Mokpo-Muan Area to Get Outreach Workshops

The Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter is going on the road to the Mokpo-Muan area with a quintet of ELT presentations for professional development. Holding an outreach event in Muan County has become an annual event for the Chapter. The outreach workshops will be held again this year at Mokpo National University with Jocelyn Wright as site coordinator.

The five presentations will be held over three hours and cover a range of ELT topics. Dr. David Shaffer will be revealing numerous misconceptions commonly held about language learning and teaching. Billie Kang will be explaining how to create a...

By Webeditor Gwangju on April 22, 2014 - 4:13am | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more

National Conference Registration Opens

Pre-registration has opened for the KOTESOL 2014 National Conference.

General information about registration is available at

Save money by pre-registering! (Pre-registration closes May 16th.)

Also see information on our three Invited Speakers. And more, at

By Webeditor National Conference on April 16, 2014 - 11:43am | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

National Conference Update

60+ presentations.  8 hours. Featuring Marc Helgesen, Dr. Charles Browne, Dr. Ken Beatty.  Speakers from 10 different countries.

See our list of concurrent sessions presenters.

Pre-registration (online) will open April 16th. Save money and time through pre-registration!  More event information will be available in the days ahead.

Presenters from ten countries coming to the KOTESOL National Conference:

Malaysia the United Arab Emirates Thailand Australia Singapore Japan the United States Turkey Saudi Arabia Korea
By Robert Dickey on April 7, 2014 - 7:47pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

Call for Papers for International Conference 2014 Now Open

The Call for Papers for the KOTESOL 2014 International Conference is now open.

Early-bird submissions receive a conference registration discount.

See more.

By Webeditor International Conference on April 6, 2014 - 11:57pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL-KAFLE International Conference |Read more

New Classroom Observation Program

KOTESOL is pleased to announce the start of our new Open Door Classroom Observation Program! Throughout 2014, the Membership Committee will facilitate connections between members who wish to observe classes and members who are willing to let themselves be observed.

We're currently seeking KOTESOL members in Korea who have been teaching for 3+ years and who are willing to open their classrooms to other KOTESOL members. If you're willing to open your class, please join our database! For more information or to volunteer as a host, please visit

By Webeditor Membership on April 6, 2014 - 10:43pm | 0 Comments | Membership Committee |Read more

Daegu KOTESOL April 2014 Workshop Review

There was a great turnout of enthusiastic educators at this month's Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL chapter meeting on Saturday, April 5th at 3pm.

Hyoeng Jun Chae (MA TESOL) who is currently a teacher at Okgok elementary school in Gyeongsan, led an interactive and activity-driven workshop based on his professional research interests, including: academic writing; visualizing language learning; cognitive psychology and language instruction; and computer-assisted language learning.

Mr. Chae's presentation focussed on Visualizing Language Learning (VLL) and he explained that as students...

By Webeditor Daegu on April 6, 2014 - 9:12pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

National Council Meeting March 30th

The next National Council meeting will be held on the 30th of March in Seoul. The agenda and venue will be posted once finalised, and anyone who wishes anything to be placed on the agenda is welcome to contact the secretary, Leonie Overbeek, at

All members are welcome to attend.

By Webeditor National on March 20, 2014 - 6:53am | 0 Comments | |Read more

Jeonju - North Jeolla Regional Conference Call for Papers

Jeonju-North Jeolla KOTESOL Regional Conference
"Focusing on Student Differences: Responding to Individual Needs"
April 12th at Jeonju University
Call for presentations - due by March 22nd

If you wish to be considered as a presenter,
send your name, proposal title, abstract, biographical statement,
and picture (optional) to:

Deadline:  March 22

By Webeditor Jeonju on March 16, 2014 - 11:29pm | 0 Comments | Jeonju-North Jeolla |Read more

Daegu KOTESOL March 2014 Workshop Review

The Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL Chapter met on Saturday, March 8th (the second Saturday as opposed to the usual first Saturday in March due to a public holiday) for our monthly workshop. This month featured the topic Debate for English Language Learning presented by Jeroen Root of Kyungpook National University, Daegu.

Jeroen explained that debate is an excellent activity for language learning because it engages all four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as well as introducing learners to presentation and public speaking while encouraging critical thinking skills and...

By Webeditor Daegu on March 9, 2014 - 8:16pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

Call for Papers Extended to March 16 - National Conference

The Call for Papers deadline for the KOTESOL 2014 National Conference has been extended to Sunday, March 16th.

The conference takes place in Daegu May 31.

In consideration of the busy "start of school term" season, a couple extra days have been added for those unable to send in their submission.  The webform is at

By Webeditor National Conference on March 1, 2014 - 2:08pm | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

KOTESOL Yongin Chapter Brochure

Join now and see what the Yongin Chapter has in store for 2014!

