ACTFL 2010 in Boston
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:
Language Learner’s Attitude, Vocabulary Reinforcement and Transnational Identity
in Korean(Chair: Danielle Pyun at OSU)
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Hee-sun Kim (Stanford University)
Sat. Nov. 20, 10:00 am-11:00
Building/Room: Sheraton Hetel/Beacon A
proficiency using meaningful activities
Presented by Jong Oh Eun (DLI)
and Mina Lee (DLI)
Sat. Nov. 20, 2:00-3:00 pm
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
Building/Room: Sheraton Hotel / Beacon A
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.
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).
to check off the Korean Special Interest Group, paying $5 more.
American Association of Teachers of Korean, AATK
“ Special thanks to Calligrapher Byungchul Park for Hangeul logo calligraphy ”