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
May052014

NERALLT Webinar Series 2014: “The iPad as a Personal Teaching Assistant”

“The iPad as a personal teaching assistant”

Date:  Monday, April 28th                       

Time: 12:00pm-12:45pm EDT
Presentation Format: Presentation: 30 min / Q and A: 15 min
Location: Online through WebEx
Note: Link to the meeting room will be emailed prior to meeting for registered participants
Presenter: Emilie Talpin with Dick House, UNH
Description:
In this Webinar, we will present the use of an iPad as an instructional aid both in and outside the language classroom. If one reads articles about using iPads as a teaching tool, one finds numerous authors focusing on the benefits of iPads for students.  This presentation will be slanted towards how the iPad can be used as a teaching tool by the instructor, as opposed to a learning tool by students, although we will provide observations on the learning results that accrue.
Presenters Biography:
Emilie Talpin is a Lecturer in French at the University of New Hampshire. She earned a Masters in English from L'Université de Bourgogne, in Dijon and an MA in French from Miami University, Ohio.  She has presented at NERALLT (Fall 2013).  Her teaching experience includes all levels of language courses and a literature class (readings in French literature).  Her research interests include the inverted classroom, as well as the use of the technology in the language classroom generally.  She is currently using iBook Author to develop a manual for a review of French course which she will be teaching in the Fall of 2014.  In addition, she is leading a series of workshops on the Instructor’s use of iPads in the classroom under the sponsorship of the UNH Language Resource Center.
 Dick House has degrees in Slavic, French and General linguistics from the University of Washington and Cornell.  His first brush with technology was working on a 3 person team which successfully used computing to represent the rhyme schemes of the Russian Poet Alexander Pushkin.  After teaching at the secondary and college level for more than 15 years he accepted a position as head of a Language Learning Center at Wabash College in Indiana.  He has held a similar position at the University of New Hampshire since 2002, also teaching Russian Language and Literature, and sometimes doing sessions in French or Russian introducing students to the LRC’s technology.  His current interest is in the use of video (film and otherwise) as both an object of study and as a token of the speech and culture of a language in the classroom.

 

Saturday
Oct192013

NERALLT Fall 2013 Featured Presentation: Barbara Sawhill

 

Featured Presentation: Barbara Sawhill, Oberlin College

NERALLT is pleased to announce that Barbara Sawhill from Oberlin College will be our conference keynote speaker. She will be flipping her presentation titled "Flipping Your Assessment Practices." In this presentation Barbara will share information about 6+ years of using student self-assessment and self-grading as an integral part of her language teaching practice.

 

Tuesday
Sep242013

NERALLT Fall 2013 Conference Information - Registration is Open!

 

 

 

 

 

 

NERALLT Fall 2013 Conference

Flip, but Don't Flop:
Managing the Mix of In-Class and Online Language Learning

Date: October 24th-25th, 2013

Hosted by Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire

 

Conference Information:

2013 Fall Conference Program (Full):Click Here

 

2013 Fall Conference Schedule:Click Here

 

Registration: Click Here

 

Directions: Click Here

 

Parking:  Click Here

 

Lodging (Mention NERALLT for special rates!): Click Here

Tuesday
Jun252013

Fall 2013 Conference Call For Proposals

Flip, but Don't Flop:
Managing the Mix of In-Class and Online Language Learning

Saint Anselm College - Manchester, NH
Oct. 24th-25th

You may hear some of your colleagues in conversations mention that they are flipping parts of their course. They leverage methods such as distributing recorded portions of their class online or providing online learning materials for study prior to engaging their students face-to-face, thus reclaiming precious classroom time. By having their students familiarize themselves with the material ahead of time, they are able to transform their class into active learning sessions through group activities and discussions where students take the lead. Students benefit from being able to readily apply concepts while the instructor is able to answer questions and detect issues as they arise, providing immediate feedback. The theme for the Fall 2013 conference will focus on the ways the flipped classroom model is changing how languages are taught and learned.

Articles: 


We invite faculty and technology professionals to submit proposals that address any of these areas related to the flipped classroom model as they relate to:
-Research
-Teaching practices
-Instructional Design
-Technologies utilized in the flipped classroom

Types of Presentations:

NERALLT seeks presentation perspectives and formats which aim to engage the audience interactively such as:
30 minute individual/group presentations (not including Q&A)
Roundtable discussions or panels (30 minutes with a maximum of 3 presenters and 15 minutes Q & A)
Electronic poster sessions
Workshops (1-2 hours, hands-on)
Lightning round sessions (5 minute presentation followed by facilitated group discussion)

Instructions For Submitting An Abstract:

Please submit your proposal here.

Submission deadline is September 9, 2013
Tuesday
Jun042013

2013 Officer Elections

Information about elections is now available in the Activities section of this site.