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The Korean Language in America (KLA)

The Korean Language in America is the official, peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK). The mission of The Korean Language in America is to advance theoretical understandings of Korean as a second and heritage language as well as educational practices and policies in all situations, including K to 12, higher education and community institutions. The journal serves as a professional forum for educators and researchers for presenting, discussing and evaluating a variety of data, materials, analyses and perspectives as they pertain to the teaching and learning of Korean.

The Korean Language in America is published biannually by the Pennsylvania State University Press, 820 N. University Dr., USB 1-C, University Park, PA 16802.

The journal is registered under its ISSN (2332-0346 [E-ISSN 2374-670X]) with the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923
( www.copyright.com ).

History

The Korean Language in America was first published in 1995 as a set of proceedings from the first annual national conference of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), and continued to be edited and published as proceedings of the AATK annual meetings by the conference chairs once a year. From 2005, the KLA evolved into selected proceedings with the first Editor-in-Chief (Dr. Hye Sook Wang, 2005–2014), and finally became a peer-reviewed journal in 2008, starting with Vol. 13. When the second Editor-in-Chief (Dr. Susan Strauss, 2014-2017) came on board, KLA entered a partnership with the Penn State University Press and become a bi-annual publication, starting with Vol. 19 (2015). KLA is included in SCOPUS since October 2017. KLA is published both online and in print, and all the previous issues are available in JSTOR.

Editorial Board

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

· Hae-Young Kim, Duke University

EDITORIAL BOARD

· Young-mee Yu Cho, Rutgers University
· Hee Ju, University of California at Los Angeles
· Sahie Kang, Middlebury College
· Ihnhee Kim, Northwestern University
· Mary Shin Kim, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
· Hyo Sang Lee, Indiana University
· Ok-Sook Park, Michigan State University
· Mee-Jeong Park, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
· Sunyoung Shin, Indiana University
· Sung-Ock Sohn, University of California at Los Angeles
· Susan Gayle Strauss, The Pennsylvania State University
· Joowon Suh, Columbia University
· Hye-Sook Wang, Brown University

Renew/Subscribe

AATK membership includes subscription of KLA. The members who has paid the annual membership due will receive printed copies of the journal in the mail and also have access to the online version.

For institutional subscription and for obtaining print copies of past issues, please go to:
https://www.press.jhu.edu/cart/for-sale?oc=2601&client=penn

Categories

The Korean Language in America invites submissions of original and previously unpublished articles, opinion and best practices pieces, and book reviews on a range of pedagogical and theoretical topics relating to Korean language education. All submissions must be written in English in principle, and designed for a broad readership with interests in foreign/second language research, pedagogy, and professional development.

RESEARCH ARTICLES

9,000 words maximum

FORUM PIECES

· Best Practices for Teaching (BPT) 3,000 words maximum
(e.g., curriculum design, exemplary teaching strategies, effective assessment practices, professional development/teacher training, etc.)

· Voices from the Field (VFF) 1,500 words maximum
(e.g., opinions on teaching trends and practices, dialogue or commentary on articles published in the KLA or elsewhere, etc.)

BOOK REVIEWS

1,000 words maximum

Call for submissions

Call for submissions to KLA Vol 23.2_Deadline June 30, 2019

Dear AATK members,

It was great seeing many of the members at the 24th AATK annual meeting in Minnesota. Hope everyone made home safely and are having a time for rest and reflection.

This email is a reminder of the call for submissions for The KLA, Volume 23.2. I would like presenters of great papers at the Minnesota meeting to grab this opportunity for publication.

** The deadline for consideration for publication in Volume 23.2 is JUNE 30, 2019. Extension for a week or so is possible upon request** Please get in touch with me for any inquiries and notification of intent.

Contributions solicited for Volume 23.2 are in the following areas:

RESEARCH ARTICLES

9,000 words maximum
(e.g., experimental/empirical studies, qualitative/quantitative, classroom discourse, cognitive-functional linguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, applied phonetics/phonology in classroom teaching, cross-linguistic/cross-cultural topics, heritage language learners and teachers, National Standards for Korean, and so forth)

FORUM PIECES

· Best Practices for Teaching (BPT) 3,000 words maximum
(e.g., curriculum design, exemplary teaching strategies, effective assessment practices, professional development/teacher training, etc.)

· Voices from the Field (VFF) 1,500 words maximum
(e.g., opinions on teaching trends and practices, dialogue or commentary on articles published in the KLA or elsewhere, etc.)

BOOK REVIEWS

1,000 words maximum
Information about each category and submission requirements is provided in Author Submission Guidelines at:
http://www.editorialmanager.com/kla/account/KLA%20Author%20Submission%20Guidelines.pdf

All submissions must be handled through the Editorial Manager system, located at:
http://www.psupress.org/journals/jnls_KLA.html

I look forward to receiving your contributions. Please email me at haeyoung@duke.edu if you have any questions.

With best wishes,
Hae-Young Kim, Editor in Chief

Submission

All submissions must adhere to the style guidelines of the journal. To submit a manuscript, please visit

www.editorialmanager.com/KLA

and create an author profile. The online system will guide you through the steps to upload the manuscript to the editorial office. Guidelines are available for download from the site.

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