2023 AATK Annual Conference and Professional Development Workshop

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2023 American Association of Teachers of Korean Annual Conference and Professional Development Workshop


Thursday, June 15, 2023 to Saturday, June 17, 2023

Claire M. Fagin Hall (June 15 & 17), Stiteler Hall/McNeil Hall (June 16)

Conference Chair: Hi-Sun Kim, Harvard University

Local Chair: Haewon Cho, University of Pennsylvania

The Korean Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is pleased to announce that the Annual American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK)’s 28th Annual Conference and Professional Workshop will take place on June 15-17, 2023, at Penn. The theme of the 28th conference is ‘Transformative Language Learning Through Real World Engagement.’ With this theme, the conference aims to provide a forum for Korean language students through constructive discussions about transformative learning and its extension to the real world. In particular, the conference will investigate and address topics related to transformative teaching and learning in the Korean language by asking the following timely questions:

  • How can transformative language learning and teaching be operationalized in the Korean language classroom and curriculum?
  • What opportunities for experiential language learning can be implemented to promote a sense of responsible agency in society?
  • How can Korean language content and materials be used to challenge views and encourage critical thinking for social justice?
  • How can we bring real-world engagement to language learners through classroom practices?
  • How might transformative language teaching and learning help students develop competencies more effectively for career readiness in Korean communities?

We invite participants to explore and address these areas of interest to foster an engaging and enriching experience.

More Information: https://www.aatk.org/conference/index.php?confid=28