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TESOL International Academy 2014: Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, Korea

Organized by TESOL International Association (TESOL) and Sookmyung Women’s University (SMU), this two-day academy provides ELT teachers, teacher trainers, and administrators with the latest thinking on building quality ELT organizations and programs through effective leadership, management, and teacher training.

The academy format combines elements of a traditional conference with in-depth, hands-on workshops led by globally recognized experts to provide you with practical, research-based ideas, strategies, and tools to help you improve the quality of your ELT organization. You will also have numerous opportunities for networking and knowledge-sharing with your peers, both face-to-face and online after the academy.

At the end of the two-day event, you will earn TESOL International Association’s ELT Leadership Management Certificate, which is usually available at the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo. To receive the certificate, you must complete 2 of the 3 workshops (K1–K3).

TESOL gratefully acknowledges the support of KOTESOL, an affiliate of TESOL International Association, and National Geographic Learning, a TESOL Strategic Partner.


26-27 July 2014


Sookmyung Women's University
Seoul, Korea

Who Should Attend?

ELT teachers, leaders, administrators, and teacher trainers from universities, K–12 systems, and private language schools, and others with an interest in ELT issues in Asia


Registration Fees

On-site Registration:  US$230 (or 235,000.00 won) 

Preregistration for Korea Academy is now closed.  
On-site registration will be at “한상은 라운지 (Hansangeun Lounge)” on the 7th floor of 백주년 기념관 (Centennial Hall), which is number 18 on the Sookmyung Women's University map. Registration will start at 8 am on Saturday, 26 July.  Payment is accepted in cash or credit card (American Express, Master Card or Visa). Please bring exact change for cash payment. 

Academy Tentative Schedule

Saturday, 26 July

8:00 am–9:00 am Registration

9:00 am–9:45 am Welcome and Opening Session 
  • Peadar Callaghan, President, KOTESOL
  • Yilin Sun, President, TESOL International Association
  • Kyungsook Yeum, Director of SMU TESOL
9:45–10:00 am Break

10:00 am–12:00 pm Concurrent Workshops (choose one)

12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm–5:00 pm Concurrent Workshops (continued)

Sunday, 27 July

8:45 am–10:45 am Concurrent Workshops (repeat, choose one)

10:45 am–11:00 am Break

11:00 am–12:00 pm Concurrent Workshops (continued)

12:00 pm–1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm–4:00 pm Concurrent Workshops (continued)

4:00 pm–4:15 pm Break

4:15 pm–5:00 pm Closing Session/Questions and Answers
  • Neil Anderson
  • Fernando Fluerquin
  • Ksan Rubadeau
  • Moderator: Kyungsook Yeum
Closing Remarks
  • Rosa Aronson, Executive Director, TESOL International Association

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact