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Kotesol seeks submissions for international conference

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  • Published : Mar 8, 2018 - 14:28
  • Updated : Mar 8, 2018 - 14:28
Korea Tesol is seeking submissions from English education professionals for its international conference in Seoul this autumn.

The Kotesol International Conference, scheduled to take place from Oct. 13-14 at Sookmyung Women’s University, typically attracts around 1,000 people, providing an opportunity for English educators to present their research, share ideas and network with other professionals.

This year’s conference will focus on techniques, research and ideas used to help English language learners become fluent, so organizers are keen to receive proposals on fluency development in young learners and in writing, reading, speaking and listening.

University of Birmingham lecturer Bodo Winter speaks at last year’s Kotesol International Conference at Sookmyung Women’s University. (Kotesol)


Proposals on general English language teaching topics are also welcome. For example, the “101” series invites proposals on topics for new teachers. Proposals could be research presentations, workshops, dialogues, panel discussions or poster presentations.

The deadline for international conference proposals is May 31. Visit koreatesol.org/ic2018 for more information about the conference and the proposal process.

Kotesol will also hold a national conference on May 12 at Kangnam University in Yongin.

Presenters at the national conference will include educational author and International Teacher Development Institute Director Barbara Hoskins-Sakamoto, who will lead a plenary session on “Designing EFL Materials that Work,” and Sookmyung Women’s University Tesol Director Yeum Kyung-sook who will talk about “Global Leadership in Tesol and the Pathways.”

Details on the national conference are available at koreatesol.org/nc2018.

(paulkerry@heraldcorp.com)