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Conference announcement

EUROCALL2014
Groningen, The Netherlands, 20-23 August, 2014

The 21st EUROCALL conference will be held at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands from 20th to 23rd August 2014.

The program will include individual papers, symposia, workshops, presentations on EU-funded projects, and posters.

EUROCALL conferences are hosted under the auspices of the EUROCALL Association (http://www.eurocall-languages.org/). They bring together educators, researchers, PhD students, administrators, designers of software and language learning systems, policy makers and other professionals involved in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) around the globe.

CONFERENCE THEME

The conference theme is "CALL Design: Principles and Practice". 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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Keynote speakers at EUROCALL2014 will be:

. Carol A. Chapelle (Iowa State University) on technology, language learning and applied linguistics research
. Erik Duval (KU Leuven) on learning analytics and open education (cancelled)
. John H.A.L. de Jong (VU University Amsterdam / Pearson English) on computer-supported language assessment

Important dates
* Early-bird registration ends: 31st May 2014
* Deadline for submissions of short papers for proceedings: 30th June 2014

On behalf of EUROCALL,
Sake Jager
Marjolijn Verspoor
Estelle Meima


http://www.eurocall2014.nl/



Submitted by Sake Jager