American Association of Teachers of Korean
19th Annual Conference
June 19-21, 2014
Korean Language Teaching through Film and Literature: Creating Connections
Conference & Workshop Theme:Korean Language Teaching through Film and Literature: Creating Connections
The topic of teaching and learning through study of literature and films has been a matter of considerable interest to language educators. Renewed interest in this approach has been generated by The National Standards for Korean Teaching, which frames curricular and materials developments in the five inter-related areas: communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and communities. Use of film and literature in language teaching is a quintessential example of connections between language teaching and other academic disciplines. Curriculum that bridges students’ linguistic needs and interests to content areas is in greater demand as the number of advanced language learners (heritage speakers with diverse backgrounds in particular) is increasing. More challenging and stimulating materials can be developed by grafting literature and film onto language classes. Highlighting connections between language and film/literature can encourage students to explore Korean culture in greater depth and get a more nuanced understanding of language and culture. Ongoing discussion is needed on strengthening connections between Korean language instruction and academic topics considered in other disciplines for the benefit of students and teachers in Korean education.
With the theme “Korean Language Teaching through Film and Literature: Creating Connections”, the 19th annual AATK meeting invites proposals for exploring how to enrich and augment language curricula with cinematic and literary texts and use them to help students become astute readers and interpreters of diverse texts. We encourage submission of workshop proposals and conference abstracts that report, analyze, and discuss course and material developments involving film and literature, initiatives and strategies for collaboration across disciplines, and practical and theoretical issues regarding the use of content from other areas. We also welcome proposals and abstracts that discuss other aspects of learning and teaching of the Korean language.