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Thursday,  October 19, 2017

11:00-12:30 Board meeting for NERALLT board members (Fries Center for Global Studies Conference Room Fisk 204)

12:45-1:45 Registration (Fries Center for Global Studies, Fisk 201)

1:45 – 2:00 Opening - NERALLT President (Fries Center for Global Studies, Fisk 201)

2:00 -3:15 Workshop

 Loreen Sullivan: Authentic Language Practice + 21 Century Skills with the Breakout EDU game!

3:30-4.30 Lightning Round and Discussion 1:

 1. Sarab Al Ani;Yale University
When teaching language with technology; simple tools work best.

2. Esther M. Alarcón Arana; Salve Regina University
Engaging Students with their Community Through Technology: Two video-projects

3. Mark Lewis; Boston University
Finding the right collaborative tool for group-based learning

4. Alessandra Saggin; Columbia University 
Open that Door! Going Beyond and Outside the Classroom with Technology

5. Farkhondeh Shayesteh; Yale University  
Broadening Interaction Possibility Sets through Technology in Persian Language Pedagogy


4.45-5.45 Lightning Round and Discussion 2: 

1. Louise Neary & Ana Perez-Girones; Wesleyan University
Spanish Language Portfolios using Mahara

2. Quili Wang:; Colby College
Subtitle to videos or films, an authentic language learning approach

3. Elizabeth Herbst Buzay: University of Connecticut
Multimodal Media for Teaching Project:  Teaching Language and Multimodal Literacies

4. Ana Perez-Girones; Wesleyan University
Wespañol: An intermediate-level online program for independent learners

5. Angela Lee-Smith; Yale University   
StoryMap: Place-based storytelling integrating technology and place in language learning


5:30-6:30 Wine and Cheese (Fries Center for Global Studies, Fisk 201)

7:00 Dinner (Esca, 437 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457; reservation for 20)


Friday, October 20, 2017

8:00-9:00 Registration & breakfast (Russell House)

8:30-9:00 Welcome: NERALLT President and Antonio González, Director of the Fries Center for Global Studies and Professor of Spanish

9:00-10:15: Elvira Swender (ACTFL, Senior Advisor)

 ACTFL OPI to OPIc: Technology to assess oral proficiency – advantages, challenges, test-taker perceptions, what the research shows. 

10:30-11:05: Dagmar Jaeger & Margarita Ribas Groeger; MIT

Forging interpretation in language learning: Technology within a constructivist framework

11:15-11.50: Jesse Gleason & Elena Schmitt; Southern Connecticut State University  

Evaluating teacher tech literacies using an argument-based approach

12:00-1:00 Lunch/Business Meeting

1:15-1:50 Emmanuel Buzay; UMASS – Amherst

Developing Minecraft Memory Palaces to teach French grammar and composition

2:00-2:35 Thorsten Wilhelm & Thiti Owlarn; Yale University

Online Discussion Forums: The Pros and Cons

2:45-3:20 Takako Aikawa & Louisa Rosenheck; MIT

JaJan: Language Learning in a Shared Virtual Space

3:30-4:05 Maria Luisa Gozzi & Simon Zuberek; Columbia University

Reading through Technology:  The Role of Language Technologies in Teaching Academic Foreign Language Reading

4:15-4:50 David Malinowski; Yale University

Connecting Classrooms and Communities with Technology: Past innovations and future directions (VIEW SLIDES)

5:00 Closing Remarks

Post-conference tour of language learning facilities (Fries Center for Global Studies, Fisk Hall)