Lifetime Achievement Award
2007: Willard Daetsch
Willard Ticknor Daetsch is Professor Emeritus (German Language and Literature) at Ithaca College, where he was also Director of the Center for Individual and Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty Member of the Board of Trustees, President of the Faculty Council, founder and chair of the Technology Interest Group, and member of the Advisory Committee of the Gerontology Institute and the Board of the Protestant Community. He was appointed a Dana Fellow and visiting faculty at Carnegie Mellon University to investigate use of technology in the learning, teaching, and researching of languages (1987-1989 and 1990-1992) which led to his joining CALICO in 1988. In the Ithaca area he has been active in the community: Cayuga Chamber Orchestra Board and Advisory Committee of the Office for the Aging (Ithaca and New York state). He also serves on the Tompkins County Ethics Committee, Human Rights Commission, and Long Term Care Committee.
Outstanding CALICO Journal Article Award
The outstanding article in the CALICO Journal is selected by CALICO's Editorial Board from among the articles published in the preceding year's volume. The outstanding article is recognized at CALICO's annual conference banquet, and its author(s) is(are) presented with a plaque and a prize. Criteria include importance of the topic addressed in the article, quality of research, and contribution to the field of computer-assisted language learning.
Volume 29 (2011-2012)
East, M., & King, C. (2012). L2 Learners' Engagement with High Stakes Listening Tests: Does Technology Have a Beneficial Role to Play? CALICO Journal, 29(2), 208-223. (see abstract [members and subscribers see full article])
Volume 28 (2010-2011)
Sauro, S. (2011). SCMC for SLA: A research synthesis. CALICO Journal, 28(2), 369-391. (see abstract [members and subscribers see full article])
Volume 27 (2009-2010)
Yamada, M., & Akahori, K. (2009). Awareness and performance through self- and partner's image in Videoconferencing. CALICO Journal, 27(1), 1-25. (see abstract [members see full article])
Volume 25 (2007-2008)
Winke, P., & Goertler, S. (2008). Did we forget someone? Students' computer access and literacy for CALL. CALICO Journal, 25(3), 482-509. (see abstract [members see full article])
Volume 24 (2006-2007)
Lafford, B. A., Lafford, P. A., & Sykes, J. (2007). Entre dicho y hecho ...: An assessment of the application of research from second language acquisition and related fields to the creation of Spanish CALL materials for lexical acquisition. CALICO Journal, 24(3), 427-529. (see abstract [members see full article])
Volume 23 (2005-2006)
Hegelheimer, V., & Fisher, D. (2006). Grammar, writing, and technology: A sample technology-supported approach to teaching grammar and improving writing for ESL Learners. CALICO Journal, 23(2), 257-279. (see abstract [members see full article])
Volume 22 (2004-2005)
Thorne, S., & Payne, J. S. (2005). Evolutionary trajectories, internet-mediated expression, and language education. CALICO Journal, 22(3), 371-397. (see abstract [members see full article])
Volume 21 (2003-2004)
Savignon, S., & Roithmeier, W. (2004). Computer-mediated communication: Texts and strategies. CALICO Journal, 21(2), 265-290. (see article)
Volume 20 (2002-2003)
Payne, J. S., & Whitney, P. (2002). Developing L2 oral proficiency through synchronous CMC: Output, working memory, and interlanguage development. CALICO Journal, 20(1), 7-32. (see article)
Volume 19 (2001-2002)
Darhower, M. (2002) Interactional features of synchronous computer-mediated communication in the intermediate L2 class: A sociocultural case study. CALICO Journal, 19(2), 249-277. (see article)
Volume 18 (2000-2001)
Kang, Y.-S., & Maciejewski, A. (2000). A student model of technical Japanese reading proficiency for an intelligent tutoring system. CALICO Journal, 18(1), 9-40. (see article)
Language-learning Website Award: The Esperanto "Access to Language Education Award"
CALICO, Lernu.net, and the Esperantic Studies Foundation present this award to a website offering exceptional language-learning resources. The winning website is recognized at CALICO's annual conference banquet, and its developers are presented with an Award Certificate and a prize. Noncommercial (cost-free) websites, created and/or maintained by CALICO members, are eligible for this award. The following is the criteria and directions for nominating a website:
Sites created and/or maintained by current CALICO members are eligible for the Access to Language Education award (ALE). Nominated sites will be judged on the usefulness, the breadth and depth of available resources in support of language learning, meeting some or all of the following criteria. Sites must be open access (cost-free), or have an open access section (which will be the section evaluated for the Award).
