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20th AATK Call for Papers

2014-09-16 03:22

American Association of Teachers of Korean


20th Annual Conference and Professional Development



Monterey, California

5 - 27,






Deadline for Submission: February 15, 2015

Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2015




Conference & Workshop Theme:




It has been more than 70 years since Korean language
instruction was first offered in the USA (at UC Berkeley in 1942) and 20 years
since the
American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) was founded to assemble and
represent educators of the Korean language and culture in North America.
Following a remarkable growth in Korean class enrollments in
the 1970’s and 1980’s, steady
gains in the last two decades made Korean the fourteenth most commonly studied
language in higher education in the USA
and Canada. Concurrently, the field of
Korean as a second/foreign language has developed and expanded with ever
-growing number of
well-trained scholars joining the profession. Korean programs in both K-12 and
higher education are poised to become stronger and more dynamic language
programs that make a greater impact on students academically and culturally.


Marking the 20th anniversary of the AATK, we will celebrate what
has been accomplished and will explore what could and should be aimed for. At
this juncture, it seems imminent to take a stock of the situation in terms of
program building, not only to consolidate and expand Korean programs but also
to empower individual practitioners as program builders. This discussion will
require considering educational, curricular and instructional visions and goals
as well as a range of personnel, administrative and institutional matters.
Various issues surrounding establishing, expanding or benchmarking an effective
and innovative Korean program can be addressed. More specifically, the
discussions may include, but not limited to
: curricular issues such as instructional designs to address
needs of diversifying learners
developing superior level proficiency for academic and professional purposes
; devising meaningful
co-curricular activities and service leaning opportunities involving
Korean-speaking communities
developing and administering study abroad programs
; constructing intellectual
links to other fields of Korean studies
; in-service teacher training; and pursuits of funding opportunities. 


We encourage submission of workshop proposals and conference
abstracts that address various aspects of program building.  We also
welcome the proposals and abstracts that discuss other aspects of learning and
teaching of the Korean language
other than this year’s theme. We particularly would like to see
more K-12 educators submit their abstracts and plan to reserve at least one
workshop session for K-12 participants. There will also be special awards to
graduate students who present excellent conference papers.




Submission Guidelines:


1. Presentation


(1) Workshop
(90 minutes): June 25-26

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) Teaching materials exchange (15-minute presentation followed by individual Q & A
and discussion
): June 25-26

This category has
been designed for audience choice and involvement. After a series of four short
presentations, instead of having
a brief Q&A after each presentation, 30
to 40 minutes
are 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-minute presentation + 10-minute Q
& A
): June 26-27

This section of the meeting entails the presentation
of research on topics pertaining to teaching and learning of Korean.
we expect explicit statement of the relevance of presented research to Korean
program development and pedagogic practices
. Mere description of
instructional materials or practices without analysis of data
, which would
better fit the above category of
teaching materials exchange, will
not be
for this category.

2. Requirements for
Proposal or Abstract Submission


(1) Workshop panel (90 minutes):

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 target
learners, objectives of instruction, the material or procedure, and its


(3) Conference paper (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 submission: No more than 1 individual and 1
joint proposal/abstract, or 2 joint abstracts/proposals per person.


submission ONLY
: https://www.aatk.org/cps/sign_in.php



contact the AATK 201
5 Conference Chairs if you have questions or


Sahie Kang (Local Chair)                           Joowon Suh (Program Chair)

                                                      sahiekang@yahoo.com                                     suh@princeton.edu

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