AATK Conference

Thursday, June 15, 2023 - 8:00am - Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 5:00pm

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

Transformative Language Learning Through Real World Engagement
Jun 15, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023 at 8:00am - 6:00pm
Claire M. Fagin Hall (June 15 & 17) | Stiteler Hall/McNeil Hall (June 16)

The Korean Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is pleased to announce that the 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.

Conference Chair: Hi-Sun Kim, Harvard University
Local Chair: Haewon Cho, University of Pennsylvania

For more information and to register, visit the conference website.