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
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