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Fall 2016 Conference

New England Regional Association for Language Learning Technology

"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


Beyond the Language Center: Physical, Digital and Hybrid Learning Spaces for Language Learning

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?

Dr. Kronenberg's online portfolio is available here: http://www.felixkronenberg.com 



Useful Links and Information:


Conference Program

Language Resource Center

Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Campus map


Directions to Willits

Directions to the LRC: From Route 116, turn on Park St. (right if coming from South, left If coming from North). Take a right onto Lower Laker Road, then first left over the bridge into Prospect Hall Parking Lot. From there, walk back over the bridge, cross the street and turn left. The second building on your right is the lower entrance of Ciruti Center for Languages.


Visitor Parking: Parking passes (available at registration) will allow guests to park in any faculty or staff lot on campus. Prospect Hall lot is recommended, as it is the closest to Willits and LRC.


Lodging: This section will be updated as more information is available.

Bed & Breakfasts (South Hadley, near campus):

Daniel Stebbins House 413-533-2149: 4 rooms at $135 a night (tax and breakfast included)

Grandmary's Bed & Breakfast 413-533-7381

Hotels (Amherst/Hadley) about 15-20 minute car ride from campus:

Hampton Inn 413-586-4851 413-256-5454. Ask for NERALLT rate of $99, valid until 30 days prior to conference, then upon availability.

Courtyard Marriott 413-256-5454. Ask for NERALLT rate of $129, valid until 30 days prior to conference, then upon availability.


Area attractions

Dinner on Thursday will be at Yarde House (3 Hadley St, South Hadley, MA 01075) at 7:00pm.