Asian College of Teachers (ACT) has gained the membership of the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) - a professional organization that provides leadership in the integration of instructional technology into the foreign language classroom based in the United States. IALLT is a community of volunteers dedicated to providing students and teachers the best language methods and technologies possible. Throughout its evolution since 1965, the organization has emphasized the sharing of pedagogical and technical knowledge in an open community of like-minded professionals.
The International Association of Language Learning Technology is an organization that brings together faculty, staff, graduate students, software developers, and other professionals who work at the intersection of language learning and instructional technology. Through its biennial conference, scholarly publications, monthly webinar series and list serve, IALLT creates a community of experts focused on the logistical and pedagogical challenges of technology integration in the language classroom. Areas of interest within the IALLT community include foreign language pedagogy, online instruction, hardware and software evaluation, language proficiency testing, center design and staffing, grant opportunities, copyright and intellectual property law, Open Educational Resources, cataloging software, and much more.
At ACT, our goal is to work towards developing courses, pedagogies and instruction methods for the teaching workforce which in turn can develop a sustainable future for them. We believe that can be achieved faster and strengthened further by becoming member of an esteemed organization like IALLT as besides imparting excellent training, we can make our students aware of the opportunities available to them and the recent developments in the area of language learning. The members of IALLT provide leadership in the development, integration, evaluation and management of instructional technology for the teaching and learning of language, literature and culture. Volunteering to work on an IALLT committee or project is a great way to network with colleagues, develop professionally, and contribute to the profession that members are involved in. We, being a member of this huge international community, look forward to utilizing this opportunity to bring out the best in us and reach our goal of becoming the best teacher training institute in Asia.
The IALLT Executive Board conducts the business of the organization and is elected by the membership. The Board meets annually, face-to-face, at the biennial conference and summer Summit, in the year in which there is no conference. The Board also holds monthly virtual meetings via conference calls to transact regular IALLT business and communicates via other electronic means as well to plan IALLT activities. At the discretion of the President, council members and guests may be invited to Board meetings to provide information on issues under discussion. Minutes of all meetings are made available to the membership at large through the IALLT website.
The IALLT Council consists of regional group leaders, representatives to affiliated professional organizations, editors of IALLT publications, and member services and other coordinators. Council members carry out various IALLT operations under the direction of the Executive Board.
International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) membership will help in the achievement of ACT’s individual aims and objectives of providing high quality teacher training and promoting a diverse teaching workforce.