Call for papers

EUROCALL2020: CALL for widening participation

Final call for papers

Submission deadline for EUROCALL2020 has been extended to 15 February 2020

Submit your paper through the OpenConf system (https://www.openconf.org/EUROCALL2020/)

We welcome proposals addressing the theme CALL for widening participation from both theoretical and practical perspectives in relation to the many forms and contexts of CALL. We particularly welcome longitudinal studies or studies that revisit earlier studies. Submissions may include, but are not restricted to the following subthemes:

  • Assessment and feedback
  • CALL for social inclusion
  • CALL for sustainability
  • Corpora and language learning
  • Formal and informal learning
  • Gamification and virtual reality
  • Intercultural learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Mobile-Assisted Language Learning
  • Open educational resources and practices
  • Pedagogy and didactic designs
  • Research trends in CALL
  • Teacher education and professional development
  • Telecollaboration and CMC

Important Dates

See the conference website: eurocall2020.ku.dk

Format of abstracts

All presentation categories require the submission of an abstract that does not exceed 500 words, excluding the title, names and affiliations. You select from the list of conference subthemes when submitting your abstract. You will also be asked to provide three or four keywords.

We welcome submissions disseminating research and development as well as submissions that reflect on practice:

Research: Papers focusing on a clearly specified research topic supported by a rationale, including a brief literature review. The thrust may be empirical or theoretical. The methodology should be clearly outlined as well as the actual or potential findings.

Research and Development: Papers focusing on the development of pedagogies, programmes, and projects in technology-rich environments. The research should be original and may emphasise practice rather than research.

Reflective Practice: Practice-oriented papers dealing with the integration of technologies in different contexts and for different purposes. The reflection could take the form of evaluation or action-research. Proposals should include elements that are of relevance beyond the context of the practice described 

Presentation categories include

  1. Individual papers

Papers are submitted for 30-minute presentations (20 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for discussion, and 5 minutes for changing rooms).

  1.  Symposia

Symposia consist of three or four papers on a similar topic, proposed and organised by a chairperson, and should normally address the conference theme. Sessions last for 90 minutes, with NO changeover during the symposium. The proposal should outline the purpose of the symposium, the names and institutions of the participants, with a short description of the perspectives addressed by the individual presentations that compose the symposium.

Submissions for symposia from EUROCALL SIGs are particularly welcome, with a view to promoting their work to the conference delegates and encouraging participation in the SIGs.

Current EUROCALL SIGs are

  • Teacher Education
  • Virtual Worlds and Serious Gaming
  • iCALL
  • CorpusCall
  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Less-widely Taught Languages
  • Mobile-Assisted Language Learning
  • Graduate Students
  • LMOOC (Language Massive Open Online Courses)
  1. European Projects

This year’s conference will again offer a forum for the showcasting and dissemination of EU-funded projects. Each project will be allocated a 30-minute slot, including questions.

  1. Posters

Since posters aim to attract attention to a particular project or research domain, they should mainly focus on work in progress. Posters should be clear, easy to read and engaging. Submissions from advanced students are especially welcome in this category. A prize will be awarded for the best poster in two categories: PhD/Graduate student and Researcher.

  1. Workshops

A limited number of workshops will be organized on Wednesday 19 August in the morning. They can last either 90 minutes or 3 hours. They typically involve a hands-on session, where participants have the opportunity to become familiar with the latest developments in relevant topic areas in language teaching and learning and tools associated with these. We welcome all workshops that address the conference theme, including workshops with a teacher training focus. The proposal should include the intended duration of the workshop, its main purpose, and a brief outline of topics and activities covered, as well as technical requirements.

How to submit your proposal

Proposals are submitted through the OpenConf system (https://www.openconf.org/EUROCALL2020/). 

Contact information

Please send any queries relating to the conference to eurocall2020@hum.ku.dk.