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Kim, Haedong
President, The Korea Association of Teachers of English

Dear KATE members,



Dear KATE members and supporters,



I am greatly honored to be the 28th President of the Korea Association of Teachers of English (KATE). At the same time, I feel a heavy sense of responsibility. KATE, established on January 22, 1965, is Korea’s largest academic association for English language education.

Over the years, KATE has contributed to the steady development of English language education in Korea. In order to continue this tradition, I will focus on the following points in the management of KATE.

First, the increased internationalization of English Teaching, the journal of KATE.

Second, the open and frank discussion of issues related to the social mission of KATE, including the absolute evaluation system of the College Scholastic Ability Test, how to improve English language education, and what sort of English language education will be required in a future where Korea is reunified.

Third, the invitation of a broader range of people involved in English language education to KATE-run conferences. In addition to academic talks, we will aim to include more presentations featuring practical tips for the classroom, and more workshops where the latest issues are discussed. Through the expansion of these activities, the members of KATE will have more chances to improve teaching practices and exchange ideas.

Fourth, the planning and carrying out of academic conferences across the country, as befits a nationwide organization such as KATE. We will also aim to strengthen relationships with our 19 affiliated associations in Korea and abroad.

Fifth, the improved efficiency of the management of KATE by means of the KATE Corporation, established in 2017.

In order for all of these goals to be achieved smoothly, we will need the backing and approval of you, KATE’s members and supporters. For the next two years, along with the KATE board, I will be working hard to earn that approval.

Sincerely yours,



Haedong Kim
President, The Korea Association of Teachers of English