Conference

Every summer EUROCALL organises a major research conference, gathering CALL scholars from throughout Europe and from all over the world. EUROCALL2019 will be held at UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.  Click here for more information

 

Conference Theme

‘CALL and complexity’ will be the guiding thread for EUROCALL 2019. This theme is to be seen as constituting a challenge to be embraced. Languages are known to be intrinsically complex linguistically and so are the determinants of learning (additional) languages.

We believe that it is

  • essential to pay tribute to providers of CALL solutions and to recognize the complexity of their task,
  • important to acknowledge this complexity to ensure the provision of ad hoc CALL solutions,
  • fundamental to draw both learners’ and teachers’ attention to complexity issues so that they can make the most of their learning/teaching experience.

We’ll be delighted to embrace the complexity issue collectively with the EUROCALL community!

 

Thematic strands include

Corpora and language learning / Data-driven learning (DDL)

Intelligent CALL (ICALL) / Natural language processing applications in CALL

Complexity, accuracy, fluency (CAF) framework of proficiency in CALL research and applications

Measuring and developing linguistic complexity in CALL

Task complexity in CALL

Digital literacies

Digital games-based language learning

Mobile assisted language learning (MALL)

The design and practice of LMOOCs

Telecollaboration and CMC

Teacher education and professional development in CALL

Applying SLA principles in CALL

Open Educational Resources and practices

Research trends in CALL

We welcome proposals from researchers and practitioners working in any areas of relevant to language teaching and learning and to the conference themes. The conference language is English and all proposals for Papers, Symposia, European Projects, Workshops and Posters must be submitted in English. Presentations including other languages alongside English are however welcome.

Authors of accepted presentations are invited to submit a short paper (1,500 words) for publication in the online conference proceedings, and may also submit an extended version for peer-reviewed publication in ReCALL or the EUROCALL Review. Details will follow later.

 

Important Dates

Call for papers



Announcement starts November 2018
Submission opens December 2018
Submissions due 15 January 2019
Notification of acceptance 15 April 2019
Registration




Online registration opens February/March 2019
Deadline for early-bird registration 15 May 2019
Deadline for presenters 1 June 2019
Deadline for normal registration 31 July 2019
Late registration starts 1 August 2019
Conference Preliminary programme online June 2019
Full programme online July 2019
Main conference 28-31 August 2019

 

Presentation categories

1. Individual papers

Papers should be submitted for 30-minute presentations. This timing allows for 20 minutes presenting, 5 minutes for questions, and 5 minutes for room changes.

Three types of papers may be given:

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.

Research and Development: papers focusing on the development of pedagogies, programmes and projects in technology-rich environments. The research should be original and may emphasise practice rather than research.

Reflective Practice: practice-oriented papers dealing with the integration of technologies 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 three or four papers 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 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 and Serious Gaming, iCALL, CorpusCall, Computer Mediated Communication, Less-widely Taught Languages, Mobile-Assisted Language Learning, Graduate Students, LMOOC.

 

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 90 minutes, 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 and activities covered as well as technical requirements. Workshops will run throughout the usual conference sessions (NOT necessarily on a dedicated day as has been the case before).

 

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 Researcher.

 

Format of abstracts

All presentation categories require a submission of an abstract that does not exceed 500 words, excluding the title, names and affiliations. You will have to select from a list of conference subthemes (topics), which will allow us to place your paper in the appropriate strand. You should provide 3 or 4 keywords too that will also help us place your abstract into the appropriate category. You can type your abstract directly onto the online form or paste a previously edited text. Plain text should be used. Do not use any formatting elements (bold or italics, bullets, list elements, symbols, borders, lines, etc.) The abstract system does not accept charts, tables, graphics or photos.

 

How to submit your proposal

Submission link to follow

 

Contact information

Any queries relating to the conference  should be sent to: eurocall2019@uclouvain.be