NERALLT is a regional affiliate of IALLT, the International Association for Language Learning Technology. Our members are educators, administrators and technical support staff of spaces or initiatives in which technology enhances the teaching and learning of languages, literatures and cultures.

Although we serve the greater New England region, anyone is welcome to join this site and our organization.

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The LLTI discussion list is a conversation nexus for information on language learning and technology, language lab technology, computer supported language learning, interactive video, interactive audio, language workstations, international standards, conversions, compatibilities, and more, all with an international perspective. List subscription, as well as its archive, is available online.

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Monday
Apr222013

Follow-up Webinar on Online Assessments

Here is a link to the recording of the Webinar on Online Assessments: Some Common and Uncommon Issues in Less Commonly Taught Languages by Gyanam Mahajan

http://tinyurl.com/bm3xhtt

The PPT of the presentation will be available soon.

Monday
Mar252013

Upcoming Webinar: Online Assessments: Some Common and Uncommon Issues in Less Commonly Taught Languages

Presenter: Gyanam Mahajan, Ph.D.
Language Program Coordinator, SSEALC
UCLA
 
Date/Time: Friday, April 19th - 12:00 pm-12:45 pm ET
 
Presentation Format:
   - Presentation: 30 min
   - Q and A: 15 min
 
Location:
Online through Adobe Connect
Registration form: Click here to register
 
Topic:
Online assessments are an integral part of language teaching today. Some programs rely solely on online assessments while others incorporate them to varying degrees in different formats. This webinar will discuss different types of online assessments, their aims and goals, different targets, skills and levels, and different classes of languages. We will raise some common and uncommon issues when designing and implementing online assessments in less commonly taught languages.
 

Presenter Biography:

Gyanam Mahajan joined NERALLT a few years ago despite being on the west coast! She presented at a NERALLT meeting a couple of years ago.
Gyanam has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Brandeis University and has been teaching at UCLA since 1992. She has been the Language Program Coordinator for South and Southeast Asian Languages since 2005. She is a NASILP Examiner and works on Proficiency testing and curriculum development. She is also a media consultant and forensic expert on South Asian languages and culture. She has presented at local, national and international conferences on a variety of linguistics, language and culture, language teaching and heritage language acquisition topics. She is currently working on specialized online certification courses in LCTLs.

Friday
Mar152013

Webinar Follow-up: An Eclectic Mix of Ways to Use iPads for Language Learning and In Any Classroom

If you missed the presentation by Michael Nieckoski  and would like to view the recording, please visit the link below:

http://meet.yale.edu/p2orqh2qicn/

Michael Nieckoski shared a google doc with the different apps and resources presented during the webinar. To access the document please go to:

http://goo.gl/81jDg

Friday
Feb152013

Upcoming Webinar: An Eclectic Mix of Ways to Use iPads for Language Learning and In Any Classroom

Presenter: Michael Nieckoski, MA   
Trainer/Consultant Southwest NH Educational Support Center, Keene State College
Adjunct Faculty, Keene State College

Date/Time: Friday, March 15th - 12:00pm-12:45pm ET

Presentation Format:
   - Presentation: 30 min
   - Q and A: 15 min

Location:
Online through Adobe Connect
Registration form: Click here to register

Topic:
The iPad is an exciting, innovative device; a true “game-changing” technology. We have just begun to explore the possibilities of applying this and like devices to the teaching and learning process.  
This presentation will demonstrate some ways that the iPad can support language learning, as well as provide some tips for using it in any classroom.
Depending on time, covered will be:
* Keyboard shortcuts for diacritical marks
* How to set the different keyboards
* Using Siri in multiple languages
* Apps for recording voice
* Apps for presenting using the iPad

Presenter Biography:
Michael Nieckoski is a long-time member of NERALLT going back to 1990 when NERALLT was called NERALLD.
He has done innumerable presentations at meetings, served as NERALLT Webmaster for 3 terms, Newsletter Editor for 2 terms, and program committee member over that time.
Michael was Director for Educational Technology at The School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, from 1989 to 2007 and held that same position at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont from 2008 to 2011.  
Michael has presented at local, national and international conferences on a variety of technology subjects.
Now as lead trainer at The Southwest New Hampshire Educational Support Center at Keene State College, Michael teaches K-12 school teachers throughout New Hampshire how to use technology in their classes and with their students. The hot topics these days are focused on iPads and Google Apps, and Michael is in the process of becoming a Google Certified Trainer.
Thursday
Sep202012

NERALLT Fall 2012 Conference Information - Registration is Open!

2012 Fall Conference

©2008 Bob HandelmanOn the Horizon: The Future of Language Teaching and Learning Technologies

Hosted by the Blume Center, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
October 11-12, 2012 


 

 

Keynote: Samantha Earp, “What's Beyond the Horizon for Language Technology?”

Samantha Earp is head of academic technology at Harvard University. She has worked in higher ed for over 25 years in various roles, from student worker in a computer center to graduate research assistant, academic technology consultant, language center director, manager of instructional media services and head of academic technology. Samantha has taught at the community college, undergraduate and master's level in the U.S. and in France and she has also worked as a software developer and translator. Samantha has a B.A. in French from Berea College and an M.A. in French Linguistics from Indiana University, where she did further Ph.D. coursework in Instructional Systems Technology and French/Linguistics. Samantha is a fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute (2008). 

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