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ACTFL 2010 in Boston

2010-07-16 04:03
Dear All,

There are five announcements relating to the upcoming ACTFL conference in

1. Below is the schedule for Korean SIG sessions:

At the upcoming ACTFL 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts,
KSIG will organize three major sessions as we did last year and Korea Foundation
generously provides a Luncheon during the conference.  There were 7 papers accepted among 12 in
total and below is the session information in November 19-21, 2010:

Session 1:
Language Learner’s Attitude, Vocabulary Reinforcement and Transnational Identity
in Korean
(Chair: Danielle Pyun at OSU)

of Koreans from Diaspora: Transnational language and
O. Jo, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

research explores cultural and language-learning experiences of 1.5- and
multi-generation young adults with Korean heritage who grew up outside Korea,
but live in Korea to study or work during the time of research. Their personal
experiences will be analyzed using comparative perspectives to provide deeper
understanding of language experiences.

(2) Implementation
of Vocabulary Reinforcement Lesson Plan in a KFL

the three theories of human memory, “Dual Coding Theory” “Trace Theory”, and
“Levels of Processing Theory”, this paper introduces and discusses a
teacher-guided vocabulary reinforcement lesson plan designed to be implemented
at the end of each chapter in order to review and reinforce the learned

(3) Korean
Language Learners’ Attitude towards Oral Performance
Pyun, Ohio State University

study investigated Korean language learners’ attitudes towards oral performance
assessments. Students enrolled in first-year and second-year Korean language
courses at a Midwestern university participated in this survey research. Data
are analyzed using descriptive and correlational statistics and are followed by
discussion of the results and pedagogical implications.


Session 2: Technology-Enhanced Language Teaching in Korean (Chair: Insook Kang at

(1) Mobile
Korean Language Learning: Podcasting as an Educational
Chi, National of Singapore University
; Wai
Meng Chan, Centre for Language Studies, National University of

paper reports on a podcast developmental project for university Korean learners.
It will describe the project's objectives, the design and contents of the
podcast, learners’ usage of the podcast and their perceptions about its quality
and usefulness. It will also discuss implications for future podcast design and
further research.

(2) The
Applications of Corpus in Advanced Korean Language Learning and
Turker, University of Pittsburgh
; Na-Rae
Han, University of Pittsburgh

paper presents how cognitive linguistics principles are applicable in teaching
Sino-Korean vocabulary (a large part of the Korean lexicon); this is done by
capitalizing on verbal and non-verbal links. This presentation introduces an
online study aid program that will enhance Sino-Korean vocabulary in L2 classes
incorporating cognitive linguistics principles.

(3) The
Benefit of Using Facebook for Learning Korean Honorifics
Kang, University of Pennsylvania
; Haewon
Cho, University of Pennsylvania

study presents findings on improvement in students’ ability to produce and
recognize the Korean honorific usages through communication with the native
speakers and the peers on Facebook, the biggest and one of the fastest growing
social networking websites. Beginning II and Intermediate II classes will be


Steps in Beginning a K-8 Two Way Bilingual Program, Naehi Wong, Glendale Unified
School District


will show examples used in beginning a FLAP Grant Two Way Bilingual program:
research, flyers, enrollment procedures, teacher recruitment, weekly schedule,
assessment, etc. Based on a Korean 50/50 model, adaptable to meet the needs of
other languages or models.

in Two Way Bilingual (TWBI) Programs shows students beginning these programs in
Kindergarten and participating until grade 5 can outperform their peers in
mainstream programs on academic assessments. TWBI programs help students
maintain proficiency in their first language while acquiring a second language.
It provides a true bilingual education for all students. Many school districts
throughout the nation have adopted TWBI Programs for elementary students. The
presenters will provide the audience with first steps in developing and
implementing a TWBI Program and help with understanding the different program
models. Participants will leave with a CD of the full presentation, sample
schedules, recruitment materials and research to plan for

2. There are three other presentations in general session.
and implementing online assignments to enhance proficiency

Presented by
Hee-sun Kim (Stanford University)
Sat. Nov. 20, 10:00 am-11:00
Building/Room: Sheraton Hetel/Beacon A

Raising speaking
proficiency using meaningful activities

Presented by Jong Oh Eun (DLI)
and Mina Lee (DLI)
Sat. Nov. 20, 2:00-3:00 pm
Building/Room: Hynes
Convention Center Rm 209

Useful freeware and shareware for visual material development

Presented by Byung-Joon Lim (DLI)
Sat. Nov. 20, 2:00-3:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel / Beacon A

3. Korea
Foundation Luncheon, (Sat 11:15-12:45)

Sponsored by the Korea Foundation, this luncheon
program will include a business meeting, information on Korean SIG, AATK and
Korean K-12 organization.

4. If you are presenting a paper, we will be providing up to $500 per team
if you do not get support from your institution.  Please stop by AATK booth for
a reimbursement, bringing your receipt of the airline and hotel reservation to
Joowon Suh (Korean SIG Treasurer).

5. Please register to be a member of the ACTFL and KSIG and don't forget
to check off the Korean Special Interest Group, paying $5 more.

Hope to see many of you at the conference.

Sungdai Cho


Korean Special Interest Group
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