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? Analog Learning in the Digital Era"

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

Pre-registration is now Closed.

Yes, you can register on the day.

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Our theme is “Why Are We Here?  Analog Learning in the 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.

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Pre-registration is now closed.

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Conference Schedule

ㅡ Basic and Detailed Schedules available HERE. And at bottom of this page as PDF.

Extended Summaries

ㅡ Select Summaries available HERE.

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

Hyunwoo Sun ㅡ Talk to Me in Korean

Invited Panel Discussions

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

Information on Individual Invited Speakers and Sessions: HERE.

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