Call for Proposals
The Yongin KOTESOL Conference Committee invites presentation proposals for our 2015 annual conference, to be held on Nov. 14th at Gangnam University, in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do. Our theme this year is "Practical Classroom Activities: Arts & Technologies in the Classroom". We are looking for both experienced and new presenters to help us continue our tradition of conferences that are engaging, provides insights and develops skills that are of real value in the classroom.
If you, or someone you know would like to give a presentation or workshop that follows...
The 2015 Korea TESOL International Conference and English Expo is still a full month away, BUT the Autumn Issue of The English Connerction (TEC) is now online to bring the conference much closer. This expanded issue of TEC contains over 20 pages of IC-related information -- invited speakers' presentation schedules, articles by invited speakers, and interviews with invited speakers. Download the latest issue of TEC, and learn more about the great invited speakers coming to IC 2015. But this issue is not all about the conference. You will also find the regular TEC features and columns that...By Webeditor Publications on August 28, 2015 - 10:18pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more
In addition to our amazing plenary speakers Chuck Sandy and Robert Murphy at this year's International Conference, we have a wonderful line-up of featured speakers to accommodate your ELT interests and concerns. Some are names that will be easily recognizable; others will be new names, but all will be presenting informative and inspiring presentations and workshops tailored for our International Conference attendees.
Find the details on our invited speakers and their presentations at:
Stay tuned to the conference page as more...By Webeditor International Conference on August 27, 2015 - 5:09pm | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more
The KOTESOL International Conference and English Expo 2015 is something special.
The best from the past, plus some new features.
Invited speakers include Chuck Sandy, Robert Murphy, Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, Glenn Stockwell, Boyoung Lee (이보영) and more
See the full list of major speakers and their sessions at http://koreatesol.org/ic2015/MajorSpeakers
More information added twice weekly.
The English Expo is Korea's largest book/materials exhibition, KOTESOL is proud to partner with over 100 organizations to display the best in English...By Webeditor International Conference on August 27, 2015 - 9:48am | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more
Have you pre-registered for KOTESOL's annual International Conference?
Sunday's Plenary Speaker is Robert Murphy, a leading voice for neuroELT internationally. Co-founder of the International FAB (brain science) Conferences,. His plenary talk is titled "The Benefits of Inquiry-Based Learning".
Find more about Murphy's sessions at http://koreatesol.org/ic2015/RobertMurphy
See the list of all invited speakers and their sessions at http://koreatesol.org/ic2015/MajorSpeakers
General conference information - including Pre-Registration - at http://http://koreatesol....By Webeditor International Conference on August 9, 2015 - 1:18pm | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more
Pre-register for the KOTESOL International Conference.
http://koreatesol.org/IC2015#RegistrationIndividual Pre-registration Group Pre-registration Presenters Pre-registration FAQs for Registration By Webeditor International Conference on August 2, 2015 - 2:23pm | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more
KOTESOL International Conference weekend is just around the corner - October 9-11. KOTESOL is proud to introduce our Opening Plenary Speaker, Chuck Sandy. See his session titles & abstracts, bio-sketch, even an Audio Love-letter to KOTESOL, at http://koreatesol.org/ic2015/ChuckSandyBio
More information on the 2015 KOTESOL International Conference and English Expo is available at http://koreatesol.org/ic2015/
Don't forget to Pre-register and save money!
More information coming...By Webeditor International Conference on August 2, 2015 - 12:45am | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more
Accepted sessions for the 2015 International Conference can be found from http://www.koreatesol.org/IC2015/AcceptedSessions--prelim-July26
This is a preliminary listing. (This does not include Invited sessions or promotional sessions.)By Webeditor International Conference on July 28, 2015 - 12:01am | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more
The July 2015 issue of KOTESOL News, our email newsletter, was sent out yesterday to 1,210 subscribers. This issue contains information about Early Bird registration for the 2015 KOTESOL International Conference, a call for research grant proposals, and more. Read it, share it, or subscribe here.By Webeditor Membership on July 13, 2015 - 10:04am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more
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 - http://koreatesol.org/research-comm
By Webeditor National on July 12, 2015 - 2:41am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more
The Summer 2015 issue of TEC is here for your summer reading pleasure! In this issue of The English Connection, KOTESOL's quarterly magazine, you will have much to choose from: a preview of the October international conference, an interview with our 1st VP, part 2 of our spring articles on storytelling and "tiger moms," a book review and a National Conference review.
