Daejeon-Chungcheong Symposium and Thanksgiving Dinner: Call for Proposals

KOTESOL: Daejeon-Chungcheong Chapter

Call for Presenters


The Daejeon-Chungcheong Chapter will be hosting its November Symposium and Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, November 28th, 2015. The venue once again is Woosong University in Daejoen.  This year’s theme is “What do students need to succeed in studying English?”  We will be accepting presentation proposals from Wednesday, September 9th until Friday, October 16th. (PLEASE NOTE OUR EXTENDED DEADLINE).  Our vetting process will take place from Saturday, October 17th to Saturday, Ocober 31st.  You can find the...

By Webeditor Daejeon on September 9, 2015 - 2:47pm | 0 Comments | Daejeon-Chungcheong |Read more

September Issue of KOTESOL News Sent

The September 2015 issue of KOTESOL News, our email newsletter, was sent out today (September 4) to 1,243 recipients. This edition contains important information about the national elections, International Conference, proposed changes to the KOTESOL Constitution, and more. Check your inbox--or read, share, or subscribe here!

By Webeditor Membership on September 4, 2015 - 12:09pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Getting Acquainted with... Boyoung Lee (이보영)

Lee Boyoung - Boyoung Lee (이보영) - is perhaps Korea's most-recognized English teacher.

She is also a featured speaker at the 2015 KOTESOL International Conference and English Expo

With years of TV-teaching experience, leading a major language education group, and as Professor/Head of Group at a major university, she is a leader in the field.

Get to know more about her!

Boyoung has produced a series of interview-videos for KOTESOL, with more to come!

See information about her conference sessions at...

By Webeditor International Conference on September 3, 2015 - 5:08pm | 0 Comments | 2015 KOTESOL International Conference |Read more

Notice of a Proposed Amendment to the KOTESOL Constiuttion

Regarding the two-year term of President

All members are hereby notified
of the motion to amend the KOTESOL Constitution, specified below, to be voted upon at the KOTESOL Annual Business Meeting scheduled for Sunday, October 11 at 16:50 within the KOTESOL International Conference venue at COEX (Seoul),
having met the provisions for endorsement and notice under Constitution Article VIII.

The Proposal:

That Article V of the KOTESOL Constitution be amended to DELETE the following clause,
"except  for the President, who shall serve a two-year term, elected...

By Webeditor National on September 3, 2015 - 11:22am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

KOTESOL Elections - Nominations Sept 26

Become a KOTESOL Leader!

The nominations period will close at 11:59 pm on September 20th, 2015.

The following positions will be up for election this year:
-  President
-  First Vice-President
-  Second Vice-President
-  Secretary
-  Treasurer
-  Nominations and Elections Committee Chair
-  International Conference Committee Co-chair

See more at


By Webeditor Elections on September 2, 2015 - 2:37pm | 0 Comments | Nominations & Elections Committee |Read more

Yongin KOTESOL Chapter November Conference is Seeking Presenters

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...

By Webeditor Yongin on August 29, 2015 - 5:43am | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

International Conference Issue of TEC Now Online

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

Invited Speakers at 2015 KOTESOL International Conference - Details Available

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

Conference -- Did You Know?

Archive copy.

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

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

Sunday's Plenary at International Conference - Murphy on Inquiry-based Learning

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

See the list of all invited speakers and their sessions at

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-Registration for KOTESOL International Conference Opens!

Pre-register for the KOTESOL International Conference.

Individual 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

Chuck Sandy - International Conference Opening Plenary Speaker!

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

More information on the 2015 KOTESOL International Conference and English Expo is available at

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

Conference Sessions Announcement

Accepted sessions for the 2015 International Conference can be found from

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 Is Out!

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

A Call for Grant Proposals

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 -


By Webeditor National on July 12, 2015 - 2:41am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Summer Issue of TEC Now Online

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 2015 Review


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

2015 Christian Teachers SIG Symposium

You are welcomed to join at the 2015 KOTESOL Christian Teachers SIG annual symposium. See more at

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

Summertime Readings!

Wherever you are this summer, KOTESOL has professional readings available for you from our website.

Korea TESOL Journal -

KOTESOL Proceedings -

The English Connection -

We have links to online ELT journals from abroad -

and to domestic (Korea) ELT journals online -

* Current KOTESOL members, when...

By Webeditor Publications on June 11, 2015 - 11:42am | 0 Comments | Publications |Read more

New Articles!

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").

By Webeditor National on June 8, 2015 - 11:41pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

Cancellation of the June 13, 2015 Yongin KOTESOL Chapter Workshop and Barbecue

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 Is Out!

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

Represent KOTESOL at JALT 2015

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 ( 

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

New Pamphlets and Business Cards Now Available

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

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