Call for Presentation Proposals

Sessions (60 minutes) or Papers (20 minutes)

Korean Special Interest Group (KSIG)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

We are accepting proposals for sessions (60 minutes) or papers (20 minutes) for the KSIG sessions at the 2012 ACTFL Convention to be held in Philadelphia, PA, November 16-18. We are especially interested in proposals in collaboration with K-12 and college addressing pedagogical issues applicable to Korean teaching.

Please follow these ACTFL guidelines for your submission:

Sessions (60 minutes)

Sessions are limited to four presenters and should address a topic of interest to attendees. Sessions are 60 minutes in length. Presenters should avoid reading papers and/or study results, but instead, share valuable information and skills in an engaging format.

Papers (20 minutes)

Paper presentations should address a research topic of interest to attendees. Presenters should avoid reading papers and/or study results, and instead present the valuable information in an engaging format.

General guidelines for both sessions and papers:

TITLE: The title of the proposal cannot be more than 10 words in length. The topic should be relevant to current concerns of the profession and have appeal to either a general or a specific audience.

DESCRIPTION: The description must be a maximum of 50 words. It must be in final, publishable format and free from errors. Your description must have audience appeal, and it must clearly align with the content of your proposal.

CONTENT: Strong content must show depth, originality and/or insight into your topic in a maximum of 150 words. The content of your proposed presentation must be very clear, specific and detailed. It must align with the keyword you selected and describe specific knowledge and skills and/or improvement in teaching/learning that can occur. The content must be appropriate for the allotted time.

METHODS: The methods section must indicate how information will be shared with the audience in a maximum of 150 words. Your presentational modes must be specifically identified and appear highly engaging. High participant involvement is expected.

OUTCOMES: List measurable objectives in a maximum of 50 words. Please provide up to three statements in which you describe what participants will learn and/or be able to do as a result of attending your presentation. These objectives should be the foundation upon which you build your presentation.


You can submit the proposal in ACTFL online ( by January 11, 2012. 

We look forward to receiving your proposal:

Sungdai Cho,  KSIG Chair,
Hyosang Lee, KSIG Vice-Chair,

Sunmi Choe, KSIG Vice-Chair,
Joowon Suh, KSIG Tresurer,
Sahie Kang, ex-officio,