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.