studentsThe conference theme this year is “CALL Design: Principles and Practice”. The importance of design in teacher training and implementation of technology-supported language instruction is generally acknowledged today. The theme is not only related to critical issues in design for language instruction, but also to instructional design more generally and the use of technology in that context. Proposals addressing the theme from theoretical and practical perspectives in relation to the many forms and contexts of CALL are particularly welcome. Submissions may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Applying principles from SLA and TBLT in CALL
  • Applying specific instructional models in CALL
  • Preparing and delivering open educational resources, open courseware and open online courses for language learning
  • Designing for open and independent online language learning
  • Using competence or outcome-based frameworks (CEFR, IATFL, etc.) in CALL design
  • Designing, applying and evaluating computer-based language tests
  • Applying corpus-based designs and technologies
  • Learning analytics and CALL design
  • Synchronous and asynchronous CMC
  • Gaming and virtual worlds
  • Mobile apps for CALL
  • Telecollaboration and Online Intercultural Exchanges
  • Using NLP and AI-based designs and technologies
  • Using specific design tools (LAMS, CompendiumLD, etc.) for CALL
  • CALL for specific contexts and purposes (institutional setting, independent use)
  • CALL for specific skills
  • Successful CALL project designs
  • Developing strategies for teacher education and professional development

Specialists and practitioners from the various disciplines and research areas which help inform CALL design are invited to contribute.

Full details about the conference theme, presentation formats and the conference submission process are available in the Call for Papers section of this site.