12.0007 conference on tech & foreign language teaching

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 8 May 1998 22:39:02 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 7.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 10:40:16 -0400
From: Kurt Fendt <fendt@mit.edu>
Subject: Conference Announcement

Transformations: Technology, Foreign Languages, and Undergraduate Education

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,

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

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.

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The registration form is available as a downloadable Adobe Acrobat .pdf
file, 49K. at: http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/conf98/

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