Iowa State University
Department of English


TESL/Applied Linguistics: Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning

Second Annual Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning


Theory-Practice Links for Advanced Second Language Learning Through Technology

Friday, October 10-11, 2003
Iowa State University


Final Report

On October 10-11, 2004, faculty in TESL/applied linguistics in the Department of English held an invitational conference focusing on the development and evaluation of second language learning software for advanced-level learners of ESL and other languages. The conference brought together concepts and practices that hold promise for developing fruitful synergy between second language acquisition theory and language teaching practice. Presenters came from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Simon Fraser University in Canada, the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, Columbia University in New York, and Iowa State University.

Participants found the conference stimulating and worthwhile. The presenters are planning to develop their contributions into an edited volume, and a committee was formed to work on another conference for next year. Check here for more information on future conferences.

The organizers and participants of the 2003 conference are grateful to the following sponsors at Iowa State University: The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, The English Department, The Linguistics Program, and The Institute for Science and Society.