CALLing all Brains! (2016)

call and brain 2016Are you interested in the role digital technology can play in second language learning? Do you want to find out more about the intersection of neuroscience and language acquisition?  If so, join us at the JALTCALL2016 Conference!

JALTCALL2016 will be held at Tamagawa University (Tokyo, Japan) from June 3rd to 5th. This year we are having a joint conference with the recently-formed BRAIN SIG (neuroscience). The theme is “CALL and the BRAIN” and we are planning to host a wide range of presentations and workshops on these topics.

Our keynote speaker this year will be Mark Pegrum (University of Western Australia),  a key researcher in the field of digital literacies, and the author of Mobile Learning: Languages, Literacies and Cultures. 



There will also be a virtual presentation by our plenary speaker, Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa (FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador), leading researcher in the neuroscience of learning, and author of 
Making Classrooms Better and Mind, Brain, and Education Science.

The call for proposals is open so if you have something to share, please make a submission. The deadline is February   15th, 2016. For more information about submissions and the conference itself, please go to

Hope to see you there!



Asia CALL 2015

This years Asia CALL will be held in Xi’An, China, at the Xi’An Aeronautical University
(Nov 27-30)


Keynote speakers include:

  •  Professor Dr. Jozef Colpaert of the University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Professor Dr. Philippe Martin of the University of Paris-Diderot, France
    University of Toronto, Canada
  • Professor Dr. Zeng Yongqiang, president of the Guangdong Teachers’ College of Foreign Languages and Arts, China

We are excited to hear from anyone who is able to attend. Please post your feedback below if you have a moment to spare. Thank you!


JALT 2015


This November (20-22) the international JALT conference will be held in Shizuoka City.
Here are a few of the highlights:

Plenary speakers: 

  • Jean-Marc Dewaele
  • Joan Kang Shin
  • Tomoko Yashima

Technology in Teaching (TnT) Workshops: Friday 20th November, 13:30 – 19:00

CALL Forum: Saturday the 21st from 5:50-7:20 pm. Featuring some of our favorite superstars like Renaud Davies, and Paul Rain. Be sure not to miss it.

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