KOTESOL International Conference brings useful and helpful information for all of the foreign teachers in Korea.
Korea’s largest annual English teachers’ conference returns October 12-13, 2013 (Saturday-Sunday). About 1,400 English teachers are expected to meet at the 21st annual KOTESOL International Conference in Seoul to hear and share from the world’s top language educators and along with individuals’ teaching experience. This year the theme of KOTESOL’s 2013 International Conference is “Exploring the Road Less Traveled: From Practice to Theory.” According to Conference Chair Carl Dusthimer, “the route between practice and theory is bi-directional: traditionally, theory informs practice, but less commonly, classroom practices and their results can inform ELT theory. A positive cycle between research and reality is created. Each provides a destination, each destination becomes a new starting point.” This conference recognizes the need to bring into focus the rather neglected section in the theory-practice journey: the road from practice to theory. The Book Exhibition is another huge draw. 30 publishers and distributors are expected to show their educational materials and offer special workshops during the weekend. Dick Allwright (Lancaster), Thomas S. C. Farrell (Brock University) and Graham Crookes (University of Hawaii) are plenary speakers for KOTESOL 2013. An additional 11 featured speakers have been invited, along with a special strand of presentations featuring the IATEFL Young Learners & Teenagers (YLT) SIG.*
* IATEFL ? The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
* SIG ? Special Interest Group
Date:? October 12-13, 2013 (Saturday-Sunday)
Venue:? Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul
Participants: 1400 teachers, 140 presenters, 80 overseas visitors for 225 presentations and workshops, with 40 educational displays and 60 promotional sessions.
KOTESOL website😕 www.koreatesol.org
Conference Onsite Registration
50,000 won: Members
75,000 won: Non-members
30,000 won: Undergraduate Students
Annual membership dues are 40,000 won, and may be paid at the conference to qualify for the 25,000 won member discount.
Re-registeration discounts are available online (pre-registration closes October 1).