By Webeditor Yongin on February 26, 2014 - 7:21pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Gwangju-Jeonnam KOTESOL Conference Coming Soon

Gwangju-Jeonnam KOTESOL Spring Conference

Theme: Addressing the Multifaceted World of ELT
Date: March 15, 2014 (Saturday).
Location: Chosun University Main Building, North/Left Wing

10:30-11:50 Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions (Concurrent; No Admission Charge)
--- Workshop on Getting Started in Research
Joanne McCuaig (KOTESOL Research Comm. Chair)
--- Reflective Practice Workshop on Assessment
Brian Raisbeck (KOTESOL Reflective Practice SIG)

- - - - Lunch - - -   (Make your own arrangements. Campus student cafeteria open.)


By Webeditor Gwangju on February 11, 2014 - 6:35pm | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more

Podcast January 2014

The president's podcast for January.

By Webeditor President on January 31, 2014 - 7:00pm | 0 Comments | President's Corner |Read more

Daejeon-Chungcheong's 2014 Brochure

Join us in 2014!

By Webeditor Daejeon on January 31, 2014 - 5:50pm | 0 Comments | Daejeon-Chungcheong |Read more

KOTESOL Video Library Adds 2013 International Conference!


All recorded videos from the 2013 KOTESOL International Conference are available to view. linked from

All videos from the 2012 KOTESOL International Conference are also available.

KOTESOL has built an extensive library of videos hosted on the official KOTESOL YouTube channel. Special features such as bios, abstracts, presenter-written articles, visual displays and additional resources are also available for KOTESOL members (requires login and current membership). These articles include papers from our quarterly newsmagazine The English...

By Webeditor Video on January 28, 2014 - 11:35pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Video Library |Read more

Korea TESOL Journal Call for Papers

The Korea TESOL Journal is looking for submissions.

The next issue is scheduled to be released in September 2014. The deadline for submissions for this issue is May 31st.

Find the full call for papers at

By Webeditor Publications on January 26, 2014 - 2:50pm | 0 Comments | Publications |Read more

National Council Meeting Jan 26

The National Council of KOTESOL will meet on the 26th of January (Sunday).
Sookmyung University's Injaegwan, room 207 *

All KOTESOL members are welcome to attend. The meeting will start at 11 am, and is scheduled to be completed by 4.30 pm.

* Injaegwan is also known as the Sookmyung Professional Center and/or Sookmyung TESOL Center. The location can be found at the Seoul Chapter Workshop Directions page -

By Webeditor National on January 20, 2014 - 9:02am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more

KOTESOL Proceedings 2012 Now Online

KOTESOL Proceedings 2012 is now available online to the KOTESOL membership. This volume of KOTESOL Proceedings is a 307-page compilation of 24 research papers based on presentations made at the KOTESOL 2012 International Conference, including four papers by invited speakers to the 2012 Conference. Current KOTESOL members may access and download the online PDF file by first logging in to their KOTESOL account and then going to the KOTESOL Proceedings webpage:


In addition to the online version, there are also a limited...

By Webeditor Publications on January 19, 2014 - 2:00am | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Proceedings |Read more

Daegu KOTESOL January 2014 Workshop Review

The Daegu-Gyeongbuk KOTESOL Chapter met on Saturday, January 4th for our monthly workshop, this time on the topic of professional development and teaching portfolios by Rob Dickey of Keimyung Univesity, Daegu.

In this workshop, Rob introduced the purposes of teaching portfolios and outlined the content that educators may like to include in their working and display portfolios. This then becomes an invaluable professional resource for future employment opportunities as well as a record of your teaching experiences for reflection and planning for future growth.

In a nutshell, a...

By Webeditor Daegu on January 5, 2014 - 12:16pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

Kirsty Clausen, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Chapter President 2014

Congratulations go to Kirsty Clausen who was ‘sworn in’ as president of KOTESOL Daegu-Gyeongbuk Chapter at the monthly workshop meeting on Saturday 4th January, 2014.

Kirsty has been living and teaching English in Korea for approximately 6 years. She has worked with all levels of students from kindergarten through to adults. She is currently employed at Kyungpook National University in Daegu and is enjoying teaching the "Freshman English Program" to first year students.

With the official handing over of the ‘Roberts Rules of Order’, Kirsty takes over from Heebon Park-Finch...

By Webeditor Daegu on January 5, 2014 - 11:20am | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

Jeju Chapter Elects 2013-2014 Executive Officers

The Jeju Chapter of KOTESOL held its annual elections on November 15, 2013. The elected officers for the 2013-14 term are as follows:

President - Erin Williams

Vice President - Stephanie Hennington

Treasurer - Christina Geiman

Events Co-ordinator - Alister Martin

Membership & Publicity Officer - Alexis Oesterle

Webmaster - Darren Foley

EPIK Teacher Representative - Harold Dale

(For more information about the elected Executive Officers for the 2013-2014 term, please refer to the Executive Profiles.)