1. Ease of access and range of accessibility: Web-based learning resources accessible by individual language learners from varying cultural, linguistic and geographic backgrounds.
2. Versatility of the resources: For learners of various ages (adolescent, university student, and/or adult self-learner) and educational goals (conversation, business, literature, preparation for language competence certification, etc.). Resources addressing varied learning styles and offering diverse types of learning activities and tasks.
3. Breadth of the resources: Materials to help students to progress from the beginning level of language learning to moderate levels of language proficiency. Sites which aggregate and annotate language learning resources available on other sites. Materials for learning more than one language will be considered a plus.
It is NOT necessary to meet all of these criteria. If you have created an outstanding language web site, please consider nominating it. CALICO members may submit nominations for their own web sites, or those of other CALICO members (with their consent).
Nominations should include:
A) a brief paragraph describing the nature and purpose of the web site, B) contact information of the CALICO member who is the web site's developer/maintainer (name, email address, and telephone number),
C) the URL of the web site,
D) A one-page (or less) discussion of how the site maximizes access to language learning, referencing the criteria described above.
Please be clear, concise, and DESCRIPTIVE in your brief descriptions.
The winner will be announced during the Annual Symposium. Please send nomination information directly to Derek Roff: email@example.com.
Papiers-Mâchés (visit the website)
Macedonian Language E-Learning Center (visit the website)
Biljana Belamaric Wilsey
Acceso (visit the website)
Amy Rossomondo, the Staff of the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center, and the KU Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Aymara on the Internet (visit the website)
Gillian Lord, M. J. Hardman, Justino Llanque-Chana, Howard Beck, & Marcela Pineros
Français interactif [visit the website]
Karen Kelton, Carl Blyth, & Nancy Guilloteau
French Online [visit the website]
Christopher Jones (Project Director & Coauthor); Marc Siskin (Technical Lead); & Sophie Queuniet & Bonnie Youngs (coauthors)
Autonomous Technology-assisted Language Learning (The ATALL wikibook) [visit the website]
Bauhaus and Beyond: Influences on Chicago's Skyline [visit the website]
Franziska Lys, Denise Meuser, & Ingrid Zeller (Project Conception and Development); Denise Meuser & Ingrid Zeller (Video Production); Mark Schaefer (Camera and Editing); Franziska Lys, Daniel Escuatia, & Adam Bennett (Software Development)
German Resources on the Web [visit the website]
Jim Witte, Donna Van Handle, & Anne Green (American Association of Teachers of German).
Spanish Grammar Exercises [visit the website]
Barbara Kuczun Nelson
Outstanding Graduate Student Award
The outstanding graduate student is selected by CALICO's Executive Board. The recipient is recognized at CALICO's annual conference and is presented with a certificate and a prize (see criteria and procedures below).
D. Joseph Cunningham (University of Kansas)
Theresa Schenker (Michigan State University)
Julian ChengChiang Chen (University of Maryland College Park)
Tetyana Sydorenko (Michigan State University)
Peter Wood (University of Waterloo)
Julie Sykes (University of Minnesota)
Senta Goertler (University of Arizona)
Kara McBride (University of Arizona) and Jonathan Reinhardt (Pennsylvania State University)
Sabine Siekmann (University of South Florida)
Claudia Kost (University of Arizona)
Jozef Colpaert (University of Antwerp)
Outstanding Graduate Student
Candidates must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program, in good standing, and actively pursuing a degree with a primary focus on CALL (e.g., doing a CALL-related dissertation)
Candidates should have already been advanced to candidacy, that is, at least at the point of beginning to undertake research on the dissertation.
Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:
CALL research projects completed and in progress,
CALL development projects completed and in progress,
Participation in CALICO, and
General service to the profession, teaching, research, and potential for making significant contributions to the field.
Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone familiar with their work.
Candidates submit a description of their work based on a form available through CALICO: Form to Submit
Candidates request a letter of recommendation from an individual familiar with his/her work. The letter of recommendation should be submitted directly to CALICO.