[Elsnet-list] 2008 JALTCALL SIG Annual Conference

David Ockert davidsjaltstuff at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 3 23:04:23 CET 2007

Dear Fellow CALLers,

The time has arrived to begin accepting papers for the vetting process for next year's conference. The details are as follows: 


      New Frontiers in CALL: Negotiating Diversity

Venue and Dates

    * Saturday, 31st May - Sunday, 1st June, 2008
    * Faculty of Foreign Languages and Asian Studies
    * Nagoya University of Commerce & Business
    * 4-4 Sagamine, Komenoki-cho, Nisshin-shi, Aichi-ken, 470-0193 Japan

Keynote Speaker

      Phil Hubbard Ph.D.
      Director, English for Foreign Students
      Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Stanford University, USA

Important Dates 
Commencement of submission of proposals: December 15, 2007 Deadline for submission of proposals: February 15, 2008 Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2008 Details of preliminary schedule: March 30, 2008 

Presentations may include the following areas:

The impact of new and emerging CALL technologies Relationships between CALL and other disciplines, languages or traditions Connections between CALL in presence-based, online, blended and virtual learning environments Discussion of the future directions/frontiers of CALL-based teaching and research A focus on the frontier between CALL and theories of Second Language Language Acquisition 
Note that the above list is intended to be representative rather than
conclusive, so different perspectives on the conference theme are
encouraged. Submissions that do not deal directly with the conference
theme are also most welcome, provided they demonstrate a sufficient
level of innovation, quality of research, or suggestions for
improvement of the field. Proposals are encouraged in either English or

Should you have any questions, please take a moment to view our website, <www.jaltcall.org>

Our best wishes for a happy and safe New Year, and we looking forward to meeting you in Nagoya in 2008.

David Ockert
JALTCALL SIG Publicity Person

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