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TILA at the Eurocall SIG on Teacher Education in CALL

TILA at the Eurocall SIG on Teacher Education in CALL | TELT | Scoop.it
Martine Derivry and myself presented the first pilot results and the teachers’ views on telecollaboration activities carried out in TILA at the Eurocall SIG Workshop on Teacher Education in CALL held on 22 & 23 of May 2014 in Nice.
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ICT-mediated language tasks in CALL: CJLT

The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes papers on all aspects of educational technology and learning. Topics may include, but are not limited to: learning theory and technology, cognition and technology.

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Special issue - Marie Josée Hamel

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EuroCALL Teacher Ed SIG workshop: Nice, 22-23 May

EuroCALL Teacher Ed SIG workshop: Nice, 22-23 May | TELT | Scoop.it

Programme now online, registration open.

 

Keynote speakers: Jozef Colpaert and Nicolas Guichon

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Join us in Nice for a EuroCALL workshop on teacher education for languages with technology.  Open to EuroCALL members (online membership costs 55€) - free workshop, though reservation required.  (And it's the same time as the Monaco Grand Prix, so book quick while the hotels still have rooms ....)

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Burns, Katz & Freeman on teacher education (online): IATEFL 2014

Burns, Katz & Freeman on teacher education (online): IATEFL 2014 | TELT | Scoop.it
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Research in language teacher education

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How to engage with research: Divya Madhavan

How to engage with research: Divya Madhavan | TELT | Scoop.it
This morning at IATEFL Harrogate I shared some at the Research ’How to’ session. Here are my notes and a few of my slides: The purpose of this session is to share some ideas with you about how you ...
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Some discussion of theories of knowledge and science and how we approach research, somewhat reminiscent of the instructivist/constructivist divide in teaching.

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PL-CALL: Warsaw 4-5 June 2014

PL-CALL: Warsaw 4-5 June 2014 | TELT | Scoop.it

University of Social Sciences in Warsaw, School of English, is happy to invite you to the second PL-CALL conference to be held on 5-6 June 2014 in Warsaw, Poland.

CALL FOR PAPERS

With warm memories (yours too, we hope), about our last year’s event, we would like to announce the next PL-CALL conference. Its main themeis Building Bridges Between School and Academia.

As a result, we welcome all papers in the areas of:

Individual differences and CALL
Social media and networking; telecollaboration; building and sustaining online LL communities
Project work in CALL
Teachers and learners of the new millennium
New techniques – new contexts – new methodologies?
Mobile learning
Virtual learning environments (VLEs)
Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
Personal learning environments (PLEs)
Virtual worlds in language education
E-course design; e-material writing
Corpora in language learning
Task design
Good practices in CALL

venturing to establish, investigate and evaluate the connection between CALL theory and practice. For a balanced insight of this kind, we would be happy to have papers read by both researchers and ongoing teachers.

With this call – as an additional incentive – we are happy to announce that five excellent CALL figures have agreed to give plenary lectures at our conference. They are (alphabetically):

• Euline Cutrim-Schmid
• Elżbieta Gajek
• Lechosław Hojnacki
• Jarosław Krajka
• Shona Whyte

We are also planning a series of practical TASK-DESIGN workshops facilitated by renowned CALL practitioners.

Registration online: http://pl-call.pl/2014-registration-and-payment-en

Payment details: http://pl-call.pl/2014-payment-en

Important dates:
• 28 Feb 2014 – registration and abstract submission (flexible)
• 15 March 2014 – paper acceptance notification
• 30 April 2014 – Second Circular / early-bird payment deadline
• 31 May 2014 – registration and regular payment deadline
• 5-6 June 2014 – PL-CALL Conference
• 15 Oct 2014 – article submission deadline
• 2015 – monograph publication*
*The book will be published by Peter Lang, Frankfurt

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Multiple Sites for Language Learning : Educating the New Generation of CALL Practitioners

Multiple Sites for Language Learning : Educating the New Generation of CALL Practitioners | TELT | Scoop.it

EuroCALL Teacher Education SIG Workshop 

 

Appel à propositions :

Date de notification aux auteurs : 11 avril 2014

Date du colloque : 22-23 mai 2014

 

 

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Come to Nice for a EuroCALL workshop on research in teacher education for languages with technology.

