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Thu Oct 21 2010

Confs: Applied Ling/UK

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        1.     June Thompson , EUROCALL

Message 1: EUROCALL
Date: 20-Oct-2010
From: June Thompson <d.j.thompsonhull.ac.uk>
Subject: EUROCALL
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EUROCALL
Short Title: EUROCALL 2011


Date: 31-Aug-2011 - 03-Sep-2011
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Contact: Oranna Speicher
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.eurocall2011.eu/eurocall/index.aspx

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The University of Nottingham is delighted to welcome Eurocall back to the
UK in 2011. The conference will take place on the Jubilee Campus in the city
of Nottingham and will be hosted by the School of Modern Languages and
Cultures.

The theme of the Nottingham conference is 'The Call Triangle: Student,
Teacher and Institution' and will seek to explore student expectations of the
role of technology in their learning, how the teaching profession embraces
new developments and the part played by the learning institution in providing
a rich learning environment for both students and staff.

Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is an established but rapidly
evolving academic field that explores the role of information and
communication technologies in language learning and teaching. It includes
highly interactive and communicative support for listening, speaking, reading
and writing, involving extensive use of the Internet, and a wide range of
activities and initiatives in materials development, pedagogical practice, and
research.

Research in CALL has been carried out for more than thirty years, and has
now reached a significant level of volume and maturity. It is a truly
international discipline and has led to notable improvements in the teaching
and learning of languages in secondary and higher education institutions
worldwide. It is important, however, to emphasise the interdisciplinary nature
of CALL. CALL research can be said to belong to the field of Applied
Language Studies and, in particular, to Second Language Acquisition (SLA),
itself a rapidly evolving discipline. CALL and SLA are related to linguistics
and its subdivisions: sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis,
psycholinguistics, semantics, phonetics, and corpus linguistics.


Conference Programme:

Wednesday 31st August

08:30 - 17:00
Registration

09:30 - 17:00
Workshop programme
Full day and half day workshops

17:00 - 18:30
Educational Showcase Programme

19:30 - 22:00
Social Event
Welcome Reception, Atrium Building, Jubilee Campus

Thursday 1st September

08:30 - 17:00
Registration

08:45 - 18:00
Conference Programme

19:30
Evening social event - ''A Taste of the East Midlands'' on University
Park, the University of Nottingham's main campus.

Friday 2nd September

08:30 - 16:00
Registration

09:00 - 18:00
Conference programme

19:30
Conference Dinner - Blotts Country Club

Saturday 3rd September

09:00 - 15:00
Conference Programme

15:00 - 16:00
Closing Ceremony


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