By Webeditor Jeju on December 16, 2013 - 10:31am | 0 Comments | Jeju |Read more

New Gyonggi-Yongin Chapter Officers

After elections for registered Yongin chapter members took place via through mainly Survey Monkey here are the results:

President: Robert Kim

First Vice-President: Martin Todd

Second Vice-President: Mario Podeschi

Treasurer: David Kim

Secretary: Karlene Blackburn

Student Representative: Ashly Minju

On behalf of the chapter, the officers will work very hard to assist our members and KOTESOL to provide outstanding professional development and networking for a whole range of English teachers who are:

native and nonnative.

By Webeditor Yongin on December 16, 2013 - 10:20am | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

KOTESOL Video Library

The wait is over! KOTESOL has built an extensive library of videos hosted on the official KOTESOL YouTube channel. Furthermore, special features such as bios, abstracts, presenter-written articles, visual displays and additional resources are also available for KOTESOL members (requires login and current membership). These articles include papers from our quarterly newsmagazine The English Connection, KOTESOL Proceedings, Korea TESOL Journal, and sources beyond KOTESOL. All content is copyright the author, and where published through KOTESOL publications, co-rights are held by Korea TESOL...

By Webeditor Video on December 14, 2013 - 5:08pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL Video Library |Read more

Daegu KOTESOL December Workshop Review

On the first Saturday in December, the Daegu-Gyeongbuk chapter of KOTESOL was treated to an engaging and interactive presentation by Kirsty Clausen of Kyungpook National University for the last workshop of 2013.

Entitled 'Building Community in the Classroom', Kirsty encouraged lots of thought and discussion on the subject of relationship building and enhancing the social aspect of our classes to improve motivation, also known as "Relationship-driven teaching."

While touching on the issue of treading the line between being professional and building positive relationships with...

By Webeditor Daegu on December 14, 2013 - 2:37pm | 0 Comments | Daegu-Gyeongbuk |Read more

From Suwon Station to Kangnam University, via Bundang Line and Yongin Everline Train

Folks, anyone traveling from Seoul or other areas of Korea by KTX, Muganghwa, Saemaul, Noriro, or Subway Line 1 can transfer to the Bundang Line to Giheung Station. From Gihueng Station, go to Exit 4 to the Yongin Everline Train to Kangnam University Station. As soon as you get off at Kangnam University Station at Exit 1 or Exit 2, the front entrance is directly across from the station. After you go through the arch at the entrance, you can go to either the Shallomkwon Building or the Insakwon Building for any Gyeonggi-Yongin Chapter conferernce or workshop!  If you have any questions,...
By Webeditor Yongin on December 6, 2013 - 12:14am | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter Selects 2013-14 Officers

Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter of KOTESOL held its annual elections on November 9, 2013. The elected and appointed officers for the 2013-14 term are as follows:

Dr. David E. Shaffer
Chosun University

Vice President
Maria Neliza "Ynell" Lumantao
Chonnam National University

Lindsay Herron
Gwangju National University of Education

Membership Coordinator
Henry Gerlits
Jeollanam-do Educational Training Institute

Membership Coordinator
Amanda Serrano
Gwangju Office of Education / Yongbong...

By Webeditor Gwangju on November 26, 2013 - 3:27am | 0 Comments | Gwangju-Jeonnam |Read more

Nominations for Yogin Chapter Officer Positions

Any registered Yongin members who are interested in running for the following Yongin Chapter officer poistions: president, first vice-president, second vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and student representative must send an e-mail to Please send it by Saturday, November 30th! Let the best persons be nominated and hopefully elected!


By Webeditor Yongin on November 25, 2013 - 6:57pm | 0 Comments | Yongin-Gyeonggi |Read more

Call for Presentations - National Conference 2014

Archive Copy.

The Call for Presentations for KOTESOL's 2014 National Conference is now open.

“Change in the Classroom: Principled Pragmatism”
Saturday, May 31st 2014
Global Plaza, Kyungpook National University

Our goal for this year’s event is to explore Principled Pragmatism in both the Korean and Global ELT settings.  The theme means that we are not committed to a single theory or aspect associated with the SLA process.  Instead, we choose to explore how problems, issues and challenges are dealt with in real teaching contexts using a divergent range...

By Webeditor National Conference on November 25, 2013 - 11:51am | 0 Comments | 2014 KOTESOL National Conference |Read more

Podcast 2013 -November

The November Podcast from the president can be watched here. Joining me this month is Michael Peacock to talk about the up coming Daejeon symposium and Turkey Dinner.

I hope you enjoy and talk to you soon.

Peadar Callaghan

By Webeditor President on November 23, 2013 - 10:33am | 0 Comments | President's Corner |Read more

Research Grants Opportunities

Announcing the 2014 KOTESOL Research Grants!

As in years past, KOTESOL is proud to support the efforts of its members by offering two types of research grants through the Research Committee. This year, we will offer one "Research Paper Grant" and up to five "Conference Presentation Grants." Please read on for more
information about each type of grant.

Research Paper Grants
Research Paper Grants are offered for the purpose of stimulating new research, especially by beginning researchers, of high quality and worthy of appearing in the Korea TESOL Journal.

For 2014,...

By Webeditor National on November 18, 2013 - 7:05pm | 0 Comments | KOTESOL |Read more