Oh, and check out the International Conference registration fee schedule (page 29). Early-bird registration for the conference has already begun!
Your hard copy of TEC will be in the mail as soon as it is off the...By Webeditor Publications on July 7, 2015 - 1:06pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more
Jeju Chapter June Regional Conference
On Saturday, June 27th, 2015 the Jeju Chapter KOTESOL held it’s first regional conference themed, Blending Tradition with Innovation. It was hugely successful thanks to the wonderful presentations.
It’s safe to say that those in attendance got what they came for, as I certainly did. Presentations included Audio and Visual Projects for EFL Classroom (Tim Thompson), Evolved Pragmatic Tasks in the EFL Classroom (Damon Morelli), Kor-iculum: Integrating Korean Culture into the ESL Classroom (Jessica Bennett), Games in the ESL...By Webeditor Jeju on July 4, 2015 - 4:39pm | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more
You are welcomed to join at the 2015 KOTESOL Christian Teachers SIG annual symposium. See more at http://www.koreatesol.org/content/christian-teachers.
The 6th symposium of the KOTESOL Christian teachers SIG will provide opportunities for Christian fellowship and networking as well as presentations on the following topics: character education, motivation, student health, vocabulary learning strategies, and teaching pronunciation.
Symposium Theme: Excellence Inside and Outside the Classroom
Date: June 20th
Registration: 9:00-9:30 am
Chongshin University...By Webeditor_Sig CT on June 15, 2015 - 5:13pm | 0 Comments | Christian Teachers |Read more
Wherever you are this summer, KOTESOL has professional readings available for you from our website.
Korea TESOL Journal - http://koreatesol.org/content/korea-tesol-journal
KOTESOL Proceedings - http://koreatesol.org/content/kotesol-proceedings
The English Connection - http://koreatesol.org/content/english-connection-tec
We have links to online ELT journals from abroad - http://koreatesol.org/content/elt-journals-online
and to domestic (Korea) ELT journals online - http://koreatesol.org/content/elt-journals-korea
* Current KOTESOL members, when...By Webeditor Publications on June 11, 2015 - 11:42am | 0 Comments | Publications |Read more
Check out the new Articles!
When is a blog not a blog? When it's a KOTESOL Article!
New Articles by Jackie Bolen ("Stop Talking so Much!") and Barbara Waldern ("A Student Research Project on Learning English").
http://www.koreatesol.org/articlesBy Webeditor National on June 8, 2015 - 11:41pm | 0 Comments | |Read more
Due to the current situation in Korea surrounding MERS, the Yongin KOTESOL Chapter has decided to cancel the workshop and subsequent barbecue. If you know anyone else who was planning to attend, please let them know. We look forward to seeing you all of you at our next "Back to School" event on September 12, 2015 from 2PM to 4PM.
By Webeditor Yongin on June 8, 2015 - 11:25pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more
The June 2015 issue of KOTESOL News, our email newsletter, was sent the morning of Saturday, June 6, to 1,175 subscribers. You can read it, share it, access past issues, or subscribe to it here. Happy reading!By Webeditor Membership on June 6, 2015 - 8:15am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more
The Korea TESOL International Outreach Committee is looking for an individual to represent our organization at JALT 2015 from November 20th to 23rd. The individual selected will be required to also present at the conference. The deadline for the application is Friday, June 12, 2015.
41th Annual International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition JALT2015: Focus on the Learner (http://jalt.org/conference)
Shizuoka Conversation & Arts Center “Granship” in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
...By Webeditor Outreach on June 5, 2015 - 1:40pm | 0 Comments | International Outreach Committee (IOC) |Read more
The Membership Committee is pleased to announce the arrival of new brochures and KOTESOL business cards! These promotional materials have been sent to chapters, along with acrylic holders to display them with pride, courtesy of the committee.
The business cards come in two different designs and include basic website and social media information, as well as a chapter list. Chapter members and executives are encouraged to carry the business cards with them so they can hand them out whenever they mention KOTESOL to someone unfamiliar with the organization. The new brochure, meanwhile,...By Webeditor Membership on June 3, 2015 - 7:36am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more
The program for the 2015 KoreaTESOL National Conference; "Bridging the Digital Divide: Examining Online Education in Asia" is now available for download in .pdf format.
