Language Learning & Technology
Vol. 5, No. 1, January 2001, pp. 20-31


NEWS FROM SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS
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This page includes announcements from the organizations sponsoring LLT. More complete listings of announcements can be found at the Applied Linguistics Virtual Library, the Agora Language Marketplace, and the Centre for Language Teaching and Research's International Conference Schedule.


University of Hawai'i National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)

Less commonly taught languages, particularly those of Asia and the Pacific, are the focus of the University of Hawai`i National Foreign Language Resource Center, which engages in research and materials development projects and conducts Summer Institutes for language professionals among its many activities.
2001 SUMMER INSTITUTES
For more information about our Summer Institutes, please visit http://www.LLL.hawaii.edu/nflrc/institutes.html
PACIFIC SECOND LANGUAGE RESEARCH FORUM (PacSLRF) 2001
The NFLRC is pleased to co-sponsor the upcoming PacSLRF 2001 Conference, which will be held at the Imin Conference Center on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus on October 4-7, 2001. This international conference will focus on the acquisition of second languages in instructed and naturalistic settings, particularly in East Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific languages. Paper, poster, and colloquium proposal submissions are welcome!For more information about the PacSLRF Call for Papers (deadline - April 30, 2001), plenaries, invited colloquia, daily schedule, registration, lodging, & social events, please visit the PacSLRF Web site at http://www.LLL.hawaii.edu/pacslrf/. Questions? Contact us at pacslrf@hawaii.edu.
NEW PUBLICATIONS FROM THE UH NFLRC
Other new publications from the NFLRC include a number of additions to the NFLRC NetWorks collection of online publications.Check out our many other publications at http://www.LLL.hawaii.edu/nflrc/publication.html.


Michigan State University Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR)

CLEAR's mission is to promote foreign language education in the United States. To meet its goals, CLEAR's projects focus on foreign language research, materials development, and teacher training.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESEARCH
MATERIALS DEVELOPMENTProducts
Coming Soon!
Newsletter
CLEAR News is a biyearly publication covering FL teaching techniques, research, and materials. Contact the CLEAR office to join the mailing list or see it on the Web at http://clear.msu.edu/clearnews/.

TEACHER TRAININGSummer Workshops

Every summer, CLEAR offers teacher development workshops for foreign language educators to help strengthen and expand their teaching skills. CLEAR offers stipends to help defray the workshop fees and travel/accommodation expenses. For more information, see CLEAR's Web site at http://clear.msu.edu.2001 Summer Workshops
Onsite Technology Training Workshops
In the spring of 2000, CLEAR began offering technology training workshops to foreign language educators at their home institutions. The workshops are tailored to fit the needs of the participants and the technology available at their institutions. Once again this year, CLEAR is offering these workshops. For more information, contact Jane Ozanich at ozanichj@msu.edu.Visit CLEAR's Web site (http://clear.msu.edu) or contact the CLEAR office (517-432-2286 / clear@msu.edu) for more information.

 


Apprentissage des Langues et Systèmes d'Information et de Communication (ALSIC)

 

ALSIC (Language Learning and Information and Communication Systems) is an electronic journal in French for researchers and practitioners in fields related to applied linguistics, didactics, psycholinguistics, educational sciences, computational linguistics, and computer science.The journal gives priority to papers from the French-speaking community and/or in French, but it also regularly invites papers in other languages so as to strengthen scientific and technical exchanges between linguistic communities that too often remain separate. The editorial board of ALSIC invites you to contact them for any prospective contributions at the following electronic address: alsic@lifc.univ-fcomte.fr.


The Australian Technology Enhanced Language Learning Consortium (ATELL)

 

Contacts:

Dr. Mike Levy, The University of Queensland (mlevy@lingua.arts.uq.edu.au)
Prof. Roly Sussex, The University of Queensland (sussex@lingua.arts.uq.edu.au)

ATELL is an informal collaboration of Australian language teachers involved in technology-enhanced language learning and teaching. It has recently been moved to The University of Queensland, where Dr. Mike Levy and Professor Roly Sussex are developing the concept in collaboration with Mr. Greg Dabelstein, coordinator of the CALL special interest group of the Association of Modern Language Teachers' Associations of Australia (AFMTLA). We intend to establish a network of complementary and collaborating resources for teachers and learners in the TELL domain in schools and tertiary institutions. There will be a Web site, which will include information, collaboration, and resources such as:
In addition, we are reviving the ATELL mailing list, whose e-mail location is atell@lingua.arts.uq.edu.au. ATELL is supported by the Language Laboratory at the University of Queensland.


Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota (CARLA)

CARLA is one of nine National Language Resource Centers whose role is to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. Launched in 1993 with funding from the national Title VI Language Resource Center program of the U.S. Department of Education, CARLA's mission is to study multilingualism and multiculturalism, to develop knowledge of second language acquisition, and to advanced the quality of second language teaching, learning, and assessment by conducting research and action projects sharing research-based and other forms of knowledge across disciplines and education systems extending, exchanging, and applying this knowledge in the wider society. CARLA's research and action initiatives include a focus on the articulation of language instruction, content-based language teaching through technology, culture and language studies, less commonly taught languages, language immersion education, second language assessment, second language learning strategies, and technology and second language learning. To share its latest research and program opportunities with language teachers around the country, CARLA offers the following resources: a summer institute program for teachers; a database which lists where less commonly taught languages are taught throughout the country; listservs for teachers of less commonly taught languages and immersion educators; a working paper series; conferences and workshops; and a battery of instruments in French, German, and Spanish for assessing learners' proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the intermediate-low level on the ACTFL scale. On May 17-19, 2001, CARLA will sponsor the Second International Conference on Language Teacher Education which will bring together teacher educators from a variety of language teaching contexts to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices and to initiate and sustain meaningful professional dialogue across languages, levels, and settings. Check out these and other CARLA resources on the CARLA Web site at http://carla.acad.umn.edu.


The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

News from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics Visit the Directory of Resources for Foreign Language Programs at http://www.cal.org/ericcll/ncbe/fldirectory. An online, searchable database, the directory includes national associations, professional organizations, state foreign language offices, funders, publishers of language learning materials, centers, clearinghouses, instructional materials Web sites, online publications, databases, regional conferences, and listservs. Also new on ERIC/CLL's Web site is a collection of papers about what teachers of English language learners need to know about language. The papers describe the reasons that educators need to know about language, the kinds of knowledge about language that they need, and an inventory of courses and course topics. Read the papers on the Web at http://www.cal.org/ericcll/teachers/index.html.ERIC/CLL has published a new book, Lessons Learned: Model early foreign language programs. This is the first book in our new professional practice series. To read about this book and upcoming titles in the series, and to purchase the book, visit www.practiceseries.com.News from the National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE) "NCLE Resource Collections: Learning Disabilities and Adult ESL" is the first in a series of resource collections that will be published on the NCLE Web site to act as gateways to information on specific topics in adult ESL. NCLE has published new papers on "Adult English Language Learners with Learning Disabilities," "Finding and Evaluating Resources on the World Web," "Integrating Technology into Adult ESL Instruction," "Online Professional Development for Adult ESL Educators," and "Reading Research on Adult English Learners." Visit the "What's New" section of NCLE's site at http://www.cal.org/ncle/whatnew.htm for links to these and other publications. Other CAL Resources "Training Others to Use the ESL Standards: A Professional Development Manual" was created for staff developers, teacher trainers, teacher education faculty, and others who deliver pre- and in-service programs to practicing teachers. The book is one in a series of publications on CAL's ESL standards work in collaboration with the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Contact TESOL at http://www.tesol.org to order.

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The Center for Applied Linguistics promotes and improves the teaching and learning of languages, identifies and solves problems related to language and culture, and serves as a resource for information about language and culture. CAL is a private, nonprofit organization that carries out a wide range of activities in the fields of English as a second language, foreign languages, cultural education, and linguistics. These activities include research, teacher education, information dissemination, instructional design, conference planning, technical assistance, program evaluation, and policy analysis. Publications include books on language education, online databases of language programs and assessments, curricula, research reports, teacher training materials, and print and online newsletters.

CAL builds knowledge and applies it to real world issues through publications, a World Wide Web site at http://www.cal.org, "Language and Literacy in Public Life" events, and in many other ways. CAL responds to current needs in language education with accurate, accessible, and timely language resources. Major CAL projects include the following:

CAL collaborates with other language education organizations on the following projects:
For more information about CAL projects and services, visit http://www.cal.org.


Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)

 

Since its inception in 1983, CALICO has served as an international forum for language teachers who want to develop and utilize the potential of advanced technology to support their teaching and research needs. Through its Annual Symposia, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), CALICO Journal, CALICO Monograph Series, CALICO Resource Guide, and numerous other publications, CALICO provides both leadership and perspective in the ever-changing field of computer-assisted instruction.The strength of CALICO derives from the enthusiasm, creativity, and diversity of its members. It comprises language teachers and researchers from universities, military academies, community colleges, K-12 schools, government agencies, and commercial enterprises. To learn more about CALICO activities and how to participate in them, visit the CALICO homepage at http://www.calico.org.


European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL)

EUROCALL is an association of language teaching professionals from Europe and worldwide aiming to
We also disseminate information via the ReCALL Journal and other publications, organise special interest meetings and annual conferences, and work towards the exploitation of electronic communications systems. For those involved in education and training, EUROCALL provides information and advice on all aspects of the use of technology for language learning.Forthcoming EUROCALL conference:
For full details, contact us at http://www.eurocall-languages.org/.

International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALL)

Established in 1965, IALL is an organization of professionals in a variety of fields who are committed to supporting and extending language learning, teaching, and research through the use of technology. Its members include directors and staff of language labs, resource or media centers and grant projects, language teachers at all levels, developers and vendors of hardware and software, and interested others. IALL offers biennial conferences, regional groups and meetings, the LLTI listserv (Language Learning and Technology International), publications such as IALL Journal, IALL Lab Design Kit, and IALL Lab Management Manual, and a Foreign Language Software Database. The 2001 meeting of IALL will be held at Rice University (Houston, TX) on May 22-26. For membership, meeting, publication, or listserv information, including contact people, visit the IALL Web site at http://iall.net.

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