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Hoo Dong Kang
President, The Korea Association of Teachers of English

Dear KATE members,



Dear KATE Members and Supporters,



I wish you all good health and success amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is an infinite honor for me to be the 29th president of the Korea Association of Teachers of English (KATE). At the same time, I truly feel a heavy sense of responsibility to KATE since it has played such a pivotal role in English education in Korea for the past 55 years. I am also very pleased to be strongly connected to you, KATE members and supporters, and to continue KATE’s history together with you.

KATE is the largest English Education Association in Korea and the parent association of other English Education associations in Korea.

Ever since I became a member of KATE and first attended its conferences, I have never forgotten KATE. Like you, I have been very proud to have been able to contribute to this organization until now.

As the new president, I would like to invite you in our efforts of furthering the tradition of KATE. I would like to highlight the following points during my term of office:

First, we will continue to promote the internationalization of our academic journals and support research for developing future education models of post-COVID 19. We will actively support the editing team to speed up our SCOPUS registration and increase the citation index by including the publishing of special issues.

Second, for the future of many English education associations in Korea, KATE will take the initiative in communicating with our sister associations for the sake of strengthening the union.

Third, we will refine KATE’s operation model. COVID 19 is changing the educational paradigm. To cope with these post-CORONA era changes, we will actively promote online board meetings, online academic conferences and seminars to ensure the association’s efficient management.

In order to achieve all of these goals smoothly, we need both the support from you and active participation. Your participation is what makes KATE truly international and highly academic.

KATE is all yours. I hope you will join us in making KATE an inspiring, enriching, and informative academic community.

I wish you great happiness, good health, and much success in your field.
Thank you.



Hoo Dong Kang,
President, The Korea Association of Teachers of English