On October 15-16, KOTESOL will host the 19th KOTESOL International Conference at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul. It is Korea’s largest English language teaching conference. Over 1,500 people are expected to attend the conference over the two days.
“Pushing Our Paradigms: Connecting with Culture” is the conference theme, and the invited speakers will challenge our current beliefs, and present a fresh perspective on ELT. The second part is the underlying theme: understanding cultural context, understanding culture, and teaching to culture. Finally, technology in the classroom will be explored and further discussed. The conference will host internationally acclaimed speakers Stephen Krashen, B. Kumaravadivelu, Keith Folse and many others. They will offer insights into the latest teaching techniques, theories, and research.
The conference will be a forum for educators to share their ideas, innovations, experiences,and research findings in the global context. More than a dozen world-renowned speakers and 120 presenters will enlighten us on the future directions of the profession and on cutting-edge techniques in the age of English as a “global language.”
There will also be a number of cultural events and shows held during the conference. Suji’s will provide on-site lunch options for conference attendees.
Those wishing to attend the conference are advised to arrive early to avoid queues on the day. Pre-registration attendance fee is 40,000 won for KOTESOL members, 65,000 won for non-members and 25,000 won for undergraduate students. This includes both Saturday and Sunday. Further information is available online at www.koreatesol.org.
Mr. Jure Majnaric
KOTESOL Publicity Manager
Ph. 010 8543 0122