Registration for International Conference Opens!

Online Pre-Registration for the KOTESOL International Conference is now open.

Save money and headaches by pre-registering.

Member Discount. You can renew your membership in the same process. (Memberships taken with last year's conference registration expire Sept 30 and are not eligible for member's discount for this year's conference.) Group Discount. 5 or more non-members can register together to save money. Presenters register separately. Please be sure to use the correct registration form.

By Webeditor International Conference on August 3, 2016 - 3:48pm | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

July 2016 KOTESOL News Is Out!

It might be the summer break, but KOTESOL never rests! Check out what's happening this month around the country; the July issue of KOTESOL News was sent on July 7, 2016, to 1,668 subscribers. Highlights of the issue include new columns and reading groups for KOTESOL SIGs, calls for papers and presentations, and a special invitation to university students to represent Korea overseas. 

By Webeditor Membership on July 8, 2016 - 4:42am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |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

New! Critical reading group

With Dean Jorgensen's help, we are setting up an online critical reading group as of 27 June 2016. We will begin with the text Teaching to Transgress (bell hooks). For more information, join our Facebook group or contact the SIG administrator (see Social Justice SIG Basic page for instructions).

By Webeditor SIG Social Justice on June 23, 2016 - 8:22pm | 0 Comments | Social Justice (Critical Educators in Korea) SIG |Read more

KOTESOL Membership Card... Don't Leave Home Without It!

Your KOTESOL Membership Card allows for discounts in various shops and events.

Such as the forthcoming Christian Teachers conference June 24-25 at Yonsei University.

You can also show your current membership through your member's profile after you login to the KOTESOLwebsite at

By Webeditor Membership on June 12, 2016 - 12:02pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

TEC Magazine — Summer Issue Online Now

Summer is officially here. It's June, and the Summer TEC is here, too. Log in to your KOTESOL account to enjoy reading your member's copy of the latest issue of The English Connection. Read features on volunteering students and on critical thinking. Find out more about Ian Done Ramos and about Jim Scrivener's most recent book "Classroom Management Techniques." Learn about Tom Farrell's meditation methods in his reflective practice column. Check out the push for professional development at one Korean university, and check into much more in the pages of this issue of TEC: https://koreatesol....

By Webeditor Calendar on June 2, 2016 - 1:40am | 0 Comments | |Read more

Publish Your Tech Review (MCALL SIG)

The Multimedia & CALL Special Interest Group (MCALL SIG) is looking for contributors to a new "Tech Briefs" feature on the website! We're planning to publish brief reviews of various tech tools, websites, and online resources. 

If you'd like to contribute your opinions about your favorite tech tool--or excoriate your least favorite tech tool--please use this form.

If you have longer tech-related insights you'd like to publish in article form, please get in touch with us; we're also looking for longer pieces for various KOTESOL publications and a possible MCALL SIG...

By Webeditor_Sig Call on June 1, 2016 - 7:16am | 0 Comments | Multimedia & CALL |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

Membership Perk: Promotional Price for Everland + Beer Fest, June 10-12, 2016

The Everland Beer Fest (June 10-12, 2016) is offering special promotional tickets to KOTESOL members! During the festival only, KOTESOL members will get a discount on Everland admission, plus a free drink and free admission to the beer festival. To learn more about the promotional price, please email our contact at the Everland Beer Fest. 

By Webeditor Membership on May 30, 2016 - 1:18pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

2016 National Conference Special Edition of KOTESOL News Is Now Out!

The 2016 National Conference special edition of KOTESOL News was sent on May 23 to 1,641 subscribers. This all-conference issue features everything attendees might wish to know about the conference in Wonju on Saturday (May 28). Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor_Sig Call on May 23, 2016 - 9:30pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

MCALL SIG Meet-up at National Conference

Join the Multimedia and CALL SIG for a lunchtime meet-up at the 2016 National Conference! This is a great opportunity to share your ideas for the SIG, find out how you can participate, and socialize a bit with others who share your interest in media and technology.

You can come and go as you please--but it might be convenient to order your lunch in advance (by May 25), so you can just grab it and head directly to our meet-up! 

We look forward to seeing you there. (Questions? Email us!)

By Webeditor_Sig Call on May 22, 2016 - 7:00pm | 0 Comments | Multimedia & CALL |Read more

Professional Development SIG meet-up

KOTESOL's Professional Development SIG (special interest group) will have a lunch-hour meeting at the KOTESOL National Conference May 28th. This is our chance to recharge the SIG, plan our activities for the coming months, welcome new participants, and just a bit of socializing.

