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NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND LANGUAGE LEARNING:
Cases in the less commonly taught languages

Carol Anne Spreen (Editor)

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Scott Brill
The Impact of Self-Instructional Technology on Language Learning: A View of NASILP
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SCOTT BRILL has been research engineer with the University of Arizona's Computer Aided Language Instruction Group and Critical Languages Program for 12 years. He is the lead software developer of MaxAuthor and is project coordinator for the Critical Languages Series CD-ROMs. He received his BSEE from Carnegie-Mellon University. His current research interest is CALL for less commonly taught languages, especially on the Internet.
brill@u.arizona.edu

Yun Du
Foreign Language Distance Education: The University of Hawai`i Experience
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YUN DU is a software developer at Venngo, a Toronto-based software engineering firm that creates e-business applications. Her dissertation for the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Hawai`i treats the development and delivery of Web-based language learning environments.
yund2000@hotmail.com

Alexander Dunkel
The Impact of Self-Instructional Technology on Language Learning: A View of NASILP
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ALEXANDER DUNKEL is NASILP's executive director, and is the founding director of the Critical Languages Program at the University of Arizona. He has participated in three NSEP grants, including the current "Expanding the National Capacity to Author and Produce Courseware in the Less Commonly Taught Languages," for which he is principal investigator. Professor Dunkel has taught Russian language, literature, and culture courses for the past thirty-nine years, interpreted for the U.S. State Department, and participated in US-Soviet/Russian Federation exchanges.
adunkel@u.arizona.edu

Stephen Fleming
Foreign Language Distance Education: The University of Hawai`i Experience
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Models for Distance Education in Critical Languages
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STEPHEN FLEMING is instructor in Technology for Foreign Language Education in the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. He has taught at UH for the past 13 years, and prior to that was a translator and editor for the Chinese Literature Press in Beijing. For the past 5 years, under grants from the National Security Education Program, he has developed models for distance education in less commonly taught languages using interactive television and Web technologies, and has also authored self-instructional software for intermediate-to-advanced Mandarin Chinese.
sfleming@hawaii.edu

Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail
Language Learning and the Internet: Student Strategies in Vocabulary Acquisition
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RHODALYNE GALLO-CRAIL is a language instructor at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, where she teaches beginning and intermediate Tagalog. She also helps develops the language activities for the Tagalog Web site. Her previous teaching experience includes 10 years of teaching ESL at the elementary and adult levels and doing teacher training and development. Her research interests are in the areas of language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and classroom pedagogy. She received her MA in Linguistics from Ohio University, Athens.
rgallocrail@niu.edu

David Hiple
Foreign Language Distance Education: The University of Hawai`i Experience
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Models for Distance Education in Critical Languages
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DAVID HIPLE is director of the Second Language Teaching and Curriculum Center and the Language Telecommunications Center at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa; he has directed several distance education and distributed learning projects at UH. He has lived in Latin America and Eastern Europe and is a regular teacher trainer for Peace Corps internationally.
dhiple@hawaii.edu

Bryan Kohl
The Impact of Self-Instructional Technology on Language Learning: A View of NASILP
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BRYAN KOHL is a multimedia production specialist with an academic background in cultural anthropology and sociolinguistics. Since 1998, he has directed production and post-production activities for multimedia projects at the University of Arizona's Critical Languages Program, including the Critical Languages Series. Bryan also has coordinated content reviews and beta and assessment testing of the Critical Languages Series.
kohl@u.arizona.edu

Elizabeth H. D. Mazzocco
LangMedia, a World Wide Web site for Language and Culture, and the Role of International Students in Its Creation
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ELIZABETH H. D. MAZZOCCO is Five College associate professor of Italian and director of the Five College Foreign Language Resource Center for Five Colleges, Inc (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst). In addition to NSEP and others, she has received grants from FIPSE and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for her work in multimedia language pedagogy. She received her Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College and is currently editor of the NASILP Journal. She has published the Five College Foreign Language Laserdisc Series and articles on the use of multimedia in language instruction and on Renaissance Italian literature.
mazzocco@frital.umass.edu

Norman J. Peterson
A New Paradigm for Less Commonly Taught Languages: The Arabic Language and Middle East/North African Cultural Studies Program
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NORMAN J. PETERSON is associate provost for International Education at Montana State University-Bozeman. In this capacity, he coordinates international programs at Montana State, including study abroad, curriculum development, foreign student services, university partnerships, and technical cooperation. He has professional interests in integrating new technologies and traditional international programs, and in increasing the coordination of study abroad in language education. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has academic interests in post-Kantian European philosophy and aesthetic issues concerning film and photographic arts. Prior to assuming his position at Montana State, he held international positions at Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Lancaster in the UK. He was the founding Executive Director of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange in Washington DC and remains actively involved in national policy development relating to international education.
normp@montana.edu

Ken Petersen
Video in the Virtual Language Class: Building a Model for Web-Based Instruction
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KEN PETERSEN holds a BA in English Language Instruction from Thiel College as well as an MA in Central Asian Languages and Literature from the University of Washington, Seattle. He is currently the internet administrator for the American Councils for International Education where he oversees the technical production of Web-based language learning applications for Russian and Central Asian Languages.
kpeter@actr.org

Carol Anne Spreen
Editor
CAROL ANNE SPREEN is an assistant professor of International Education Policy in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland, College Park. She currently co-directs the International Center for Education Policy and Leadership and Human Values. Dr. Spreen received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in Comparative and International Education. Her research interests include international approaches to teaching and organizing curriculum, educational change, and policy reform. Prior to joining the University of Maryland faculty, Dr. Spreen was the assistant director of Institutional Grants at the National Security Education Program (NSEP). She was responsible for overall administration and monitoring of the NSEP grants program, and for organizing, collecting, and conducting research on the grant-funded initiatives. In this capacity, Dr. Spreen worked closely with university partners in conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating international education initiatives at colleges and universities throughout the US.
spreen@wam.umd.edu

Robert Zerwekh
Language Learning and the Internet: Student Strategies in Vocabulary Acquisition
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ROBERT ZERWEKH is an associate professor of computer science at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois where he regularly teaches courses in Java programming, database, and Enterprise server programming. He is one of the directors of the SEAsite project. Dr. Zerwekh's research interests are in the areas of Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Internet programming. He received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana and an MS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University.
zerwekh@cs.niu.edu