Plenary Keynote Lecture

Aleidine (Ali) J. Moeller is the Edith S. Greer Distinguished Professor of Foreign Language Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Ali has taught German and served as TA coordinator in the Department of Modern Language and Literatures at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, spent 11 years teaching in Omaha Public Schools before assuming the position in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education at UNL.

Her areas of scholarly interests include foreign language teacher education, professional teacher development, language assessment and intercultural communicative competence. Ali serves as the 2018 President of the American Council on the Teching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), is past president of the American Association of Teachers of German and the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. She served as AP College Board Advisor in German language and culture and was a member of the ETS/AP College Board Test Development Committee.

She has published widely in professional journals including Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, CALICO and Unterrichtspraxis and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. More recently, Ali was named a Yunshan scholar in China, published a book on language assessment and mixed methods research with Cambridge Press (UK) and has worked with the NCSSFL/ACTFL Intercultural Communicative Competency Task Force in developing the ICC Can Do Statements. Ali was the recipient of the ACTFL Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education Postsecondary (2006) and ACTFL/NYSFLA Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education (2000).