This year, TexFLEC will be held in conjunction with the SoCALLT (South Central Association for Language Learning Technology) Conference.
TexFLEC - Texas Foreign Language Education Conference
''Language Education across the Academic Pipeline''
The "academic pipeline" is a metaphor that education researchers have used to describe the flow of students from primary schools through higher education (e.g. Gándara, et al., 1998). The academic pipeline relates to “vertical articulation,” discussed in Foreign Language Education research to refer to the direction of curricula across levels of school (Lange, 1982).
This year's conference will address crucial questions about the academic pipeline for ELLs and foreign language learners: To what extent does K-12 language education prepare students to transition smoothly to college and higher education opportunities? What evaluative and pedagogical practices within and among schools provide continuity and support for students as they navigate through their academic careers? What factors cause students to "leak out" of the educational system and/or out of language studies?
TexFLEC regularly publishes conference proceedings in Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education (TPFLE), the journal of UT's Foreign Language Education Program.
SOCALLT - South Central Association for Language Learning Technology
"Language Teaching and Learning in an Open World"
SOCALLT 2011 will be held at the University of Texas in Austin, April 14-16 (Thursday – Saturday), 2011.
The South Central Association for Language Learning Technology invites SOCALLT/IALLT members and other language teaching professionals who use instructional technologies (including foreign languages, heritage languages, ESL and ASL) to participate in our next annual meeting.
SOCALLT (http://www.socallt.org) is an affiliate of IALLT, comprising the six-state region of Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.