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Theme: Current Perspectives on Teaching English: A Multidisciplinary Approach

7/7/2016 to 7/8/2016
When: Thursday, July 7, 2016
Where: Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI)
Korea, South

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  2016 KATE International Conference

The Korea Association of Teachers of English (KATE) cordially invites you to attend the 2016 international conference, which will be held in Seoul, Korea, from July 7 to 8. 

Theme:     Current Perspectives on Teaching English: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Date:        July 7 (Thursday) - 8 (Friday), 2016

Venue:      Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Seoul, Korea

Proposal Submission Deadline:  February 10, 2016

Invited Speakers:

Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan)
Diane D. Belcher (Georgia State University)
Jun-Eon Park (Soongsil University)
Esther Geva (University of Toronto)
Kim McDonough (Concordia University)

KATE was established in 1965 and is the oldest and most prestigious academic association for English education in South Korea. The association is comprised of over 3,000 members including professors, teachers, and practitioners from all over the country and beyond. KATE holds an annual international conference and an annual special interest group meeting targeted at teachers, practitioners, and up-and-coming scholars. In terms of publishing, KATE publishes the KATE Forum which is a newsletter for our members and English Teaching, the foremost publication for English education in Korea which is now under review at SCOPUS. (For further information about KATE, please refer to our website at

The KATE annual international conference is a venue which is attended by hundreds of ELT professionals from all over Korea, Asia and the world. It involves a 2-day program of invited speeches and over 200 talks, colloquia, workshops, panel discussions and posters. The conference affords participants an opportunity to meet leading theorists and practitioners, and exchange ideas with fellow professionals from all sectors of ELT.

Proposals which focus on the conference theme will receive initial consideration; however, all proposals on English language teaching including the following topic areas are welcome.

1. Approaches and Methodologies                 

2. Curriculum / Materials

3. Use of ICT in Language Teaching              

4. International/Intercultural Communication

5. Material Writing and Design                       

6. Second Language Acquisition

7. English Language Testing                            

8. Teaching Young Learners

9. Language Policy                                          

10. Other Areas in ELT

Types of Presentations

1. Research paper                     30 minutes    

2. Teaching demonstration      30 minutes

3. Poster presentation               60 minutes

Proposals must include both a 250-word abstract and a 50-word biodata. They must be submitted via the submission form link at by February 10, 2016. (For more information about the conference, please refer to the KATE homepage at: 

Presenters will be notified by March 20, 2016.

Further questions can be directed to the program chair, Dongkyoo Kim (Busan National University of Education) at


Contact person: Heyoung Kim (KATE Vice-president for Planning and Coordination),  

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