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CALICO 2022 Covid Policy


We are excited to welcome our attendees to the CALICO 2022 in Seattle, from May 31st to June 4th, 2022!

CALICO 2022 organizers are following the safety guidelines and protocols of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Washington, Seattle, and the Renaissance Seattle HotelFurther information about the Renaissance Hotel commitment to clean

CALICO asks for your help to ensure the safety of all attendees at this event, which will operate consistent with CDC, State and venue guidance, and restrictions related to COVID-19.  Participants will receive a logistics email the week of May 1, 2022.


As of February 21st, 2022, CALICO has decided that all attendees are required to comply with the following protocols. We STRONGLY encourage:

  • Vaccines:  Please be fully vaccinated 14 days prior to the start of the conference or have a  negative PCR COVID-19 or antigen COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arriving at the conference venue.  We are following CDC and King County Guidelines on vaccines and will update this policy as needed.
  • Masks: Regardless of vaccination status or test results, masks will be required inside all meeting rooms (but not public spaces), except when speaking at a microphone as part of event proceedings or when in the act of eating or drinking. This includes exhibitors in the exhibit hall.
  • Personal responsibility: If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, or believe you encountered someone with COVID-19, please abstain from attending conference events and get a PCR COVID-19 or antigen COVID-19 test (see FAQs below for more information on locations in Seattle).
  • Sanitizing Stations: Will be available throughout the Renaissance Hotel, especially in high touch-point areas.

Please note that these protocols are subject to change depending on the local and government health guidelines in place prior to the start of the conference. CALICO also reserves the right to choose to exceed protocols mandated by the local government.

Below, you will find answers to frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 protocols at CALICO 2022 .


1. What does ‘fully vaccinated’ mean?

CALICO will consider you fully vaccinated if you have received all the recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized or approved by your country’s health authority.  The Seattle airport provides rapid COVID testing for a fee in the central auditorium at SEA located in pre-security on the mezzanine level above ticketing.

    • COVID-19 testing is available near the Renaissance Hotel where the CALICO 2022 conference will take place, including at:
    • Curative, a COVID-19 testing center 10 minutes walking distance from the Omni Hotel, offers free tests by appointment only for a PCR COVID-19 test with 1-2 days turn-around.

2. Where can I find the most up to date COVID-19 health protocols for CALICO 2022?

Check the CALICO 2022 Conference website regularly for updates as guidelines are subject to change. You can also download the Washington Exposures Notifications App, the official mobile app for weekly local COVID alerts by the Washington State Department of Health.

3. I am an international attendee. Do I need to quarantine for a certain period after I enter the US?

According to the current CDC guidelines, if you are fully vaccinated, you do NOT need to self-quarantine after arriving in the United States. Still, all international travelers arriving in the United States are recommended to get a COVID-19 PCR test 3-5 days after travel, regardless of vaccination status.

4. Will there be any social distancing guidelines implemented during the conference?

As the 2022 event approaches, CALICO will continue to evaluate our distancing guidelines and consider ways in which we can make sure our attendees are comfortable and safe. 

The Renaissance Hotel has information on their website about things they do to maintain a safe hotel.

5. What happens if I fail to comply with the COVID-19 safety protocols at the event?

Event staff will ask you to comply with the protocols.  Attendees who still fail to comply with the protocols will be asked to leave the venue.

6. If I choose to bring others with me to the conference, what are the guidelines?

Our utmost concern is for the safety and security of our attendees, presenters, sponsors/exhibitors, and their children. The decision to bring your children, partners, etc. with you to the event is yours. Please note that all attendees, including children, must follow the guidelines detailed above, wearing a mask, and wearing a name tag throughout the conference.

7. What if I experience COVID-19 symptoms during the conference? What should I do?

Please refer to the U.S. CDC guidelines below for COVID-19 symptoms.

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. The following symptoms may indicate COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Please note that the conference hotel does have procedures in place should someone come down with COVID symptoms.  If you are experiencing any or more of these symptoms, please contact Conference Manager, Esther Horn, and self-quarantine in your room until you are tested for COVID-19 and receive a negative result.

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Call for proposals: Journal Special Issue, Volume 41

We are pleased to invite proposals for the special issue of volume 41 of the CALICO Journal, which will be published in February 2024. With this call for proposals we are looking for (a) guest editor(s), who will produce an issue on a timely and compelling CALL-related theme that will resonate with our readership and move the field forward. If you are interested in becoming guest editor, please submit a proposal addressing the following points:

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

(2) topic of the special issue

(3) rationale for the topic (500 words maximum)

(4) production timeline 

                Note: All completed submissions must be with the guest editor(s) by May 1st, 2023. All
                   revisions to accepted manuscripts must be completed and received by the guest editors by 8/15/2023.

