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Call for chapters for a CALL book
2014-02-26 12:39:17

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: 
Technological Advances

Proposal Submission Deadline: November15, 2011

A book edited by 

Dr. Bin ZOU, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China 

Dr. Minjie XING, University of Manchester, UK 

Dr. Catherine Hua XIANG, The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK 

Dr. Yuping WANG, Griffith University, Australia 

Dr. Mingyu SUN, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA


To be published by IGI Global: 

http://www.igi-global.com/authorseditors/authoreditorresources/callforbookchapters/callforchapterdetails.aspx?callforcontentid=71fcd7a3-13ee-4d38-b2cf-5fc0c1294b03

Introduction 

This book offers a unique way for budding foreign language teachers to gain the skills they need to succeed in their teaching with computer-assisted language learning (CALL) context/Web 2.0 environments/an e-learning dimension. A number of foreign languages including Chinese, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, etc. and good e-learning practice and research are included, thus offers insights and implications for all.


The chapters in this book cover an overview of CALL, mobile learning, comparison of traditional and virtual classrooms, corpus-based studies, e-learning resources and using Web 2.0 tools as open platforms for social learning. These chapters report on original research or present an original framework that links foreign language teaching, experiments and testing practices that utilize the most recent and most widely used e-learning. The chapters present results of surveys with empirical data on actual language teaching outcomes with pedagogical procedures and implications. Commentaries that discuss interesting opinions on issues related to foreign language teaching and e-learning are also included.


Recommended Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
 

  • CALL and Foreign language acquisition

  • Computer-mediated communication

  • Learners? beliefs in CALL

  • E-learning materials development for foreign language learning

  • Collaborative learning in Web 2.0 environments

  • Social networking in language learning and teaching

  • Computer games in language learning

  • Mobile learning

  • Corpora in learning and teaching

  • Using Web 2.0 tools in Foreign learning and teaching

  • E-assessment

  • Distance language learning

  • Software program design

  • Online program design

  • Teacher support in CALL


Submission Procedure 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 15, 2011, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter. They are required to explain how their chapter will meet the objectives of the book and to provide the provisional structure of their proposed chapter (name and indicative content of each section). Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 15, 2011 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 15, 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


Publisher 

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group, Inc.), publisher of the Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning and Handbook of Research on Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visitwww.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2013.


Important Dates:


November 15, 2011: Proposals Submission Deadline 

December 15, 2011: Notification of Acceptance 

February 15, 2012:Full Chapter Submission 

April 15, 2012Review Results Returned 

June 15, 2012Final Chapter Submission 

July 15, 2012Final Deadline


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded by e-mail to:


Dr. Bin Zou 

English Language Centre 

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China 

Tel. (+86) (0) 512 8816 1305 

E-mail: bin.zou@xjtlu.edu.cn

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