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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 08:00


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The vision for the 19th KOTESOL International Conference is to offer the very best TESOL conference of its kind in Asia, providing informative sessions, relevant and useful topics, inspiring speakers, becoming the hallmark for ELT conferences around the world.  Over the past year, we have received feedback from conference goers about what they want in a KOTESOL conference.  The common thread was a desire to see more interactive sessions.  Combined with our theme, we are putting together a group of speakers that meet the needs of our members.   Our conference will realize its vision by providing informative sessions, delivering topics that are useful and relevant, and giving participants the opportunity to experience the most inspiring and insightful speakers in the TESOL and Linguistics field today

The theme for the 2011 KOTESOL International Conference is Pushing Our Paradigms: Connecting with Culture

We are inviting speakers that 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, we want to explore and discuss technology in the classroom.  Though technology may still be viewed by many with some degree of trepidation, we want to present some forward-thinking ideas revolving around the evolution of the classroom, inspiring us to take the technological leap.

Join us October 15 & 16, 2011 at Sookmyung Women’s University, in Seoul.  The 19th KOTESOL International Conference promises to be a most engaging experience for  ELT practitioners across Korea and Asia.

Preliminary "Weekend at a Glance" Timetable



October 15th





October 16th



Registration Opens





Registration Opens, Meetings

09:00 – 09:45


Concurrent Sessions



09:00 – 09:45


Concurrent Sessions

10:00 - 10:45


Concurrent Sessions



10:00 - 10:45


Gavin Dudeney, Dr. Muna Morris-Adams and
Concurrent Sessions

11:00 - 11:30


Opening Ceremonies



11:00 - 11:45


Featured Sessions:
Dr. Thomas Farrell
Dr. Nicholas Groom
Dr. Ken Beatty
Chuck Sandy
Robert Dickey

11:30 - 12:15


Plenary Session:
Dr. Stephen Krashen



12:00 - 12:45


Concurrent Sessions

12:15 - 13:30


Lunch (SIG & Chapter Meetings)



13:00 - 13:45


Plenary Session:
Dr. Keith Folse

13:30 - 14:15


Dr. Nicholas Groom and Concurrent Sessions



14:00 - 14:45


Dr. B. Kumaravadivelu, Setsuko Toyama
Concurrent Sessions

14:30 - 15:15


Dr. Keith Folse, Chuck Sandy
and Concurrent Sessions



15:00 - 15:45


Dr. Stephen Krashen and
Concurrent Sessions

15:30 - 16:15


Featured Sessions:
Dr. Thomas Farrell
Setsuko Toyama
Dr. Muna Morris-Adams
Gavin Dudeney



16:00 - 18:00


Business Meeting

16:30 - 17:15


Dr. Ken Beatty, Robert Dickey and
Concurrent Sessions






17:30 - 18:15


Plenary Session:
Dr. B. Kumaravadivelu






18:20 - 19:00


Pecha Kucha Session


19:00 - 20:00



20:00 - 21:45




Plenary Speakers 

  • Stephen Krashen is best known for developing the first comprehensive theory of second language acquisition, introducing the concept of sheltered subject matter teaching, and as the co-inventor of the Natural Approach to second and foreign language teaching. Dr. Krashen has also contributed to theory and application in the areas of bilingual education and reading. He was the 1977 Incline Bench Press champion of Venice Beach (California) and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. His current books are Summer Reading: Program and Evidence (with Fay Shin, published by Allyn and Bacon), English Learners in American Classrooms (with Jim Crawford, published by Scholastic), and Free Voluntary Reading (Libraries Unlimited, 2011).
  • B. Kumaravadivelu was educated at the Universities of Madras in India, Lancaster in England, and Michigan in the USA.  He is currently Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at San Jose State University, California.  His areas of research include language teaching methods, teacher education, classroom discourse analysis, postmethod pedagogy, and cultural globalization. He is the author of Beyond Methods: Macrostrategies for Language Teaching, (Yale University Press, 2003), Understanding Language Teaching: From Method to Postmethod (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006), andCultural Globalization and Language Education (Yale University Press, 2008). He is currently working on a book titled Language Teacher Education for a Global Society (Routledge). In addition to books, Professor Kumaravadivelu has published several research articles in journals such as TESOL Quarterly,Modern Language Journal, English Language Teaching JournalInternational Review of Applied LinguisticsApplied Language LearningRELC Journal, andITL Review.  He has also served as a member of the Editorial Board of several internationally reputed journals such as TESOL Quarterly. He has delivered invited keynote/plenary addresses in international conferences held in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, England, Finland, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore and the USA. His book Cultural Globalization and Language Education was awarded the Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize (2008) for Outstanding Research Publication by Modern Language Association, New York. 

  • Keith Folse is professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida, where he teaches in the MATESOL, PhD in TESOL, and undergraduate TEFL programs.  He has taught languages for more than 30 years in the U.S., Japan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.  He is the author 55 textbooks, including the successful GREATs writing series by Cengage. His research interests are in types of written exercises, grammar, and vocabulary, and his most recent article dealing with teaching vocabulary appeared in the June 2011 issue of TESOL Quarterly.  Dr. Folse has won many teaching and research awards, including Graduate Professor of the Year at his university as well as the 2007 Excellence in Teaching Award from International TESOL.  Dr. Folse's participation in KOTESOL 2011 is sponsored in full by Cengage Learning.

