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CALICO updates

September 01, 2011 By: supyan Category: A. Announcements

CALICO is pleased to announce the publication of Vol. 29, No. 1, of the
CALICO Journal (September 2011)

CALICO members and CALICO Journal subscribers can see the complete text
of the articles in the Journal, and nonmembers/nonsubscribers can see
the abstracts of the articles.  (The complete text of the software
reviews are freely viewable by anyone in the software review section
of the website.)


Quantitative, Notional, and Comprehensive Evaluations of Spontaneous
Engaged Speech.  Garry Molholt, Maria Jose Cabrera, V. K. Kumar,
& Philip Thompsen

Virtual Social Network Communities: An Investigation of Language
Learners’ Development of Sociopragmatic Awareness and Multiliteracy
Skills.  Geraldine Blattner & Melissa Fiori

Development and Evaluation of English Listening Study Materials for
Business People Who Use Mobile Devices: A Case Study.  Masamori Yamada,
Satoshi Kitamura, Noriko Shimada, Takafumi Utashiro, Katsusuke Shigeta,
Etsuji Yamaguchi, et al.

Towards a Research Agenda for the Use of Three-Dimensional Virtual
Worlds in Language Learning.  Mark Peterson

Exploring Egyptian EFL Students’ Learning Styles and Satisfaction
with Web-Based Materials.  Ahmed Mahmoud Aliweh

Blended Learning in an ESL Class: A Case Study.  Maja Grgurovic

Comparison of the Effectiveness of a CALL-Based Approach and
a Card-Based Approach to Vocabulary Acquisition and Retention.
Andrew Oberg

Communicating Grammatically: Evaluating a Learner Strategy Website
for Spanish Grammar.  Andrew D. Cohen, Angela Pinilla-Herrera,
Jonathan R. Thompson, & Lance E. Witzig

Book Review

Review of Teaching Literature and Language Online.  Izabela Uscinski

Software Reviews

Review of Rosetta Stone Portuguese (Brazil) levels 1, 2, & 3 Personal
Edition Version 4 (TOTALe).  Victor D. O. Santos

Review of En una palabra, Puebla, Mexico: A CD-ROM for Exploring
Culture in Spanish.  Stasie C. Harrington

Announcement: International PhD Scholarship

April 10, 2011 By: supyan Category: A. Announcements

International PhD Scholarship

School of Languages and International Studies
Reference No INT-057Thomas

Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Languages and International Studies. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only. UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards the cost of the International tuition fee over 3 years.

Project Title: Distance Language Learning with Digital Technologies
Project Description:

The research project aims at increasing our understanding of learning strategies vis-à-vis language learning in online and distance education. Building on the School’s interest in developing distance and blended learning approaches for existing language courses, aimed specifically at international students and the areas of professional teaching practice, the research project has the goal of contributing to our understanding of a number of areas including: online and distance teaching and learning strategies, distance and blended learning materials design, professional development for distance language educators, and the use of social and collaborative learning technologies for language education. The successful scholarship candidate is expected to outline a research proposal that draws on existing work in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and second language acquisition (SLA), and can contribute to the goal of constructing a set of pedagogical and/or design criteria for online and distance language learning that will inform research in the area over the next decade. It is expected that the research proposal will involve the collection of qualitative and/or quantitative data where appropriate, using, for example, an ethnographic approach to understand learner collaboration in online language learning communities, and survey tools, case studies and interviews to examine learner perspectives on distance language learning.

