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CALL for the 21st Century


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Here's a call for papers for a conference on computer-assisted language learning in the 21st century. Deadlines for paper proposals for this conference have been extended to March 1, 2000. Go to the following Website for conference information and to submit your proposal: <>.

Hope to see some of you at the conference!



A call for papers

"CALL for the 21st Century", an ESADE and IATEFL Computer SIG joint event

Venue: ESADE, Barcelona, Spain

Dates: June 30th - July 2nd, 2000

Keynote Speakers



This conference aims to provide a state of the art overview of the many uses of computers to assist language learners by drawing together some of the world's leading CALL practitioners.

The application of computers to various aspects of the language learning process has existed for more than 30 years. Applications have been made to all the language skills: writing, reading, speaking, listening, and use been made of a variety of computer technologies.

The arrival of multimedia and the Internet has caused an enormous growth of interest in CALL, and in the last ten years we have seen a growing body of research into the ways in which computers can best facilitate language acquisition.

Has CALL finally come of age? Will new technologies change the way we teach and learn a foreign language? Will they change the way we train our language teachers?

The conference aims to provide participants with both an authoritative overview of where we are in CALL from some of those at the forefront in the world of CALL, together with some answers to questions about what the future holds.

Sending proposals

Proposals for contributions to the conference should be sent in the format below by 1 March 1999 to:

Geoff Jordan
ESADE Idiomas
Av. de Esplugues 92-96
08034 Barcelona, Spain

Further information from Geoff Jordan: or Paul Brett:

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