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!



How are you going to grow in 2014?

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Now that 2013 has left the conversation, how do you plan on growing your teaching skills in 2014?
To help with your planning, I thought it would be worthwhile starting a discussion about some of the upcoming conferences with a focus on Computer or Mobile Assisted Language Learning. Please feel free to suggest any other events which would be of interest to DMLL readers in the comments section below.

Japan based

Paperless: Innovation and technology. Chiba. February 1.

The 6th international symposium on digital technologies in foreign language learning. Kyoto. March 29.

The Fourth Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom. Osaka. April 17~20.

JALT PAN SIG Conference . Miyazaki. May 10~11.

JALT CALL Conference. Nagoya. June 6~8.

The Japan Association for Language Education and Technology (LET) Conference (Japanese website). Fukuoka. August 4~6.

JALT International Conference.  Ibaraki. November 21~24 (Tech workshops will be staged on November 21 )

Asia based

CAMTESOL. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. February 22~23.

Language in the Online and Offline World. Surabaya, Indonesia. May 27~28.

Korea TESOL 2014. Seoul, Korea. May 31.

Asia TEFL 2014. Sarawak, Malaysia. August 28~30.

GLoCALL 2014 (Joint conference of Asia Pacific CALL and Pacific CALL). Ahmedabad, India. October 9~11.


TESOL 2014. Oregon. March 26~29. If you cannot make it, feel free to sign up for online presentations at the Electronic Village. Registration, January 6~12. (Online presentations begin on January 13)

CALICO conference 2014. Ohio, United States. May 6-10.

Second International Workshop on Technological Innovation for Specialized Linguistic Domains: Lifelong Learning on the Move. Ávila, Spain. May 7~9.

Antwerp CALL 2014. Antwerp, Belgium. July 7~9.

EUROCALL 2014. Netherlands. August 20~23.

All the best for your professional development in 2014.