Links to External Resources

Here is a list of resources outside of the University dealing with language learning, assessment, and educational technology.

Educational Partnerships

Boston Area Languages Consortium (BALC) – Assistant Dean and Director of Language Instruction Gisela Hoecherl-Alden has worked with the CAS Administration to strengthen ties among research universities in the Boston area. Benefits for students include arrangements in the future to enroll in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) at any of the institutions where such languages are offered. In 2014-16 a seed grant through the Digital Learning Initiative (DLI) at Boston University helped pave the way for more courses to be offered either online or in a hybrid format, making it easier for students on all campuses to expand their language learning options.

Language Resource Centers

The Berkeley Language Center at the University of California Berkeley

The Texas Language Center: Workshops and Resources

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

Rich Internet Applications database – a project at MSU’s Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR)

Hypermedia Texts for Culture and Language Learning – a project of the National Middle Eastern Language Resource Center (NMELRC) at Brigham Young University

The National East Asian Languages Resource Center at the Ohio State University

Professional Organizations

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

ACTFL Archived Webinars: “Guiding Language Performance to the Next Level”

International Association for Language Learning and Technology (IALLT)

The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)

The New England Regional Association for Language Learning Technology (NERALLT)