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Call for Proposals CALICO Journal Special Issue

We are inviting proposals for a special issue of the CALICO Journal to be published in September 2020 (37.3). With this call for proposals we are looking for (a) guest editor(s). If you are interested in becoming a guest editor, please submit a proposal that should include the following:

(1)   name(s) and affiliation(s) of the guest editor(s)

(2)   proposed topic of the special issue

(3)   rationale for the topic (1 page maximum)

(4)   production timeline (containing such dates as deadlines for CfPs, authors, reviewers, revisions); the complete set of manuscripts for the issue needs to be submitted to the CJ editors by 31 April 2020

(5)   short CV of each guest editor (with particular emphasis on published research on the topic of the special issue and editing experience) (2 pages maximum per guest editor)

(6)   draft Call for Papers for the special issue

All proposals will be evaluated by CJ’s editorial board.

We invite initial expressions of interest and informal queries by May 15th. The submission deadline for formal proposals is May 31st, 2018, which should be sent to the editors Mathias Schulze and Bryan Smith at

The special issues of the CALICO Journal present original research on emerging discourses in CALL and on new developments in its sub-areas. Recent special issues of the CALICO Journal were:

  • CJ 36.1 (2019): Gleason & Suvorov: Moving forward with critical CALL to promote social inclusivity
  • CJ 34.1 (2017): Sylvéen & Sundquist: CALL in extracurricular/extramural contexts
  • CJ 33.1 (2016): Hegelheimer, Dursun, & Li: Automated writing evaluation in language teaching
  • CJ 32.3 (2015): Hampel & Stickler: Qualitative and mixed-methods approaches to research in CALL
  • CJ 31.1 (2014): Thomas & Peterson: Web 2.0 and language learning

Best wishes

Bryan and Mat

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DL SIG members may apply for one of two awards for excellence in online language teaching (K-12 or Higher Education) that are sponsored by the ACTFL DL SIG and the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO). The prizes include a plaque and free one-year memberships in both ACTFL and CALICO. In addition, the awardees receive a spot in CALICO’s Technology Showcase and Poster Session and waived conference registration if they can attend the annual conference in the late spring (May or June).

In order to be eligible, individuals must be members of ACTFL and the DL SIG and must have taught a language online for a minimum of three years. You may nominate yourself or someone else. Please send the following materials to Victoria Russell ( and copy Kathryn Murphy-Judy ( (1) a 1,500 word (maximum) statement highlighting your successes and innovations in online language teaching (please include a brief description of your online course(s) and any strategies that you use to engage your online language students in the target language), (2) two letters of recommendation, and (3) your CV. Please combine all of your materials into one PDF file and send it electronically to the email addresses listed above by September 30, 2017.