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International Conference Timetables

Timetables for the #KOTESOL - KAFLE 2014 International Conference are now available.
http://koreatesol.org/content/schedule-glance-2014-kotesol-kafle-interna...

Download a PDF version: http://koreatesol.org/sites/default/files/pdf/IC2014-Schedule-at-a-glanc...

By Webeditor Conferences on September 21, 2014 - 1:06pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

2014 KOTESOL Elections: Candidates' Statements

Members,

Please find the candidates' statements (attached below) to help in your voting selection.  Online voting has commenced, and will continue up until the International Conference.  Depending on Emails being bounced back, and memberships being renewed/created, additional Email links will be sent out frequently.  Please, check your "spam" folders in the event your personalized link to vote was sent there.  If you have not recieved your online ballot, and your membership expires on/after October 1st, 2014, by September 24th, then please Email the committee at elections@koreatesol...

By on September 21, 2014 - 12:14pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

Website hints & updates

Did you know that the website has numerous shortcuts to help you?

At the top of each page will be one or more links to take you to group "home pages".

The black menubar that runs across the top of all pages has pulldown menus, and sublistings for many of those pulldowns. (The full menubar may not be available in mobile mode and on some smaller screens.)

New updates to the website are currently in progress.

-- The KOTESOL Webservices Team

By Robert Dickey on September 16, 2014 - 3:07pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

Daegu KOTESOL September 2014 Workshop Review

After the hot summer break, followed almost immediately by Chuseok, the Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL Chapter got back on track with our monthly workshop on Saturday 13th September. This time featuring two presenters: KNU professor Michael Kealey on the topic of ‘Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL)’, and Daegu University's Pat King on ‘Motivational Strategies for English Language Teaching’.

In this workshop, Michael gave us a brief history lesson leading up to the current state-of-the-art in MALL with a hint of what to expect in the not-too-distant future. Additionally, there was...

By Webeditor Daegu on September 15, 2014 - 7:49pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

September KOTESOL News Sent

The September 2014 issue of KOTESOL News was sent today to 854 subscribers. If you didn't receive it, if you'd like to look at past issues, or if you'd like to subscribe, please click here.

By Webeditor Membership on September 5, 2014 - 9:23pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Yongin November Conference

Date: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00 to 18:00
Location: 
Kangnam University; Shallomkwon Building (Rooms 301, 302, 303, and 304 on the third floor)Yongin,  Gyeonggi-do South Korea
See map: Google Maps
Contact Email: 
robertkim144@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 
010-8354-2627

The Yongin Chapter will hold its annual conference on November 8, 2014 (the second Saturday of November) from 12PM to 6PM at Kangnam University in Yongin, Gyonggido, Korea. 

It will take place at the Shallomkwon Building (see the building image and Kangnam...

By Webeditor Yongin on September 5, 2014 - 7:43pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Elections 2014 -- The Nominees

The Nominations & Elections Committee is pleased to announce that nominations for KOTESOL National Elections 2014 have closed.

The candidates for offices for the 2014-2015 Korea TESOL term will be listed on the ballots as follows:

1st Vice-President:  Lindsay Herron
2nd Vice-President:  Ingrid Zwaal
Secretary:  (no candidate listed)
Treasurer:  Phil Owen
Nominations and Elections Chair:  Nathan Rice
International Conference Committee Co-Chair:  (no candidate listed)

Should you wish to run for office, or nominate another, write-in...

By Webeditor Elections on September 5, 2014 - 4:34pm | 0 Comments | Nominations & Elections Committee |Read more

Proposed changes to amendments to the constitution and bylaws

Robert Dickey has submitted two proposals to amend the bylaws and consitution of KOTESOL, and has the support of the following members for these proposals: Peadar Callaghan, Nathan Rice, Tory Thorkelson, David Shaffer, Stafford Lumsden, Demetra Gates Choi and Steve Garrigues.

