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Upcoming Conference:  Digital Humanities and Foreign Language Learning

SWALLT 2016 Conference Program

Conference Materials

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

Previous Conferences

Language Alliances: Building Communities of Practice Across Languages

Dates: April 11-12, 2014
Host Institution: University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Our organization’s next conference will be hosted by Michael Samojlik, Language and Instructional Labs Coordinator in UCLA’s Center for Digital Humanities.  Please visit the official conference website for details, including the Call for Proposals, registration fees and deadlines, information about lodging, and more.

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.


Language Learning Centers and Internationalization Supporting Global Connections

Dates: March 23-24, 2012
Host Institution: Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

Internationalization and globalization have become nearly ubiquitous goals across education over the last several years. Universities, community colleges and other institutions are emphasizing connections with the broader world, establishing campuses and programs across the globe, and welcoming international partners and students to their institutions and curricula. For the faculty, administrators, and language learning center personnel tasked with implementing these goals, questions abound regarding how best to use technology to support global outreach, study abroad programs, faculty engaged in international collaboration, student exchanges, remote campuses and courses, and distance learning.


Sustainable Language Learning Technology

Dates: October 15–16, 2010
Host Institution: Reed College, Portland OR

How can we use the ever-changing array of technological tools and services to facilitate lasting, meaningful language learning? How do we decide which emerging technologies are worth the investment of time and energy? How can we work together to make the most of our limited resources? Join us in the beautiful Pacific Northwest to talk about these and other current issues in language teaching and learning with technology. This conference will be of interest to anyone involved in language teaching or language center management, either at the K-12 level or in higher education. The program will include presentations, panel discussions, and workshops, as well as plenty of opportunities for casual conversations.