#CFP Symposium on Learning Analytics in Language Learning & Teaching

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Symposium on Learning Analytics in Language Learning and Teaching – Call for Papers

Arising from participation in the EU-funded VITAL project (http://project-vital.eu/) the University of Central Lancashire is hosting a one-day symposium on Learning Analytics in Language Learning and Teaching on 17th July 2017 in Preston. The keynote speakers include Professor Jozef Colpaert (University of Antwerp, Belgium) and Professor Bart Rienties (Open University, UK)

 Abstract submission guidelines

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and submitted as a word attachment to the conference email address (mthomas4@uclan.ac.uk). The submission email should contain the participant’s name, affiliation and biography (50 to 100 words). The deadline is 22nd May April 2017. All submissions will be blind peer-reviewed. Accepted abstracts will be allotted 20 minutes for presentations.

Further information on the symposium is available here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learning-analytics-in-language-learning-and-teaching-tickets-33850975178

 

Key dates

Abstract submission: 22nd May 2017

Notification to presenters: 5th June 2017

Conference: 17th July 2017

Publication guidelines

Presenters will also be invited to submit their papers for publication in a special edition of the peer-reviewed Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research.

Conference Address

Scholars Suite, School of Language and Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE.

 Participant Registration

Please register as a conference participant by following the link below. This event is free and light refreshments will be provided:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learning-analytics-in-language-learning-and-teaching-tickets-33850975178 

The VITAL project has been funded with support from the European Commission (Project number: 2015-BE02-KA203-012317).

 

@CALICOnsortium conference 2017 Multilingualism and Digital Literacies NAU May 16-20

 

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CALICO 2017 34th ANNUAL CONFERENCE Multilingualism and Digital Literacies

Northern Arizona University
May 16-20
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: OCTOBER 31, 2016
Workshops: Tuesday, May 16 – Wednesday, May 17, and Saturday, May 20
Opening Reception and Keynote: Wednesday, May 17
Presentation Sessions: Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19
Technology Showcase and Poster Session: Thursday, May 18

https://calico.org/page.php?id=690

CALICO is a professional organization whose members research the informed and innovative uses of technology in foreign/second language learning and teaching. CALICO’s conferences bring together educators, administrators, materials developers, researchers, government representatives, vendors of hardware and software, and others interested in the field of computer-assisted language learning. Proposals may explore the conference theme or address any area of technology pertaining to language learning and teaching. Presentations may be in either traditional or practitioner research styles, grounded in theory and/or methodology, covering topics in language acquisition and integration of software and technology into the learning environment. A formal paper need not accompany a presentation at the conference. However, presenters are encouraged to submit a formal paper for review to the CALICO Journal, on the same topic (or any other).
The proposal and its guidelines will require the following information: title, type of presentation, 100-word abstract, 300-word description, presenter/co-presenter contact information, and technology needs.
Five types of presentation formats are available:
Workshop (pre- or post-conference, hands-on; half-day, full-day or two-day presenter’s choice)
Technology Showcase (a two-hour informal event during one evening of the conference)
Poster Session (in conjunction with the Showcase)
Presentation (30-minute individual presentation)
Panel discussion (90-minute regular presentation designed for multiple presentations and presenters on a specific topic)

SACODEYL corpora #corpuslinguistics in The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology

 

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Corpus types and uses
B Murphy, E Riordan – The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and …, 2016
… 2008). Another is the SACODEYL corpus, which includes transcribed interviews with
British, German, French, Italian Spanish, Lithuanian and Romanian adolescents
between 13 and 18 years of age (Hoffstaedter and Kohn 2009). …

The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology
F Farr, L Murray – 2016
… Page 19. Acronyms OLPC OMC OPUS PC PLE PLN RPG RSS SACODEYL SBCSAE SCMC
SEN SLA SOLE SSI Model TEC TESOL TNC VLE VOICE VSL WiA WoW ZPD one laptop per
child Oslo Multilingual Corpus Open Parallel Corpus personal computer personal learning …

Spoken language corpora and pedagogical applications
A Caines, M McCarthy, A O’Keeffe – The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning …, 2016
… Focusing on an innovative tool developed to make corpus use easier to access for language
teaching, Farr (2010) details the potential of the SACODEYL (System Aided Compilation and
Open Distribution of European Youth Language, a European Commission–funded project …

Written language corpora and pedagogical applications
A Chambers – The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and …, 2016
… 241–245), based on Mur Dueñas (2009), while the other focuses on intermediate learners of
EAP (pp. 260–263), based on Boulton (2010). Notes 1 http://www. um. es/sacodeyl (accessed
27 June 2014). 2 http://www. um. es/backbone (accessed 27 June 2014). 3 http://www. …

12th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference

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TaLC 12 will be held from 20 to 23 July 2016 at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany.

