Curated language learning spaces

Design principles of physical 21st century language centers


  • Felix Kronenberg



This article develops a set of design principles for 21st century language centers. It is based on a 2013 survey of language center directors and staff for the International Association for Language Learning and Technology (IALLT). The proposed criteria, which are flexibility and adaptability, mission-based design, situatedness, social space and community design, and de-emphasis of technology, offer a new direction in the physical and conceptual design of 21st century language learning spaces.




How to Cite

Kronenberg, Felix. “Curated Language Learning Spaces: Design Principles of Physical 21st Century Language Centers”. IALLT Journal of Language Learning Technologies, vol. 46, no. 1, July 2016, pp. 63-91,