We hope to see you there!

Key links:

SIG homepage:

Conference homepage:

Discussions page (Yahoo Group):


By Webeditor_Sig Professional Development on May 16, 2016 - 6:55am | 0 Comments | Professional Development |Read more

Updating Your KOTESOL Profile [Important]

Not Receiving Your TEC?
Are you a KOTESOL member but not receiving your member copy of TEC (The English Connection)?
The most likely reasons for this are all related to the mailing address in your online KOTESOL account profile (under the "Edit" tab):

— The address is your old address before you moved.
— The address contains errors in spelling or numbers.
— The address has information missing (e.g., postal code).
— The address is incorrectly formatted.
— The address in not the new Korean road-name format.
— Two or more of the above.


By Webeditor Publications on May 14, 2016 - 2:24am | 0 Comments | Publications |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

Call for Presentations Extended - 2016 International Conference

The deadline for submissions to the KOTESOL 2016 International Conference has been extended to June 10th.

If you were slow to put in your proposal, you still have a bit of time.

By Webeditor International Conference on May 3, 2016 - 7:57pm | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

MCALL SIG Seeking IC Colloquium Presenters!

The Multimedia & CALL Special Interest Group is now seeking presenters for an MCALL-related colloquium at the 2016 International Conference (October 15 & 16, 2016, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul). The colloquium will be 105 minutes long and feature simultaneous 20-minute presentations, so presenters will do the same presentation five times as people circulate to various stations around the room. The theme of the colloquium, by popular response to a Facebook poll, will be tech for teachers (tech for classroom management, quizzes, etc.); submit your relevant 20-minute ...

By Webeditor_Sig Call on May 3, 2016 - 9:56am | 0 Comments | Multimedia & CALL |Read more

MCALL SIG Seeking Tech Reviews and Lesson Plan Ideas for Website!

The Multimedia & Computer-Assisted Language Learning (MCALL) Special Interest Group is seeking media-, technology-, and website-related reviews and lesson plan ideas for publication online! We would like to start a new monthly "Tech Highlights" feature on the KOTESOL website. Reviews and activity suggestions should be 300-600 words long and should include links to the tools or websites you reference. For additional information, or to submit your insights and opinions, please email the MCALL coordinator. 

By Webeditor_Sig Call on May 3, 2016 - 9:22am | 0 Comments | Multimedia & CALL |Read more

May 2016 Issue of KOTESOL News Is Now Out!

The May 2016 issue of KOTESOL News was sent on May 3 to 1,619 recipients. Among the highlights of this issue: Pre-registration for the 2016 National Conference, information about the International Conference call for proposals, an invitation from the Membership Committee, and more! Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on May 3, 2016 - 8:32am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Pre-Registration for National Conference 2016

Pre-registration for the KOTESOL 2016 National Conference is now open.

"Our Provinces”

Date: 28th May 2016 (Saturday)
Venue: Sangji University, Wonju
Plenary speaker: Theron Muller (University of Toyama)

Register online now through May 15 to save fees:

Registration Rates
Members: 10,000 won (expiring after May 31, 2016; 20,000 won onsite)
Non-members: 25,000 won (35,000 won onsite)
Undergraduate student: 10,000 won (onsite only; must show ID)
Groups (5+ people): 20,000 won per person (not available onsite).
..... For further...

By Webeditor National Conference on April 5, 2016 - 4:14pm | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

April 2016 Issue of KOTESOL News Sent

The April 2016 issue of KOTESOL News was sent on the morning of April 1 to 1,602 subscribers. This issue includes pre-registration information for upcoming conferences, links to our newest publications, calls for papers both in KOTESOL and internationally, and more! Read, share, or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on April 1, 2016 - 8:14am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

KOTESOL Proceedings 2014 Now Online

KOTESOL Proceedings 2014 is now available online. This is a select collection of research papers based on 2 invited speaker sessions and 22 concurrent session presentations at the 2014 Korea TESOL International Conference, available at present to members only:

KOTESOL Proceedings 2014
Embracing Change: Blazing New Frontiers Through Language Teaching
— Proceedings of the KOTESOL / KAFLE International Conference —
Seoul, Korea; October 4-5, 2014

Available for download at:

Compliments to the...

