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 English Expo 2014 Webeditor 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

KOTESOL@EnglishExpo2014 Program Available

KOTESOL will host two tracks of language teaching sessions during the Expo on Saturday, December 13th, hosted at COEX in Seoul.

The full Program Booklet is now available for download! <Program Booklet LINK> (this document subject to revision)

Registration is easy for the English Expo and KOTESOL sessions! (Registration will be open from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Travel information and any late updates will be available from

By English Expo 2014 Webeditor on December 6, 2014 - 4:25pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL @ English Expo 2014 |Read more

KOTESOL News (Email Newsletter) Sent!

The December issue of KOTESOL News, our email newsletter, was sent on December 4, 2014, to 1,064 subscribers. Features included information about English Expo, the new online Job Board, the Leadership Retreat, calls for proposals for the National and International Conferences, and more. Read it or subscribe here.

By Webeditor Membership on December 4, 2014 - 10:58pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

KOTESOL@EnglishExpo2014 - Abstracts Available!

December 13th (Saturday) at COEX features a new event for KOTESOL --


KOTESOL presents participant-oriented workshops in the heart of Korea's largest English-language bookfair.

Abstracts for these sessions are now available!

General info page:

Registration info: (Mini-conference registration will be open from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Abstracts & Timetable:

By English Expo 2014 Webeditor on November 26, 2014 - 12:00pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL @ English Expo 2014 |Read more

Gwangju-Jeonnam Selects Officers for 2014-15

The Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter holds its annual elections for chapter president, vice-president, and treasurer each year at its November chapter meeting. An elections officer, Billie Kang (past chapter vice-president), was selected to conduct this year’s elections as set out in the Chapter’s policies and procedures. Elections were held at the Chapter’s November 8 meeting at Chosun University, and the results are as follows:

President: Dr. David Shaffer
Vice-President: Maria Neliza Lumantao
Treasurer: Lindsay Herron

The elected officers affirmed their intention to...

By Webeditor Gwangju on November 26, 2014 - 4:48am | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more

New KOTESOL Job Board!

KOTESOL is pleased to announce the start of our new Job Board at We are starting today with a few posts, but our long-term goal is to create a place for employers to publicize jobs targeted at the dedicated and talented members of KOTESOL. There are numerous job boards on the internet, but we think many organizations will choose to post directly to our page in the future.

Since this is a new project, we ask for your patience while the Job Board develops. As of today, all posts are view-able by the general public. However, we reserve the right to...

By Webeditor Jobs-Board on November 23, 2014 - 7:05pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Job Board |Read more

Nominations for Yongin Chapter Officers

The Yongin Chapter is looking for potential registered members who are interested in running for the following chapter officer positions: president, first vice-president, second vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and student representative. If you are interested, please contact Martin Todd at by this Saturday, November 22 at midnight! This is a wonderful opportunity to dvelop your leaderhsip skills as part of a growing and dynamic chapter!

By Webeditor Yongin on November 19, 2014 - 9:55am | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Daegu KOTESOL November 2014 Workshop Review

Thanks go to Kasham Laîné of Daegu University who presented at the November workshop on Saturday 1st on the topic of pronunciation. Kasham (pronounced exactly as it looks!) drew on her experience spanning over 10 years in the ELT field including time spent specifically teaching pronunciation for the armed forces in Korea.

In this workshop, Kasham elicited a great deal of participation from the attendees who shared their experiences identifying the unique challenges that Korean students face when learning English pronunciation. This led into discussion on common approaches to...

By Webeditor Daegu on November 2, 2014 - 8:26pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

Tom Farrell Returns to Seoul Nov 30

KOTESOL and the Reflective Practice SIG invite you to:

Reflecting On the Teacher Behind Practice

with Thomas S.C. Farrell
Sunday, November 30th at 6pm
at Sookmyung Women’s University Injaegwon, Seoul

The Reflective Practice SIG invites all KOTESOL members to a special two-hour workshop with Professor Thomas Farrell on November 30th at 6pm at Sookmyung Women's University's Injaegwon (Sookmyung TESOL Center). The topic of the workshop will be "Reflecting on the teacher behind the practice" and Professor Farrell promises it will be an exciting opportunity to explore...

By Webeditor_Sig Reflective Practice on October 28, 2014 - 2:00pm | 0 Comments | Reflective Practice |Read more

Jeju Chapter Autumn Newsletter

By Webeditor Jeju on October 27, 2014 - 9:44pm | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

KOTESOL - English Expo 2014 Call for Presenters

The Korea TESOL Conference at English Expo 2014

A new mini-conference with the theme

The Power of Questions

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at COEX (Seoul)

We are now seeking exciting presentations focusing on the following areas:

The importance of questions in education The role of questions in ELT Questions and YLs Questions in MS & HS Inquiring minds Questions and testing (or Testing) Reading Questions at home Parental support in language learning Training teachers to ask the right questions Questions in L1 & L2

Submissions in other areas are also...

By Webeditor National on October 19, 2014 - 3:06pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Jeju Chapter Makes Donation to Jeju Furey

Jeju Furey is one of the largest foreigner run, charity organizations on Jeju Island. Furey hosts two huge volley ball tournaments yearly with proceeds going to help families in need on Jeju Island.  They also buy, wrap, and deliver gifts to some of the orphanages every Christmas.

With Furey's October BVB12 Tournament approaching, the Jeju Chapter contributed to the raffle prizes, a gift certificate for pair of tickets our annual holiday dinner (worth 40,000 won).  

Mark your calendars:  Jeju Chapter Holiday Dinner, Saturday December 13, 2014.  Location and time, TBD.


By Webeditor Jeju on October 14, 2014 - 2:33pm | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more