NEALLT 2011 papers now in the IJVPLE

Selected papers from the NEALLT 2011 conference that took place at Penn are now published in the IJVPLE (International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments). These articles focus on various aspects of language teaching and learning through technology.

Ed Dixon wrote a preface to the six articles which is now available for download.

Contributors and their articles are:

Utilizing Innovative Chat Technology to Meet National Standards: A Case Study on a STARTALK Hindi Language Program (pages 1 – 20)
Shaheen Parveen (University of Pennsylvania, USA), and Carley Pater (Central European University, USA)

Designing a Virtual Social Space for Language Acquisition (pages 21 – 42)
Maria Alessandra Woolson (Middlebury College, USA)

Email Tandem Exchanges as a Tool for Authentic Cultural Learning (pages 43 – 59)
Reyes Llopis-García (Columbia University, USA)

Identities, Borders, Change: A Case Study of (Trans) Cultural Learning in Mediated Learning Communities (pages 60 – 80) 
Sébastien Dubreil (University of Tennese – Knoxville, USA)

Building a Model for Online Distance Courses through Social Media and Networks (pages 81 – 94) 
Ed Dixon (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

The articles are available in Issue 3 of Volume 3 (2012) at:

For Penn affiliates, the University has a subscription and the journal can be view for free at:


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