The Eleventh Annual Conference & Professional Development Workshop



We are pleased to announce the eleventh annual conference and professional development workshop of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK).  The meeting will be held at Princeton University (for workshop) and Rutgers University (for main conference) from June 22 to June 24, 2006.  New instructors including graduate teaching assistants are particularly encouraged to participate in the workshop. Those who complete the workshop will be awarded a certificate.






Annual Conference and Professional Development Workshop




Embarking on the Second Decade: Creating Engaging Input for Korean Language Teaching


Abstracts/Proposals Deadline:

March 1, 2006

Notification of Acceptance of
All Submissions:

April 1, 2006








June 22nd and part of June 23rd will be devoted to the professional development workshop.  Proposals can be submitted by an individual as well as panel organizer(s).  Each workshop will focus on the teaching of a specific aspect, i.e. grammar, vocabulary, reading, how best to teach advanced Korean, curriculum issues, assessment issues etc.  It will be the organizer's responsibility to select appropriate panel members.  It should also be reminded that a workshop presentation must be hands-on, accompanied by a demonstration of simulated classroom instruction.  The proposals should include step-by-step explanation of procedures.  We would estimate approximately two hours for each workshop session.








Part of June 23rd and June 24th will be devoted to the main conference.  You are invited to submit an abstract (minimum 250 words, maximum 400 words, to be strictly observed) for a 30-minute presentation (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussions) on any topic that is related to the enhancement of teaching Korean language, culture or literature. Topics include but are not limited to,


1. Use of multimedia and technology

2. Teaching culture

3. Teaching Korean through literature

4. Teaching of vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, or communication skills

5. Korean discourse patterns and how to teach them

6. Issues in curriculum design and assessment

7. Description of phonological, syntactic, pragmatic, semantic problems and their

             implications for teaching

8. Korean for specific purposes

9. Second language acquisition: theory and practice



Review of Abstracts/Proposals


The abstracts will be screened by anonymous reviewers.  A workshop proposal that does not include step-by-step procedures and a paper abstract that merely introduces a particular program, multimedia or otherwise, at his or her institution will not be accepted. Some of the criteria to be followed in reviewing the abstracts are:


(a) Clarity of the statement of the problem or approach discussed.

(b) The soundness of the proposed approach or method, if applicable.

(c) How significant are research findings or tested methods to the teaching of Korean language, culture or literature?

(d) An explicit statement of reason for the choice of a particular problem and the approach adopted to tackle in the classroom.

(e) How closely a demonstration simulates an actual classroom situation.

(f) Whether or not the panel has sufficient number of participants.


Abstracts and proposals should be sent to:


Prof. Young-mee Yu Cho at 





If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to me at or any other member of the planning committee.

Gwee-sook Kim (workshop chair)

Young-mee Yu Cho (conference chair)

Byung-Joon Lim

Andrew S. Byon

Eun Joo Kim

Hye-Sook Wang