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Mon Oct 31 2011

FYI: Book Chapter Call: Computer-Assisted Lang Teaching

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Message 1: Book Chapter Call: Computer-Assisted Lang Teaching
Date: 29-Oct-2011
From: Bin Zou <bin.zouxjtlu.edu.cn>
Subject: Book Chapter Call: Computer-Assisted Lang Teaching
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Proposal Submission Deadline: November15, 2011
Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning:
Technological Advances

A book edited by
Dr Bin ZOU, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Dr Minjie XING, University of Manchester, UK
Dr Catherine Hua XIANG, The London School of Economics and
Political Science, UK
Dr Yuping WANG, Griffith University, Australia
Dr Mingyu SUN, University of Wisconsin, USA

To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-
global.com/authorseditors/authoreditorresources/callforbookchapters/c
allforchapterdetails.aspx?callforcontentid=71fcd7a3-13ee-4d38-b2cf-
5fc0c1294b03

Introduction
This book offers a unique way for budding foreign language teachers
to gain the skills they need to succeed in their teaching with computer-
assisted language learning (CALL) context/Web 2.0 environments/an
e-learning dimension. A number of foreign languages including
Chinese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese,
Portuguese, etc and good e-learning practice and research are
included, thus offers insights and implications for all.

The chapters in this book cover an overview of CALL, mobile learning,
comparison of traditional and virtual classrooms, corpus-based studies,
e-learning resources and using Web 2.0 tools as open platforms for
social learning. These chapters report on original research or present
an original framework that links foreign language teaching,
experiments and testing practices that utilize the most recent and most
widely used e-learning. The chapters present results of surveys with
empirical data on actual language teaching outcomes with pedagogical
procedures and implications. Commentaries that discuss interesting
opinions on issues related to foreign language teaching and e-learning
are also included.

Recommended Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- CALL and Foreign language acquisition
- Computer-mediated communication
- Learners’ beliefs in CALL
- E-learning materials development for foreign language learning
- Collaborative learning in Web 2.0 environments
- Social networking in language learning and teaching
- Computer games in language learning
- Mobile learning
- Corpora in learning and teaching
- Using Web 2.0 tools in Foreign learning and teaching
- E-assessment
- Distance language learning
- Software program design
- Online program design
- Teacher support in CALL

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before
November 15, 2011, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining
the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter. They are required
to explain how their chapter will meet the objectives of the book and to
provide the provisional structure of their proposed chapter (name and
indicative content of each section). Authors of accepted proposals will
be notified by December 15, 2011 about the status of their proposals
and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be
submitted by February 15, 2012. All submitted chapters will be
reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be
requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea
Group, Inc.)。 For additional information regarding the publisher,
please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be
released in 2013.

Important Dates:

November 15, 2011: Proposals Submission Deadline
December 15, 2011: Notification of Acceptance
February 15, 2012: Full Chapter Submission
April 15, 2012: Review Results Returned
June 15, 2012: Final Chapter Submission
July 15, 2012: Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded by e-mail to:
Dr. Bin Zou
English Language Centre
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
No.111 Ren'ai Road
Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province
P.R. China 215123
E-mail: bin.zouxjtlu.edu.cn

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics


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