Illinois Wesleyan to Host Annual Language Learning Technology Conference
Oct. 24, 2014
Illinois Wesleyan University will host the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Language Learning and Technology (MWALLT) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 15.
The 2014 theme is “Traditional, Hybrid, and Online Teaching in Modern and Classical Languages: Exploring Differences, Creating Communities.” The program features workshops and presentations exploring innovative ideas, including flipping the classroom, the incorporation of online resources and blended language learning. More than 50 language educators from high schools and universities in five states are scheduled to attend the conference.
MWALLT is a regional affiliate of the International Association for Language Learning Technology, a professional organization established in 1965 that is dedicated to promoting effective uses of media centers for language teaching, learning and research.
The event is sponsored by MWALLT, Pearson, the Language Resource Center, French and Italian, German, Russian, and Asian Languages, Greek and Roman Studies, and Hispanic Studies. The conference is organized by a subcommittee of the Language Resource Center (LRC) Committee: Christina Isabelli, chair and professor of Hispanic Studies; Sonja Fritzsche, chair and professor of German and East European studies, and Sharla Brown-Ajayi, office coordinator. Located in Buck Memorial Library, the LRC serves as a tutoring center and provides students with facilities for technology-assisted activities in world languages as well as traditional language laboratory work.
By Tia Patsavas ’16