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Technology is being used in so many different ways for language education, and the 34th annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference seeks to bring innovative ideas that implement technology in language teaching and insightful research of how technology can enhance language learning for second language learners. Attendees will gain insight into the possible ways learners can benefit from technology-mediated language teaching. Twitter, Facebook, Skype, interactive whiteboards, interactive and supplemental software, Google Docs, mobile apps... The possibilities are really endless, and as our world changes, the way people learn languages definitely changes as well.

For more information, please contact us at appliedlinguistics@nystesol.org

Plenary Speaker at NYS TESOL ALWC 2013

Technology in Language Education: Where we were, where we are headed

Technologies have long been a central feature in language education. With current escalating advances in online information, experiences and social networks have come instructional practices that rely less on the technologies themselves, and more on teacher knowledge and expertise. I will situate this knowledge and expertise historically and discuss the epistemological readiness of language educators today.

Carla Meskill is Professor, Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her research and teaching explore new forms of technology use in language education as well as the influences of new technologies on developing language and literacy practices. In tandem, her work explores the nature of electronic literacy and its centrality in teacher professional development. On these and related topics she has published widely. Her most recent books, Teaching Languages Online and Online Teaching and Learning: Sociocultural Perspectives, examine the anatomy of online instructional practices.

http://www.albany.edu/etap/Carla_Meskill.php

Papers, Workshops, and Posters

ALWC 2013 is co-sponsored by NYS TESOL Applied Linguistics SIG and Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th St.
New York, NY 10027
212-678-3000

Directions

Teachers College at Columbia University is located at Broadway and West 120th Street in Manhattan. Drivers should note that in New York City, right turns at red lights are illegal unless traffic signs state otherwise.

By Car From the North

Take the New York Thruway (I-87) or the New England Thruway (I-95) south to the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95) in the direction of the George Washington Bridge. Take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway south (last exit before the bridge). Exit the Parkway at West 125th Street. Merge onto Marginal Street (0.2 miles). Turn left onto 125th Street (0.2 miles). Turn right onto Broadway and continue south to 120th Street.

Alternatively, take the Saw Mill River Parkway south to the Henry Hudson Parkway south. Cross the Henry Hudson Bridge ($3.00 cash toll) into Manhattan. Exit the Parkway at West 125th Street. Merge onto Marginal Street (0.2 miles). Turn left onto 125th Street (0.2 miles). Turn right onto Broadway and continue south to 120th Street.

By Car From the South or West

Take the New Jersey Turnpike north or I-80 east to the George Washington Bridge ($8 cash toll heading into New York; westbound to New Jersey is always free). After crossing the bridge, take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway south. Exit the Parkway at 125th Street. Merge onto Marginal Street (0.2 miles). Turn left onto 125th Street (0.2 miles). Turn right onto Broadway and continue south to 114th Street. Make U-turn and continue to 120th Street.

Alternatively, drivers can enter New York City via the Lincoln Tunnel. Take I-280 north to I-95 north. From I-95, take Exit 16E toward the Lincoln Tunnel/NJ-3 ($8 cash toll heading into New York; westbound to New Jersey is always free). Keep left at the fork and merge onto NJ-495 east. Leaving the tunnel, take the exit toward 42 St./I-495 E/New York 9A; bear to the left and continue under the underpass onto Dyer Avenue. Turn left onto West 41st Street. Turn right onto 12th Avenue, the Henry Hudson Parkway. From the Parkway, take the West 96th Street exit. Merge onto 96th Street and turn left onto Broadway. Continue to West 120th Street.

By Car From Southern Manhattan or Brooklyn

Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (Route 9A) north. Exit the Parkway at 125th Street. Turn right onto 125th Street. Turn right onto Broadway and continue south to 120th Street.

By Car From Long Island

Take the Long Island Expressway or the Grand Central Parkway west to the Triborough/RFK Bridge ($5.50 cash toll), to Manhattan. Follow 125th Street westward 12 blocks to Broadway, which is under an elevated subway structure. Turn left onto Broadway and continue south to 120th Street.

By Car From the New York Area Airports

From LaGuardia: Take the Grand Central Parkway west to the Triborough/RFK Bridge ($5.50 cash toll), to Manhattan. Follow 125th Street westward 12 blocks to Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway, which is under an elevated subway structure and continue south to 116th Street. University main gate is on the left. The main gate is not open to vehicular traffic.

From John F. Kennedy: Take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) northeast to the Grand Central Parkway (Exit 10) toward La Guardia Airport and the Triborough/RFK Bridge. Cross the bridge ($5.50 cash toll) into Manhattan. Follow 125th Street westward 12 blocks to Broadway, which is under an elevated subway structure. Turn left onto Broadway and continue south to 120th Street.

From Newark: Follow directions under By Car From the South or West (above).

By Train or Bus

Trains to New York arrive at Grand Central Station or Pennsylvania Station; buses stop at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Visitors arriving at these stations can take either public transportation or a taxi north to the campus.

By New York City Public Transportation

Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the No. 1 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood. The Columbia stop for the buses and the subway is 116th Street. The M60 bus is a direct link between campus and LaGuardia Airport. Do not use the Nos. 2 and 3 express subway trains, which follow a different route and do not stop at Columbia University. If you take the No. 2 or 3, transfer at 96th Street to the No. 1 local train.

Maps of bus and subway routes are available on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority web site.

By Air

For visitors coming into La Guardia, John F. Kennedy or Newark airports, taxi service is available to the campus (about $25 from LaGuardia; from Kennedy a flat rate of $45 plus tolls), and there is bus service to Grand Central Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Bus service directly from LaGuardia airport to Columbia, the M60 city bus, is also available.

By Inter-Campus Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus connects the Morningside Heights campus with its Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Columbia University Medical Center campuses and affiliate Harlem Hospital. Shuttle service schedules and news can be found on the Transportation Services web site.



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