By Webeditor Publications on March 26, 2016 - 12:01am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Proceedings |Read more

Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL March Workshop Review + PDF

Last weekend, Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL members trekked over to Dongseongro in Downtown Daegu to join our monthly workshop at Elmo Study Café despite the exhaustion of back-to-school week and the less than favorable weather conditions. It must have been because they were interested in what Dr. David Shaffer has experienced throughout his long career teaching English in Korea, which he began in the 1970s.

Attendees enjoyed the side by side comparisons of teaching in English in Korea then and now that Dr. Shaffer presented during his lecture English Education in Korea: Looking Back,...

By Webeditor Daegu on March 13, 2016 - 6:10pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

Celebrate Spring with TEC – The English Connection's Spring Issue Is Online

As the new buds blossom and bloom on spring-time branches, The English Connection springs similarly forth with a fresh-smelling posy of articles on teaching TESOL in Korea, just for you. (Log in to access the Spring issue HERE.)

Three articles focus on teaching writing: one on teaching English through poetry, by Michael Free and Yuri Angie White; another is the book review about academic written English, contributed by Angela Guanying Wu; and our lead feature is on the art of keeping writing students happily motivated via their decisions and choices, by Tim Self.

For most of...

By Webeditor Publications on March 5, 2016 - 12:12am | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

Calling all presenters! The Jeju Chapter needs you for our upcoming Spring Workshop!

The Jeju Chapter is looking for a speaker to present at our spring workshop on Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 3 to 5 p.m. This workshop will be focused on new teachers to Jeju Island and Korea. We would like to hold a two hour workshop where we discuss Korean education culture during the first hour and practical review games and activities in the second hour. We are offering a 150,000 won stipend to help cover travel and lodging expenses. If you are interested, please submit a short paragraph summary of your presentation and mini bio to Jeju Chapter President, Stephanie Nixon, at jeju@...

By Webeditor Jeju on March 3, 2016 - 1:16am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

Call for Presentations Extended - National Conference 2016

The Call for Presentations for the 2016 KOTESOL National Conference in Wonju has been extended to Sunday, March 6 (11:59pm).

Submit your proposal!

See the Call at

By Webeditor National Conference on February 29, 2016 - 6:47pm | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

Yongin KOTESOL Chapter is Seeking Chapter Workshop Presenters

Yongin KOTESOL is one of the most active and fastest growing chapters in Korea.  Right now, we’re looking for presenters to fill out our spring and fall 2016 seasons!  If you’d like to give a workshop that will help us improve our teaching, send your proposal to Martin Todd, the Yongin KOTESOL'’ First Vice-President at by March 11th.   We’ll get back to you quickly and we’ll be making up our schedule in mid March.

By Webeditor Yongin on February 27, 2016 - 7:54am | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Gwangju Conference Registration Is Now OPEN

We hope you are planning to come to the Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter KOTESOL Conference. Pre-registration online is open February 25 through March 9. Pre-register now. To begin, just click HERE.

Theme: SERVICE – A Tradition in Teaching
Plenary Speaker: Robert Dickey, JD: Service – A Hallmark of Professionalism
About 20 presentations (4 by overseas presenters).
Four Strands
-- Service
-- Social Justice
-- General
-- General / Research

Start your semester off with some first rate professional development.
Start your KOTESOL year off...

By Webeditor Gwangju on February 25, 2016 - 8:31pm | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more

2 Free Passes - Women in TESOL

KOTESOL has been granted two free passes to the Women in TESOL conference March 11-13 in the Philippines.

If you would like one or both passes,

You must be a current KOTESOLmember You must write a brief summary report of the event for KOTESOL (which will be published online and/or in TEC, and should include two or more photos)

please send an email by February 27 to the KOTESOL OPs Liaison at

By Webeditor KOTESOL Partners on February 20, 2016 - 1:30pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

2016 KOTESOL International Conference Call For Presentations

Call for Presentations
24th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference
Shaping the Future with 21st Century Skills

To be held October 15-16, 2016
Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

You may find further information at:
By Webeditor International Conference on February 19, 2016 - 9:47pm | 0 Comments | 2016 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

Daegu-Gyeongbuk Monthly Workshops: Call for Presentations

Daegu-Gyeongsangbuk KOTESOL chapter has a brand new location at ELMO study café conveniently located near subway, buses, and parking in downtown Daegu:

We want to encourage a greater number of shorter presentations at our monthly workshops: approximately 30 minutes on practical English Language Teaching theory and practice - especially topics that are relevant to ELT in Korea.

We offer an open and enthusiastic environment to hone your presentation skills and also welcome first-time presenters.

IF you are interested, please send:...

By Webeditor Daegu on January 17, 2016 - 6:42pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more