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15th AATK Call for Paper (Due: 2/15)

2010-05-11 13:27

American Association of Teachers of Korean
15th Annual Conference and Professional Development Workshop
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
June 24 -26, 2010
Invited speakers:Junko Mori (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
                                      Elizabeth Bernhardt (Stanford University)
Deadline for Submission: Feb. 15, 2010

Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2010
Conference & Workshop Theme:
Reconceptualizing Korean Teaching: Blueprints for Program Development from K to 16 and beyond
The 15th annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) will be marked by an inauguration of “the National Standards for Korean Teaching.” A taskforce of K-16 teachers have collaborated to create this Korean document, which is to be published in the upcoming issue of Standards for Foreign Language Learning. The Standards documents, purporting to place foreign language learning as integral part of the K-16 education in the United States, present the philosophy and goals of language learning in connection with comprehensive views of culture, larger contexts of curricula and academic pursuits, and communities at home and abroad. “The National Standards for Korean Teaching” will spell out the goals in the five inter-related areas – communication, culture, connections, comparisons and communities – at different stages of learning, and present exemplar instructional scenarios.
The theme of the 15th annual meeting recognizes the launching of the Korean Standards. We encourage submission of proposals and abstracts that further discuss various aspects of program, syllabi and materials development, development of learner language and cultural knowledge and awareness, and innovation and evaluation of instructional activities and techniques.   
In particular, we strongly urge K-12 participants, in both the Annual Conference and the Professional Development Workshop, to submit their abstracts individually or jointly with other college faculty. At least one workshop session will be reserved for K-12. There will also be special awards to graduate students who submit excellent papers.
-Abstracts and Proposals should be sent to: kijooko@berkeley.edu (NOTE: Only on-line submissions will be accepted, either in pdf or MS doc formats.)             
-Use the subject header "AATK 15, Last name, First name” for your email.
-In the body of your email message, include the following:
submission area (Professional Development Workshop or Annual Conference), name(s) and affiliation(s), address, phone number, and email address, followed by the paper title copied from the top of the first page of the abstract or proposal. 
-Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author, or 2 joint abstracts per author.
1. Professional Development Workshop (June 24 - June 25 AM)
(1) Workshop Proposal:  
Workshop sessions address practicalities of program and materials development, instructional activities and techniques, and assessment methods, and are expected to provide participants with concrete and immediately relevant suggestions for teaching. Each workshop session is an hour and a half long. Proposals should include description of the model/materials to be presented, the rationale or the framework on which they are based, and step-by-step procedures of how to involve participants in an interactive manner.
-TWO pages (8.5 X 11) maximum, 11-point font, 1-inch margins.

-All proposals must be anonymous.
-Please indicate “Workshop Proposal” on the top line of the first page.
(2) Teaching Materials Exchange:  
One or two workshop session(s) will be reserved for the presentation of teaching material or classroom activity. Each presentation is 20 minutes long, including discussion.
-ONE page (8.5 X 11) maximum, 11-point font, 1-inch margins.

-All proposals must be anonymous.
-Please indicate “Teaching Materials Exchange” on the top line.-Indicate the type of the topic of your presentation: (1) skill area (vocabulary, grammar, speaking, writing, etc), (2) instructional type (student activity, drill, assignment, test, etc.), and (3) material (text, audio, video, software, etc.).
2. Annual Conference (June 25 PM - June 26)
Conference papers present research on topics pertaining to Korean teaching and learning, and include empirical studies (experimental or observational), analyses of corpora, text or learner language, and reviews or meta-analyses of research. We particularly welcome papers that link current theories of language pedagogy and second language acquisition to enhancing program development and pedagogic practices. Presentations are 30 minutes (20 minutes talk plus 10 minutes for questions and answers). 
-ONE page (8.5 X 11) maximum, 11-point font, 1-inch margins. (An optional second page is permitted for data and references.)
-All proposals must be anonymous.
-Please indicate “Annual Conference abstract” on the top line.
Please contact the AATK 2010 Conference Chairs, if you have questions or comments:
Mijeong Mimi Kim (Co-Chair)                            Kijoo Ko (Co-Chair)mmkim@wustl.edu                                                   kijooko@berkeley.edu

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