Growing Our Community

One of the main goals of the Tech Center is to build and energize a community of innovators interested in improving language education through effective uses of technology. In order to build this community, the Tech Center sponsors gatherings that facilitate the dialog and sharing of knowledge and expertise among diverse sectors. To inform the conversation, the Tech Center engaged in two data-gathering activities: (1) a survey of the current status of technology use across Flagship institutions and (2) a Horizon Brief Report that identifies emerging and promising technologies in foreign language education. Through the Tech Center gatherings, partnerships that promote innovative, technology-based strategies to address language education challenges are being developed with a commitment to benefitting the foreign language education community at large.

Starting the Conversation

Honolulu – November 2015


Common Ground, Common Future

San Francisco – March 2017



The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,500 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.

The ADL Initiative bridges across Defense and other Federal agencies, as well as coalition partners and industry and academia, to encourage collaboration, facilitate interoperability, and promote best practices for using distributed learning to provide the highest-quality education, training, informal learning, and just-in-time support, tailored to individual needs and delivered cost-effectively, anytime and anywhere.

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

Yabla provides an immersive language-learning experience featuring authentic videos with interactive controls. Yabla curates a library of authentic videos and produces original content, providing students with a range of difficulty levels, dialects, accents, and cultures. Students learn from the best tutors there are—native speakers using their language in everyday situations.

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