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Korean Special Interest Group Mission Statement

At its May 2006 meeting, the ACTFL Board approved the formation of a new special interest group (SIG) within ACTFL for Korean instructors.   

The mission of Korean SIG of ACTFL is:

  1. It will provide a networking system within the Korean teaching community and will promote the teaching and learning of Korean Language and culture in the United States of America.  Additionally, it will voice the concerns of Korean language teachers, students, researchers and administrators. 
  2. It will provide a venue to share the best teaching practices and knowledge of Korean language teaching and acquisition across all levels, K through 16+ and development of policies of Korean language teaching.  Korean SIG will play a leading role in connecting its members so that they can share among themselves experiences and expertise in teaching methods, curriculum development, teacher training and development, assessment, program supervision, and research findings.
  3. It will encourage and actively assist Korean language teachers, researchers and practitioners to share their work and to communicate with other foreign language professionals in the United States.  It will represent the Korean language teaching community in ACTFL.

Current Officers:

Chair: Hee-Sun Kim, Stanford University
Vice-Chair: Sunyong Kim, Wilton Place Elementary School
Secretary: Angela Lee-Smith, Yale University

Read minutes from previous SIG business meetings. Access the Korean SIG Online Community eGroup.

If you are already a member of ACTFL and wish to join this SIG, contact us. ACTFL membership includes one free SIG; individuals may join additional SIGs for $5 per year per SIG.

What Our Members Are Saying

I cannot tell you how invaluable these have been for me in my standards work with my district.  I have shared portions of them with my teachers as part of our summer professional development and I am also using the information and philosophies with my curriculum writers this summer.  I feel compelled to thank you all once again for your forethought in providing this amazing resource to all of us in such a 21st Century format!

Sandy Harvey, World Language Coordinator, Fort Bend ISD, Texas