Third Annual Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning

Assessment Issues in CALL Research

Friday, September 30, 2005
Iowa State University

Final Report

On Friday, September 30, 2005, faculty in TESL/Applied Linguistics in the Department of English hosted the third annual conference on technolog for second language learning. The focus this year was on assessment issues in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) research. The conference brought together concepts and practices dealing with with assessment of language learning through technology and assessment of technology for second language learning. Presenters came from Lancaster University, the University of Iowa, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northern Arizona University, the Minnesota Department of Education, and Iowa State University. The conference was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Midwestern Association of Language Testers (MwALT).

Participants found the conference stimulating and worthwhile. The TESL/AL faculty are planning to host another conference for next year.

The organizers and participants of the 2005 conference would like to thank the Department of English at ISU for supporting the conference.