Language Learning & Technology
Vol. 5, No. 2, May 2001, pp. 13-18

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This page includes announcements from the organizations sponsoring LLT.

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.

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 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. Questions? Contact us at



Additions have also been made to the NFLRC NetWorks collection of online publications. Check out our other publications at

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.




Coming Soon!


The Game-O-Matic is a suite of wizards that create Web-based activities for language learning and practice. Teachers can make original Game-O-Matic games by visiting Have a new idea for a Game-O-Matic activity? Contact Dennie Hoopingarner at


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


2001 Summer 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

For more information, contact:

Center for Language Education And Research (CLEAR)
A712 Wells Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027
Phone: 517/432-2286
Fax: 517/432-0473

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:

The Australian Technology Enhanced Language Learning Consortium (ATELL)



Dr. Mike Levy, The University of Queensland (
Prof. Roly Sussex, The University of Queensland (

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 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

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

The Center for Applied Linguistics is a private, nonprofit organization that 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 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.

Major CAL projects include the following:

CAL collaborates with other language education organizations on the following projects:

New publications from the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics

News from the National Center for ESL Literacy Education

As of January 2001, NCLE is now known as the National Center for ESL Literacy Education. This change in name from Clearinghouse to Center better reflects the work NCLE now does in the field of adult ESL and the range of services that is provides. These include technical assistance to programs; professional development of program staff; the writing and producing of books, reports, and papers; and the development of on-line resources for adult ESL. Recent additions to the NCLE Web site include a new resource collection on assessment and evaluation in adult ESL, the latest issue of NCLE’s twice-yearly newsletter NCLE notes, lesson ideas for integrating civics education in adult ESL instruction, and new Digests and Q&As on dialogue journals, Civics education and adult ESL, and reflective teaching for adult ESL practitioners.

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

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

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) May 22-26. For membership, meeting, publication, or listserv information, including contact people, visit the IALL Web site at

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