In episode 117, Melanie Forehand interviews Angelika Kraemer about university language centers. They discuss how the the old-style language labs have morphed into more modern, social spaces called language centers, and how those centers help to support language teaching and learning on campuses and in communities. Melanie also asks Angelika about her experience transitioning into the role of language center director at Cornell University.


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Show Notes

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You can learn more about interviewer Melanie Forehand or reach out to her on her departmental webpage or on her website.

You can learn more about Dr. Angelika Kraemer on her website and you can hear her weekly on the podcast Talkin’ L2.

Resources related to this episode…

The Language Center Toolkit

  …IALTT (The International Association for Language Learning Technology)

Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German journal

Angelika Kraemer and Melanie Forehand

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