National Contacts

EUROCALL has established a network of national/regional contacts whose function is to act as a channel of communication between the central EUROCALL organisation and members (and would-be members) in their respective countries.

The role of these contacts is:

  • recruitment of new EUROCALL members
  • retention of existing EUROCALL members
  • dissemination of EUROCALL publicity
  • organisation of seminars and workshops
  • provision of information on developments and events in the country
  • stimulating the submission of articles to EUROCALL publications
  • maintaining a national EUROCALL information webpage/website with links to & from the EUROCALL website

The table below lists EUROCALL national contacts by country with contact details and a link to the national website. These sites are not mirrors of the main EUROCALL website in different languages, but localised sites reflecting the national character and needs.

Austria: Inge-Anna Koleff

Inge-Anna Koleff studied English Studies and History at the University of Vienna and is a qualified Academic Supervisor and Coach a Certified Education Manager and Adult Education Teacher. She has been an English teacher since 1979, a Language Teacher Trainer an Educator and (Language) Projects Manager and a Teacher Supervisor since 2009. Her research and teaching interests are Quality Assurance, Teacher Development, the Integration of New Technologies, and their relation to Lifelong Learning and Teaching.

Belgium: Piet Desmet

Piet Desmet is full professor of French & Applied linguistics at the Department of Linguistics of the KU Leuven and KU Leuven Campus KULAK Kortrijk. He is also core professor in educational technology within imec and head of the imec-ITEC-KU Leuven research team. He is director of many projects in the CALL-field on such topics as adaptive learning & learning analytics, CorpusCALL & intelligent CALL and effectiveness of CALL-components. He supervises PhD's on adaptive learning, feedback, input enhancement, dialogue-based CALL and CASLA. 

Email: piet.desmet@kuleuven-kulak.be
Web linkwww.kuleuven.be/itec

Cyprus: Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous

Salomi Papadima-Sophocleous is Director of the Cyprus University of Technology Language Centre, and Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics. She teaches CALAT & L2 Development in an online MA in CALL programme. An elected member of the EuroCALL Executive and coordinator of the EuroCALL SIGs, her research interests include CALL, CALAT, LSP & L2 Curriculum Development and Teacher Education.

Email: salomi.papadima@cut.ac.cy

 

Denmark: Karen-Margrete Frederiksen

Karen-Margrete Frederiksen is involved in Danish for specific and academic purposes at The University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She develops and teaches courses in Danish as a second language for knowledge workers at the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use, UCP. She has an MA in Danish and hHstory and in second language acquisition and pedagogy.
Her teaching and research Interests are: Language course development using the LMS Canvas and the feedback tool Emended; Needs Analyses; Language assessment and testing and New Technologies in Language Learning

Emailnkd633@hum.ku.dk

Finland: Peppi Taalas

Dr Peppi Taalas has been involved in EuroCALL since 2001 and has served on its executive committee for a number of years, both as Vice President and an elected committee member. She is the Director of the University Language Centre at the University of Jyväskylä and her main research interests are multimodal pedagogies, educational change, staff development and multilingualism. She currently supervises eight PhD students in the area of technology in teaching.

Email: peppitaalas@JYU.Fi

France: Cédric Sarré

Cédric Sarré is a senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics (English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English Language Teaching (ELT)) at Université Paris-Sorbonne, ESPE (School of Education), France. He is a member of the CeLiSo research team (Centre de Linguistique en Sorbonne) and his research interests include language course development in online settings, the integration of technology - especially CMC - in language learning and teaching, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and teacher education.

Email: cedric.sarre@espe-paris.fr

 

Germany:  Antje Neuhoff

I have been the head of E-Learning in the Multimedia Language Centre at TU Dresden since 1998. We have a strong focus on action research in foreign language pedagogy and ICT, CALL/ MALL and autonomous language learning. We frequently have developed multimedia language learning materials for several languages, e.g. German, Czech, Polish, Slovak, Lithuanian and most recently Sorbian - both for formal and informal learning. As a project manager I have co-ordinated several projects at national and European level. Starting as a teacher for blended language learning I gained some expertise in evaluating language learning software. In the Multimedia Language Centre I am now also involved in staff training, learner support and guidance and tandem language learning.

