LINGUIST List 9.684

Sun May 10 1998

Confs: Technology & Foreign Language Teaching

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  1. alan harris, Technology & foreign language teaching

Message 1: Technology & foreign language teaching

Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 06:06:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: alan harris <>
Subject: Technology & foreign language teaching

Transformations: Technology, Foreign Languages, and Undergraduate

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning and the Section on
Foreign Languages & Literatures at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology are pleased to announce a national conference, October
23-25, 1998.

Intended for foreign language faculty, administrators, directors of
humanities computing, and language laboratory directors, this
conference will examine the transformations of the foreign language
classroom, the role of the teacher, the institutional mission, the
curriculum, and the infrastructure in the light of developments in
multimedia computer technology. The conference will not be an occasion
for demonstrating hardware and software. Instead, it seeks to pose new
questions about fundamental changes that all foreign language programs
and all institutions are currently undergoing.

Speakers will include Jacqueline Brown (Princeton University),
Gilberte Furstenberg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Henry
Jenkins (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), William A. Johnson
(Bucknell University), Yoko Koike (Haverford College), Claire Kramsch
(University of California at Berkeley), Karen Landahl (University of
Chicago), James S. Noblitt (University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill), Slava Paperno (Cornell University), and Thomas Thornton
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

The conference will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, beginning Friday afternoon,
October 23, 1998, and concluding mid-day, Sunday, October 25, 1998.

The registration form is available as a downloadable Adobe Acrobat .pdf
file, 49K. at:
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