Featured Speakers

  • Thomas S. C. Farrell is a professor in applied linguistics at Brock University, Canada. He has been involved with ESL and applied linguistics for the past 27 years and has written extensively on topics such as reflective practice, language teacher development, and language teacher education.


  • Gavin Dudeney has worked in education for the past 23 years, as a teacher, materials developer, IT manager, and web-user interface designer. In 2003, he set up The Consultants-E with Nicky Hockly. He is a past coordinator of the IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group and also past editor of the SIG newsletter. In 2007, he was elected Honorary Secretary of IATEFL, and in 2011, Chair of the Electronic Committee (ElCom). Gavin’s publications include: "The Internet & the Language Classroom" (CUP 2000, 2007) and "How to Teach English with Technology" (Longman 2007, with Nicky Hockly, winner of the International House Ben Warren Award 2008). He is currently writing a book on digital literacies with Nicky Hockly and Dr. Mark Pegrum, to be published by Longman in 2012. His company ( works primarily in online teacher development and training, and their Cert ICT course won a British Council ELTON award in 2007. Among their other courses, they offer the only online Cert IBET course. Their Second Life project EduCation@EduNation was shortlisted for a second British Council ELTON award in 2009. You can follow Gavin's blog at: 


    • Nicholas Groom From 1989 to 2001 Groom worked as an English language and literacy teacher at schools and universities in Australia, England, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. In 2001 he moved to Birmingham and became a corpus linguist. Dr. Groom's participation in KOTESOL 2011 is sponsored in full by the University of Birmingham.
    • Muna Morris-Adams has extensive experience of teaching both foreign languages and EFL in a wide range of contexts. She is a lecturer at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, where she teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, both on-campus and by distance learning, as well as supervising PhD students. Dr. Morris-Adams’ main research interests are language teaching methodology, classroom interaction, spoken discourse analysis, and intercultural communication. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Aston University. Dr. Morris-Adams participation in KOTESOL 2011 is sponsored in full by Aston University.

    • Dr. Ken Beatty is author/co-author of over 130 textbooks used worldwide from the primary to tertiary levels. Most of his publications focus on various aspects of English as a Second Language but also include the graduate-level textbook, Teaching and Researching Computer Assisted Language Learning, now in its second edition. He has given more than 100 teacher training presentations throughout Asia, Canada, and the Middle East and was the recipient of a 2007 Canadian Association of Community Educators Award. Dr. Beatty has worked at colleges and universities in Canada, China, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates and is currently TESOL Professor at Anaheim University. Dr. Beatty's participation in KOTESOL 2011 is sponsored by Anaheim University.


    • Setsuko Toyama has worked in the field of English Language Teaching for more than twenty years. She is currently a visiting professor at Keiwa College in Niigata, Japan, where she has been holding classes on Principles and Practice in Teaching Children English, Storytelling in Children’s Classroom, and Teaching Children English through Music for teacher-training course students. In addition to teaching English to students of all ages and team-teaching in special-needs classes, Setsuko also conducts teacher training seminars at Tsuda College Open School and works closely with elementary school teachers of PEN (Primary English in Niigata) in developing English language teaching content and improving teaching practices. Her most recent academic focus is on helping teachers prepare for the implementation of English classes into the elementary school curriculum in Japan. A well-known author and teacher trainer, Setsuko is the co-author of English Time (Oxford University Press) and Journeys (Pearson). Other publications that she has authored or contributed to include picture dictionaries (PIE Intl.), teacher resources (Oxford University Press, Obunsha, STEP, ALC), storytelling guidebooks and resource packs for elementary schools (CosmoPier). Setsuko Toyama's participation in KOTESOL 2011 is sponsored by Oxford University Press.

      Chuck Sandy is an internationally known ELT author, teacher trainer, motivational speaker, and educational activist who believes that positive change in education occurs one student, one classroom, one school at a time. He has recently coauthored the Active Skills for Communicationcourse book series. He has also authored the popular course book series Passages and coauthored the Connect course book series. Prof. Sandy is based in Japan at Chubu University but is a frequent presenter at conferences and schools around the world, where he often speaks about the joys of project work and the need for materials and practices that promote critical thinking. Chuck Sandy's   participation in KOTESOL 2011 is sponsored by Cambridge University Press.

        • Robert J. Dickey has been learning foreign languages from his earliest childhood, and still looks to find creative ways to encourage learning in all ages. Prof. Dickey has been teaching in Korea since 1994 and is currently tenure-track at Keimyung University in Daegu, teaching combined courses of English and Public Administration, among others. He holds the RSA-CTEFLA as well as Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration degrees, and has completed the coursework for a master’s degree in English Education. Prof. Dickey teaches short courses in TESOL and presents workshops and seminars across East Asia, in addition to participating in KOTESOL Teacher Trainers (KTT). He is a past-president of Korea TESOL (2001-2002) and has served a number of other academic societies in a variety of posts. His research interests include content-based instruction, oral proficiency testing, continuing professional development, ethics, leadership, community service, and administration in nonprofit organizations. His published books include English for Public Managers and Classroom Newsletters for TESOL




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        W50,000 Presenters
        W65,000 Non-members
        W25,000 Students (undergrad)
        W55,000 Group (5+; non-member)

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        W75,000 Non-members

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