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Volume 31, No. 3 of the CALICO Journal.

October 04, 2014 By: supyan Category: A. Announcements

CALICO is proud to announce the publication of Volume 31, No. 3 of the CALICO Journal. You can find the issue online at
The articles are available in full-text to current members and subscribers.  Read on for a description of what may be found in the articles in this issue.

         This issue contains six research papers, two learning technology reviews, and two book reviews.

In Negotiating Pragmatic Competence in Computer Mediated Communication: The Case of KoreanEun Young (Ariel) Kim and Lucien Brown tackle the under-researched area of the relationship between pragmatic competence and L2 identity in online environments.

Mahmoud Amer investigates the ways in which English language learners use the mobile app Idiomobile to learn idiomatic expressions and collocations. How target language proficiency influences the use of the application and the extent to which mobile phone usage predicts how learners use their mobile devices for language learning was also explored.

In A Survey of MALL Curriculum Integration: What the Published Research Doesn’t TellJack Burston asks whether or not MALL implementation publications reflect the actual extent to which MALL has been incorporated into the curriculum.


Stephanie Link, Ahmet Dursun, Kadir Karakaya, and Volker Hegelheimer present a longitudinal qualitative study that investigated the practices and perspectives of instructors using automated writing evaluation (AWE) software in ESL courses.


Hui-Yu Yang reports the findings of three experiments that show that subtitles and advance organizers assisted EFL learners’ listening comprehension.

The results of Alan Taylor’s study, a quantitative meta-analysis, indicate that there is a significant difference in L2 reading comprehension based on how much L1 glossing is provided.

This issue also contains learning technology reviews of Mango Conversations—German for English Speakers byTheresa Schenker as well as Mango Conversations—Spanish (Spain) for English Speakers by Annalisa Teixeira. Issue 31.3 is completed with book reviews by Osman Solmaz of Discourse of Twitter and Social Media: How We Use Language to Create Affiliation on the Web (edited by Michele Zappavigna) and one by Christine Rosalia ofTechnology in Interlanguage Pragmatics Research and Teaching (edited by Naoko Taguchi and Julie Sykes). As always, we hope that you enjoy the read and that the articles have an impact on our field of research and make an epistemological contribution to our current discourses.

Mrs. Esther Horn
CALICO Coordinator
214 Centennial Hall
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-245-1417
Fax: 512-245-9089
Alt. Email:

7th Annual Free CALL conference on April 3rd, 2015 at Ohio University

October 04, 2014 By: supyan Category: O. Conferences

The Ohio University CALL Practice and Research group announces the call for proposals and registration for the 7th annual free CALL conference on April 3rd, 2015 at Ohio University. We have had a great turnout for the past six years and look forward to another inspiring gathering here in beautiful Athens, Ohio. The theme of the conference will be “The Role of Automated Tools in CALL.”
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Volker Hegelheimer from Iowa State University. Dr. Hegelheimer will be speaking about Automated writing evaluation and the many exciting related projects he is working on at Iowa State.
A number of concurrent sessions, hands-on workshops and a technology fair. We encourage anyone interested in sharing their research or practice related to technology in the second language classroom to submit a proposal to our conference.  We invite proposals for paper presentations, technology fair presentations, and hands-on workshops. Information and the proposal submission form can be found at:
The conference will take place from 9 AM-5 PM and will wrap up with a conference dinner at Jackie O’s Public House and Brewery.

LangOER webinar: Open Educational Resources for less used languages in an increasingly digital culture

September 04, 2014 By: supyan Category: O. Conferences


LangOER webinar: Open Educational Resources for less used languages in an increasingly digital culture

Time: 19 September 14:00-15:00 (Central European Time)

What is the future for less used languages online? How can online resources be an effective tool to preserve less used languages? This will be discussed in the Webinar Open Educational Resources (OER) for less used languages in an increasingly digital everyday culture: What are the challenges and how will we tackle them?

