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APACALL, the Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, is an on-line association of CALL researchers and practitioners who are willing to investigate, share information, discuss, cooperate and collaborate with fellow professionals. It acknowledges the opportunity to use information and communication technologies in learning, teaching and research.


Aims & Objectives

APACALL takes an international view with specific orientation to the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to:

  • provide a mechanism for information exchange on CALL;
  • highlight the importance and value of accessibility and professional engagement with CALL for teachers, students, researchers and other interested professionals;
  • promote and support research and good practice in CALL.

Its objectives are to:

  • contribute to the discussion of the impact of CALL on language learning/teaching and development of authentic cross-cultural communications;
  • promote language teacher professional development in CALL;
  • encourage on-line activities for CALL practice;
  • promote research and research findings on CALL;
  • facilitate the use of CALL for language program accessibility and flexibility, ongoing language maintenance and cross-cultural exchange;
  • promote the study of computer-assisted second language acquisition in the Asia-Pacific region.


Activities

  • APACALL Forum and APACALL E-list for members to collaborate, share information and facilitate discussion (on-line communication between members)
  • APACALL Newsletters to distribute news and resource reviews
  • APACALL Book Series to disseminate research findings
  • APACALL SIGs that can be formed on the basis of common research areas
  • Collegial networking and professional meetings & conferences (e.g., GLoCALL Conference)
  • Links with refereed journals (e.g., CALL-EJ)
  • Technology-Enhanced Language Learning Research Network (TELLRN): International collaborative research teams


Membership

Membership is open to persons who are interested in CALL. Membership is currently free but the status of membership fees will be continuously reviewed. The Membership Application Form should be submitted and accepted to become an APACALL member.


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Executive Committee (November 2016 - October 2018)

Jeong-Bae Son (President, University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Klaus-Dieter Rossade (Vice-President, The Open University, UK)
Vance Stevens (Vice-President, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE)
Arif Altun (Officer, Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Antonie Alm (Officer, University of Otago, New Zealand)
Michael Crawford (Officer, Dokkyo University, Japan)
Kazunori Nozawa (Officer, Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Moonyoung Park (Officer, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)
Thomas Webster (Officer, Ewha Womans University, Korea)


Affiliations

CALICO (Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium)
PacCALL (The Pacific Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning)


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