Call for Proposals: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

The Kore­an Spe­cial Inter­est Group (KSIG) of the Amer­i­can Coun­cil on the Teach­ing of For­eign Lan­guages (ACTFL) is accept­ing pro­pos­als for ses­sions (60 min­utes) or papers (20 min­utes) for the KSIG ses­sions at the 2012 ACTFL con­ven­tion to be held in Philadel­phia Novem­ber 16 – 18. Espe­cial­ly desired are pro­pos­als in col­lab­o­ra­tion with K-12 and col­lege address­ing ped­a­gog­i­cal issues applic­a­ble to Kore­an teaching.

ACTFL guide­lines for submissions:

Ses­sions are lim­it­ed to four pre­sen­ters and should address a top­ic of inter­est to atten­dees. Ses­sions are 60 min­utes in length. Pre­sen­ters should avoid read­ing papers or study results, but instead, should share valu­able infor­ma­tion and skills in an engag­ing format.

Paper pre­sen­ta­tions (20 min­utes) should address a research top­ic of inter­est to atten­dees. Pre­sen­ters should avoid read­ing papers or study results and instead should present the valu­able infor­ma­tion in an engag­ing format.

Gen­er­al guide­lines for both ses­sions and papers:

TITLE: The title of the pro­pos­al can­not be more than 10 words in length. The top­ic should be rel­e­vant to cur­rent con­cerns of the pro­fes­sion and have appeal to either a gen­er­al or a spe­cif­ic audience.

DESCRIPTION: The descrip­tion must be a max­i­mum of 50 words. It must be in final, pub­lish­able for­mat and free from errors. The descrip­tion must have audi­ence appeal, and it must clear­ly align with the con­tent of the proposal.

CONTENT: Strong con­tent must show depth, orig­i­nal­i­ty and/​or insight into your top­ic in a max­i­mum of 150 words. The con­tent of the pro­posed pre­sen­ta­tion must be very clear, spe­cif­ic, and detailed. It must align with the key­word select­ed and describe spe­cif­ic knowl­edge and skills and/​or improve­ment in teaching/​learning that can occur. The con­tent must be appro­pri­ate for the allot­ted time.

METHODS: The meth­ods sec­tion must indi­cate how infor­ma­tion will be shared with the audi­ence in a max­i­mum of 150 words. Pre­sen­ta­tion­al modes must be specif­i­cal­ly iden­ti­fied and appear high­ly engag­ing. High par­tic­i­pant involve­ment is expected.

OUTCOMES: List mea­sur­able objec­tives in a max­i­mum of 50 words. Pro­vide up to three state­ments describ­ing what par­tic­i­pants will learn and/​or be able to do as a result of attend­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion. These objec­tives should be the foun­da­tion upon which the pre­sen­ta­tion is built.

Pro­pos­als should be sub­mit­ted on line (www.actfl.org) by Jan­u­ary 11, 2012.