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(In)compatibility of CLIL and ESP courses at university | González Ardeo 2013

(In)compatibility of CLIL and ESP courses at university | González Ardeo 2013 | TELT | Scoop.it

This paper deals with the current coexistence of ESP (English for Specific Purposes) and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) courses in tertiary educational settings in the Basque Country. The University of the Basque Country (UBC) is immersed in an ongoing process of internationalization and, consequently, its language teachers are witnessing an unstoppable process of Anglicization. At present,
and presumably in the medium and long term, institutional decisions will continue to support CLIL in preference to ESP. In order to analyse this process within the UBC, quantitative data about these two linguistic approaches are gathered and compared with data from 2005. A questionnaire aimed at gathering the opinions of engineering students who currently take both types of courses is also used as a source of
qualitative data. The main conclusion of this exploratory study is that both types of courses seem to be compatible. However, language teachers, English-medium content teachers and students are facing a
tough challenge, since neither of the two types of course is a panacea.

Keywords: CLIL, ESP, internationalization of higher education, Anglicization, University of the Basque Country, questionnaire


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Is ESP killing CLIL? Via Christopher Williams in his keynote address to GERAS conference in Aix-en-Provence today. 

http://www.colloque.geras.fr/?q=node/22

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How Languages are Learned: Lightbown & Spada

Three 3-minute videos to promote the 4th edition of their classic teacher education volume.

 

1. How languages are learned

The authors were invited to prepare teacher education modules to give practising teachers in Quebec access to research applicable to their teacher in stand-alone form as opposed to as part of university training.  Classroom research involves a combination of research training and teacher preparation so work in this area naturally has practical implications.

 

2. How has their presentation of instructed SLA research changed?

More classroom research has meant a lot of updating, but perhaps more significantly, the authors have revisited the place of theory, moving it to later in the volume until readers have a better grounding in learner language and individual differences so that they can appreciate the need for and objectives of theories of second language acquisition.

 

3. Instructed second language acquisition

If we agree that instruction helps, SLA, what do teachers do? What do learners do? How can that be described systematically and how can this description be matched with effects on learning? Classroom practice has moved on from structural approaches, to more communicative approaches and then recognised a need for balance.  Research has continued to focus on this balance, particularly in the variety of communicative approaches with emphasis on meaning rather than form,  such as content-based (CLIL, immersion), task-based methodologies.

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The new paperback is selling for 23 sterling, ebook at 17 or so.  This is one of a very short list of books I recommend to undergraduate, graduate students and practising teachers alike - very accessible yet solidly anchored in research with ideas for teaching and classroom research suitable for all levels and areas of focus.

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The relevance of second language acquisition theory to the written error correction debate: Polio, 2012

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Takeaways for teachers:

- "correcting errors on the final version of a paper seems essentially useless if learners do not have to do anything with the feedback. What we need to consider is whether or not there is a better way to draw learners’ attention to the corrections other than simply rewriting."

- "give individual feedback through face-to-face tutoring or to supplement written feedback with conferences where feedback can be scaffolded according to the students’ level"

 

Otherwise in outlining SLA predictions about feedback on L2 writing, the article gives an admirably clear overview of different SLA theories (and opposing viewpoints) which may be useful beyond the specific focus of the study. 

 

PDF free to download until 1 June (some kind of AAAL bonus from Elsevier, it seems)

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Applied linguistics bibliographies: Leaky Grammar

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(BALD) Richard Watson Todd’s “Big Applied Linguistics Database”

VARGA (Vocabulary Acquisition Research Group Archive: A searchable bibliography of research on second language vocabulary acquisition research)

Second Language Acquisition references organized by topic (from Dr. Vivian Cook’s website)

SLABIB: Second Language Acquisition Bibliography (Huge list of references to past SLA and applied linguistic research: Word doc available upon request from Dr. Vivian Cook)

An Annotated Bibliography of Second Language Acquisition in Adult English Language Learners

Second Language Acquisition Bibliography from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (focus is on language transfer is SLA)

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (University of Minnesota)

SLA Bibliography organized by topic up to 2003 (Lancaster University)

Applied Psycholinguistics and SLA:(references from Dr. Theres Grüter’s graduate course syllabus)

An Essential Bibliography for English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

Contrastive Linguistics Bibliography (Contragram: Contrastive Grammar research group, University of Gent, Belgium)

Corpus Approaches to Discourse Analysis/Studies (Compiled by Dr. Costas Gabrielatos)

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PL-CALL 2014 Conference | Warsaw, June 2014

PL-CALL 2014 Conference | Warsaw, June 2014 | TELT | Scoop.it

CALL conference in Poland: research in teaching languages with technologies and teacher education.

