ConnecTalks is a new live event at the annual ACTFL Convention and World Languages Expo featuring speakers with fascinating, fresh viewpoints illuminating how language connects to cutting-edge work in psychology, information technology, and a host of other fields. The ConnecTalks event showcases brief, 25-minute talks, which will spark your imagination and invigorate your teaching.
Originally conceived by the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, ConnecTalks is an annual event organized and sponsored by ACTFL, The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center, and several Title VI Language Resource Centers. In 2019 LRC sponsors include the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC) at Georgetown University, the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at The Pennsylvania State University, the Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR) at Georgia State University, and the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
ConnecTalks speakers bring to the ACTFL Convention a perspective that may not otherwise be represented at this major national event. This year, ConnecTalks takes place toward the end of the second full day of the Convention, a perfect time for ACTFL participants to take a breather from the main conference and come hear talks that may broaden their perspective on other fields’ connections to language education.
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
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