Email: antje.neuhoff@tu-dresden.de
Web linkhttp://tu-dresden.de/Members/antje.neuhoff

Hungary: Andras Ketyi

Andras Ketyi is Senior Lecturer at Budapest Business School (Hungary) with a history of working in the Higher Education. Skilled in Moodle, Intercultural Communication, Product Demonstration, Lecturing and Educational Technology. He has a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education from the University of Szeged (Hungary). He has recently been working on different MALL projects, including gamification and has been involved in Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) research.

Email: ketyi.andras@uni-bge.hu

Netherlands: Ton Koenraad

Ton Koenraad, former teacher trainer and e-project manager at the Faculty of Education, Hogeschool Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, has been a EUROCALL member for more than 15 years. He has initiated and coordinated several international projects on the integration of technology in modern languages and teacher education. He currently works for TELLConsult, www.tellconsult.eu. Its main activities are related to participation in EU educational projects and the professional development of teachers and teacher educators. More information about his training activities, projects, related publications and contributions to conferences are available from his personal pages http://www.koenraad.info

Poland: Anna Turula

Anna Turula is a CALL teacher trainer in Kraków, Poland. She is Head of the Technology Enhanced Language Education (TELE) Department, Pedagogical University, Krakow, Poland. She has an MA in American Literature and a PhD & D. Litt. in Applied Linguistics. Her Research Interests are:

  • cognition and affect in language learning and e-learning
  • (online) classroom dynamics
  • form-focused instruction in language learning
  • new technologies in language learning and teacher training; online intercultural exchanges
  • dynamics of online meaning construction

Email: anna.turula@gmail.com

Romania: Diana Cojocnean

Diana has an EdD in Education-TESOL from the University of Exeter. She teaches ESP, CALL, EFL and Language Teaching Methodology at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is also a school teacher and teacher trainer, having trained teachers especially in Mobile Learning and CALL. She has been a EUROCALL member since 2014. Her research interests include: language teaching, mobile assisted language learning. learning strategies and neuroscience in education.

Email: diana.cojocnean@gmail.com

Spain: Ana Gimeno

Ana Gimeno teaches EFL at the Department of Applied Linguistics, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. She is Head of the CAMILLE R&D Team. Her research interests lie in Computer-Assisted Language Learning, English for Specific Purposes and Content and Language Integrated Learning. She was former EuroCALL President (2005-11) and is currently Executive Director of WorldCALL. She is editor-in-chief of EuroCALL’s online journal, The EuroCALL Review.

Email: agimeno@upvnet.upv.es

 

Sweden: Linda Bradley

Emaillinda.bradley@gu.se

Switzerland: Luis Gonzalez

Luis Gonzalez works at the University of Lausanne as an educational engineer. He holds an undergraduate degree in Education and a Master's Degree in Science and Technology for Learning and Education from Geneva University. Combining technical and pedagogical skills, his expertise focuses on learning environments and interactions between person and machine. He is responsible for the University’s multimedia centre (computers, teaching material) and for the teaching platform. Providing support for teachers and the use of technologies for language learning is of particular interest.

Ingénieur pédagogique, Centre de langues EPFL., Centre Est 2 445, CH-1015 Lausanne
Tél: ++41 21 693 22 68;

Email: Luis.Gonzalez@unil.ch
Web link:  http://langues.epfl.ch

Turkey: Ufuk Balaman

Ufik Balaman is based in the department of English Language Teaching at Hacettepe University, Turkey. He is also the vice-director of Hacettepe University Micro-Analysis Network (HUMAN) Research Centre. His research primarily deals with online interaction and L2 interactional competence using conversation analysis to contribute to research on CALL and technology-mediated TBLT.

Email: ubalaman@gmail.com