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

(6) draft Call for Papers for the special issue


Initial expressions of interest and informal enquiries should be sent to the editors Ana Oskoz and Bryan Smith at by June 15, 2022. The submission deadline for invited formal proposals is June 30, 2022. All invited proposals will be evaluated by the CALICO Journal’s editorial board.


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

  • CJ 40.1 (2023): XR: Crossing Reality to Enhance Language Learning (Sadler, R. & Thrasher, T.) In production
  • CJ 39.1 (2022): Emergency Remote Language Teaching and Learning: Computer-Assisted Language Teaching and Learning in Disruptive Times (Jin, L., Deifell, E., & Angus, K.)
  • CJ 38.1 (2021): Innovation and Creation: Harnessing the Maker Movement in CALL (Lord, G., & Dubreil, S.)
  • CJ 37.1 (2020): Exploring the Interface of Interlanguage (L2) Pragmatics and Digital Spaces (Sykes, J., & Gonzalez-Lloret, M.)
  • CJ 36.1 (2019): Promoting Social Justice with CALL (Gleason, J., & Suvorov, R.)
  • CJ 34.1 (2017): Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in Extracurricular /Extramural Contexts (Sylvén, L., & Sundquist, P.)
  • CJ 33.1 (2016): Automated writing evaluation in language teaching (Hegelheimer, W., Dursun, A., & Li, Z.)



Best wishes, 

Ana and Bryan

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New Issue of the Journal

VOL 39, NO 1 (2022)

Special Issue: Emergency Remote Language Teaching and Learning in Disruptive Times

Guest Edited by Li Jin, Elizabeth Deifell, and Katie Angus

Table of Contents


Emergency Remote Language Teaching and Learning in Disruptive Times 
Li Jin , Elizabeth Deifell , Katie Angus


When “Blended” Becomes “Online” : A Data-Driven Study on the Change of Self- Directed Engagement During COVID-19
Dennis Foung , Julia Chen , Linda Lin
Connecting Through Flipgrid : Examining Social Presence of English Language Learners in an Online Course During the Pandemic
Ellen Yeh , Grace Y. Choi , Yonty Friesem
Pivoting, Partnering, and Sensemaking : How Teachers Navigate the Transition to Remote Teaching Together
Jillian M. Conry , Ann M. Wernick , Paige Ware
“Siempre Adistanciados” : Ideology, Equity, and Access in Peruvian Emergency Distance Education for Spanish as a Second Language
Michele Back , Virginia Zavala , Raiza Franco

Book Reviews

Academic Writing with Corpora: A Resource Book for Data-Driven Learning by Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe
J. Elliott Casal
Creating Effective Blended Language Learning Courses: A Research-Based Guide from Planning to Evaluation by Daria Mizza and Fernando Rubio
Kathryn Murphy-Judy
Open Education and Second Language Learning and Teaching: The Rise of a New Knowledge Ecology edited by Carl S. Blyth and Joshua J. Thoms
Ananda Astrini Muhammad

Learning Technology Reviews

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Robert Fischer Memorial Scholarship Update

We have now received $23,985 in contributions, just $1,015 away from the total amount needed to begin awarding scholarships. Thank you so much to all of you who have contributed

The funding page is here: (Note that the total amount indicated on the donation site has not yet been updated to include the most recent donations. The actual current total is now $23,985.) The CatFunding page provides the option to every visitor of sharing the link with others.

Please feel fee to share the links with anyone you know who might be interested in donating, or in just learning more about the scholarship, about our fantastic students and alums, and about Bob’s legacy.

Reaching our goal of $25,000 by the November 1 deadline will allow us to fully endow Bob’s scholarship and begin awarding funds to students for the upcoming cycle (2022-2023).



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Graduate Student SIG Newsletter Spring 2021

Our graduate student special interest group chair has been hard at work putting together events for our graduate students, like the panel in January on alternate career paths for PhDs.  She’s also produced this very informative newsletter that should be of interest to all CALICO members.


Grad Student SIG – Newletter – Issue 6 – February, 2021

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Call for Chapter Proposals, Book Series

CALICO Book Series: Advances in CALL Research and Practice (


2022 CALICO Book Title: IDENTITY, MULTILINGUALISM, AND CALL Chapter Proposals due – August 1, 2020
Guest Editor: Liudmila Klimanova, Ph.D.

