Discussion List

CALICO Gaming SIG – avenues for discussion


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: https://discord.gg/nVeZw8JqHq.


Google Groups

The CALICO gaming SIG maintains a discussion list on Google Groups, which is intended to stimulate activity of the SIG between annual CALICO conferences.


The group is private, but anyone can join. Upon subscription, you will be asked to describe your (research) interest in games for language learning. Click here to join.

To keep discussion on this list productive, please be mindful of the following rules. You agree to these rules when you subscribe to the list.


The mailing list is operated and managed by the chair(s) of the CALICO gaming SIG. The list managers reserve the right to remove subscribers and/or refuse subscription at any time without warning or explanation. We would very much prefer not to exercise this right and will not need to if subscribers comply with the list rules. In subscribing to this mailing list and remaining subscribed to it, you are agreeing to adhere to these rules:

Diverse opinions are welcome. We welcome people from a wide variety of professional, disciplinary, methodological, and national traditions, yet all interested in L2 learning and technology. List participants are expected to respect these differences as everyone in the group is a colleague. We ask that you maintain a tone of civility and use good judgment in your posts: disagreements are to be expected, but blatant rudeness, personal attacks, lack of respect, and monopolization of the list to further one’s own agenda are not expected nor will they be tolerated.

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(Taken with amendments from the mailing list of the Gamification Research Network).