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SWALLT 2016
Digital Humanities and Foreign Language Learning

Dates: April 1 – 2, 2016
Host Institution: Language Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

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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.


Previous Conferences

SWALLT 2014
Language Alliances: Building Communities of Practice Across Languages

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

SWALLT 2013
Language Assessment: Theories, Methods, and Implementations

Dates: March 8-9, 2013
Host Institution: Brigham Young University, Provo UT

SWALLT 2012
Language Learning Centers and Internationalization Supporting Global Connections

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

SWALLT/NWALLT 2010
Sustainable Language Learning Technology

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