Innovative language learning opens doors to international career devepoment
The workshop aims to bring together educators and practitioners in secondary, higher or adult education, researchers, PhD students, administrators, designers of software and language learning systems, policy makers and other professionals involved in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in Europe and around the globe. With the belief that CALL contributes to increasing accessibility to language learning, better participation and collaboration during the learning process and building up experience for enhanced communication in the international world of work, transparency and validation of new knowledge, competences, acquisition and skills - all necessary for a global integration into the work market, the workshop will create a seminal framework for debate on the theory and practice of CALL collected under the main theme “CALL and career development ”.
Topics of interest
Submissions may include, but are not restricted to:
- ICT as resources for innovation to improve language learning experiences;
- using principles from SLA, TBLT, NLP and intercultural, intergenerational and interdisciplinary approaches in CALL;
- constructivist learning approaches and the learning experience of a foreign language;
- feedback from FL learning experience by participation and collaboration: the fun of communicating and sharing;
- joy of learning in informal - non formal learning situations;
- open educational resources and open/independent online courses for language learning;
- competence frameworks (CEFR) in CALL design;
- computer-based language tests;
- corpus-based technologies;
- blended learning;
- virtual reality, simulations, media rich solutions in language learning;
- mobile apps for language learning;
- specific needs, skills, purposes in CALL;
- teacher education/professional development and CALL;
- learning experience and quality as part of institutional competitiveness and ICT resouces and approaches;
- learning quality and quality management in education and CALL
Contributions are invited from specialists and practitioners in the various disciplines and research areas which bring input to the development of CALL.
Proposals for research papers and innovative European projects must be submitted online via the else submission system mentioning registration for this particular workshop. Authors of accepted presentations are requested to follow the general requirements recommended by the conference general management.
Papers can be submitted for either 10-minute presentations or 20-minute presentations:
- 10-minute presentations (7 minutes presenting, 3 minutes for Q&A)
- 20-minute presentations (15 minutes presenting, 5 minutes for Q&A)
The papers can be research oriented (with a clear research topic), development focused (practice rather than research ), action-research (reflective) or papers showcasing and disseminating EU-funded projects. Papers must be presented orally, with powerpoint or poster support.
The workshop is organised with the expert support of the 2016 eLSE Conference in partnership with the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr.T.Popa Iasi - Modern Languages and Romanian for Foreign Students, Head of Discipline, Prof. Anca Colibaba, PhD; Fundatia EuroEd Iasi, University Al.I Cuza Iasi, Faculty of Letters, Prof. Stefan Colibaba, PhD; Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Associate Professor Roxana Marinescu, PhD; Quest - the Romanian Association for Quality Language Services, Prof. Laura Muresan, PhD.