Conference presentations

Language Institute staff regularly contribute to the profession by actively participating in regional, national, and international conferences and events.


Why University Students Do and Don’t Study Languages. An Inter-Institutional Study to Inform Responses to Declining Enrollments in LCTLs, Dianna Murphy, with Felix Kronenberg and Koen Van Gorp, Michigan State University, World Conference of Applied Linguistics (AILA), June 9-12, 2021

The Language Collaboratory: Sharing Professional Development Among Institutions, Dan Soneson, University of Minnesota, with Julie Evershed, Michigan State University, Felix Kronenberg, Michigan State University, and Jana Martin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT), June 16-18, 2021


Understanding the Trend: Why Are U.S. Undergraduate Students (Not) Studying Languages Other Than English? Colloquium co-organizers Dianna Murphy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Felix Kronenberg, Michigan State University; American Association for Applied Linguistics Virtual Conference (AAAL), March 20-23, 2021

  • Presentation 1: How Important is Studying Languages for Undergraduate Students and Why (Not) Study Languages?, Koen Van Gorp, Emily Heidrich Uebel, and Felix Kronenberg, Michigan State University
  • Presentation 2: Making Language Study More Accessible and Relevant: Amplifying Undergraduate Student Voices Through a Large-Scale Survey, Dianna Murphy, Jana Martin, and Kristin Dalby, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Presentation 3: Understanding Student (A)Motivation Towards Learning a Language, Melanie D’Amico and Scott Sterling, Indiana State University

Languages for All? Student Perspectives on the Value of Language Learning, Dianna Murphy and Jana Martin, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Convention, November 20-22, 2020

Bucky is a Polyglot! Everything You Want to Know about Language Education and Outreach at UW-Madison, Kristin Dalby, Wisconsin Association For Language Teachers (WAFLT) Virtual Fall Conference, November 6-7, 2020

Learning from Student Writing to Develop Effective Peer Review Skills, Kristin Dalby, Virtual TESOL, July 16-18, 2020

Co-curricular Activities and Community Building in Uncertain Times, Conversations: Co-curricular Activities and Events: Building Communities of Learners, Laura Marshall, American Council of Teachers of Russian, July 24, 2020