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- Get a list of professional events we regularly attend.
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Register to get an invitation email with the meeting link and passcode, plus updates and reminders. In Spring 2023, we are meeting once a month, on the last Thursday at 7pm Eastern.
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MAFLT Town Hall Meetings
At the beginning of each semester, current FLT students can join the Town Hall to hear announcements, ask questions, and connect with faculty and peers.
Live Gatherings for Alumni and Students
Each year, as the public health situation allows, current students and alumni can meet in person for the Alumni Reunion during the ACTFL Convention or for events around MSU Commencement each May. Students graduating in Fall semesters may also be invited to live events in December.
IALLT - International Association for Language Learning & Technology
Last event: June 16-18, 2021
MAFLT Foreign Language Excellence Virtual Conference – the FLEx Exchange
The inaugural FLEx Virtual Conference took place in April 2020. Presentations are coming together again as an outcome of the course FLT 817 Program Development and Administration in the MAFLT Program.
As of Summer 2022, the FLEx Conference will be open to a wider audience for registration and participation. The Events page for the FLEx Conference will be updated with further information.
FLeX 2020 – Foreign Language Excellence Virtual Conference
Friday, April 24, 2020: The inaugural FLeX conference is coming together as an outcome of the Spring 2020 course on Program Development and Administration in the MAFLT Program. More information to come.
Saturday, February 8, 2020: The Midwest Association for Language Learning and Technology hosts a hybrid conference every spring, which means that you can attend from one of the many local hubs or from your own living room. Find out more and register here: http://mwallt.org/event-3418228.
Where we've been this summer...
Fluency Matters – International Forum on Language Teaching
July 11-15 in Saline, Michigan
The FM-IFLT Conference focuses on a collection of approaches now grouped together as “Acquisition-Driven Instruction” that includes Teaching with Comprehensible Input and TPRS. It is one of the few that really emphasizes teacher development, not just presenting sessions to a relatively passive audience. We have an exhibitor table and will be sponsoring a refreshing lemonade break. Our alum Bill Langley of #langchat fame is a coach this year!
Extempore PD Extravaganza 2022
July 18-22 | Click to sign up for virtual events all week
The people at Extempore App are hosting another PD Extravaganza, and our own Dr. Amanda Lanier will be presenting with community manager Grant Castner on the challenges of coordinating across languages and departments.
Opening the Silos: How to Coordinate Planning and PD Across Languages
Wednesday, July 20, 12-1pm Central