2018 ALAK International Conference


 Opportunities, Challenges, and Directions: 

Celebrating 40 years of ALAK


Venue: Jeong Hasang Hall, Sogang University

             Seoul, South Korea

Date: October 13, 2018  

Program: download  

Celebration video: https://youtu.be/qaR44HWE88k (NEW!)

The 2018 conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) will be held at Sogang University, Seoul. Celebrating 40th anniversary, ALAK has created an exciting program for the conference with three plenary speeches, invited colloquia and special presentations.  

Plenary Speakers



     Dr. Andrea Revesz 

University College London


 Dr. Joan Kelly Hall 

Penn State University


 Dr. Sungmook Choi 

Kyungpook National University, South Korea 

Plenary Speech Abstracts

Invited Colloquium Series

SLA in Korea

· Professor Junkyu Lee (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) Abstract 
· Professor Jaemyung Goo (Gwangju National University of Education) Abstract
· Professor Eunsung Park (Sogang University) Abstract

Discourse Analysis in Korea

· Professor Seunghee Lee (Yonsei University) Abstract
· Professor Krisda Chaemsaitong (Hanyang University) Abstract
· Professor Josephine Lee (Ewha Womans University) Abstract

Pre-Conference Workshop & Lecture NEW!

Discourse Analysis Week at Sogang University

· Date: October 11 -12, 2018 (Thursday & Friday)

· Speakers: John Helleermann (Portland State University, USA) and  Dr. Joan Kelly Hall (Penn State University, USA) More

TBLT lecture at Sung Kyun Kwan University

· Date: October 11, 2018 (Thursday)

· Speaker: Dr. Andrea Revesz (University College London, UK) More

Conference Registration 

· Pre-Registration Due: September 30, 2018  October 7, 2018 (Extemded) (**International Presenters’ Due: September 10th, 2018)

 Submit form here:  https://goo.gl/forms/HMTJarQ5vYaR81Ef1
1. Regular Participant:  30,000 KRW
2. Student: 20,000
       3. International participants can pay at the site after pre-registering here.
4. International presenters are required to register above to ensure that their presentation information is included in the program book.

· On-Site Registration
1. Regular Participant:  40,000
2. Student Participant:   30,000

· Registration instruction (pdf)

Travel Information 

· Accommodation with map (pdf)

· Transportation with map (pdf)

· As you plan your travel to Seoul and the surrounding area, you may wish to refer to the following websites:

Abstract Submission

 · March 13 (closed): Presentation Title  Submission Due

     => Submit here: https://goo.gl/cjtGTW 

· April 30: Abstract Due

· May 30: Notification of Acceptance

General Inquiries

· Dr. Soondo Baek, ALAK Secretary General at alaksecretary@gmail.com

URL: alak.jams.or.kr