Call for Papers

ASKLLaT 2017

Australian Symposium on Korean Language Learning & Teaching

20 November 2017

University of South Australia

Adelaide, Australia


Korean Language as Socio-Educational Resources


The Program Committee for the 2017 Australian Symposium on Korean Language Learning & Teaching invites academic colleagues, early career researchers and PhD students to the University of South Australia to present their research and enhance our understanding of Korean language learning and teaching in Australasia, Korea and other parts of the world. Proposals from researchers on any related topic are welcome. 

The 2017 Symposium on Korean Language Learning & Teaching will be hosted by the School of Management, University of South Australia in conjunction with King Sejong Institute Adelaide (University of South Australia), Korean Studies Promotion Services, Academy of Korean Studies and the Australia-Korea Foundation (Australian Government).  The Symposium will be a one-day academic event, featuring 1) investigative and explorative research presentations; 2) lively and productive discussion, 3) mentoring emerging research students; and 4) networking with/among participants and institutions.

The Symposium will address a broad range of research topics relevant to the Korean language learning and teaching with a specific focus on Korean as socio-educational resources in Australasia and other multilingual communities. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

·      Korean as a heritage language and its maintenance

·      Policies on Korean language maintenance and intergenerational transmission

·      Language shift in Korean and its social & psychological costs

·      Attitudes to Korean as a migrant language

·      Attitudes of Korean communities towards their language resources

·      Language attitudes vs attitudes to Korean as a migrant language

·      Korean in multilingualism and social justice in everyday life

·      Bilingualism in Korean, benefits and well-being

·      Strategies of bi-/multilingual parenting and ideologies

·      Bottom-up language planning initiatives and best practices

·      Change of urban spaces and bi-/multilingual practices

·      Korean language acquisition, learning and teaching strategies


Symposium Information

·      Date: Monday 20th November 2017

·      Venue:  University of South Australia, Adelaide

·      Registration Fee: This is a free event thanks to the generous support from the Korean Studies Promotion Service, Academy of Korean Studies, Australia-Korea Foundation, King Sejong Institute Foundation and the School of Management, University of South Australia.  Funded spaces are limited.

·      Timeline:

o   Abstract: due 13 October 2017. Please a 100-word abstract and a 30-word bio (e.g. affiliation, position, research areas or projects) to Dr Seong-Chul Shin (

o   Abstract acceptance by 20 October 2017.

o   A full paper submission by 5pm Sydney time 10 November 2017. A full paper that is not submitted by the due date will NOT be included in the Symposium Proceedings, which will be published with ISBN.


Submission & Presentation Guidelines

·      All submissions and inquiries should be sent via email to Please state [ASKLLaT2017 Abstract] in the subject line, and please submit your files in the following way: ASKLLaT2017-SURNAME.INITIALS (e.g. ASKLLaT2017-SHIN.SC).

·      Language: either Korean or English.

·      Format:  MS Word; Font: Times New Roman (English) or Batang (Korean); Font size: 12; Line space: 1.0. Please format your abstract and full paper this way, and this will save us a great deal of time.

·      Length of a full paper: 3000-5000 words. A full paper should be a condensed complete paper, rather than a full-fledged paper.

·      Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

·      Length of presentation: Presenters will deliver a 20-minute paper in either Korean or English, followed by 10-minute discussion/Q&A.


Funding support and travel arrangements

·      For all invited presenters, the cost of their domestic airfares (Sydney-Adelaide-Sydney economy return flights) will be reimbursed upon presentation of invoices/receipts.

·      All invited presenters will be provided with accommodation (twin share) for up to two nights (check-in on Sunday 19th Nov and check-out on Tuesday 21st Nov 2017).

·      The cost of public transport (taxi, bus) from the Adelaide airport to/from the hotel will be reimbursed upon presentation of invoices/receipts.

·      Meals will be provided during the symposium.

·      All symposium participants will be responsible for the planning and cost of their own travel arrangements to the symposium venue.