I would certainly welcome comments about this. We've had this name since our reorganization in the 1980s. However we are pretty much North American. We have attendees come to our conference from Europe, Israel, and Asia usually. But I would love to have us become much more international.
At this summer's Summer Leadership Meeting (SLM) we discussed creating a possible regional group in India. The Board and Council thought that sounded promising.
IALLT does have strong relationships with EuroCALL and LET (Japan) and we have affiliate reps. for both groups although both positions are open.
LET invited four IALLT members to attend their 50th Anniversary conference in August. I went, as President and IALLT's Past President and President Elect also went as well as a former President. In addition three other IALLT members also attended the conference. Really was an amazing experience in Japan. Hospitality shown us by LET was incredible. Trip of a lifetime. More comments on that trip elsewhere soon.
I'm also planning on attending AsiaCALL in India in late Nov. IALLT provided some funds for that trip. I'll see about establishing an IALLT relationship with that group as well as exploring a regional group in India.
So, IALLT is working on this issue. However, I'd like to see your ideas and comments, too.
Best to all, Mike, your President.
Mikle D. Ledgerwood, Ph.D. Professor of French and Linguistics Chair of World Languages and Cultures Samford University Birmingham, AL 35229. Past-President of the International Association for Language Learning Technology 2011-2013. President of&
Thanks for coming over to India and delivering your talk. On behalf of IndiaCALL, I would like to say that we are more than eager to establish link with IALLT. <p>
This is a wonderful initiative! I will be more than happy to contact the Universidad de Tarapacá, in Arica, Chile, where I taught during the 1984-85 academic year with a graduate exchange set up by the University of Northern Iowa. I would also be happy to contact the other universities in Chile as well. As Florida Atlantic University and Pine Crest School will be co-hosting the IALLT 2013 Conference, and as Miami is known as the “Gateway to the Americas”, I have already begun exploring the possibilities of contacting the consulates for the Latin American countries to our South to publicize our conference.
There are probably a number of us that have had similar experiences or who have contacts from countries in which we have lived. This might be a good starting point. Thanks!
Frank J. Kruger-Robbins,
Chair – World Languages Department
Pine Crest School
IALLT K-12 Coordinator
SEALLT K-12 Membership Coordinator
FFLA Special Appointee as Technology Liaison
I appreciate the efforts and interest in expanding the reach of IALLT and creating ties with other, similar associations. On that note, I'd be interested in learning more about Canada and any initiatives north of the border. I know we have some Canadian members (e.g., from Victoria, BC), but I don't know if our Canadian members are organized in regions as in the US, whether they organize regional conferences, etc. Would this information be listed in the "Groups" section in the future?
Thank you for your time,
Kalyan, I hope we can go ahead with this!
Frank, I have other contacts in South America now, too!
Roberto, latest from Canada is that members have joined "American" regional groups near their provinces. However, other things are possible!
Thanks to you all!
I attended IALLT 2011 and I think it is wonderful. I've made lots of new friends and learned a lot,too. I am looking forward to next IALLT conference.
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