Conference Write-up by SWALLT President Kelsey White
NWALL-SWALLT Conference Write-Up
SWALLT/ NWALLT 2018
Dates: April 20-21, 2018 (Fri. & Sat.)
Theme (and topics): The Post-Lab Era: roles of LRCs and labs, transitioning from all F2F to hybrid formats, mobile-assisted language learning, teacher training, and assessment
Conference Materials: https://depts.washington.edu/nwallt/conferences.php
- $50 for General Public (includes SWALLT membership & conference registration)
- $20 for Students
If you would like to give a presentation, please send in an abstract by March 2nd, 2018, to email@example.com. We will be announcing accepted presentations by March 9th.
Please consult the NWALL website for more information on lodging, program, etc. as this will become available. Registration details will be posted soon.
By Gina Bushnell
Digital Humanities and Foreign Language Learning
Dates: April 1 – 2, 2016
Host Institution: Language Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Language Resource Centers have been a gathering point for the advent of digital technology in the learning and teaching of foreign languages. We have experienced the transformation from analog recording systems and computer based worksheets to the use of locally-based and virtual digital tools. And among these tools are Language Resources, monolingual, bilingual and parallel corpora, translation memories, sites that channel news sources – the list is almost endless. Along with this has come the opportunity for learners to co-create and share content. The language classroom and the language resource center are thus the innovation centers if you will for the foreign language learning curriculum. Above all, language teachers cannot ignore the work being done in creating usable content and applicable tools. And this makes language learning truly cross-disciplinary.
Any examples of research being conducted or used, cross-disciplinary endeavors and lesson-based content creation would be particularly welcome.
Conference Registration Fees:
- $35.00 General Public
- $15.00 Students
- $50.00 Vendors
Language Assessment: Theories, Methods, and Implementations
Dates: March 8-9, 2013
Host Institution: Brigham Young University, Provo UT
The importance of language assessment and measuring learning outcomes has never been greater. The Southwest Association for Language Learning Technology, a regional group of IALLT, will hold its annual conference at Brigham Young University, an institution noted for its work in language assessment. The conference seeks to address all facets of assessment and measurement within the broad range of language learning. This conference, hosted by the BYU English Language Center, the Office of Digital Humanities, and the College of Humanities, will feature a keynote address by Ray Clifford, BYU Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Language Studies.