[Edling] CFP: XVIIth International CALL Research Conference

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Thu Dec 4 19:14:04 UTC 2014


XVIIth International CALL Research Conference

Tarragona, Spain

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

In recent CALL articles, conference presentations and project proposals, we notice a renewed interest in activities, and less emphasis on technology or theoretical pedagogy. These activities, elective or compulsory, can be subdivided into three partly overlapping categories: (a)  focus-on-form tasks which can be defined as meaningful tasks in which the focus on particular forms is tightly embedded; (b) focus-on-meaning tasks which should lead to communication (CMC approach) or any kind of non-linguistic outcome (TBLT approach); and (c) form-focused exercises that focus on isolated forms, such as improved and enriched (drill-and-practice) exercises.

During this conference we will discuss the design process behind these tasks: How do we decide on task types? How do we shape them? How do we monitor and evaluate them?

Submitted presentations should address questions such as:
How do we design authentic, meaningful, useful and enjoyable tasks?
To what extent do tasks depend on context?
What can CALL learn from TBLT?
What can TBLT learn from CALL?
What affordances and limitations of technology should be considered in task design?
How does technology impact on non-technological tasks?
What are the specific challenges for LMOOCs, OERs, Interactive Whiteboards, Student Response Systems, Synchronous Collaborative Writing Tools, Serious Games… ?
How do our tasks fit in with Complex Dynamic Systems Theory, Socioconstructivist environments, Flipped Classroom approaches …?
What is the role of corrective feedback in tasks?
What are the consequences for Learner Analytics?
Which tasks are best suited for which skills?
Which tasks are most appropriate for developing intercultural competence?

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 31st 2015.

Notification of acceptance: February 23rd 2015.

Deadline for submission of conference paper (1 000 – 3 000 words): March 20th 2015.

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