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Call for Proposals for the TESL Canada 2012 conference.

November 04, 2011 By: supyan Category: A. Announcements

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the TESL Canada 2012 conference, Oct. 11-13, 2012.  The conference will be held at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

The theme for the 2012 conference, TESL Interiors: Landscapes of Literacies and Language is one reflective of the multiple dimensions of communication and language education.  Presentations can cover any of the diverse areas of inquiry related to language teaching and Teacher Education.  The Call for Papers and online submission form are available at:

In addition to numerous concurrent sessions, confirmed keynote speakers at this time include: Dr. Steven Pinker (, and for the Graduate Students Symposium, Penny Ur.

A range of conference information can be found athttp

If you are a student or supervising graduate students, the Graduate Students Symposium may be of particular interest as this one-day pre-conference event will bring together those studying in graduate programs and provide opportunity to network and share.

Please feel free to pass this on your colleagues who may be interested.

Warm regards,

Joe Dobson


2012 CCERBAL conference Ottawa, Canada

November 04, 2011 By: supyan Category: A. Announcements


Innovative Practices in Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI),
University of Ottawa

April 26 & April 27, 2012

The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), through its research centre CCERBAL, is hosting an international conference on Innovative Practices in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). The two-day conference will be a unique occasion for researchers, teachers, students and all others with an interest in CALL to gather and share knowledge and ideas. For more details… <>

Keynotes speakers at the conference will be: Carol A. Chapelle (Iowa State, USA), François Mangenot (Grenoble III, France) and Elizabeth Murphy (Memorial University, Canada).

Proposals are invited for papers, workshops or posters:

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes for delivery, followed by 10 minutes for questions.

Workshop presentations will allow the opportunity for an interactive demonstration of a CALL tool or resource, with an optional hands-on component. Workshops will be allocated either a 30 or 60 minute time slot and will take place in a language lab equipped with computers.

Poster sessions will be held on both days of the conference and authors will be given an allocated time to present. Poster submissions by students-researchers are most particularly welcomed. Posters should follow the suggested formatting guidelines.

Proposals will be accepted until December 15th, 2011.

To submit a proposal, consult the CCERBAL website:

5th International Independent Learning Association Conference 2012

November 02, 2011 By: supyan Category: A. Announcements

When: Thursday 30 August – Sunday 2 September 2012

Where: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


Call for Papers Deadline extended

We have had a number of requests to extend the abstract deadline for the International Independent Learning Association Conference 2012.


The Call for Papers process will now close on Friday 16 December 2011.

The theme for our conference is “Autonomy in a Networked World: Te T? Motuhake i te Ao K?tuitui”.  The programme will be developed around the following sub-themes:

  1. Framing learner autonomy in today’s world – where we are now and where we are going…
  2. Autonomy and identity
  3. Autonomy and agency (motivation and strategies)
  4. Autonomy and learning environment (classroom, distance, technology-supported, language learning centres, etc.)
  5. Autonomy and assessment

We welcome abstracts for pre-conference Workshops, papers, thematic colloquia, the interactive independent learning fair, and posters.

For full details and to begin the submission process, visit the conference website.

Conference Convenors

Averil Coxhead

Senior Lecturer

School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Victoria University of Wellington

Edith Paillat

Language Technology Specialist

Language Learning Centre

Victoria University of Wellington

Contact us

For further details about ILAC 2012, please contact the Conference Organisers Paardekooper & Associates:

Phone: +64 4 562 8259

Fax: +64 4 562 8269