The proposed amendments read as follows:

Proposal to revise the amendment requirements for the KOTESOL Constituion: That the figure "three-fourths (3/4) majority" in Constitution article VIII (Amendments to this Constitution) be revised to "two-thirds (2/3) majority", this revision to go into effect 6...

By Webeditor National on September 5, 2014 - 1:08am | 0 Comments | |Read more

New Feature, New Article - Back to School EdTech

The koreatesol.org website is ever evolving. (sometimes this means things get delayed through upgrades)

A new "Guest Articles" section is now available for you.

ELT Shares  http://koreatesol.org/elt-shares  (Find it in the black menu bar near top of every page)

A growing collection of articles, lesson plans, data collections, and blog posts of interest to teachers of English in Korea.

The first Post is about two weeks behind ideal, but will still provide great thoughts for your consideration.

Back To School EdTech  http://koreatesol.org/content/back-...

By Webeditor National on September 4, 2014 - 5:38pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

Constitution/Bylaws Amendment Proposals

Amendments to the KOTESOL Constitution and Bylaws will be voted upon at the Annual Business Meeting, scheduled Sunday at the 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference.

The current Constitution and Bylaws are available at http://koreatesol.org/content/bylaws

Proposals for Amendments:

Proposal to Revise the Amendment Requirements for KOTESOL Constitution.
That the figure "three-fourths (3/4) majority" in Constitution Article VIII (Amendments to this Constitution) be revised to "two-thirds (2/3) majority", this revision to go into effect October 6 2014.

Proposal to...

By Webeditor National on September 3, 2014 - 1:39pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

President's Podcast - August 2014

President's Podcast:  "Elections!"

By Webeditor President on August 30, 2014 - 2:42pm | 0 Comments | President's Corner |Read more

Annual Business Meeting

The ABM is usually held on the Sunday afternoon of the International Conference, and this year will be the same - on the 5th of October at 3pm to 5pm. Any items for the agenda, and any proposed amendments or additions to the constitution or bylaws of KOTESOL must please be submitted to the secretary@koreatesol.org before midnight of the 3rd of September, to be included in the formal notice that will be circulated on the 5th of September.

Proposed amendments or additions must include the section number as well as the proposed wording, and be supported by five members, in good...

By Webeditor National on August 25, 2014 - 3:30am | 0 Comments | |Read more

Nominations Open - KOTESOL Elections (2014)

New leadership opportunities for KOTESOL (Deadline Extended).

Nominations for election to KOTESOL leadership positions are open, but closing soon. Nominations will close at 11:59 pm on September 1st, 2014. The following positions will be up for election this year:

First Vice-President Second Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Nominations and Elections Committee Chair International Conference Committee Co-Chair

 

More information: http://koreatesol.org/elections2014

By Webeditor Elections on August 21, 2014 - 11:59pm | 0 Comments | Nominations & Elections Committee |Read more

Pre-conference Workshops for IC 2014 Announced

Join the trail blazers!

The 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference is offering a series of, immersive hands-on workshops with some of the best minds in language learning. With places limited, don’t miss out on this experience! Choose from a day of workshops focused on Young Learners, Adult Learners or Professional Development for just 45,000W.

Friday 3rd October 10-6pm

Location: 3rd Floor, COEX (Exhibition Hall), Gangnam, Seoul (https://goo.gl/maps/HoXEr)

Note: The Pre-Conference Workshops on Friday are ticketed separately from the Conference.

For...

By Webeditor International Conference on August 20, 2014 - 6:07pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

Speech Showdown 2014 International Conference

Speech Contest

What student has inspired you the most?

First round video competition, second round takes place at the KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference.

Learn more: http://www.koreatesol.org/content/speech-showdown-2014-kotesol-kafle-int...

By Webeditor Conferences on August 20, 2014 - 3:24pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

Poster Design Contest

CALL FOR DESIGNS!

