Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

multicultural English teachers association in South Korea

Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is an academic and professional association that helps teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL). It is often called KOTESOL for short.


KOTESOL started in 1992 when the Association of English Teachers in Korea (AETK) and the Korea Association of Teachers of English (KATE) joined.[1]


KOTESOL members may join a smaller group called a Chapter. These are the Chapters of KOTESOL:

  • Busan-Gyeongnam
  • Daegu-Gyeongbuk
  • Daejeon-Chungcheong
  • Gangwon
  • Gwangju-Jeonnam
  • International Community
  • Jeju
  • Jeonju-North Jeolla
  • Seoul
  • Suwon-Gyeonggi
  • Yongin-Gyeonggi

Annual conferenceEdit

KOTESOL has a conference every year with papers, keynote speakers, workshops, and social events.


KOTESOL has relationships with several other language teaching associations:


  1. "KOTESOL: Who and What We Are | KoreaTESOL". koreatesol.org.

Other websitesEdit