ACTFL 2013 Plenary: The Tipping Point – Language Learning for a Changed World

In late November I had the pleasure to be on the plenary panel  The Tipping Point – Language Learning for a Changed World at ACTFL 2013 in Orlando, Florida. My 3 co-presenters were fantastic! All 4 of us had been invited by the ACTFL president to deliver an inspiring TED-style session. This was a format that most of us were not used to: 10 minutes max, very few PowerPoint slides with no words or bullet points, wireless mics, and the task to include a personal message.

It was lots of fun, and I had some great discussions after the plenary panel. ACTFL made a few moments availabe through youtube, here’s the direct link:

I also embedded the video in this post. I’m not sure if ACTFL will make the whole session available.



Felix Kronenberg is working at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. His research interests include academic space design, video games and language learning, digital storytelling, and the culture of advertising. He teaches German and language pedagogy, and maintains the Language Technology Boot Camp blog and web site.

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