APACALL Online Symposium 2024



This online symposium provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to explore research and practice in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and technology-enhanced language teaching (TELT). It is designed to support participants in understanding, implementing, and researching CALL and TELT.

The symposium is open to everyone (both members and non-members of APACALL). If you wish to present a paper at the symposium, you need to be an APACALL member first. Non-members are welcome to join APACALL (free membership) by completing and submitting a membership application form through the APACALL website.


[Call for Proposals]
PDF

APACALL invites proposals (consisting of a title of no more than 15 words and an abstract of 100-150 words each) for presentations related to CALL and TELT (15-minute Live Talk + 5-minute Q & A for each session). Potential presenters are asked to download and complete the Abstract Submission Form and then submit the completed form to the APACALL webmaster via email (webmaster@apacall.org) by 30 April 2024.

Proposals are encouraged within the sub-themes below, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) in language learning and teaching
  • Extended reality (XR) in language learning and teaching
  • Machine translation in language learning and teaching
  • Digital games in language learning and teaching
  • Digital tools and resources for language learning and teaching
  • Language learners and teachers in digital environments.


[Important Dates]

Proposal submission: 1 February - 30 April 2024
Proposal review: 1 - 31 May 2024
Presenter registration: 1 - 30 June 2024
Participant registration: 1 June - 30 September 2024
Symposium: Friday, 25 October 2024 (10:30 am - 6:30 pm AEST)


[Registration]

Free registration
Online from 1 June to 30 September 2024


[Organisation]

Symposium Chair: Jeong-Bae Son
Symposium Co-Chair: Natasha Ruzic

Program Committee
Jeong-Bae Son (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Natasha Ruzic (Institute for Migration Research, Croatia)

Proposal Review Committee
Andrew Philpott (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
Antonie Alm (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Made Hery Santosa (Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha, Indonesia)
Moonyoung Park (Jeju National University, Korea)
Thomas Webster (Ewha Womans University, Korea)
Arif Altun (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Edwina Bensal (De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines)
Ferit Kilickaya (Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey)
Junjie Gavin Wu (Macao Polytechnic University, China)


[Invited Speakers]

Joy Egbert

Benefits and Caveats of AI Use for Language Teaching
AI applications such as MagicSchool and pedagog can make designing and implementing language instruction more efficient and effective for teachers. For example, AI use can help language teachers to differentiate instruction, adapt resources, and create just-in-time explanations in any mode. From creating handouts to developing instant lessons and assessments, the affordances of these apps are nearly endless. However, there are caveats to the use of AI in language teaching. For example, teachers must know the correct tool to use and how to prompt well and monitor the output carefully. This presentation introduces the MagicSchool and pedagog toolkits, presents examples of tool use for language teaching, and demonstrates some of the limitations of these AI applications.

Glenn Stockwell

Going Beyond the Hype: Teaching and Learning with AI Technologies
The past few years have witnessed phenomenal leaps in the development of AI, making this one of the most transformative periods not only for education but also for society at large. While AI technologies themselves are not new, generative AI, which revolutionizes how people interact with technological tools and resources, has naturally piqued interest in the field of language education. AI-driven tools, including intelligent tutoring systems, adaptive learning platforms, and chatbots, have gradually shaped language learning frameworks over several years, catering to diverse learner needs and fostering a more engaging, interactive, and efficient learning environment. The monumental shift brought about by recent advances in sophisticated machine translation and large language model technologies has led to an almost instantaneous transformation in teaching and learning practices, and keeping pace with these developments has proven challenging for many. This presentation offers a comprehensive overview of the journey we have undertaken thus far, providing insights that allow us to envision the path ahead. Going beyond hype and conjecture, it explores the steadily growing body of empirical evidence, realistically assessing what lies before us. The discussion considers the interconnected threads in second language teaching and learning, encompassing pedagogical, research, ethical, policy, and legal implications.


[Contact]

For more information, you can contact APACALL webmaster.



Copyright © APACALL