Applicants should have, or expect to receive a qualification equivalent to a high class UK honours degree. A high proficiency in English Language is required for this project at IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. Depending on prior experience, candidates will also have the opportunity to contribute to the School’s undergraduate teaching where appropriate.
Informal project related enquiries may be directed to Dr Michael Thomas email / Tel 01772 893148

Application Forms can be found at: ?
Completed application forms should be emailed to

The closing date for applications to the Graduate Research Office:
Friday 13 May 2011 5pm British Summer Time

Proposed Interview Date: 1 June 2011

Announcement: Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Scheme

March 29, 2011 By: supyan Category: A. Announcements

?5 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (3 years duration) available at Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia. If you are interested in research in the areas of “Language acquisition, reading research or cross-cultural psychology” please, first, contact me to discuss potential collaborative projects Dr Heather Winskel (
The Division of Research at SCU, in line with the University’s Mission, concentrates on developing research activities in fields of national and international significance where it can draw upon local resources and opportunities, and in return make a significant contribution to the North Coast

Announcement – Research Assistantship in German Applied Linguistics

March 12, 2011 By: supyan Category: A. Announcements

Research Assistantship in German Applied Linguistics

The PhD program in German in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a PhD research assistantship/scholarship as part of the project “Scaffolding and individualized instruction in computer-assisted language learning” funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The research assistantship/scholarship is valued at CAD $22,000 per year for four years.

The research project aims at increasing our understanding of individual learner differences in the context of instructional scaffolding with the goal of constructing a set of evaluation and design criteria for adaptive, individualized computer-assisted language learning environments. This research draws on existing work in instructional scaffolding and individual learner differences in Second Language Acquisition as well as Complexity Science, which conceptualizes language learning as a complex, non-linear process.

The PhD in German program at the University of Waterloo ( encompasses applied linguistics (sociolinguistics, SLA, CALL) and Literature and Film Studies (literature, film, drama, hypermedia & theory), and students attain a critical knowledge base in both areas. Professional development and training are an integral part of the program.

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in a relevant field and expertise (or interest) in areas such as applied linguistics, foreign language learning and teaching, and computers in language learning. A high proficiency in both German and English is required. The research assistant will register for the PhD in German program with a specialization in Applied Linguistics. S/he will be fully involved in all aspects of the project and will also have the opportunity to contribute to the Department’s undergraduate teaching.

Additional instructions:

1. If you intend to apply, please email Mat Schulze at the address below a.s.a.p.

2. Submit your application for the PhD in German program online (see In the research statement requested for the application package, please indicate that the application is for the research assistantship.  For further information please contact Mat Schulze (

Application deadline: April 15, 2011.  Applications received after the deadline may be considered.

Announcement – Seeking Jobs in Malaysia

January 14, 2011 By: supyan Category: A. Announcements

Piotr Siarek.  Seeking a teaching post in Malaysia.


October 13, 2010 By: supyan Category: A. Announcements

If you would like to advertise your conference/seminar here, please send info to


  • The 5th International Independent Learning Association Conference, When: Thursday 30 August – Sunday 2 September 2012 Where: Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.



  • AsiaCALL2010, International Conference, 29 November – 1 December 2010. Check
  • GloCALL, 1 – 3 December 2010, Le Meridian, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia,
  • The 8th ASIA TEFL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, August 6- 8th, 2010, Thanh Guest House in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • more to come...

Annual Conferences





List of publications

October 12, 2010 By: supyan Category: A. Announcements, J. Studies in Malaysia

This page lists publications related to language education, language teaching and learning, e-learning, and mobile learning, written by Malaysian English Language Educators. If you would like add any new related publications, please the info to Thank you for your cooperation to share knowledge and information.

  • Pintar Bahasa Inggeris melalui kaedah Green & Latin. (2010).  Kuala Lumpur: PTS Professional.
  • Readings in online language learning & teaching (2008).  Bangi: PPA & e-learning Research Group, UKM
  • Policy & Implementation of e-Learning in institutions of higher learning. (2008). Bangi:  PPA & e-Learning Research Group, UKM
  • Pedagogi dan Pembangunan e-Pembelajaran di Institut Pengajian Tinggi. (2007). Bangi: PPA & e-Learning Research Group, UKM
  • Online teaching and learning in ELT (2006). Bangi: PPA & e-Learning Research Group, UKM