The Penn State Institute for Korean Studies is hosting the 1st Korean Applied Linguistics virtual conference, Innovative Perspectives, Methodologies, and Approaches in Korean Applied Linguistics. The Center for Language Acquisition at Penn State will support Graduate Student Awards to recognize emerging scholarship in the field and foster intellectual exchange.
With the growing enrollments in Korean programs and advances in Korean as a second language (KSL) theories, KSL has emerged as an independent academic discipline within the field of second/foreign language studies. It is, therefore, timely to bring researchers and practitioners together to define the field and present the latest research in KSL. The aim of the conference is to create a venue to present critical accounts of cutting-edge research within the field of KSL and its major subfields.