The SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE and
TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP
Building on Our Strengths
CALL FOR PAPERS
**CALL FOR PARTICIPATION**
AATK Teacher Training Workshop
NFLRC Language Pedagogy Workshop
We are pleased to announce the sixth annual
conference and Teacher Training Workshop of the American Association of
Teachers of Korean (AATK), which will take place at the University of
Hawaii at Manoa. The 2001 conference will be held jointly with the
International Association of Korean Language Education (IAKLE). As
previously, selected (through the prescribed review process) AATK
participants will receive financial assistance (amount to be
As announced earlier, the first day of the TTW will be devoted to
hands-on training in computer-assisted language instruction. The session
will cover developing multimedia and/or web material. Demonstrations on
how to teach or field-tested pedagogical approaches to teaching specific
grammar points will occupy the second day.
The AATK’s annual conference and Teacher-Training Workshop will be
preceded by a three-day Korean Language Pedagogy Workshop on the topic
of Task-based Language Teaching, which will be hosted by the National
Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawaii at
Manoa. The NFLRC will provide stipends in the amount of $250 per person
for participants coming from the U.S. mainland in order to help cover
their expenses in traveling to Hawaii in advance of the AATK conference.
There will be competitive selection of the participants attending the
workshop with a maximum of 20. The workshop will be open to teachers of
Korean only. Write to email@example.com for an application form (Re:
Korean Language Pedagogy Workshop).
NFLRC Pedagogy Workshop: July
AATK Teacher-Training Workshop: August 2-3
AATK Annual Conference with IAKLE: August 4-5
Abstract DEADLINE: April 9, 2001
Notification date: April 27, 2001
Full papers due: June 18, 2001
Abstracts are invited for the main conference and
TTW, as specified below. [PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ALL THE WAY TO
A. Teacher-Training Workshop
1. Computer workshop: Submit a clear statement of
purpose, need, how the training received will be utilized, etc. Also,
which of these would you prefer?
I am in favor of
having morning and afternoon sessions so that more than 15 participants
could be accommodated.
I am in favor of
having only one all-day session with 15 participants.
2. Teaching of specific grammar points:
(a) Presenters: Submit one-page (500 words) abstracts for 20-minute
demonstrations (followed by 10-minute discussion). A separate sheet may
be attached for examples or references. Points to be covered in the
(i) How long you have been teaching Korean.
(ii) Why is the particular grammar point chosen?
(iii) A detailed step-by-step description of the method/approach you
like to demonstrate.
(iv) Explanation of the advantage or success of your teaching method
compared to others. Also, state how long your method has been
[Grammar points that might be expected to be
addressed are (the order is insignificant): passive and causative
constructions, relative clauses, ita/issta,
-tente(yo), -myen/-ttay, -(un)kes kassta/-(un)moyangita/-(un)kapota,
-nulako, -ki ttaymwuney/-killay.]
(b) Trainees: Submit a one-page statement of purpose, covering the
(i) How long you have been teaching Korean and in
what capacity (a TA, a beginning instructor, etc.).
(ii) With regard to the teaching of grammar points, what specific
problems you have experienced.
(iii) What (availability, TTW’s track record, desperation, etc.) has
motivated you to apply for this session of the TTW
(iv) Availability of an orientation for new teachers (Korean or
otherwise) at your institution.
NOTE: Any new instructors or graduate teaching
assistants who have been hired to teach beginning this fall are
requested to submit proof of appointment for funding purposes. Namely,
“want-to-be” teachers of Korean are not eligible for financial
assistance, although they are welcome to attend (at their own expense in
entirety) and participate in any sessions of the main conference and
B. The Main Conference
Submit one-page abstracts for 30-minute presentations
(20-minute talk and 10-minutes of discussion) on any of the following
domains (again, no particular significance is intended by the order):
1. How to incorporate culture into language classes.
2. How can Korean literature be best introduced to language students?
3. Use of multimedia and technology to teach content courses.
4. Second language acquisition theory and its implications for teaching
5. New development in curriculum design and its applicability to Korean
6. Teaching of vocabulary and/or grammar.
7. Intercultural pragmatics.
8. Language socialization.
9. Korean discourse patterns and how to teach them.
10. Description of syntactic/pragmatic/semantic problems and its
NOTE: The abstracts will be screened by anonymous reviewers. An
abstract that simply presents a particular program or that states what
one does or how one uses multimedia at his or her institution will not
be accepted. The content of one’s presentation must have wide
applicability. Some of the criteria that will be considered in reviewing
the abstracts are:
(a) Clarity of the statement of the problem or approach discussed.
(b) The soundness of the proposed solution, if applicable.
(c) How significant are research findings and/or results to the teaching
of the Korean language, culture, and literature?
(d) What contributions does the proposed solution or approach make to
How many people would be interested in a session on
(how to conduct an) OPI?
Abstracts should be sent to:
Dr. Young-mee Y. Cho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Department of Asian Languages
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1164
Any inquiries should be sent to Joe Jungno Ree <email@example.com>.
Thank you for your attention to this lengthy
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Joe Jungno Ree