Interest in digital multilingual identity in the fields of applied linguistics and language education has been growing exponentially in recent years, encompassing new variables and realities of life, such as translanguaging, heightened multilingualism, linguistic superdiversity, multimodal computer-mediated communication, and even social justice and forensics (e.g., Chiang & Grant, 2018; Grant & Macleod, 2016). New theoretical assumptions and recent global challenges urge us to problematize the construct of virtual identity (Kramsch, 2009) in the face of globalization, increased virtual connectedness, and the hybridizing of transcultural and translingual practices and intersecting physical movements of people (Canagarajah, 2013; De Costa & Norton, 2016; Higgins, 2011). Singling out identity research within the field of computer- assisted language learning (CALL) is particularly critical in the era of hyperlingualism, a form of multilingualism characterized by the increased participatory nature of digital communication and the provision of multiple languages in digital contexts, leading to “a kind of hyper-differentiation in relation to language, whereby more and more languages are achieving their own bounded spaces and places of use on the web and in other digital contexts” (Kelly-Homes, 2019, p. 31).

This volume will contribute to this new body of interdisciplinary research, featuring theoretical papers and research studies of identity performance and multilingual communication in institutional and cross-cultural computer-mediated social environments. Of particular significance to the field of multilingual CALL are critical issues associated with informal language learning, and learner identification ‘in the wilds” – digital contexts or virtual communities that are not governed by a formally recognized educational provider (Sauro & Zourou, 2019).

The editors invite chapter proposals on a range of topics and empirical contributions that address these and related lines of inquiry connected to critical pedagogies, intercultural education, monolingual hegemonies in virtual spaces and social networks, learner and teacher identities, multimodal and multilingual identity performances and linguistic inequality in digital social spaces. In particular, we seek original

submissions that present diverse theoretically grounded and methodologically rigorous empirical studies in CALL, focusing on the study of multilingual identity and self-concept in virtual interaction. Studies may include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • New theoretical approaches to the study of hyperlingualism (as a new form of multilingualism) and identity in CALL contexts;

  • Conceptual chapters that address new methodological approaches for researching digital identity and multilingualism in CALL;

  • Empirical research on the intersection of multilingualism\hyperlingualism\ideolingualism and identity performance in digital environments;

  • Classroom-based research studies of teacher and learner positioning and identity enactment in instructional digitally-mediated language learning contexts;

  • Impact of multilingualism on intercultural education.

Submission Guidelines:
Potential authors should provide a chapter proposal and a brief bio. The proposal should be detailed enough to provide a clear idea of the content of the full chapter. Full chapter submissions of 6,000 – 8,500 words will be due on January 15, 2021. For questions, contact 2022 CALICO Book Guest Editor, Liudmila Klimanova (

What to include in the chapter proposal:

  1. Tentative chapter title
  2. 75-100 word biographical statement for each author (job title, department, university name, university location plus any research interests or recent publications)
  3. 350-500 word abstract:
    1. overview of the key idea, issue or research question
    2. relationship of the key idea or issue to the thesis of the book theme
    3. potential implications and audience

Send your chapter proposal as a MS Word document via email by August 1, 2020 to Please note that abstract acceptance does not guarantee publication of the submitted manuscript. All manuscripts will be subject to a double-blind peer review process.

Production Timeline:

  • August 1, 2020 – chapter proposals/expression of interest due
  • August 15, 2020 – notifications to authors
  • January 15, 2021 – full chapters due (6,000 – 8,500 words)
  • March 15, 2021 – double blind peer reviews sent to authors
  • June 15, 2021 – revised chapters due
  • July 1, 2021 – full volume sent to Publisher
  • Spring 2022 – anticipated publication


Canagarajah, A. S. (2013). Translingual practice: global Englishes and cosmopolitan relations. Routledge.
Chiang, E. & Grant, T. (2018). Deceptive identity performance: Offender moves and multiple identities in online child abuse conversations. Applied Linguistics, 1-25.
Grant, T., & Macleod, N. (2016). Assuming identities online: Experimental linguistics applied to the policing of online pedophile activity. Applied Linguistics, 37(1), 50-70.
De Costa, P., & Norton, B. (2016). Identity in language learning and teaching. Research agendas for the future. In S. Preece. (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity. Routledge.
Domingo, M. (2016). Language and identity research in online environments. A multimodal ethnographic perspective. In S. Preece (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity. Routledge
Higgins, C. (2011). Identity formation in globalized contexts: language learning in the new millennium. Mouton de Gruyter.
Kelly-Holmes, H. (2019). Multilingualism and technology: A review of developments in digital communication from monolingualism to idiolingualism. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 39, 24-39.
Kramsch, C. (2009). The multilingual subject: What foreign language learners say about their experience and why it matters. Oxford University Press.
Sauro, S., & Zourou, K. (2019). What are the digital wilds? Language Learning & Technology, 23(1), 1–7.

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Special Interest Group Newsletters

For those of you interested in specific types of computer-assisted language learning, you might want to take a minute and look through CALICO’s special interest groups and see if you’d like to join one or more of them.

Here are a couple of newsletters recently published by the Graduate Student SIG and the Virtual Worlds SIG

Graduate Student SIG Newsletter May 2020

Virtual Worlds Newsletter June 2020