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Eurocall 2009 Conference

9-12 September, 2009 | Gandia (Valencia, Spain)

Call for papers

EUROCALL is a professional organisation for the promotion of innovative research, development and practice in the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) in education and training. EUROCALL conferences bring together educators, researchers, administrators, materials developers, government representatives, vendors of hardware and software, and others interested in the field of CALL and TELL.

EUROCALL 2009 particularly welcomes papers focusing on New Trends in Computer Assisted Language Learning with a special emphasis on innovative ways of collaborating and working together in the advancement of language learning and teaching. Presentations focusing on any other aspect of CALL research, development and practice are also welcomed, especially innovative uses both of established and of leading-edge technologies. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

Language of delivery

Abstracts can be submitted in English, Spanish or French. Authors will be requested to provide a version in English after acceptance has been notified.

Publication of articles from EUROCALL 2009

Selected Papers from EUROCALL 2009 will be published in ReCALL, a fully-refereed journal published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of EUROCALL The deadline for submission of articles will be 30th September 2009.

Descriptive articles arising from a Research & Development paper, a Reflective Practice paper, an Educational Showcase presentation or a Poster session, may also be submitted for consideration for publication in The EUROCALL Review.

Conference proceedings will also be published this year. Authors of accepted presentations will be asked to submit a 1500-word text for publication in the EUROCALL 2009 proceedings, to be published by Macmillan.

Online presentations

For the first time in EUROCALL, this year it will be possible to submit proposals for online delivery within the Virtual Strand. Proposals must be submitted through the conference Online Submission System. All proposals will be submitted to a blind-reviewing process.

Conference Theme
New Trends in CALL: Working Together
  • Curriculum development for CALL
  • Assessment, testing, feedback and guidance in CALL
  • Pedagogical change in technology integration
  • Catering for Less Widely Used and Taught Languages in CALL
  • Research in new language learning environments
  • Innovative e-learning solutions for languages
  • Building national/international partnerships for networked language learning
  • New role of writing as a tool for communication
  • New developments in multimedia courseware design
  • Networked language learning in adult education
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Mobile Learning
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Corpora
  • CALL supported Content Integrated Language Learning (CLIL)
  • Computer Mediated Communication (CMC)
  • Computer Assisted Translation
  • Formal and informal language learning
Presentation categories

A) Paper Presentations

Papers should be 30 minutes long, with 10 minutes for discussion and 5 minutes to allow for changeover. There are three different categories of Paper Presentation (Research Paper, Research & Development Paper, and Reflective Practice Paper). Paper Presentation proposals should indicate the relevant category (see more details below)

B) Symposia

Symposia consist of three or four papers on a similar topic, proposed and organised by a Chair. Sessions should last for 90 minutes, with NO changeover during the symposium. Only ONE submission is required for the papers that make up the symposium proposal. Individual abstracts MUST be preceded by the symposium summary, which should include an overview of the topic, the rationale for the choice of papers, and other relevant information. The Programme Committee reserves the right to group a number of papers into a symposium.

C) Educational showcase

The Educational Showcase is meant to provide platform for demonstrating the educational applications, software, courseware, etc. that you have developed. These exhibitions may also include laptop demonstrations. Educational showcase exhibitors may also submit a proposal for a paper, which elaborates on the material already presented in the exhibition (including evaluation findings, design principles and so on).

D) Posters

The display of posters will be held at the same time as the Educational Showcase and at specifically allocated times. As standing displays are designed to draw attention to a project or area of work, a poster will usually focus on work in progress, though preliminary research or evaluation results should be presented. Posters should be succinct and to the point, easy to read and attractively designed. Applications from postgraduate students are particularly welcomed. (Download poster specifications)

E) Online

Online presentations will be delivered during the conference at specific time slots.


Paper presentation categories

Research Papers

There should be a clearly stated topic of investigation, supported by a rationale, which may include a brief literature review. Papers may be empirical or theoretical. The methodology should be outlined clearly, as well as the nature of actual or potential findings.

Research & Development Papers

These papers focus on the presentation and critical appraisal of development of applications, courses integrating CALL, etc. They should be original and may emphasise practice rather than research. They can also report on projects (e.g. European, national, local).

Reflective Practice Papers

These papers focus on the integration of CALL in the classroom or in the distance learning environment. Reflection may take the form of evaluation or action research. These proposals must include some elements that are of relevance beyond the context of the practice presented and discussed.

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