National Conference Program Released!

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:

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

By Webeditor National Conference on May 25, 2015 - 8:43am | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

2015 National Conference Special Edition of KOTESOL News Is in Your Inbox Now!

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

May Issue of KOTESOL News Sent

The May issue of the KOTESOL email newsletter, KOTESOL News, was sent today, May 1, to 1,139 subscribers. Click here to view it, share it, or subscribe!

By Webeditor Membership on May 1, 2015 - 8:31pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

New Issue of TEC Now Online

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

Eligible KOTESOL Members Can Now Get a Discounted Membership to TESOL International Association

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

Jeju Chapter - March 2015 Workshop Review

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

Panel Discussions @ 2015 International Conference

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

Pre-register for 2015 National Conference

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

KoreaTESOL 2015 National Conference Schedule UPDATED

The general program for the KoreaTESOL 2015 National Conference is now available.

Abstracts and biographical sketches are now online.

The sessions timetable is available for download (PDF).


By Webeditor National Conference on April 6, 2015 - 11:07am | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

Jeju Chapter Conference Call for Papers

Call for Proposals

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 to Rise - Renew Early and Save!

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...

By Webeditor Membership on March 27, 2015 - 7:59am | 0 Comments | |Read more

Busan Spring Symposium April 18 - Full Program Available

Cultural Awareness in the Language Classroom

April 18th (Saturday)
Pusan National University (PNU)

This year Busan-Gyeongnam KOTESOL has decide to use the Spring Symposium to discuss the issue of cultural awareness as it relates to the language classroom.  The Symposium will open with long time KOTESOL member, world citizen, and cultural anthropologist Dr. Steve Garrigues. His presentation is titled "Hot Air on a Cool Day: Cross-Cultural Issues in Semantics for English Teachers in Korea."

The Symposium will also feature Guest speaker Hyunwoo Sun of the popular website '...

By Webeditor Busan on March 16, 2015 - 3:36pm | 0 Comments | Busan-Gyeongnam |Read more

The Korea TESOL Journal Available Online

The Korea TESOL Journal (v.11, n.1) is now available online for reading and downloading to our KOTESOL membership -- chocked full of interesting research on ELT (twice the size of previous issues). Go to your digital copy at:

Print versions (hardcopies) of the latest volume will be available to members upon request, free-of-charge, through April 30, 2015, for those prefering to read from paper. Send a request for your member copy with your name (as listed in our member records) along with complete postal mailing address (...

By Webeditor Publications on March 15, 2015 - 2:11pm | 0 Comments | Korea TESOL Journal |Read more

Search the KoreaTESOL website?

Did you know you can do a full-text search of the website?

A link for searches is in the footer of every webpage. Or try it at

By Webeditor National on March 10, 2015 - 9:43am | 0 Comments | |Read more

Korea TESOL News (March) electronic edition is out

The electronic Korea TESOL News has been sent to the registered emails.

You can see it (and previous issues) online here and can subscribe to receive it in your email inbox.

(if the easy-link above doesn't work, try copy-paste the below)


By Webeditor Membership on March 4, 2015 - 12:24pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

Share your Expertise!

OK, the new school year begins. time to start filling in those calendars.

KOTESOL is always looking for people with talent and a bit of time to share. Writers, editors, designers, web-techies, bloggers, assorted software skills, accounting, publicity, photography, etc... all the behind the scenes talents that make an organization move forward.  No special skills? We'll help you learn!

Contact us at with your offers to help, and we'll find a place for you!

By Webeditor National on February 27, 2015 - 2:23pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

Review of January 2015 Daegu-Gyeongbuk Workshop

What with the Winter vacation and so many of us being away for a while, this review is a little late - my apologies!

Our January workshop was one of my personal favourites to date, with a wonderful presentation on reflective practice in the classroom by David Harbinson. He lead the workshop by asking several questions of the attendees about their own teaching experiences, and guiding them through the process of reflecting on, planning for, applying new ideas to and evaluating their own lessons.  This strategy seems invaluable to anyone wishing to make the most of their teaching...

By Webeditor Daegu on February 23, 2015 - 1:51pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

Links to ELT Journals in Korea

This list of links to ELT journals in Korea may be useful to our members as well as other teachers and researchers in or about Korea.

By Webeditor Publications on February 10, 2015 - 2:42pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

Professional & Scholarly Readings - Updated!

Our links for professional & scholarly readings have been updated.

Keep abreast in the field with free online journals.

International journals at

Korea's journals at

By Webeditor Publications on February 7, 2015 - 9:12am | 0 Comments | Publications |Read more

New Articles Posted

The web Articles section has two new posts:

Players in the Classroom (by Peadar Callaghan) Adding Content to Language - Presenting Text! (by Rob Dickey)

All members are invited to post articles to share ideas and materials for fellow teachers.

visit to read these, and to post your own, go to

(you may link-back to your own blog site, and we will accept duplicate posts from your own site.)


