Keynotes & Plenaries

International Keynote

Language Learning in Digital Gaming Spaces

digiLAL: Researching Digital Technologies in Languages and Applied Linguistics

July 13th, 2017, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

International Keynote

“Developing Built Pedagogy: Physical Language Learning Spaces in a Digital World”

Innovation pédagogique et enseignement des langues Conference

May 23, 2017, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium


“Fads, Failures, and Fantastic Feats: Chasing the Holy Grail of Language Learning Technology”

TFLTA-West Conference, March 25, 2017

Plenary Speaker

“Digital Language Learning: A Liberal Arts Exploration of New Modes of Teaching and Learning Languages” Symposium

 April, 2017; Middlebury College

International Keynote

“From Language Lab to Language Center and Beyond:
The Past, Present and Future of
Language Learning Center Design”

2016 RANACLES Conference
(XXIVe congrès du Rassemblement National des Centres de Langues de l’Enseignement Supérieur)

November 24-26, 2016, Université Paris-Sorbonne – France


“Embracing Hybridity in (Language) Learning Space Design”

2017 Northeast Association for Language Learning Technology Conference

March 3-5, 2017, Muhlenberg College


“Beyond the Language Center:
Physical, Digital and Hybrid Learning Spaces for Language Learning”

2016 New England Regional Association for Language Learning Technology Conference

October 27-28, 2016, Mount Holyoke College


Panacea or Chocolate-Covered Broccoli?
Games, Gamification, and Language Learning”

2016 Maryland Foreign Language Association Conference

October 21-22, 2016, Howard Community College

FLEAT Closing Plenary Speaker

50 Years and Beyond: Drawing on Our Past to Predict Our Future

August 14, 2015, FLEAT VI, Harvard University

Plenary Speaker

The Tipping Point: Language Learning for a Changed World – “Spaces Matter”

November, 2013, ACTFL Convention, Orlando, FL



“Tag, you’re it: Language Learner Motivation, Identities and Agency in Computer Gaming Spaces”

FLTP (Foreign Language Technology Program)

October 18, 2013, University of Colorado, Boulder

Inauguration Keynote

“Language Learning Spaces at Small Liberal Arts Colleges”

Inauguration of the New Language Learning Center

October 26, 2012, Willamette University

Current Work and Upcoming Events

“Physical, digital, hybrid: New engaging spaces for language learning and teaching.” (monograph; in progress)

Imagined community simulation and gamification project. More info here as the projects unfolds.

Upcoming Panel Presenter:

Community-based Games and Simulations to Connect Learners with Communities”

2017 ACTFL Conference in Nashville, TN