Two Announcements from Korean SIG:

(1) Nomination of KSIG Chair at ACTFL

Nominations for the Korean SIG Chair at ACTFL (2013-2015) are now being accepted by the KSIG committee by August 31, 2012. Any member in Korean SIG may suggest nominees to the KSIG Chair.


(2) 2012 Philadelphia Program

Session 1:

Title

Learning ellipsis of case particles, digital literacy through Twitter, and engaging students in active learning

Description

The first presentation looks at how particle ellipsis is represented in Korean textbooks and acquired by L2 learners. In the second presentation, the presenter will demonstrate how Twitter works as a microblogging application in language class and how it can be used as an instructional tool that helps the development of L2 Korean learner’s digital literacy. The third presentation will highlight the use of digital storytelling project as an effective pedagogical tool to engage students in active learning in foreign language instruction. Ideas on designing and implementing digital narrative projects for different proficiency levels will be shared.

Professional Learning Strand

□ The learner

□ Technology

Level

□ Higher Education

List of Presenters

Lucien Brown (University of Oregon), lucien@uoregon.edu

Bumyong Choi (Emory University), bumyongchoi@emory.edu

Haewon Cho (University of Pennsylvania), haewoncho@gmail.com

Session 2:

Title

Meeting the literacy needs, learning opportunities and motivation for KHLs

Description

This first study investigates the literacy needs of Korean heritage learners (KHLs) and how their literacy practices relate to their writing proficiency in Korean by analyzing the data gathered from 52 KHLs in Grades 4-16. The second presenter shows the complicated relationships between language and society for heritage language learning. The third presenters propose online Korean language courses as an important strategic way of promoting Korean in public education systems in the U.S. By demonstrating audio-visual materials and technology-based pedagogical strategies, presenters discuss critical issues involving online language teaching and learning, and the future of online language courses in Korean language education.

Professional Learning Strand

□ The learner

Level

□ Pre-K – Grade 12

List of Presenters

Eun Joo Kim, Pacific University, kim5764@pacificu.edu

Danielle O. Pyun, Ohio State University, pyun7@osu.edu

Eunjeong Choi, University of Texas, Austin. silver0828@gmail.com

Ji-Young Jung, Rutgers University, language4all@gmail.com

Jane Cho, Palisades Park High School, jeongcho@hotmail.com

Sojeong Kim, Korea Society, sojeong.ny@koreasociety.org

Eunjung Ji, Korea Society, calicoagnes@gmail.com

Session 3

Title

Aligning the Common Core Standards to Korean Language Instruction

Description

The current K-12 state standards will be replaced by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in 2014. The presenters will develop awareness of the new standards, their effects on teaching and learning specifically in the Korean language classes, and 21st Century tools used for students to be college and career-ready.

List of Presenters

Chiae Kitayama, Cahuenga Elementary, cbyun1@lausd.net

Ellen Park, Wedgeworth Elementary, epark@hlpusd.k12.ca.us

Sung Kim, Cahuenga Elementary, mrssungkim@yahoo.com

Sung-Ock Sohn, UCLA, sohn@humnet.ucla.edu

Session 4: Korean SIG Business Meeting

Title: Korea Foundation Luncheon and KSIG Business Meeting, (Sat 11:15-12:45)

Description

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

List of Presenters

Michael Long, University of Maryland at College Park. Keynote Speaker

Sungdai Cho, Korean SIG Chair, SUNY at Binghamton, sundy@binghamton.edu


Sungdai Cho
(Chair, Korean SIG, 2010-2012)