Online discussion: The Future of CALL
- Hi all--
Sophie has invited Webheads to join this
discussion--esp. if you are a TESOL member. I believe
"CALL" will include online, CMC, LMSs, etc.
This is a limited time offer, and it could be an
important locus of ideas. You will need to sign up at
the IATEFL Sig YG (address below) beforehand.
Please join us!
Online Fielded Discussion "THE FUTURE OF CALL"
31st January � 5th February
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�Where has Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
been, where is it now and where is it going?� (Bax,
The questions raised by Stephen Bax and other scholars
are still very timely. Are we satisfied with the
development that CALL has taken? How would we like
CALL to develop in the future? Should specific areas
be given priority in CALL-related research? The above
questions are but a few among those which often puzzle
our minds. What better time to discuss the future than
at the beginning of a new year.
Please join the IATEFL COMP-SIG and the TESOL CALL-IS
in discussing thoughts, opinions, beliefs and hopes
and aspirations for the future of CALL. This online
discussion will take place on the electronic list of
IATEFL COMP-SIG and will be fielded by Stephen Bax
(Canterbury Christ Church University College, UK).
The discussion will take place from 31st January to
Food for thought is available at:
where Stephen Bax�s article �CALL-past, present and
future� and Mark Warschauer�s and Deborah Healey�s
article �Computers and Language Learning: An overview�
Make sure you join the IATEFL COMP-SIG list so as to
take part in the discussion. You can join by sending a
blank email to
Looking forward to �seeing� you there and �listening�
to what you have to say!
IATEFL COMP-SIG Deputy Coordinator & Acting Discussion