KOTESOL members have talents beyond teaching.

We are looking for illustrators/designers to contribute their ideas and talents. The Member-sourcing contest includes a Lifetime Membership prize along with free admission to the next two International Conferences!

Are you ready to design the next KOTESOL International Conference Poster?

See more info at http://koreatesol.org/content/conference-poster-design-contest

By Webeditor Conferences on August 20, 2014 - 1:14pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

August eNews sent!

The most recent issue of KOTESOL News was sent this afternoon to 831 subscribers. Didn't get it? You can subscribe--and read this and past issues--here.

By Webeditor Membership on August 18, 2014 - 11:08pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

KAFLE Secures Ministry of Education Funding for IC2014

The KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference 2014 is delighted to announce that KAFLE has secured funding from the Korean Ministry of Education!

Pre-registration is now open at http://www.koreatesol.org/ic2014

By Webeditor International Conference on August 8, 2014 - 9:10pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

National Council Meeting 23 August in Daejeon

The National Council will meet in Daejeon on the 23rd of August, 2014.

Anyone with news, issues to discuss or items to place on the agenda should please send them to the secretary, Leonie Overbeek, at secretary@koreatesol.org

The venue and times will be confirmed soon.

By Webeditor National on August 6, 2014 - 12:18pm | 0 Comments | |Read more

TEC Seeks August Submissions

KOTESOL’s quarterly newsmagazine The English Connection (TEC) seeks article submissions for the Autumn issue.

For this issue we are looking for articles that are relevant to the upcoming 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference. Ideas for articles could include an article about last year's conference and how you have been able to use things learned in your classroom. Another great article idea would be writing a conference guide so that members will be able to maximize their time at the International Conference this year. Of course, if you have another idea you would like to...

By Webeditor Publications on August 4, 2014 - 3:26pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

DCC Call for Presenters: Fall 2014

 

The DCC executive has been busy planning our two big events this fall. We need knowledgable people like yourself to present at these two events. 

 

The first is our September Conference on Saturday, September 20, 2014.  The conference will take place somewhere in Cheonan. The title of this year's conference is "Teachers Helping Teachers: Activities That Work". Would you like to present at this conference? Our call for presenters opens today and closes on Friday, August 29th. Our vetting process will conclude on Friday, September 5th. Please fill out this form if you'...

By Webeditor Daejeon on July 27, 2014 - 11:02pm | 0 Comments | Daejeon-Chungcheong |Read more

KOTESOL's Annual Summer Skunkworks

Each year some folks in KOTESOL give up a few (or many) hours to upgrade some aspect of KOTESOL.

This year we want to make the opportunity widely known.  What piece of KOTESOL would be better if you put a few (or many hours) in during the summer?

see more -  http://koreatesol.org/skunkworks

By Webeditor President on July 25, 2014 - 1:59pm | 0 Comments | President's Corner |Read more

Closed -- was FINAL CALL -- International Conference Early Bird Pre-registration

-- Early-bird has closed. --

Please visit the "regular" Conference Pre-registration pages at

Individual Pre-reg  http://koreatesol.org/ic2014/2014-kotesol-kafle-international-conference...
Group Pre-reg  http://koreatesol.org/ic2014/2014-kotesol-kafle-international-conference...

Got questions about conference registration? You might find the answers here: http://koreatesol.org/content/registration-faq

 

KOTESOL members can get their International Conference (IC) passes at last year's rates by pre-registering this month! July 1-31, 2014, is IC Early Bird...

By Webeditor Conferences on July 24, 2014 - 8:28am | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

Jeju Chapter - June 2014 Workshop Review

Lindsay Herron, a visiting professor at Gwangju National University of Education and Chair of the Membership Committee for KOTESOL, gave a very informative and well-received presentation on student-centered teaching to the Jeju Chapter of KOTESOL on Saturday June 21st. The presentation, "Yielding the Floor: Tips and Techniques for Student-Centered Teaching", had those in attendance working together in pairs and groups to analyze the true meaning of student-centered teaching and how to improve on their own student-centered teaching techniques. The workshop was followed by a group dinner of...

