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.

LLTI Archive

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.



Keynote Speaker Fall 2011 Conference: Thomas Sauer

NERALLT is pleased to announce that Thomas Sauer, World Language Specialist for Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, KY, will keynote our Fall 2011 Conference. Additional information on Thomas and his keynote can be found here.



Spring 2011 Conference Photos

Here are some initial photos from the spring 2011 conference at beautiful Connecticut College in New London, CT. For more photos of NERALLT events, check out the NERALLT tag on Flickr.


NERALLT Spring 2011: Connecticut College: Registration

 NERALLT 2011 Spring Conference

Pedagogy and Technology: Collaboration between Language Faculty and Instructional Technologists in the 21st Century

When: March 24-25, 2011    (Presentations to be held on March 25th)

Where: Connecticut College

Online Registration:

Conference Program:

Lodging Information:


I look forward to meeting all of you at the conference.



John H. Graves

NERALLT Program Coordinator



NERALLT Spring 2011: Program

 NERALLT 2011 Spring Conference:

Pedagogy and Technology: Collaboration between Language Faculty and Instructional Technologists in the 21st Century 


Thursday, March 24th

7:00 p.m.   Pre-Conference Dinner Meet at 7:00 p.m. for dinner at:

Outback Steakhouse

305 N. Frontage Rd.

New London, CT. 06320 (located within walking distance from Spring Hill Suites)

Friday, March 25th

8:00 a.m. (Ernst Lobby, first floor Blaustein Humanities Center)


8:30 a.m.  (Hood Dining Room, first floor Blaustein Humanities Center)


9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.(Ernst Common Room, first floor Blaustein Humanities Center)

Opening Remarks:

Thomas Hammond, NERALLT President

Chris Penniman, Director of Instructional Technology, Connecticut College

Edie Furniss, NERALLT Conference Host

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.(Ernst Common Room)

Presentation: Pilar Asensio-Manrique & Ame Cividanes, Yale University.

A Case Study of Communication Enhancing Technology Involving Language Faculty and CLS

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.(Ernst Common Room)

Presentation: Hideko Furukawa & Kellie Campbell, Saint Michael’s College.

Capturing the Japanese Language

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.(Ernst Common Room)

Presentation: Alexander Waid, United States Coast Guard Academy.

Using Portable and Mobile Technologies for Active Learning out of the Classroom via Student-Created Digital Media

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.(Hood Dining Room)

Lunch / NERALLT Business Meeting

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.(Ernst Common Room)

Presentation: Mary Simone, University of Massachusetts Boston.

Training Faculty to Integrate WIKIs in Foreign Language Courses at UMass Boston

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.(Ernst Common Room)

Presentation: Maria Kaliambou & Trip Kirkpatrick, Yale University.

Blogging in Modern Greek Language Teaching: Challenges and Perspectives

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.(Ernst Common Room)

Presentation: Carole Bergin & Kevin Guiney, Harvard University.

3 pedagogy ideas for communication and cultural exchange outside the language classroom, 3 technology responses with different tools

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.(Ernst Common Room)

Concluding Remarks by Edie Furniss, NERALLT Conference Host

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.(Language and Culture Center, first floor Blaustein Humanities Center)

Tour of the Language Resource Facilities at Connecticut College


NERALLT Call for Nominations

How’s your Esperanto? Since NERALLT does a pretty good job of being all things to all people, I thought you might appreciate a call for nominations in a language intended for all.

This Spring, NERALLT members will have the chance to nominate and vote on a slate of officers for the next two years. Those elected will start their new positions officially on July 1, 2011.

Take a look at our Bylaws to get a feel for the roles that the elected officers have in our organization.

The President Elect serves as vice-president and takes over for the President in his or her absence. He or she will also inherit the role of President two years after being elected. The Secretary does just what one might expect, taking minutes for both Board and Business meetings. This is a perfect position for someone interested in getting involved in NERALLT, since there is ample opportunity through meetings to gain a feel for the history and mission of the organization.

The job of Treasurer is also self-explanatory. An added feature in this era of internet banking is the challenge of helping to translate NERALLT’s fee structure into a web interface, though this is not daunting, since the collective of Board Members contains more than one person familiar with these tasks.

The Program Coordinator position is both the most rewarding and the busiest of the organization. This person serves as a member of the Program Committees set up for each of our meetings. This person provides the “institutional memory” for the committee with regards to guidelines for running a conference. At times, this person will also help out with actual conference planning and activities if committee members are unable to do so.

Though it doesn’t say so specifically on the web site, there’s an understanding that Board Members are usually folks who have been members of NERALLT for at least two years.

I urge you to nominate someone (including yourself!) by March 10th, 2011. My time serving on the Board has been endlessly rewarding and we are all desirous of having as many members of NERALLT as possible serve with us.

- Dick House, Immediate Past President