SOCALLT 2011 & TexFLEC
SOCALLT - South Central Association for Language Learning Technology
"Language Teaching and Learning in an Open World"
SOCALLT 2011 will be held at the University of Texas in Austin, April 15-16 (Friday – Saturday), 2011.
The South Central Association for Language Learning Technology invites SOCALLT/IALLT members and other language teaching professionals who use instructional technologies (including foreign languages, heritage languages, ESL and ASL) to participate in our next annual meeting. This year's SOCALLT conference focuses on the innovations in technology-enhanced language instruction resulting from the open access provided by communications technologies, including the Web and various mobile technologies. This year's presentations address the many opportunities and challenges associated with designing and distributing instructional materials for an expanding and changing student population in a quickly evolving technological environment. Multiple perspectives are represented, including those of instructors and administrators from K-12, colleges and universities, and encompass current concedrns as well as future trends.
SOCALLT (http://www.socallt.org) is an affiliate of IALLT, comprising the six-state region of Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
TexFLEC - Twelfth Annual Texas Foreign Language Education Conference
"Language Education Across the Academic Pipeline"
Sponsored by The Foreign Language Education Program, Texas Language Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and The Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
The "academic pipeline" is a metaphor that education researchers have used to describe the flow of students progress from primary schools through higher education. The theme of this year's conference addresses crucial questions about that pipeline for ELLs and foreign language learners: To what extent does K-12 language education prepare students to transition smoothly to college and higher education opportunities? What practices provide continuity and support for students as they navigate through elementary, secondary, post-secondary, and continuing education contexts? What factors cause students to "leak out" of the educational system and/or out of language studies? See the TexFLEC event site for details.