Time: 19 September 14:00-15:00 (Central European Time)
Sign up for free (video conference): 

Kate Borthwick, University of Southampton, UK

Anna-Comas Quinn, The Open University, UK

Sylvi Vigmo, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Chair: Alastair Creelman, Linneus University, Sweden

What will you learn?
- The status of OER in less used languages in Europe
- Some current strategic projects working going on that deal with OER
- How OER can be used as a resource in teaching and learning of languages

Taking part in a webinar? Have a look at how it works here

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The project is supported by the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme. This communication is the sole responsibility of the Consortium Members and it does not represent the opinion of the European Union and the European Union is not responsible or liable for any use that might be made of information contained herein.


EDULEARN14 7th – 9th July 2014

April 14, 2014 By: supyan Category: O. Conferences

EDULEARN14 (Barcelona, SPAIN)


Dear colleague,

We invite you to submit your abstracts and participate in the 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, EDULEARN14, that will be held in Barcelona (SPAIN), on the 7th, 8th and 9th of July, 2014.

EDULEARN14 provides the ideal opportunity to present and share your experiences and projects in the fields of learning and teaching methodologies, educational innovations, e-learning, and new technologies applied to Education.

Every year, EDULEARN brings together over 700 delegates from 75 different countries. After 6 years, EDULEARN has become an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, professors, educational scientists and technologists.
You can present your contributions in two modalities:

In person: oral and poster presentations.
Virtually: if you can not attend in person.
EDULEARN14 Abstracts CD and Proceedings CD, both with ISBN, will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers.

EDULEARN14 Publications will be included in IATED Digital Library, Google Scholar and submitted to be reviewed by ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

Yours sincerely,
EDULEARN14 Organising Committee

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Important notes…

7th – 9th July 2014

Barcelona, Spain

Online submission
Submit your
abstract now!


Abstract submission
17th April 2014

Acceptance notification
29th April 2014

Final Paper submission
22nd May 2014

EDULEARN10, 11 & 12 already accepted in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index
For more information

Discover EDULEARN14
Watch the video and join us in Barcelona.

Digital Library
Click here to access to the IATED Digital Library

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Proceedings indexed in ISI Proceedings

22nd International Conference on Computers in Education Japan Nov 30 to Dec 4, 2014,

February 28, 2014 By: supyan Category: O. Conferences

22nd International Conference on Computers in Education
Nara Prefectural New Public Hall, Nara, Japan
November 30 to December 4, 2014,

Important dates:
May 12, 2014 -paper submission
August 4, 2014 -Notification of acceptance

ICCE 2014 consists of seven theme-based sub-conferences as follows:
C1: Artificial Intelligence in Education/Intelligent Tutoring System (AIED/ITS) and Adaptive Learning (AL)
C2: Computer-supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and Learning Sciences (LS)
C3: Advanced Learning Technologies, Open Educational Content, and Standards (ALS)
C4: Classroom, Ubiquitous and Mobile Technologies Enhanced Learning (CUMTEL)
C5: Digital Game and Digital Toy Enhanced Learning and Society (GTEL&S)
C6: ICCE Conference on Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL)
C7:Practice-driven Research, Teacher Professional Development and Policy of ICT in Education (PTP)

Conference chair:
Siu Cheung KONG, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

IPC Coordination Chair:
Chen-Chung LIU, National Central University, Taiwan
IPC Coordination Co-chair:
Hiroaki OGATA, Kyushu University, Japan

Local Organizing Committee chair:
Akihiro KASHIHARA, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Organized by: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE)
Co-hosted by: JSiSE, JSET, JAEIS

IETC 2014 CONFERENCE, Chicago 3-5 September 2014

February 28, 2014 By: supyan Category: O. Conferences




3-5 September 2014

Call for papers

IETC 2014 seeks a diverse and comprehensive program covering all areas of
educational technology. The program includes a wide range of activities
designed to facilitate the exchange of expertise, experience, and
resources with colleagues. These include keynote and invited talks, full
and brief paper presentations, panels and round table discussion sessions.