By Webeditor National on January 29, 2015 - 8:50pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

Represent KOTESOL at the MELTA International Conference in Malaysia

Represent KOTESOL at an International Conference
Would you like to represent KOTESOL at an international conference? The International Outreach Committee (IOC) is looking for KOTESOL representatives at the following conference:

MELTA International Conference (June 1 -3, KL, Malaysia).
Deadline for applications is Friday, April 3rd.

For further information, including representative requirements and the application form, please go to Additional questions may be emailed to IOC Chair Mike Peacock at outreach@...

By Webeditor Outreach on January 19, 2015 - 11:39am | 0 Comments | International Outreach Committee (IOC) |Read more

New Issue of TEC Now Available

The lastest issue of The English Connection (TEC), KOTESOL's quarterly magazine, is now available to current members of KOTESOL for downloading and reading.

This is the Art in EFL issue -- TEC volume 18, issue 4, Winter 2014. Remember to log in to gain access.
(Access to this issue is limited to KOTESOL members only for six months.)

Hard copies will be mailed out to KOTESOL members soon. Be sure to keep your postal mailing address in your KOTESOL account up to date to ensure delivery.

By Webeditor Calendar on January 5, 2015 - 3:20am | 0 Comments | |Read more

Gwangju-Jeonnam Conference Call for Presentations

Gwangju-Jeonnam KOTESOL Regional Conference

Chosun University, Gwangju
March 14, 2015


Theme: A Journey in Professional Development

The conference theme was selected to suggest the kaleidoscopic set of events, phases, and progressions that an EFL educator experiences: from attending conferences and workshops, to in-the-classroom experiences, to networking, to academic education and research, and to teaching learners and teachers. Everything EFL that an educator does contributes in some manner to their professional develompment.


By Webeditor Gwangju on December 16, 2014 - 2:04am | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more

KOTESOL Proceedings 2013 Hardcopy Requests

There are a limited number of hardcopies of KOTESOL Proceedings 2013 available for those members who prefer a hardcopy for their research and reading.

For a current member to obtain a hardcopy of KOTESOL Proceedings 2013, send name and complete postal mailing address (using the modern (street) addressing system for addresses in Korea) to

First-come, first-served, order should be received not later than March 31, 2015.

View the 2013 Proceedings online (members only) at

All previous...

By Webeditor Publications on December 15, 2014 - 10:24am | 0 Comments | Publications |Read more

National Conference 2015 Call for Papers

Korea TESOL National Conference

Saturday 30 May 2015

Sookmyung Women’s University

Bridging the Digital Divide:
Examining Online Language Teaching in Asia

Call for papers

Korea TESOL invites interested parties to submit a proposal to present at the 2015 national conference to be held at Sookmyung Women’s University, Saturday, 30 May 2015. The 2015 national conference will feature three strands:

Online Experiences in Language Teaching

(Techniques and tips for online instruction, academic research etc.)

ELT 101


By Webeditor National Conference on December 14, 2014 - 6:00pm | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

Publication Resources

Academic publication is increasingly becoming expected of university-based English language instructors in Korea.

KOTESOL can help!

Online Library:

International Online Journals -
Korea's Domestic Journals online resources -
KOTESOL's own The English Connection (EFL magazine)

KOTESOL Proceedings, including the just-published 2013 volume, are available online.

By Webeditor Publications on December 13, 2014 - 11:30pm | 0 Comments | Publications |Read more

Yongin Chapter's Newly Elected Officers

The Yongin Chapter proudly anounces its newly elected officers after balloting through Survey Monkey and during the December 13, 2014 Chapter workshop at Kangnam University in Yongin.Here  are the following new chapter officers:

President: Karlene Blackburn

First Vice-President: Martin Todd

Second Vice-President: Lauren SJ Choi

Treasurer: David D.I. Kim

Secretary: Alaric Naude

Student Representative: Angela Wu

On behalf of the chapter, the officers will work hard in helping English teachers of various backgrounds, expereinces, and grade...

By Webeditor Yongin on December 13, 2014 - 10:28pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Podcast Leadership Retreat

Hi Everyone I would like to invite you all to this years leadership retreat. A chance for KOTESOL to plan and organize the projects we will be undertaking in the next year.



If you have any questions you can reach me at



By Webeditor President on December 12, 2014 - 4:24pm | 0 Comments | President's Corner |Read more

Registration for KOTESOL@EnglishExpo

It's easy. The expo (in general) is free for KOTESOL members, and KOTESOL sessions are only 10,000won.

See information about KOTESOL sessions at

General information about KOTESOL @ English Expo 2014 is available at

Mini-conference registration will be open from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


By Webeditor English Expo 2014 on December 12, 2014 - 9:18am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL @ English Expo 2014 |Read more

KOTESOL Proceedings 2013 Now Online

KOTESOL Proceedings 2013 is now available online. This is a select collection of research papers based on 5 invited speaker sessions and 20 concurrent session presentations at the 2013 Korea TESOL International Conference, available at present to members only:

KOTESOL Proceedings 2013
Exploring the Road Less Traveled: From Practice to Theory
Proceedings of the 21st Annual Korea TESOL International Conference
Seoul, Korea; October 12-13, 2013

Available for download at:

Compliments to the...

By Webeditor Publications on December 7, 2014 - 10:04pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Proceedings |Read more