A Language Center Design Primer

By Felix Kronenberg, Associate Professor at Rhodes College and President – Elect of IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology).       “Creating spaces wherein diverse sorts of people can interact is a leitmotif of the modern world” (Gee, 2004, p.

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Adventures in Modalities, Materials, Responsibilities, and Resources in College Language Instruction and Faculty Development

By Georges Detiveaux, Adjunct Instructor of French, Lone Star College-CyFair & Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, University of Houston-Downtown.     INTRODUCTION I teach French at Lone Star College-CyFair, a community college with just over 20,000 students

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iSpraak: Automated Online Pronunciation Feedback

Dr. Dan Nickolai, Saint Louis University, iSpraak Developer and Director of the Language Resource Center     iSpraak is a new web application developed at Saint Louis University that allows language teachers to create pronunciation exercises for their students. This

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Explain Everything: Interactive WhiteBoard

By Shannon Spasova, Assistant Professor of Russian and Technology Specialist in the Center for Language Teaching Advancement, Michigan State University.     Explain Everything is a whiteboard/screencasting app for iPad, iPhone, Windows tablets and desktop (not for Windows phone yet), Chrome devices,

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Interview: Lisa Frumkes (Rosetta Stone) on Her Career Path

Interview with Lisa Frumkes, Senior Director of Language Learning Products at Rosetta Stone. Edwige: Lisa, you’re the Senior Director of Language Learning Products at Rosetta Stone. You started in academia, but several years ago, you made the switch to the private

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Study Abroad and Technology: Friend or Enemy?

By  Senta Goertler, PhD, Associate Professor of Second Language Studies and German, Michigan State University.       INTRODUCTION “When I lived abroad, I couldn’t even call my parents let alone Skype or FaceTime with them. I had to send them

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