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Robert Fischer Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship has been set up in Dr. Fischer’s name, through the World Languages and Literatures Department at Texas State University.  At first the scholarship was designated for French undergraduate majors but has now been expanded to include any language major.  In order for the scholarship to reach endowed status, we need to raise $25,000.  

We are half-way there!! 

If you have the means to make a donation to the scholarship, please click the link below and give what you can.  Thanks for any help!!

https://catfunder.txstate.edu/o/texas-state-university/i/catfunder/s/robert-fischer-scholarship

 

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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

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Annual Award Winners

Three awards are presented each year: Access to Language Education, Outstanding Graduate Student and Best Article

This year’s Access to Language Education Award, in association with the Esperantic Studies Foundation, was awarded to Qing Ma Angel and team for their website The Corpus-Aided Platform for Language Teachers (CAP)

This year’s Robert A. Fischer Outstanding Graduate Student Award was given to Margherita Berti of the University of Arizona.

And last but not least, an award was given for Best Article in the CALICO Journal for Volume 36 to Lara Lomicka Anderson and Fabrizio Fornara: Using Visual Social Media in Language Learning to Investigate the Role of Social Presence

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Call for Proposals, Journal Special Issue

 

 

 

Call for proposals: CALICO Journal special issue

We are inviting proposals for the special issue 39.1 of the CALICO Journal to be published in February 2022. With this call for proposals we are looking for (a) guest editor(s). If you are interested in becoming guest editor, please submit a proposal that should have the following rubrics:

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

(2) topic of the special issue

(3) rationale for the topic

(4) production timeline (containing such dates as deadlines for CfPs, authors, reviewers, revisions. All revisions to accepted manuscripts must be completed by 8/15/2021).

(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

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

Initial expressions of interest and informal enquiries can be sent to the editors Ana Oskoz and Bryan Smith at calicojournal@equinoxpub.com by May 30th. The submission deadline for formal proposals is June 15, 2020

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 37.2 (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.)

 

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President Message Conference Cancellation

Dear CALICO colleagues,

On behalf of the CALICO Board, it is with regret that we notify our membership and other potential conference goers that we must cancel our 2020 conference (May 25-29, 2020) at the Renaissance Downtown Seattle. We are sad to miss the community networking, sharing of knowledge, and camaraderie that the conference normally offers every year. We are planning next year’s conference already and will have more information to share soon regarding guaranteed presentation slots for those invited to present this year. If you have made reservations at the hotel, you can cancel directly with them, and if you have already registered for the conference, we will refund your registration. 

On a happier note, we will still be able to have several of the workshops online, and will send a revised schedule to members soon. We will also hold a general meeting online early June, where we will announce a few new exciting initiatives for members. 

Our thoughts are with all who are impacted by the pandemic around the world, especially those close to the illness. Those of us who can shelter in place, teach online, and work effectively from home are fortunate, and we are grateful that our professional community remains strong in these tough times. We hope you and yours stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing everyone in person next year. 

Best, 

Jon Reinhardt

CALICO President

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Election Results 2020

Thank you to everyone who took a moment to cast your vote over the last few weeks to elect two new members of our executive board and our new vice president.  The nominees receiving the most votes this year are:

Lisa Frumkes and Liudmila Klimanova for the two open executive board positions and Randall Sadler for Vice President.

They will all officially take their positions at the conclusion of this year’s conference and serve three-year terms.  Feel free to contact them or anyone else on the board or in a presidential position if you should have any questions or concerns.  See our boards and staff page for historical and current members of these positions.