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19th AATK Call for Papers

2013-09-16 01:20

The 19th AATK Annual Conference and
Professional Development Workshop



19-21, 2014


for Submission: February 15, 2014

of Acceptance: March 15, 2014


Conference &
Workshop Theme:

Korean Language
Teaching through Film and Literature: Creating Connections

The topic of teaching and learning
through study of literature and films has been a matter of considerable
interest to language educators. Renewed interest in this approach has been
generated by The National Standards for
Korean Teaching,
which frames curricular and materials developments in the
five inter-related areas: communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and
communities. Use of film and literature in language teaching is a
quintessential example of connections
between language teaching and other academic disciplines. Curriculum that
bridges students' linguistic needs and interests to content areas is in greater
demand as the number of advanced language learners (heritage speakers with
diverse backgrounds in particular) is increasing. More challenging and
stimulating materials can be developed by grafting literature and film onto
language classes. Highlighting connections between language and film/literature
can encourage students to explore Korean culture in greater depth and get a
more nuanced understanding of language and culture. Ongoing discussion is
needed on strengthening connections between Korean language instruction and
academic topics considered in other disciplines for the benefit of students and
teachers in Korean education. 

With the theme “Korean Language
Teaching through Film and Literature: Creating Connections”, the 19th annual
AATK meeting invites proposals for exploring how to enrich and augment language
curricula with cinematic and literary texts and use them to help students become
astute readers and interpreters of diverse texts. We encourage submission of
workshop proposals and conference abstracts that report, analyze, and discuss
course and material developments involving film and literature, initiatives and
strategies for collaboration across disciplines, and practical and theoretical
issues regarding the use of content from other areas. We also welcome proposals
and abstracts that discuss other aspects of learning and teaching of the Korean



1. Presentation

(1) Workshop panel (90 min. June 19-20): Workshop panels address practical concerns and share
immediately applicable suggestions on issues ranging from development of
program, materials and resources to instructional activities and techniques to
methods of assessment.

(2) Materials
exchange session
(15 minutes presentation in a block of four, followed by
individual Q&A and discussion. June 19-20): This category has been designed
for audience choice and involvement. After a series of four short
presentations, instead of having brief Q&A after each presentation, 30 to
40 minutes is set aside to allow for audience members to have sufficient time
to learn more about presentations of their choice. The presenters address the
entire audience for 15 minutes each, and then move to designated areas to
interact with interested subgroups. Each presenter is advised to bring his or
her own laptop and other necessary materials for individual interaction with

(3) Conference
(20 min + 10 min Q & A. June 20-21): Presentation of research on
topics pertaining to teaching and learning of Korean. Mere description of
instructional materials or practices without analysis of data will NOT be
considered in this category. This would better fit the above category of
materials exchange. On the other hand, we expect explicit statement of the
relevance of presented research to Korean program development and pedagogic

2. Requirements for proposal or abstract submission

(1) Workshop Panel (90

The proposal should include a description of the topic and
materials, objectives, and step-by-step plan for INTERACTIVE INVOLVEMENT OF


(2) Teaching
materials exchange
(15 minutes):

Original and well-tested teaching materials or activities
will be selected. The proposal should include a succinct description of the
target learners, objectives of instruction, the material or procedure, and its


(3) Conference
(20 minutes):

The abstract should include clearly-stated research motives
and objectives in the context of existing research, description of data and
analysis, and discussion of implications for teaching and future research.


3. Length: Maximum 500 words
(English or Korean) + References or data limited to 250 words if applicable


4. Limit of
: No more than 1 individual and 1 joint proposal/abstract, or 2
joint abstracts/proposals per person.


5. ONLINE submission
: https://www.aatk.org/cps/sign_in.php


Please contact the
AATK 2014 Conference Chairs if you have questions or comments:


Bumyong Choi (Program Chair)

       jmroh@bu.edu                                            bumyongchoi@emory.edu

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