Another new item by CALICO for members to enjoy but also nonmembers. Take a moment and read a byte. I bet you’ll enjoy it and also learn something interesting.
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.
Bryan Smith, Arizona State University
Ana Oskoz, University of Maryland Baltimore County Book Review Editor
Oksana Vorobel, BMCC, CUNY
Learning Technology Reviews Editor
Theresa Schenker, Yale University
Esther Horn, CALICO
Assistant to the Editors
Michael Winans, Arizona State University
CALICO Journal http://equinoxpub.com/CALICO ISSN: 2056-9017 (online)
The CALICO Journal, founded in 1983, moved to Equinox in 2015. CALICO Journal is the official publication of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) and is devoted to the dissemination of information concerning the application of technology to language teaching and language learning. The journal is published online-only, is fully refereed and publishes research articles and studies and software and book reviews. Three issues appear annually and normally one of them is a thematic issue on current discourses and developments in Computer-Assisted Language Learning. CALICO’s international editorial board and large group of authors and reviewers reflect its global readership.
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!!
In an effort to make your CALICO membership worth even more to you and offer you something which might be of help during your busy schedule, CALICO brings you CALL Research Briefs which are digest-length summaries of current CALL research articles.
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
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
This year’s award ceremony and member business meeting took place on June 2nd. It lasted one hour and if you didn’t get a chance to attend, you can view the meeting here:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
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.