2016 - 10:36am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Save a Tree: Opt Out of Hard Copies of TEC!

Did you know you can opt out of receiving hard copies of The English Connection (TEC)? Just select "Don't Send (Postal) Mail" in your online profile ("My account" --> "Edit" tab --> scroll to the check box just below the "Postal Mailing Address Label" box): 


You'll still be able to access all issues of TEC online--even the most recent ones, as long as your membership is current.

Opting out of postal mail will not affect anything except TEC. KOTESOL does not send any other postal mail, except upon request. 

By Webeditor Membership on October 2, 2016 - 8:59am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

New Branded Item Debuts: Name-Card Cases!

The Membership Committee is delighted to announce the arrival of a new KOTESOL branded item: business/name-card cases! Available in five styles drawing on traditional Korean motifs, and laser-inscribed on the inside with the KOTESOL logo, these cases are a perfect, classy, classic gift--for yourself or others! The cases will debut at the 2016 International Conference, and cost just 10,000 won each. Limited numbers of each design are available, so get yours soon!

By Webeditor Membership on October 1, 2016 - 1:01pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Korea TESOL Journal 12-1 Online Now

The Korea TESOL Journal (Volume 12, Number 1, 2016) is now available online for reading and downloading by our KOTESOL membership -- chocked full of interesting research on ELT related to the Korean context. Student perceptions of group work, LTOs, ER and KSAT scores, custom-designed games, "contentious" video, and much more -- ten papers in all, with three 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 volume will be available to members upon request, free of...

By Webeditor Publications on October 1, 2016 - 3:47am | 0 Comments | Korea TESOL Journal |Read more

KOTESOL Publicity to Debut Media Station and Broadcast via Facebook "Live"

KOTESOL International Conference committee members are gearing up for the 24th annual International Conference, ‘Shaping the Future with 21st Century Skills’.  At the conference, KOTESOL is debuting an interactive Media Station.  The Media Station is an outlet designed to connect teachers, attendees, presenters and volunteers while participating in professional development through workshops and presentations.

This year attendees won’t have to wait for the member wine and cheese Saturday evening to meet and connect with fellow teachers and speakers. During the conference, KOTESOL...

By Webeditor Media on September 28, 2016 - 9:36pm | 0 Comments | Media (Resources for) |Read more

International Conference mention in Korea Times.

The International Conference is mentioned in the Korea Times.

By Webeditor Media on September 22, 2016 - 1:48pm | 0 Comments | Media (Resources for) |Read more

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

Attention Presenters! Looking for proposals for Nov 6 conference!

Jeju Chapter KOTESOL Conference Call for Proposals


The Jeju chapter of KOTESOL would like to invite presenters to submit proposals for our second regional conference. The conference will be held on Sunday November 6, 2016 on the beautiful island of Jeju. Come for the conference, stay for the sights!


Theme: Create, Innovate, Motivate


We want to bring creative, innovative, and motivating activities and teaching ideas to the small community of teachers on Jeju Island.  We are looking for presentations that offer teachers new and creative tools,...

By Webeditor Jeju on September 6, 2016 - 6:31pm | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

Nominations Open!

Are you interested in having a position on KoreaTESOL's National Executive?  Here's your chance! Nominations open on September 1st!  

For a list of which positions are available and the duties of each, go to . 

~N&E Committee

By Webeditor Elections on September 4, 2016 - 4:04pm | 0 Comments | Nominations & Elections Committee |Read more

TEC - Pre-Conference Issue Online Now

The cooler breezes of autumn are wisking off the burdening heat of summer, signaling that the Korea TESOL International Conference is quickly approaching. Part of it is already here - in the form of the pre-conference issue of TEC (The English Connection).

Get to know more about our invited speakers throught 5 TEC interviews and 4 speaker articles, plus an interview with Conference Chair Jaimie Carson and a conference schedule overview and invited speakers' session titles.

Feature articles also on "Profcasting" and Google Classroom. To access this issue of TEC, click HERE....

By Webeditor Publications on September 3, 2016 - 12:19am | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

September Issue of KOTESOL News Is Out!

What's happening this month in KOTESOL? Find out in the September 2016 issue of KOTESOL News, sent on September 1 to 1,679 subscribers. Read it now to learn about pre-registration for the 2016 KOTESOL International Conference, a member's discount to another major international conference, nominations for national elections, and more! 

Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on September 1, 2016 - 7:10am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Yongin KOTESOL Chapter November Conference: Seeking Proposals From Various Presenters

Call for Presentations for the Fourth Annual Yongin KOTESOL Conference

Practical Classroom Activities for Empowering Students


The Yongin KOTESOL Conference Committee invites presentation proposals for our 2016 annual conference, to be held on Nov. 12th at Kangnam University, in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do.  Our theme this year is "Practical Classroom Activities for Empowering Students.” We are looking for both experienced and new presenters to help us continue our tradition of conferences that are engaging, provide insights and develop skills that are of real value in the...

By Webeditor Yongin on August 31, 2016 - 5:50pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

New International Discount Added: Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory

The Membership Committee is delighted to announce our first membership perk in the United States: a discount on all tours offered by the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory! AT&SF is the parent company of the ABQ Trolley Co., the Duke City Pedaler, Albu-Creepy Ghost Walk, Albu-Quirky, the Mother Road Bike Taxi, and more. 

If you're planning a trip to New Mexico, USA, just email the Membership Committee and let us know when you'll be in Albuquerque. We'll send you a discount code you can use on your online ticket purchase!


By Webeditor Membership on August 26, 2016 - 1:34pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |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

Daegu-Gyeongbuk Late Summer Workshop Review

The August Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL meeting kicked off once again after taking a break in July for summer vacation. The meeting began with a quick presentation from Scott (Son Saerom 손새롬) from Express Publishing and he gave an outline about a range of new books based on vocational teaching for English for Specific Purposes. For more information about these books, check out the following website: or contact Scott directly at: 010-5301-2570 /

The first presenter was Nathan Galster who spoke on 'Media-based Langauge Learning'....

By Webeditor Daegu on August 25, 2016 - 11:25am | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

KOTESOL Participating in ALAK-GETA Intl. Conference

This year's ALAK-GETA Joint International Conference is giving discounted pre-registration to all KOTESOL members who attend. The conference will be held on September 9-11 at Honam University in Gwangju. Saturday the 10th is the main day of presentations.

The conference theme is "ELT and Applied Linguistics in a Globalizing Asia: Opportunities and Challenges." An appropriate theme for the Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) and the Global English Teachers Association (GETA).

A section of the conference is set off for Gwangju Chapter presentations and a featured...

By Webeditor Gwangju on August 13, 2016 - 2:05am | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more