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Final Call For Chapters: “Technology in Language Learning & Teaching Strategies”
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5/1/2018 to 5/15/2018
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Where: Spain
Contact: Dara Tafazoli

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Final Call for Chapters
“Technology in Language Learning & Teaching Strategies”

Editors:
Dara Tafazoli, University of Cordoba, Spain
Mitra Mesgar, University of Technology Petronas, Malaysia
Aubrey Neil Leveridge, University of British Columbia, Canada Nicholas J. Santavicca, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA

ComputerAssisted Language Learning (CALL) is an approach to language teaching and learning in which computer technology is used as an aid to the presentation, reinforcement, and assessment of material to be learned, usually including a substantial interactive element.

Recently, the numbers of English teachers using CALL has increased markedly. Therefore, the purpose of this book is to open a wider insight into the role and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in second/foreign language learning and teaching. This

is packed with CALL knowledge, insights into computers in the learning process, providing

teachers with new methods of incorporating culture, grammar, and real language use in the

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classroom.

This book will help educators, teachers, and researchers to gain more knowledge to fulfil a wide

range of activities spanning materials and courseware development, pedagogical practice and

research.

Students and teachers are likely to wonder: How effective are these programs? How worthwhile is

it to spend time and money on them? How do we choose among so many offerings? Having

invested much time and effort and come to the sobering realization that their labor of love may

not have always worked miracles, CALL developers may also ask themselves: Have the initial

promises of CALL been realized? How do we improve? Is there any untapped potential left in

CALL?

In light of this, the volume’s editors are looking for proposals for chapters that address the

crossroads of technology in language learning and teaching strategies. In particular, the editors are

interested in theoretical or empirical studies that address the interaction between technology and

learning and teaching strategies involved in second/foreign language teaching and learning.

Submitted chapters may focus on (but are not limited to):

• Learning and teaching strategies: theoretical foundations and perspectives

• Hardware and Software technologies

• Virtual Environments

• Telecollaboration and CMC

• Digital game-based learning

• Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL)

• Corpora and language learning

• Computer-supported collaborative learning

• Content development and management

• Teacher professional development

• Collaborative and/or interactive learning with technology

• Blended learning and hybrid courses

• Open, distance, and flexible learning contexts

• TELL in informal learning environments (outside the classroom)

• MOOCs

• Assessment & evaluation

• Digital and CALL literacies

• E-learning

• Multimedia-based teaching and learning

Proposals representing various methodological paradigms are welcome, including quantitative,

qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Proposals that represent specific, pedagogically

creative uses of CALL are also welcome, provided that researchers address how language learners

have been affected by the use of the technology.

Potential contributors are invited to submit a 500-word proposal by May 15, 2018, (NO

EXTENSION) including the following information:

The title.

The abstracts should be sent to Dara Tafazoli at z52tatad@uco.es.
Information concerning acceptance will be sent out by June 15, 2018.

Author name(s) and affiliation(s), and contact information.

A summary of chapter.

A short biography including recent publications for each author.

The volume will be discussed with reputable international publishers. Once chapter proposals have

been confirmed, a complete book proposal will be sent to the publisher. Once the contract has

been secured, the authors of the accepted proposals will be notified about specific submission

guidelines and requested to submit full chapters in the range of 6000-8000 words. Chapters should

be original work and should not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted

chapters will be reviewed using a double-blind review process. Authors may also be requested to

serve as reviewers for this book project.

Inquiries about the proposals and the project should be sent to Dara Tafazoli at z52tatad@uco.es.

We look forward to receiving a wide-range of manuscripts that connect technology to language

learning and teaching strategies. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

And if do you know of anyone who may be interested in contributing to this project, please spread

the word.

About us:

Dara Tafazoli is doing his PhD in Language and Culture at the University of Cordoba in Spain. He has taught English language at several universities and language institutes in Iran for eight years. His research interests are in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and cross- cultural studies related to language learning and teaching. Dara has published 11 books with different publishers around the world such as Palgrave Macmillan, IGI Global, Khate Sefid Press, etc. Also, he has published and presented more than 60 papers in different international journals and conferences.

Mitra Mesgar is assistant professor at University of Technology Petronas, Malaysia. Dr. Mesgar holds a PhD of English studies and Linguistics from the National University of Malaysia in 2015. She is interested in web-based pedagogical tools and Scaffolding in online learning environments and, most recently, using technology in teaching and learning. Mitra has published over 6 articles and papers and she was the Editor of Social and Behavioural Sciences journal. She has organised a national and international conferences and is the convenor and the co-creator of the Free Linguistics Conference.

Aubrey Neil Leveridge is currently a lecturer in the science stream of the Academic English Program at Vantage College, UBC and an educational technology specialist. For almost two decades, Dr. Leveridge has been an instructor/lecturer at various university levels including undergraduate, graduate, at a teachers’ college, and at K-12 levels. Dr. Leveridge is dedicated to student success and well-being while constantly honing his instructional skills in order to provide an adaptive, efficient, and supportive learning environment. He has led and participated in workshops on student support, technology innovations, integration of technology into classroom situations, and enhancing curriculum designs. In addition to instructional advancements, he has authored and co-authored publications in top educational technology journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He currently acts as a committee member for the curriculum in the science stream for the Academic English Program at UBC’s Vantage College.

Nicholas Santavicca is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the American Language & Cultures Institute at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Santavicca received his doctorate in ESL/Bilingual Curriculum & Instruction from Texas Tech University. Dr. Santavicca has previously held teaching and administrative positions in both ESL K-12 and higher educational settings in the United States and abroad. His research in CALL involves utilizing social media platforms to innovate and enhance instructional practices/curriculum.

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