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What is the Korea TESOL International Conference?

  • A 2-day conference for English teachers in Korea.
  • The goal of the conference is to support KOTESOL’s mission (Who We Are) to "assist teachers in self-development and improve ELT in Korea.”
  • This year marks KOTESOL’s 24th annual international conference.
  • Approximately 1,000 teachers from Korea and east Asia are expected to participate.

Why go?

  • Go to learn.The KOTESOL International Conference has more than 200 sessions to choose from.
    • The major speakers are experts in the ELT field.
    • More than 200 concurrent sessions to choose from (abstracts & bios are online).
    • Sessions for new teachers (101s), for experienced teachers, and researchers as well.
    • Sessions for teachers of young learners, for teachers of adults, and for everything in-between.
    • Whether you want to hear the latest research, get some practical tips, or share your own ideas, the KOTESOL IC has what you are looking for.
  • Go to network.
    • At the conference you can meet teachers and employers from across Korea and beyond. Exchange ideas on teaching, on research, on the conference, etc.
  • Go for inspiration.
    • Need some new ideas? The breadth of session topics means that you are sure to take something home to put into use straight away in your classroom.


Important information

  • Date: October 15-16, 2016
  • Location:Sookmyung Women’s University
    Seoul, Korea map and directions
  • Registration: online or at the venue. Registrations completed during the pre-registration period of August 1st - October 1st are discounted.



Registration Type Pre-registration  Price Onsite Registration Price
Members 50,000 won 60,000 won
Non-members 75,000 won 85,000 won
Groups (5+ people) 65,000 won Not Available
Undergraduate students 25,000 won 35,000 won

Become a member and save 50% of your membership dues immediately with your member discount!

NOTE: To pre-register you must register with the web-system (create an account) or login (pre-existing accounts). All payments are processed via bank transfer.

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