2017 ALAK International Conference

“Broadening the scope of language learning and teaching”

Venue: Seoul National University of Education, Seoul

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Registration begins at 9:00am

Opening Ceremony begins at 9:30am 

Conference Proceedings [download]

2017 ALAK Conference At-a-Glance

Conference program & map 

  • Program Download Final version updated! (August 28, 2017)
  • SNUE Directions & Map Download Updated! (August 30, 2017)

Plenary speakers

Dr. Ronald P. Leow, Georgetown University

“Language learning in the L2 classroom: How implicit or how explicit should it be? Theoretical, empirical, and curricular/pedagogical issues.” [Plenary Presentation Video Download] NEW!


Dr. Ana Lado, Marymount University

“What makes a literature-based English program not only effective but also more efficient?” [Plenary Presentation Video Download] NEW!



Dr. Yo-An Lee, Sogang University

“Tracing longitudinal development of connected discourse: The case for Korean speakers of English” [Plenary Presentation Video Download] NEW!



Special Lecture Series 

Dr. Ronald P. Leow (Abstract Download)

  • Sept. 8 13:30-14:30   Sungkyunkwan University
  • Sept. 9 10:00-10:45   SNUE Auditorium (Plenary Speech at ALAK)
  • Sept. 9 13:25-13:50   SNUE Rm.201 (Concurrent Session at ALAK)
  • Sept.11 13:30-14:30  Chung-Ang University

Dr. Ana Lado (Abstract Download)

  • Sept. 7 18:30-20:30   Invited Talk, Seoul National University of Education (Auditorium, Research and Lecture Building)
  • Sept. 8 16:00-18:00   Invited Talk, Yonsei University  (Education Science Hall, Rm. 301)
  • Sept. 9 11:10-11:55   Plenary Speech at ALAK (Auditorium, Research and Lecture Building, SNUE)
  • Sept. 9 13:50-14:15   Concurrent Session at ALAK (Rm. 301, Research and Lecture Building, SNUE)

Accommodation and Tour Information 


Note for Poster Presenters


Pre-registration Closed!

  • Due: August 24, 2017 –> August 29, 2017 
  • Pre-registration fee
    • ​​​General Attendees and presenters: 30,000KRW
    • Student attendees and presenters: 20,000KRW (in MA or undergrad program)
  • The fee covers the conference bag with the program book, lunch, and snacks.
  • Special discount on annual fee
    • If you pay the annual membership fee through pre-registration, it is discounted to 5,000 KRW (Regular membership fee is 30,000 KRW).
    • If you would like to pay the membership fee (and sign up for membership), transfer the fee together with the pre-registration fee and indicate as such on the pre-registration form
  • Pre-registration info submission: https://goo.gl/forms/RdfL05fOobrPg1X12
  • Method of payment: Bank wire at  KEB Hana Bank
  • Detailed information on ‘How to register’ Download


Presentation Submission Due: February 20, 2017 Closed!


Important dates and abstract submission instructions

  • February 20: Applicants are asked to provide presentation title along with presenter information.
  • April 30: Abstract submission due. The submission procedure will be notified to the applicants.
  • May 20: Abstract acceptance will be notified to the applicants.

General Inquiries