The focus of the 2023 EUROCALL conference is on inclusiveness of all languages, which is reflected in the main conference theme “CALL for all languages”. We particularly welcome papers that focus on supporting and promoting indigenous, endangered, and less commonly spoken languages, but themes related to other languages and language technologies in CALL are also very welcome.
Following the UN‘s declaration of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032, this year‘s conference theme draws attention to the importance of building a global community for the preservation, revitalization, and teaching of indigenous, endangered, and less commonly spoken languages, and other languages in the world, with the aid of computers. As such, this conference will contribute to the global action plan for supporting speakers, teachers, and learners of all these languages by sharing knowledge about the newest trends and technologies in CALL. Researchers and practitioners will be able to share their insights about both ways to promote language diversity and multilingual aspects in CALL and opportunities to create sustainable development efforts in teaching and preservation methods of smaller and less-commonly taught languages. However, insights from larger and more commonly taught languages will also be an asset to this conference as they would provide information from research and practice using newest tools and technologies in language education. Although the main focus is on the support of indigenous, endangered, and less commonly spoken languages, other themes related to CALL and more-commonly taught languages are also very welcome.
Potential themes could include but are not limited to:
- Indigenous languages and CALL
- Endangered languages and CALL
- Less commonly spoken languages and CALL
- Archaic languages and CALL
- Sign languages and CALL to help Deaf and hearing-impaired communities to learn languages
- CALL and Braille writing system to help Blind and visually impaired communities to learn languages
- Preserving, documenting, and reviving languages
- Distant learning and CALL
- Collaborative learning and CALL
- High-tech and low-tech environments in CALL
- Learner assessment in CALL
- Teacher training in CALL
- Language management systems (LMSs) in CALL
- Synchronous and asynchronous learning
- Promoting the learning of languages with CALL technologies
- Application of theories and frameworks supporting CALL
- Any other theme related to CALL and language learning technologies are welcome
All further information can be found on the EUROCALL 2023 website.