CALICO, the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium is a professional organization that serves a membership involved in both education and technology. CALICO has an emphasis on language teaching and learning but reaches out to all areas that employ the languages of the world to instruct and to learn. CALICO is a recognized international clearinghouse and leader in computer assisted learning and instruction. It is a premier global association dedicated to computer-assisted language learning (CALL).
CALICO began mainly as a group of people interested in using and producing technology-based materials for language teaching. After 25 years of growth and experience, CALICO now includes foreign language educators, programmers, technicians, web page designers, CALL developers, CALL practitioners, novice CALL users, second language acquisition researchers–anyone interested in exploring the use of technology for foreign language teaching and learning.
Membership Benefits include:
• Full-text access to the CALICO Journal, a thrice-yearly publication devoted to the dissemination of research in the use of technology in language learning.
• Discounts on other publications of the organization such as issues in CALICO’s annual book series “Advances in CALL Research and Practice”.
• Discounted conference registration at CALICO’s annual conference as well as EuroCALL’s annual conference as well as discounted membership in EuroCALL.
CALICO’s Annual Conferences provide a forum for discussions of state-of-the-art educational technology and its applications to teaching and learning languages. The conferences feature preconference workshops, papers, software demonstrations, panels, and special interest group meetings for participants at all levels of expertise. CALICO members enjoy discounted conference registration.
CALICO’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) allow members to become involved in ways that are individually most meaningful and to network with other members who have similar interests.
CALICO’s Publications provide valuable information to the general community. Publications such as our new Monograph Series Volume 5: Calling on CALL: From Theory and Research to New Directions in Foreign Language Teaching and Volume 6: Preparing and Developing Technology-proficient L2 Teachers respond to the information needs of language teachers, learners, and others who use educational technologies.