By Webeditor Jeju on July 23, 2014 - 2:18pm | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

Korea TESOL Journal (KTJ) Opening

KTJ Managing Editor
The Korea TESOL Journal is currently looking for an energetic KOTESOL member to join the editor-in-chief and associate editors on the editorial staff as managing editor. The Managing Editor should ideally have very good comminications and organizational skills, and be knowledgeable and experienced in the area of ESL/EFL research. Express your interest by contacting the Publications Committee at publications@koreatesol.org

By Webeditor Publications on July 19, 2014 - 4:21pm | 0 Comments | Korea TESOL Journal |Read more

Reminder: International Conference Early Bird Pre-registration Ends Soon!

KOTESOL members can get their International Conference (IC) passes at last year's rates by pre-registering this month! July 1-31, 2014, is IC Early Bird Pre-registration; for July ONLY, members can register for the conference for 40,000 won.

Regular pre-registration will be from August 1-September 23. During regular pre-registration, prices will be as follows:

Members: 50,000 won
Non-members: 75,000 won
Groups (5+ people): 65,000 won/person
Undergraduate students (with ID): 25,000 won

More information at: http://www.koreatesol.org/ic2014/kotesol-kafle...

By Webeditor International Conference on July 14, 2014 - 11:44pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

Latest TEC Now Available Online to Members

The lastest issue of KOTESOL's newsmagazine, The English Connection, is now availble for download by current members of KOTESOL.

You must log in to access TEC volume 18, issue 1/2, Spring/Summer 2014.
URL: http://koreatesol.org/content/english-connection-tecv18n12-springsummer-...
(Access to this issue restricted to members only until next year.)

By Webeditor Publications on July 13, 2014 - 1:50pm | 0 Comments | The English Connection (TEC) |Read more

TESOL 2014 International Academy on Leadership & Quality Assurance in ELT Organizations

26 – 27 July
Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
 
Gain practical, research-based ideas, strategies, and tools to help you improve the quality of your ELT organization through in-depth, hands-on workshops led by globally recognized experts in the field.

Participants will earn TESOL International Association’s ELT Leadership Management Certificate (typically only available at TESOL’s convention) at the end of this special two-day event.

Available Workshops (participants will attend 2 of the 3):

K-1: Leadership & Management Fundamentals (Fernando...
By Webeditor President on July 8, 2014 - 12:08pm | 0 Comments | President's Corner |Read more

July KOTESOL News dispatched

The July issue of the KOTESOL News email newsletter was sent out this morning to 775 subscribers. This issue includes information about all of the following: 

Early Bird Pre-registration for the 2014 International Conference The KOTESOL-KAFLE-Toastmaster Speech Showdown Winners of the 2014 KOTESOL Research Grants Nominations for KOTESOL national elections TESOL International Association's ELT Leadership Management Certificate And more!

If you didn't receive this issue but would like to read it, or if you'd like to subscribe to the KOTESOL News email newsletter, you can do so here: ...

By Webeditor Membership on July 1, 2014 - 12:27pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

International Conference Early Bird Pre-registration Starts

KOTESOL members can get their International Conference (IC) passes at last year's rates by pre-registering this month! July 1-31, 2014, is IC Early Bird Pre-registration; for July ONLY, members can register for the conference for 40,000 won.

Regular pre-registration will be from August 1-September 23. During regular pre-registration, prices will be as follows:

Members: 50,000 won Non-members: 75,000 won Groups (5+ people): 65,000 won/person Undergraduate students (with ID): 25,000 won

More information at: http://www.koreatesol.org/ic2014/kotesol-kafle-early-bird-registration...

By Webeditor International Conference on June 26, 2014 - 5:47pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

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