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Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning: Hellenic Open University

Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning: Hellenic Open University | TELT | Scoop.it

This peer-reviewed electronic journal is dedicated to publishing research in the domains of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Applied Linguistics. Its mission is two-fold: (a) to promote efficient dissemination of the best of the research that is carried out by students and graduates of the M.Ed. in TESOL of the Hellenic Open University, and (b) to facilitate academic exchange between the students and faculty of that programme and members of the wider professional and academic community on a world-wide basis. The journal publishes full-length articles that focus, in a principled way, on language learning, teaching and assessment and strongly support a conceptual framework that values the integration of theory and practice

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Digital Literacies in and beyond the L2 Classroom : A Hybrid Symposium

Digital Literacies in and beyond the L2 Classroom : A Hybrid Symposium | TELT | Scoop.it
As digital technologies continue to radically change the social acts of meaning making in which we engage, boundaries once taken for granted between semiotic consumption and production and among various modes and medialities have begun to break...
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2014 CCERBAL Conference: Literacies and autonomy of advanced language learners

Programme of 2-day conference in Ottawa organised by Marie-Josée Hamel.

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Plenaries by Heidi Byrnes and Nicole Poteaux.

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Call for digital posters

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Digital Literacies in and beyond the L2 Classroom: A Hybrid Symposium on Research and Practice


Hosted by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL), University of Arizona

October 6-11, 2014

Keynote: Richard Kern, University of California at Berkeley

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You can submit a digital poster, hosted online during the conference week with an asynchronous discussion thread.  Deadline 23 May.

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Cultures de recherche en linguistique appliquée : conférences en ligne

Cultures de recherche en linguistique appliquée : conférences en ligne | TELT | Scoop.it

4 vidéos : 

Fernand Carton

Anne Condamines & Jean-Paul Narcy-Combes

Daniel Véronique

Bernd Rüschoff

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Trois en français, last in English, on Learners as Authors : Digital tools, Language Learning and Intercultural Communicative Competence – current perspectives in language pedagogy (very interesting IMHO)

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EuroCALL Corpus SIG workshop: Valence, 27 May

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Laura Hartwell is organising a free workshop on CALL corpora in Valence in May.

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Bridging the gap: cognitive and social L2 teaching & learning research (SSLA, 2014)

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DeKeyser, Lantolf, Hulstijn on epistemology; Mackey, Talmy, Young on data and methods; Ellis (N), Bigelow, Ortega on future research.  Open access for now - looking forward to diving in :-)

 

I'm going with #appliedlinguistics on Twitter - #SLA doesn't seem to mean what I think it should mean

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The future of ESP studies: Christopher Williams, GERAS 2014

The future of ESP studies: Christopher Williams, GERAS 2014 | TELT | Scoop.it

1. – the need for deeper engagement with non-linguistic fields of knowledge (medicine, law, engineering, economics etc.) and for more dialogue with practitioners operating in such fields in order to help us linguists to focus on the real issues of communication and text analysis in ESP contexts; 

2. – the importance of studying and teaching popularized forms of specialized discourse; 

3. – exploring (and exploiting) further the phenomenon of multimodality in relation to ESP studies; 

4. – the potential of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL / EMILE) as a tool for research and for language teaching methodology in the field of ESP; 

5. – the overriding need to ensure that future ESP studies focus on what is genuinely innovative, relevant, and interesting to readers and practitioners. In brief, how to avoid what John Sinclair once defined as ‘fishing expeditions’ often resulting from an over-reliance on corpora and statistics in general. 