You can download the program book here: http://koreatesol.org/sites/default/files/pdf/NatCon%202015%20Program.pdf
The National Conference will be held in Seoul for the first time on Saturday 30 May 2015 at Sookmyung Women's University. For more details go to http://koreatesol.org/nc2015By Webeditor National Conference on May 25, 2015 - 8:43am | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more
The 2015 National Conference Special Edition of KOTESOL News was sent this morning to 1,151 subscribers. This edition of the email newsletter included venue, registration, accommodation, and other information to help attendees prepare for the 2015 National Conference. Read it, share it, or subscribe here!By Webeditor Membership on May 20, 2015 - 7:44am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more
Spring is here, and so is your Spring 2015 issue of TEC -- The English Connection, KOTESOL's quarterly magazine. You won't want to miss this issue. It contains a little bit of everything: from tiger moms and singing stories to journal wrriting and storybook publishing; from Dr. Thomas Farrell's piece reflecting of whether teaching is a calling to MOOCs and iPadagogy. Not sure of what some of these are? Find out in the Spring issue of TEC.
Your hard copy will be in the mail as soon as it is off the press and into its envelope.
If you are not getting your TEC regularly, access...By Webeditor Publications on April 30, 2015 - 11:12pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more
Members of KOTESOL can now take advantage of a special membership discount being offered by TESOL International Association. If you are not a member of TESOL or haven’t been a member in the past 3 years, you qualify for a 25% discount when you join or rejoin TESOL!
Professional Member price for 1 year:
Regular price: US$98
With discount: US$73.50
Professional Member price for 2 years:
Regular price: US$166
With discount: US$124.50
To take advantage of this offer, just email the KOTESOL Membership Committee Chair to request the promotional code...By Webeditor Membership on April 27, 2015 - 11:19am | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more
We all know that the internet is a major resource for information (and other things) on just about anything one can think of. With my Facebook feed continually updating with news and entertainment from around the world, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of all that’s out there. This is also true for the resources available to teachers, new and old. With so many options to get and keep students engaged on learning targets, new teachers might have a hard time figuring out which tools are most effective in the EFL classroom. Well, presenter Lindsay Herron made that much easier on us...By Webeditor Jeju on April 26, 2015 - 6:48pm | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more
Wanted: Lively, passionate discussions about topics that YOU care about.
Why? To give you a chance to discuss an important issue with other participants. Think "Point-Counterpoint" without the politics or rancor.
What is a Panel Discussion? A panel should consist of a moderator and two or three other participants who have some informed opinion on a topic. Each panelist would offer her/his view and interact/react to the other panelists. Audience participation is also possible.
What Topics? Anything in the field of ELT that you feel needs change or improvement. You might...By Webeditor International Conference on April 11, 2015 - 7:49pm | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more
The KOTESOL National Conference will be held at Sookmyung University in Seoul this year, and is sure to be the most popular event of the Spring. You can save time and money by pre-registering.
(You must be logged-in to access the form. Non-members can create a website account.)
Pre-registration will close on May 23, 2015.By Webeditor National Conference on April 6, 2015 - 4:05pm | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more
The general program for the KoreaTESOL 2015 National Conference is now available.
Abstracts and biographical sketches are now online. http://koreatesol.org/content/abstracts-presenter-biographies
The sessions timetable is available for download (PDF). http://koreatesol.org/sites/default/files/pdf/National%20Conference%20Sc...
By Webeditor National Conference on April 6, 2015 - 11:07am | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more
The Jeju KOTESOL chapter is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for our first chapter conference. The conference will be held on June 27, 2015 from 1-5 p.m. on the beautiful island of Jeju.
Come for the conference, stay for the sights! With summer in full swing, you'll want to take in as much of the natural beauty that makes up Jeju Island. With several gorgeous beaches that line the northern coast, presenters will be afforded the luxury of a choice between Hamdoek, Hyeopjae and even Kimyeong Beach. Head to the south of the island to see the remarkable...By Webeditor Jeju on April 2, 2015 - 1:14am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more
KOTESOL membership dues rates will change July 1, 2015.
The KOTESOL membership dues rates have not changed since 1998, while other costs in Korea have climbed 30-60%--or more.*
This means the costs of operations, such as producing publications, hosting chapter meetings, and organizing events, have climbed while membership dues support has not kept pace.New membership dues rates as of July 1, 2015:
1-year membership: 50,000 won (currently 40,000 won)
International membership: 70,000 won (currently 60,000 won)
Student membership: 30...