THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF KOREAN
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
We are pleased to announce
the eighth annual conference and professional development workshop of the
American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), which will be held at the
University of California, Berkeley from June 25-28, 2003. The AATK will provide
all selected (through a prescribed review process) participants with room and
board. There will be additional financial assistance for panel organizers for
the workshop. New instructors including graduate teaching assistants are
particularly encouraged to apply for participation in the workshop.
We will be fortunate to have two noted scholars as keynote speakers: one in SLA
and one in technology.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Theme: Creating New Ideas That Move Us
Abstract: February 14, 2003
Full Paper: April 14, 2003
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Professional Development Workshop
Theme: Current Trends and Technology in Foreign Language Teaching
Proposal: February 14, 2003
Notification of Acceptance of All Submissions: February 28, 2003
The first two days (June 25 and 26) will be devoted to the professional
development workshop. The format of this year's
workshop will also be panels, and each panel will focus on the teaching
of a specific aspect, i.e. grammar, vocabulary, reading, how best to teach
advanced Korean, curriculum issues, etc. Please note that a part
of the workshop's theme suggests that proposals on computer and technology are
encouraged. In order to maintain continuity in our quest for pedagogically
"most" sound ways to teach grammar, which we launched two years ago as a
workshop theme, one of the panels is again expected to pursue this very topic.
If you would like to organize a panel, please submit a detailed proposal. We
would estimate approximately two hours for each panel. It will be the
organizer's responsibility to select appropriate panel members. Again, it cannot
be overemphasized that a workshop presentation must be accompanied by a
demonstration of simulated classroom instruction.
If you are
interested in participating in the workshop for professional development only,
please submit a statement of purpose that includes the
2. Teaching experience
3. Current position or status
4. A possible future appointment if you are not currently teaching Korean
5. Purpose (benefits to you or your institution)
Please send your statement to Professor Young-mee Yu Cho at
You are invited to submit an abstract (maximum two pages) for a 30-minute
presentation on any topic that is related to the enhancement of teaching Korean
language, culture or literature. Some of the research areas that were suggested
last year are repeated below:
1. Use of multimedia and technology
to teach content courses.
2. How to introduce culture.
3. How to teach Korean through
4. Teaching of vocabulary, reading,
writing, grammar, or communicative skills.
5. Korean discourse patterns and how
to teach them.
6. Issues in curriculum design.
7. Description of phonological,
syntactic, pragmatic, semantic problems and their implications for
8. Second language acquisition:
theory and practice.
Review of Abstracts/Proposals
The abstracts will be screened by anonymous reviewers. An 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,
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 Y. Cho email@example.com
Department of Asian Languages
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1164
If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, please
direct them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or any other member of the 2003 Planning Committee.
Joe Jungno Ree
On behalf of the Planning Committee:
Young-Mee Y. Cho email@example.com
Joe Jungno Ree firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay Richards email@example.com
Hye-Sook Wang Hye-Sook_Wang@brown.edu
Clare You firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay Richards (Chair)