Important dates:

Call for papers: 15 October 2015
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2016
Notifications of acceptance: 15 February 2016
Registration opens: 15 February 2016
Registration closes: 15 June 2016
Conference: 20-23 July 2016

 

#CFP @EuroCALLlanguages 2016 abstract deadline 31 Jan 16

 

23rd EUROCALL Conference (http://eurocall2016.org/)

24-27 August, 2016, Lemesos, Cyprus

THEME: CALL Communities & Culture

Call for Papers
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Call for Participation
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Do not miss the exciting opportunity to present a paper, a symposium, an EU-funded project, a workshop, or a poster at the EuroCALL 2016. The 23rd EUROCALL Conference will be held at the Cyprus University of Technology in Lemesos (Limassol) Cyprus from 24th to 27th August 2016.

EUROCALL conferences are hosted under the auspices of the EUROCALL Association. 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 languages: English and Greek (Plenary sessions will be in English, some parallel sessions may be in Greek).

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Thematic Areas
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· Interculturalism/ Multilingualism/ Bilingualism in CALL:
o CALL, inclusion and social justice
o Cultural Inclusion
o Interdisciplinarity and Internationalization through CALL
o CALL and less commonly taught languages
· Materials and modes of CALL:
o Social Networking
o Telecollaboration and CMC
o MOOCs for language learning
o Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL)
o Preparing and delivering Open Educational Resources (OER), open courseware and open online courses for language learning
· Teacher education and professional development
· New research trends in CALL:
o Learning analytics and CALL design
o DBR (Design-Based Research)
· Designs and pedagogy for CALL, e.g.:
o Task-based learning
o Autonomous and lifelong learning
o Competence or outcome-based frameworks (CEFR, IATEFL, etc.) in CALL design
o Open and independent online language learning
o Computer-based language tests
· Other topics can also be considered as long as they as long as they are relevant to the conference theme.

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Important Deadlines
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Deadline for submissions of proposals: January 31st 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 8th 2016
Online registration opens: April 10th 2016
Early-bird Registration ends: May 31st 2016
Deadline for registration for accepted authors: May 31st 2016

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Conference contact
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Conference Organiser: salomi.papadima@cut.ac.cy
Programme Administration: info@easyconferences.eu

Proposals are invited for individual papers, symposia, european projects, workshops and posters:

1. Individual papers

Papers can be submitted for either 45 minute presentations or 30 minute presentations:

· 45-minute presentations: 30 minutes presentation, 10 minutes for questions, 5 minutes for room changes
· 30-minute presentations: 20 minutes presentation, 5 for questions, 5 minutes for room changes

Three types of papers may be submitted:

1. Research: papers focusing on a clearly specified research topic supported by a rationale, including a brief literature review. The thrust may be empirical or theoretical. The methodology should be clearly outlined as well as the actual or potential findings.
2. Research and development: papers focusing on the development of applications and programmes integrating CALL. The research should be original and may emphasize practice rather than research. They may also be based on projects either completed or under development (European, national, local).
3. Reflective practice: papers dealing with the integration of ICT in different contexts and for different purposes. The reflection could take the form of evaluation or action-research. Proposals should include elements that are of relevance beyond the context of the practice described.
2. Symposia

Symposia consist of from three to six presentations on a similar topic, proposed and organised by a chairperson, and should normally address the conference theme. Sessions last for 90 minutes, with NO changeover during the symposium. The proposal should outline the purpose of the symposium, the names and institutions of the participants, with a sentence mentioning what aspect of the main problem that each will address.

Submissions for symposia from EUROCALL’s SIGs are particularly welcome, with a view to promote their work to the conference delegates and encourage participation in the SIGs. Current Eurocall SIGs are: Teacher Education, Virtual Worlds, Natural Language Processing, CorpusCall, Computer Mediated Communication, and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning.

3. European Projects

This year’s conference will again offer a forum for the showcasing and dissemination of EU-funded projects. Each project will be allocated a 30-minute slot, including questions.

4. Workshops

Workshops are either half a day or a full day in duration and typically involve a hands-on session, where participants have the opportunity to become familiar with the latest developments in relevant topic areas in language teaching and learning and tools associated with these. We particularly welcome workshop proposals addressing the conference theme from theoretical and/or practical perspectives. The proposal should include the intended duration of the workshop, its main purpose and a brief outline of topics covered/ activities as well as technical requirements. Workshops will be scheduled on 24th August.

5. Posters

Since posters aim to attract attention to a particular project or research domain, they should mainly focus on work in progress. They may, however, report previous or preliminary findings. Posters should be clear, easy to read and attractively laid out. Submissions from advanced students are especially welcome in this category. A prize will be awarded for the best poster in two categories: PhD/Graduate student and non-PhD student.

For formatting instructions and more information please see: http://eurocall2016.org/

Proposal submission system: https://www.openconf.org/EUROCALL2016/openconf.php