The role of KOTESOL is to promote scholarship, disseminate information, and facilitate cross-cultural understanding among persons concerned with teaching and learning of English in Korea.
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
Maria Neliza "Ynell" Lumantao
Chonnam National University
Gwangju National University of Education
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 email@example.com. Please send it by Saturday, November 30th! Let the best persons be nominated and hopefully elected!
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
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.
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.
You’re invited to The Seoul KOTESOL Holiday Dinner Saturday December 7th at 6 pm
Moghul Restaurant, Itaewon (behind the Hamilton Hotel)
Indian/Pakistani buffet – includes salads, rice, naan, chicken/beef/lamb/vegetarian dishes, desserts
Drinks not included
Members 22,000 won Non-members 27,500 won
The Autumn issue of KOTESOL's quarterly newsmagazine, The English Connection, is now available online for members only, and will be going out in the mail in approximately two weeks. Please be sure your postal mailing address is current in your website user profile!
TEC is at http://koreatesol.org/content/english-connection-tecv17n3-autumn-2013
Membership in the KOTESOL National Council evolves over several phases:National elections Chapter elections Council appointments
National election outcomes were announced at the Annual Business Meeting October 13th, and on this site that same day. Chapter elections take place at various local meetings throughout the year (many occur in November). Each chapter's president has a vote on the national council.
On Saturday, November 2, 2013 our presenter Dr. Steve Garrigues of Kyungpook National University (KNU) presented on the topic: Cultural Dimensions of Teaching and Learning English in Korea. With both an MA and PhD in cultural anthropology and having been with KNU since 1986, Dr. Garrigues has a great deal of insight and experience to offer language teachers in South Korea.