Sunday, February 10, 2008

JALTCALL 2008 Conference

JALTCALL 2008 Conference

New Frontiers in CALL: Negotiating Diversity

Venue and Dates:

* Saturday, 31st May - Sunday, 1st June, 2008
* Faculty of Foreign Languages and Asian Studies
Nagoya University of Commerce & Business
4-4 Sagamine, Komenoki-cho, Nisshin-shi, Aichi-ken, 470-0193 Japan

Keynote Speaker:

* Phil Hubbard, Ph.D. Director, English for Foreign Students
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Stanford University, USA

Plenary Speaker:

* Gavin Dudeney Project Director, The Consultants-E
* The Internet and the Language Classroom (Cambridge University Press,2000)
* How to Teach English with Technology (Longman, 2007)

Important Dates:

* Deadline for submission of proposals: February 15, 2008
* Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2008
* Details of preliminary schedule: March 30, 2008

Presentations may include the following areas:

* The impact of new and emerging CALL technologies
* Relationships between CALL and other disciplines
* Connections between CALL and virtual learning environments
* Future directions of CALL-based teaching and research
* A focus on CALL and theories of Second Language Language Acquisition

Note that the above list is intended to be representative rather than conclusive, so different perspectives on the conference theme are encouraged. Submissions that do not deal directly with the conference theme are also most welcome, provided they demonstrate a sufficient level of innovation, quality of research, or suggestions for improvement of the field. Proposals are encouraged in either English or Japanese.

For further information, please email


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