Here are some upcoming and recent MAALLT events. Please be sure to follow us on social media or come back to our site for updates on our events.

MAALLT is excited to hold a Tech Slam 2! on December 6, 2022 at 7:30 PM EST. This event is open to everyone, and MAALLT members will be able to view the event afterward as well.

  • A “tech slam” is like a poetry slam. Each presenter will speak about a technology, app, solution, or technology-supported practice for language learning, for 5 minutes. These micro-presentations are meant to show a variety of potential applications for learners of world languages and their instructors and technologists who support them. 

Registration is OPEN and is limited to the first 100 participants. We look forward to seeing you on December 6! (Link to registration:

Anticipated Presenters and Topics:

Sonja de VargasNew Mexico State University AlamogordoLanguage Instruction with Music Videos
Kathryn Murphy-JudyVCU EmeritaH5P and OER
Ella AlhudithiIowa State UniversityBuilding autonomy through interactive visual displays of language
Kevin GauglerMarist CollegeRemnote for Vocabulary Acquisition
Lauren RosenUniversity of WisconsinTurn Your Start Module into a Smart Module
Joseph BorkowskiMassachusetts Institute of TechnologySocial Annotation of Text and Multimedia using Perusall
Helen StapletonSewanee: University of the SouthD2L’s Brightspace for Language Assignments
Joe DaleFreelanceUse Immersive Reader on Websites for promoting accessibility and autonomy in the languages class

MAALLT Board Member Shirley Hall gave a presentation at FLAVA titled “Updating Tech in your Teacher Toolbox” at FLAVA in October!


Thank you to those who attended and presented at the MAALLT Tech Slam!

Our first Tech Slam! took place on April 21, 2022. A “tech slam” is like a poetry slam, but with each presenter speaking about a technology, app, solution, or technology-supported practice for language learning for 5 minutes.

MAALLT members will receive access to the recordings for the Tech Slam in the coming weeks, so be sure to check your email or this site. Not a member yet? You can fill out the brief form indicating your interest in becoming a member on our Join page.

A special thank you to our Tech Slam! presenters:

  • Comic Creation to Foster Reader Response across Genres (Peggy Semingson)
  • Flipping lessons: Designs using your LMS (Lauren Rosen)
  • Bringing images to life with Thinglink (Helen Stapleton)
  • Learner Agency in Assessment (Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia)
  • Digital Escape Rooms with the Google Suite (Caroline Schlegel/Aubrey Swisher)
  • Virtual spaces for engaging hybrid learners (Umida Khikmatillaeva)
  • Using a Split Screen in Zoom Language Classes (Sonja de Vargas)
  • Best Practices for Organizing Virtual Field Trips (Katja Anderson)

Questions? Please reach out to us.


Here are a selection of previous events MAALLT and its members have participated in

  • MAALLT gave a joint session with IALLT & SEALLT on April 2 at SCOLT 2022. Among other things, we discussed ideas for language learning technology and growing our organizations.
  • MAALLT President-Elect Jeffrey Samuels contributed several interviews and articles to IALLT’s free online language technology magazine, FLTMAG.
  • MAALLT board member Errol M. O’Neill contributed a successful IALLT webinar (live webinars are available via IALLT and free to all educators).
  • MAALLT board members Amanda Romjue and Hope Fitzgerald presented sessions during the FLAVA fall 2020 conference. 
  • During COVID/virtual learning, MAALLT continued to work closely with IALLT and in 2020-2021, MAALLT has continued to hold board meetings.
  • As a small organization, our priorities remain to deepen connections with partner organizations and grow an engaged membership. We have re-engaged our social media presence to increase awareness of MAALLT.
  • We are planning new elections, which are forthcoming in late 2021.