Conference Reports

Yale presentations at ACTFL 2017

The annual ACTFL Convention will take place in Nashville, TN, from November 17-19, and Yale will be well-represented! Below are the presenters, titles and abstracts copied from the online convention program. If you’re not traveling to Nashville for the conference this…

ACTFL 2016 Ideas for the Classroom

Community Ideas At the AATG Presidents Meeting, which I attended as AATG-CT vice-president, we learnt about three successful inter-disciplinary projects that involved students and teachers. The Maine chapter presented “Deutsche Woche in Bar Harbor”, a one week immersion project with…

Heritage Meets Heritage at ACTFL 2016

The Heritage Meets Heritage project made its off-campus debut at a round-table discussion at ACTFL 2016.  This project, a study of identity, motivation and inter-language relationships among heritage speakers of Greek, Korean, Russian and Spanish, has been an adventure in learning…

Yale presentations at ACTFL 2016

The time has come for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2016 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, and Yale’s language teaching and research community is well represented. Below are relevant titles and abstracts copied from…

Oh…PI.

  Four days of intensive training averaging about eight hours a day, took me and a dedicated group of eleven other members of language faculty here at Yale on a journey to explore the wonders of the world of the…

Language Testing Research Colloquium

The International Language Testing Association held its annual conference – Language Testing Research Colloquium – in Toronto this year from March 18-20. The theme, ‘From language testing to language assessment’ reflects the attention that classroom-based and learner-oriented assessment has been…

My experience at MESA

My experience at the annual conference of Middle East Studies Association (MESA) this November, 2014, can be divided into three points: 1. Literature Because I have been teaching some of the literary works of Najib Mahfouz, the noble prize winner…

MESA 2014/ Washington DC

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) brings together scholars, educators and all those who are interested in studies (language, literature, culture, politics, etc.)  related to that area of the world from all over the world. It holds a yearly meeting in the…

RIFLA 2014

At the beginning of October I attended the RIFLA Fall Conference, which was held in Narragansett, RI. This was a small language conference which gave me the opportunity to speak with some high school teachers about German instruction at the high school…

MAFLA 2014

On Friday I was able to attend and present at the MAFLA Conference which was held in beautiful Sturbridge, MA. This conference was much larger than I expected and there were teachers from many different places. My presentation on using…

NERALLT Fall 2014

On Thursday I was able to attend the NERALLT (New England Regional Association For Language Learning Technology) Conference at Brown University. It was nice to get a chance to speak with so many colleagues interested in teaching languages with technology!…

CALICO 2014 – Athens, OH

May 7-11 I attended the annual CALICO conference at Ohio University in Athens, OH. CALICO is always a great conference because it brings together people who share a passion for computer-assisted language learning. This year’s conference theme was “Open, Online, Massive:…