CFP: uCALL '10

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Tue Apr 7 17:57:00 UTC 2009


uCALL '10


May 25-29, 2010


Kavos Bay Seafront Hotel

Aghia Marina, Aegina



Symposium extension: You may wish to extend your stay to relax and finalise your draft, using the facilities of the hotel. There will be a small group staying between Sun, May 30, 2010 to Thu, Jun 3, 2010 . Join us if you can!



Submit an Abstract: By 1st December 2009. All submissions will be double-blind reviewed by an international academic committee.


Draft: You will be invited to submit a draft for the Symposium by the end of January 2010. These will also be double-blind reviewed by an international academic committee.


Final registration: Including symposium fees by the end of March 2010.




Learning the language of another culture is a great objective, opening our eyes to that culture and enabling real contact with more people. Yet many adults find it difficult. Why is this? How can we help learners in their great endeavour?

Perhaps you are learning a language right now and have some great tips to pass on. Perhaps you teach a language, and have some great advice. Or perhaps you are writing language text books, web sites to help language learners or software to assist. The aim of this Symposium is to bring people like you together, from all around the world to explore ideas and experiences. An anthology will be published soon after the Symposium, and it should be a great source of advice and help for anyone involved in language learning. You would author one chapter of this book, formed from your ideas and experience together with the discussions and inspiration from meeting others like you at the Symposium.

The Symposium is not like an ordinary conference. You may have been to such a conference. Hundreds, maybe thousands of delegates. Multiple streams so you can't be sure to go to the presentation your really want to go to. A brief 15 minute presentation perhaps,  with interaction limited to a couple of questions at the end and if you are lucky, chance meetings over meals or in the bar.

Our Symposium will be a chance for 25 people like you to get together and discuss important ideas to help the adult language learner. Chapters for the anthology will be finalised ready for publication at the end of the summer. All submissions will be double-blind reviewed by an international academic committee.

This Symposium is on the beautiful Greek island of Aegina, easy to get to from Athens, in a hotel where every room looks out to the sea. Delicious home cooked food and drinks will be available whenever you want. 25 will join the Symposium to relax, share ideas, and finalise a chapter of the book - a chance to be inspired while relaxing. And a great publication at the end, that all authors can be proud of.

If this sounds a great idea to you, please submit an abstract for a chapter. Look under Navigation on the left of the page for more details about the Symposium. We want to get a balanced Symposium, with a chance to explore different ideas. The objective throughout is what you can contribute to help the language learner. All Symposium members are guaranteed to be included as a chapter in the anthology of the Symposium 'uCALL '10: Advice for language learners, teachers and  developers' and will receive a copy of the book a few months after the Symposium. 



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