Multilingual Language Learning with Digital Media

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Multilingual Language Learning with Digital Media

If you are interested in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), there’s a conference (link no longer active) in Frankfurt in February 2016, which might be worth attending.

The conference, entitled Multilingual CALL: Multilingual Language Learning with Digital Media in Primary and Secondary Classrooms, will be organised by the Institute of English and American Studies of the Goethe University in Frankfurt, and will take place on February 17th and 18th, 2016.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • CALL tools and materials using multiple languages, including previously learned school languages, heritage & minority languages
  • Use of CALL with multilingual learners
  • Language choice and code-alternation in CALL
  • Multilingual practices in web2.0-based and telecollaboration-based CALL
  • Multilingual CALL and language awareness
  • Practical experiences with multilingual CALL at school

Call for papers

Empirical, conceptual and design-oriented contributions from interested participants are all encouraged. Abstracts (500 words) are to be emailed to mcall[at]em.uni-frankfurt[dot]de by 16th November 2015, and notification of acceptance is expected by 1st December. There will also be publication opportunities after the conference, in the form of an edited volume.

Financial assistance

There are a few travel grants for doctorate students (100€ for Germany-based, 200€ for international participants). Participants interested in applying for such a grant are asked to submit a short letter in support of their claim, along with the abstract.


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