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Eurocall 2008 Conference
3-6 September, 2008 | Székesfehérvár, Hungary

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.

Selected Papers from EUROCALL 2008
Selected Papers from EUROCALL 2008 will be published in ReCALL, a fully-refereed journal published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of EUROCALL http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=REC

EUROCALL 2008 particularly welcomes papers focusing on integrating new technologies into language learning. 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.

Conference Theme CALL: New competencies and social spaces


»  E-learning and collaborative learning
»  Tools and applications for community building and collaborative
     language learning
»  Emerging technologies and new competencies
»  Evaluation, assessment and e-portfolios
»  Preparing teachers to integrate technology into language teaching.
    Technological pedagogical content knowledge
»  Corpora and 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. 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.

Paper presentation

»  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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