We would like to invite you to share your experience and your papers with
academicians, teachers and professionals.

Keynote Invited Speakers
Keynote Speakers
Prof. Dr. Steve HARMON (2015) – President-Elect – AECT
Georgia State University – USA
Prof.Dr. J. Ana DONALDSON- AECT Former President – USA
Prof. Dr. J. Michael SPECTOR Universiy of Georgia, USA
Prof. Dr. Buket AKKOYUNLU Hacettepe University, Turkey
Prof. Dr. Theresa J. FRANKLIN Ohio University, USA
Prof. Dr. Saedah SIRAJ University of Malaya, Malaysia

Conference Language

The official languages of the conference are English and Turkish.
Proposals can be sent and be presented in either language. But all
submission proccess will be done in English. Please, submit your proposal
according to the following presentation category descriptions in paper

Conference Venue

IETC 2014 will be held at AIC Campus 640 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL,


Abstract Deadline : Until July 5, 2014

Full Article Deadline : Until July 20, 2014

Registration Fee Deadline : Until August 5, 2014

AsiaCALL2014, the 13th International Conference of the Asia Association of CALL 21-24 Nov 2014

February 12, 2014 By: supyan Category: O. Conferences


We are delighted to announce that AsiaCALL2014, the 13th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, will be held on 21- 24 November 2014and will be hosted by the National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan. We are also delighted to announce that the President of the Conference is Professor Dr. Kuo, Feng-lan and we are grateful to National Changhua University of Education for the privilege of holding an AsiaCALL conference in Taiwan for the first time.

American delegates please note that the conference will be held at Thanksgiving time, thus giving you the opportunity to extend your stay in Asia at a particularly pleasant time of the year.

The Conference Programme will include a Doctoral Consortium, and Workshops as part of the Pre-conference Day, Keynote and Plenary sessions, an Open Mic session, Individual papers, and Workshops.
For all details and Important Dates, please refer to the AsiaCALL website at (look under the Conferences Menu TAB).

(closing much earlier than in previous years)

AsiaCALL2014 is seeking proposals for papers/workshops from language researchers and practitioners, CALL enthusiasts, users, researchers and developers of computer technology for teaching and learning on a wide range of themes, including but not limited to

THEME: “Capacity Building and CALL: Practices and Challenges”


  • Developments in Mobile Teaching and Learning
  • Collaborative and/or Interactive Learning with Technology
  • Teaching Learning Practices with Social Media Technologies and Beyond
  • E-learning and its Challenges
  • Minimally Invasive Technology and Language Learning
  • The Role of Teacher and Learner in Technology-Mediated Learning
  • Teacher Education and Technology Integration
  • Digital Game-Based Learning
  • Virtual Communities and Teaching Learning Practices
  • Technologies for Teacher Education
  • Creating and/or Managing Online Teaching Learning Environment
  • New Developments in Pedagogy of Language Teaching and/or Content with Technology
  • Technology & Assessment Practices
  • Multimedia-Based Teaching and Learning
  • National, Regional and International Challenges and/or Reforms in Technology Use
  • Cyber-culture, identity and language
  • Blended Learning and Technologies
  • Other Related Areas


PLEASE GET YOUR PAPERS IN EARLY. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR BETTER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CONFERENCE AS WELL AS BETTER ORGANISATION. Please consult the website for Important Dates as special registration provisions will apply to those presenting papers.

Finally, please note that we are using a new email service. Please advise  if this is causing any problems.

Andrew Lian
President of AsiaCALL

2nd International Conference on Education and Social Sciences May 22-24, 2014 Beijing, China

February 12, 2014 By: supyan Category: O. Conferences

2014 the 2nd International Conference on Education and Social Sciences 
May 22-24, 2014
Beijing, China

The 2nd International Conference on Education and Social Sciences (ICEASS) will be held on May 22-24, 2014 in Beijing, China. The ICEASS offers a great opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and scholars around the globe a great platform to deliver the latest innovative research result and the most recent development and trends in education and social sciences field.

