Welcome to the CALICO Gaming SIG, which became an official SIG at the 2011 CALICO Conference. This SIG focuses on research, discussion, and instruction around gaming. The SIG normally holds a meeting at each CALICO conference. 

Announcing the CALICO Gaming SIG Discord Discussion Board (8.30.2022)

We have created a Discord Discussion Board for the CALICO Gaming SIG. Here we will discuss issues related to gaming and language learning, including ideas for the classroom, upcoming conferences, and highlight some recent publications. Please, feel free to join the discussion using the following link:

Interact with the SIG between conferences through our discussion list on Google Groups:!forum/calico-gaming-sig (click here to join).

If you have questions, contact the SIG Chairs:

Chair: Jakob Johnson (

Associate Chair: Daniel Dixon (

Past events organized by the SIG:

Gaming SIG @ CALICO 2014:

Gaming SIG Workshop:

Preconference Workshop: Game Design for Non-Game Designers
Presenters: Christopher Hill and Jeff Kuhn

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 9:00am-12:00pm
Moore Hall Room 153A

Panel presentation: 

Successes, Failures, and Methodological Issues in the Design and Evaluation of Game-supported L2 Learning Environments
Presenters: Frederik Cornillie, Jeff Kuhn, Kyle Scholz
Friday, May 9 @ 2:00pm
Bentley 140

Gaming SIG @ CALICO 2013:

Gaming SIG Workshop:

Preconference Workshop: Place-Based Mobile Game Design for L2 Learning and Teaching
Presenters: J. Scott Payne, Julie Sykes

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 9:00am-4:00p
Moore Hall Room 153A

Other sessions of interest: 

Semiotic Remediation and Language Learning through Place-based Plurilingual Gaming
Presenters: 503 Design Collective
Thursday, May 23 @ 3:30pm
Koi Room

A Meta-analysis of Research Frameworks in Digital Games and L2 Teaching and Learning (30min presentation)
Presenter: Jonathon Reinhardt
Thursday, May 23 @ 4:30pm
Keoni Room

Gaming SIG @ CALICO 2012:

Preconference Workshop: Place-Based Mobile Game Design for L2 Learning and Teaching
J. Scott Payne, Julie Sykes

Panel Presentation: Designs and Discourses in Digital Game-Mediated L2 Learning
Julie Sykes, Christopher Hill, Jonathon Reinhardt, David Neville, Steve Thorne

Gaming SIG @ CALICO 2011: Gaming SIG officially formed.

Previous chairs:

  • 2011-2013: Chris Hill (The Ohio State University)