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NERALLT is a regional affiliate of IALLT, the International Association for Language Learning Technology. Our members are educators, administrators and technical support staff of spaces or initiatives in which technology enhances the teaching and learning of languages, literatures and cultures.
Although we serve the greater New England region, anyone is welcome to join this site and our organization.
The LLTI discussion list is a conversation nexus for information on language learning and technology, language lab technology, computer supported language learning, interactive video, interactive audio, language workstations, international standards, conversions, compatibilities, and more, all with an international perspective. List subscription, as well as its archive, is available online.
The voting period has ended and the NERALLT board is pleased to announce our new Program Coordinator:
DR. THERESA SCHENKER (Yale University)
Dr. Theresa Schenker is the Language Program Director and Senior Lector of German at Yale University. She completed her PhD in German Studies at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on computer-mediated communication, especially the effects of telecollaboration on language skills and intercultural competence. She has also done research on the impact of short-term study abroad on language and culture learning, language learning with mobile devices and social networks, and technology-enhanced language instruction. Dr. Schenker has published in national and international journals and has presented her research at numerous conferences. She recently won the German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award for her innovative classroom practices and her incorporation of technology at all language levels. At Yale, Dr. Schenker teaches German at all levels, oversees the graduate student teaching training, directs the German language program, and leads workshops on technology-enhanced teaching to the community of language instructors.
Past Involvement with NERALLT:
Dr. Schenker presented at the 2014 and 2015 NERALLT conferences and is planning on submitting a proposal for the 2016 conference. In 2014, her presentation was entitled Ten free tech tools for speaking practice and cultural exploration, and in 2015, Dr. Schenker presented on Using Ipads for Study Abroad.
Conference theme: "From Language Labs to Virtual Communities: The Redesign of Language Learning Spaces"
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, Massachusetts
October 27-28, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Felix Kronenberg, Rhodes College
"Research questions: How will physical learning spaces look in an increasingly digital future? Can digital spaces be as immersive as physical ones, or even more so? How do modes of communication change because of these developments?"
For more information click on Felix's online portfolio: http://www.felixkronenberg.com
Submission deadline: June 10, 2016
For more information, see the Conference page.
Note: NERALLT Members' Survey deadline extended to August 7, 2015!
Dear Members and Friends of NERALLT:
It has been a tradition for us to meet in one way or another twice a year. For a long time we held one conference in the fall in the western reaches of our territory and another in spring--usually in the Boston area. Over the years, this became increasingly difficult to organize and expensive to fund. We decided to replace the spring meeting with a series of webinars and hold a members’ meeting online. The webinars were well received but attendees of the members’ meeting were mostly board members. To better connect with members, the current board is trying something new again: a week-long asynchronous “meeting” on our website with a link to a survey to gauge needs and satisfaction of our audience. We hope you take a few moments to enjoy the pictures from last year’s conference at the end!
Welcome to our first website members’ meeting and thank you in advance for reading the updates and especially for responding to our survey in a link below.
In case you missed the election results, here are the board members who took office June 15th:
Thursday & Friday, October 22 & 23rd Fall Conference at University of New Hampshire, Durham
New for Spring 2016!! A one-day “Unconference” proposed for the Boston Area: An unconference is one that enables participants to propose discussion topics (rather than presentations) on the issues that are important to their teaching practice and share ideas and strategies with other education professionals. The unconference format empowers participants to craft the program, provides opportunities for them to become session leaders, and invites all to share their expertise. Participants, rather than event organizers, determine the topics covered in session tracks” (http://www.unh.edu/fitsi/sessions/2014). During the NERALLT unconference, participants will be given some time before the opening address to propose a discussion topic and write it down on a post-it. Each topic will be collected by an unconference leader, who will be in charge of sorting out the topics and organizing the schedule for the unconference. The number of sessions and topics will depend on the number of participants.
Survey: Speak up! Let us know what we are doing well and what you would like us to explore. We are a non-profit, member-driven, volunteer organization and therefore rely on your participation and feedback. Please take a few minutes to do this. Responses will be visible to others and thus, we hope more interesting to all. We will also summarize results. The survey can be found here: http://goo.gl/forms/4t1fMmMeeF
Deadline for survey responses: August 7th, 2015.
Just for fun: Click here to see some pictures from our 2014 conference held at Brown University in beautiful Providence, RI: Restaurants, Sessions and Speakers; oh my!