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Des pistes pour la recherche et pour l'apprentissage-enseignement de l'anglais (des langues) pour objectifs spécifiques

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Who Needs Applied Linguistics? Wilson, TESL-EJ 1996

Who Needs Applied Linguistics? Wilson, TESL-EJ 1996 | TELT | Scoop.it

Wilson: "a perceivable gap exists between theory and practice in language teaching which is not so prominent in other professions. Teachers prefer to rely on 'practical experience' as the impetus behind pedagogic convictions. Applied linguists and their hypotheses are regarded as overtheoretical cat's cradles. Do teachers need to study applied linguistics?"

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Some really thought-provoking discussion about practice vs theory in language teaching and research:

 

"The fact that human languages are so amorphous in their 'lebenswelt' is not readily appreciated by critics of applied linguistics.

Joining the public, they would prefer language teaching (along with languages) to be a compact activity which can be studied and comprehended as a componential system, resembling say, an exploded diagram from a car maintenance manual. Such notions represent more suspect notions about what language teaching should be (which ought to be dispelled in the first year of any course in TEFL or applied linguistics). Nevertheless, such critics would prefer to envisage languages and learners as essentially machine-like with vocabulary and grammar rules which govern their expressive acts. It takes a long time to convince them that human communication does not work that way. It takes even longer to convince them they should read extensively about how it might. Thus the thoughtful language teacher confronts popular conceptions which seek to oversimplify a complex task. This situation is neither appreciated nor imagined by the inhabitants of the ivory tower of applied linguistics."

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Is CALL Obsolete? Jarvis & Krashen, 2014

Is CALL Obsolete? Jarvis & Krashen, 2014 | TELT | Scoop.it
Is the term CALL still appropriate?"The implications of the research presented here are clear: The term CALL is obsolete, because its focus is limited to the computer, and because of its emphasis on conscious learning. Alternative acronyms such as Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) or Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) account for some changes in the field, but continue to focus on conscious learning. It is time to move beyond CALL. MALU (Mobile Assisted Language Use) as defined by Jarvis and Achilleos (2013) is a significant improvement when discussing electronic devices: MALU covers more than desktop and even laptop computers, and makes it clear that more than language instruction and/or learning is involved."
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Two main reasons to reject the CALL label involving the L of CALL: Krashen's well-known objection to the role of conscious "learning" and the C of CALL: L2 speakers'  patterns of internet access in English via mobile rather than desktop devices.

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Journal of Second Language Pronunciation: Benjamins

EditorJohn M. Levis | Iowa State University | JournalSLP@gmail.com

 

ISSN 2215-1931 | E-ISSN 2215-194X

 

The Journal of Second Language Pronunciation is a scholarly journal devoted to research into the acquisition, perception, production, teaching, assessment, and description of prosodic and segmental pronunciation of second languages in all contexts of learning. The journal encourages research that connects theory and practice, enhances our understanding of L2 phonological learning processes, and provides connections between L2 pronunciation and other areas of applied linguistics such as pragmatics, CALL, and speech perception. Contributions focusing on empirical research will represent all portions of the methodological spectrum including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods studies. The journal invites papers on topics such as intelligibility and comprehensibility, accent, phonological acquisition, the use of technology (such as automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech, and CAPT), spoken language assessment, the social impact of L2 pronunciation, the ethics of pronunciation teaching, pronunciation acquisition in less commonly taught languages, speech perception and its relationship to speech production, and other topics.

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New journal

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TISLID 14: international workshop on technological innovation for specialised linguistic domains

May 7 - 9, Salamanca (Spain)

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EuroCALL MALL SIG, plenary from Jozef Colpaert

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Teacher Ed SIG Workshop: Nice, May 2014

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Multiple Sites for Language Learning: Educating the New Generation of CALL Practitioners

22 - 23 MAY 2014  University of Nice

This is an international two-day workshop organized by the EuroCALL Teacher Education SiG.

This workshop focuses on the professional development of CALL practitioners and explores the perspectives and experiences of educating pre- and in-service teachers to make the best use of new opportunities and challenges created by the digital revolution. Special emphasis will be given to pedagogical approaches that help bridge the divide between face-to-face and online instruction.

 

Plenary speakers:

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Guichon, Université de Lyon
Prof. Dr. Jozef Colpaert, University of Antwerp

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Call for papers: send an abstract by 24 March to come and share your research on language teacher training with technologies.

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