2017 KOTESOL International Conference


in association with the
Pan Asian Consortium of
Language Teaching Societies

invites you to participate in


The 25th Annual Korea TESOL
International Conference

"Why Are We Here? Analogue Learning in a Digital Era"

21-22 October 2017
Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea

Our theme is “Why Are We Here?  Analogue Learning in a Digital Era." In an age of user-controlled virtual-learning environments, why do people leave the comfort of their home to go to a large venue with hundreds of people they don’t know? So, will you be here? Why? This is your opportunity to tell us. The goal is to have an open discussion about the value of face-to-face events for teachers, academic institutions, and the ELT industry. Join us, have your say, share, collaborate.

Check the links on the right for conference details, and don’t forget to come back often as this information will be updated regularly.

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 International Conference. 

Call for Proposals closed May 30, 2017.

Presentation Proposal Status
Notification of Results of Proposal Review: Around end of July

Results of screening of proposals submitted for presentation at this year's International Conference will be sent out via email once the blind-vetting process has been completed, which is expected to be around the end of July.

Presenter Registration will open on August 1st.

Registration FAQ available here.

Online Registration opens August 1, 2017.

Major Conference Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Andy Curtis ㅡ TESOL Intl. Assn. / Anaheim University
Nicky Hockly ㅡ The Consultants-E

Featured Speakers

Glenda Rose ㅡ Texas A&M University
Ted O'Neill ㅡ Gakushuin University
Marti Anderson ㅡ SIT Graduate Institute
Chan Kyoo Min ㅡ Korea National University of Education
Mark Dressman ㅡ University of Illinois
Helen Slatyer ㅡ Macquarie University
Kalyan Chattopadhyay ㅡ IATEFL TTEd SIG / Univ. of Calcutta
Kathleen Kampa ㅡ Seisen Intl. School / OUP
Bodo Winter ㅡ University of Birmingham

Invited Session

Talk with Me in Korean

Invited Panel Discussions

The Future of Face-to-Face Conferences
Looking Back, Moving Forward: KOTESOL at 25


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