Florida International University was well represented this year at the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) Conference, which took place in Brisbane, Australia. Held triennially, the AILA conference was attended by almost 2,000 linguists from around the globe. Dr. Melissa Baralt and colleagues organized a featured symposium, "Psycholinguistic Rationals for Task Sequencing in Instructional Design," in which they presented the latest research on task design and task sequencing for second language acquisition.
In this photo, from left to right, are: Aleksandra Malicka (University of Barcelona), YouJin Kim (Georgia State University), Mayya Levkina (University of Barcelona), Colin Thompson (Shimonoseki City University), Melissa Baralt (FIU), and Roger Gilabert (University of Barcelona). (Not pictured: Peter Robinson (Aoyama Gakuin University), Craig Lampert (Kitakyushu University), Simone Harmath-de Lemos (Cornell University), Caroline Payant (University of Idaho), and Sawsan Werfelli (University of Tripoli).