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By Cathine Gilchrist Scott, Ph. D.
Vice President for Research, Education, Training and Development,  G and Educational and Research Foundation, Inc.

Important Dates

Abstract/Full Paper Submission Deadline Feburary 15th 2014
Acceptance Notification March 1 2014
Registration Deadline March 20 2014
Conference Date May 22-24 2014

Contact Us


Submission Methods
All manuscripts, including abstracts and full papers, must be submitted via ICEASS website:

The Global Symposium on Social Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand July 11-13, 2014

February 12, 2014 By: supyan Category: O. Conferences

2014 The Global Symposium on Social Sciences 

Bangkok, Thailand
July 11-13, 2014

The Global Symposium on Social Sciences (IBSSS) offers the occasion for wide-ranging, interdisciplinary discussion covering both academia and research. IBSSS 2014 will bring together experts and leaders from the academic and business world to consider some of the pressing issues scholars and academics are facing in an open forum; seeking to define questions, pursue answers, search for research synergies and more; to both reflect on the recent past, and look forward, to exchange ideas and findings, in the exciting environment of Bangkok, Thailand .

IBSSS Conferences have an intellectual hub for academic discussions for the colleagues in the areas of business, economics, society, politics, law , finance, culture, education, management and psychology, participants have found an excellent opportunity for presenting new researches, exchanging information and discussing current issues. We believe that our future conferences will improve further the development of knowledge in these fields.


Important Dates

Submission Deadline March 31, 2014 
Notification of Acceptance April 20, 2014
Deadline for Registration and Final Submission May 10, 2014
Conference Dates July 11-13, 2014


Publication Opportunities

Authors of accepted paper will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed Journals.

Please check IBSSS website to get more information

IBSSS 2014 encourages submission of abstracts and/or full papers in the following topics:


Contact Us 
should you have any questions, please contact us at:

The International Symposium on Society, Tourism, Education and Politics, Thailand 2014

February 12, 2014 By: supyan Category: O. Conferences

2014 The International Symposium on Society, Tourism, Education and Politics

(The 4th ISSTEP) 

C A L L  F O R  P A P E R S

July 11-13, 2014, Bangkok Thailand

2014 ISSTEP is inviting professors, researchers, graduate students, academics and any other interested parties to join the International Symposium on Society, Tourism, Education and Politics. This symposium is organized around four broad themes concerning Society, Tourism, Education, and Politics. We welcome papers from professors, post-doctorate researchers, independent researchers, and diplomats.

Please submit your abstracts or full papers via the online submission system.


Key Dates:

March 31, 2014 Abstract/ Paper Submission Deadline
April 20, 2014 Notification of Acceptance
May 10, 2014 Due Date for Pay On-site Application
Due Date for Final Paper and Registration
July 11-13, 2014 ISSTEP Conference Dates


Authors are invited to submit papers for the conference through the ISSTEP online management system ( ).  Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this conference. Any questions can, be forwarded to the secretariat via

2014 Bangkok ISSTEP Conference Tentative Agenda


Publication Opportunities:

Authors of accepted paper will have the opportunity of publishing their associated paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the internationally reviewed Journals.

Current Research Journal of Social Science
Print ISSN:2041-3238
Online ISSN:2041-3246
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes
ISSN: 1755-4217
Advances in Early Education and Day Care
ISSN: 0270-4021
Editor: John A. Sutterby
Research in Political Sociology
ISSN: 0895-9935
Editor: Professor Barbara Wejnert

Conference Venue:

The Landmark Bangkok
138 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel: +66 (0) 2254 0404 Fax: +66 (0) 2253 4259  


Conference Subjects include, but are not limited to: 

Society, Tourism, Education, and Politics