Autoformation et multimédia    Didactique    Linguistique    Ingénierie de formation

Felix Kronenberg (ed.)

From Language Lab to Language Center and Beyond : The Past, Present, and Future of Language Center Design - 2017


IALLT publications

Hardcover : $29.95

The term ‘language lab’ conjures up a very distinctive image : orderly rows of cubicles designed for individual students to face machines. It is a strong image, so strong that even today’s centers are frequently still referred to as labs, despite the staff’s insistence on changed nomenclature. This volume shows how dramatically today’s language centers have changed, adapted, and evolved from the ‘language lab’.

Edited by Felix Kronenberg, this latest IALLT publication was inspired by the fiftieth anniversary IALLT/FLEAT conference at Harvard University in August, 2015. It creates a mosaic of different directions, different missions, and different designs that the language centers at the authors’ institutions have embraced.