WorldCALL is the worldwide professional association
for teachers and educators interested in
Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Aims and objectives
WorldCALL aims to enhance computer-assisted language teaching and learning in the global community by bringing educators from around the world together. As an international association WorldCALL:
An International and computer literate audience
To date, WorldCALL has held four major international conferences. The first conference was held in 1998 and was hosted by the University of Melbourne, Australia; the second was held in 2003 in Banff, Canada; the third took place in 2008 in Fukuoka, Japan, and the fourth was hosted by the University of Ulster and held at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Scotland (UK).
1998: CALL to Creativity
WorldCALL 2003: CALL from the Margins
WorldCALL 2008: CALL bridges the world
Proceedings available from: http://www.j-let.org/~wcf/modules/tinyd12/index.php?id=11
WorldCALL 2013: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
The 4th WorldCALL conference was hosted by the University of Ulster and held at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Scotland (UK), from 10th to 13th July 2013.
These events attracted participants from over 50 countries speaking many of the world's languages, from those widely spoken such as Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and English to those less widely represented such as Hebrew, Xhosa, and Gamilaraay. As a result, sponsors have exposure to an international audience of researchers, teachers and leaders who are highly computer literate and aware of the social and cultural impact of computer technology and the internet. As such they are ambassadors for new technologies and computer applications both within and outside the traditional learning arenas.
Selected papers from the 2008 WorldCALL Conference are available from Routledge
Edited by Mike Levy, Françoise Blin, Claire Bradin Siskin and Osamu Takeuchi
The WorldCALL 2013 Book is available from Bloomsbury Academic
Edited by Ana Gimeno, Mike Levy, Françoise Blin and David Barr
Equity and Access - WorldCALL scholarships program
In 2018, WorldCALL will continue its scholarships programme to enable postgraduate students and junior academics to attend the 2013 conference. The scholarships programme, first introduced in 1998, is a positive way in which WorldCALL brings the experiences of language professionals to colleagues working in developing nations. The exchange of ideas and experiences also promotes the development of international, informal human networks that bridge the gap between technologically advanced countries and those underserved in the areas of technology and CALL.
Role of technology promoting a genuinely global perspective
As the world-wide organisation that is concerned with CALL in all of its manifestations technology enhanced language learning, network-based language learning, and information and communication technologies for language learning, WorldCALL is ideally placed to highlight the benefits of new technologies. It plays a leading role in providing a forum for: discussing the application of state-of-the-art technologies for language learning, developing the virtual classroom, supplying professional training and development for teachers and, significantly, giving developing countries, through sponsorship, the opportunity to project their culture worldwide and to become involved in the application of new technologies in language learning.
WorldCALL is the worldwide professional association for teachers and educators interested in Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Members of WorldCALL are drawn from established, professional affiliated associations working in the areas of CALL throughout the world. The current members of WorldCALL are:
EUROCALL (European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning) (Europe-wide) (http://www.eurocall-languages.org)
CALICO (Computer Assisted Language Instruction consortium) (USA based) (http://www.calico.org)
IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology) (USA based) (http://www.iallt.org)
LET (formerly LLA) (Japan Association for Language Education and Technology) (http://www.j-let.org);
CERCLES (Confédération Européenne des Centres de Langues de l'Enseignement Supérieur) (http://www.cercles.org)
CCAQLL/CELAO (Canadian Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning)
IndiaCALL (India Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning) (http://www.indiacall.org)
KAMALL (Korea Association of Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning ) (http://www.kamall.or.kr)
Forthcoming 2018 WorldCALL Conference
The host institution and venue for the 5th WorldCALL conference will be announced here.
WorldCALL 2018 Steering Committee
The headquarters for WorldCALL is located at the University of Queensland, Australia, and Mike Levy is the Executive Director.
For further information
on WorldCALL, please contact:
Professor Mike Levy
The University of Queensland
website is graciously sponsored by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
Special thanks are due to Ana Gimeno.
WorldCALL logo is an adaptation by Siān Davies of MDM Creative,
based upon the original WorldCALL 98 logo, which was designed for the University of Melbourne.