The Texas Foreign Language Education Conference (TexFLEC) was first held in 2000 at the University of Texas at Austin. It aims to be an annual conference that brings together researchers and educators in the fields of foreign language education, TEFL/TESL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language or Second Language), linguistics, and applied linguistics.
TexFLEC also aims to encourage professionalism and research starting at the grass roots. As such, graduate students are encouraged to begin making a contribution to their field by presenting, participating and attending the conference. As in previous years, TexFLEC is hosted by the Foreign Language Education Student Association ( FLESA ) at the University of Texas ( UT ) at Austin with support from the Foreign Language Education ( FLE ) Program We are also excited to announce that the Texas Language Center (TLC) and the Bicultural-Bilingual Studies Department at UT San Antonio are co-sponsoring TexFLEC for the second year.