Event dates: Tuesday, 5th August 2008 09:00 AM to Friday, 8th August 2008 17:00 PM

Location: Fukuoka, Japan Contact: Announcements
 
WorldCALL 2008 - Call Bridges the World
Technology

Fukuoka, Japan - WorldCALL is a worldwide professional association for teachers and educators interested in computer assisted language learning.

Event Title: WorldCALL 2008 - Call Bridges the World
05-Aug-2008 to 08-Aug-2008
Organizer: Japanese Association for Language Education and Technology
Venue: Fukuoka, Japan
Website: http://www.j-let.org

Description/Theme: WorldCALL 2008 will be held in Fukuoka, located in southern Japan in the Kyushu-Okinawa area/province. The conference theme is: CALL Bridges the World. The conference will take place over four days, 5-8 august, 2008. The conference organisers, the Japanese Association for Language Education and Technology (LET) (http://www.j-let.org/en/) have extensive experience in conference management and are committed to sponsoring four keynote speakers from Europe, North America, South America and Japan. Panel discussions, conference papers and poster sessions and workshops will form the core of activities for WorldCALL 2008. International conditions permitting, LET is confident that it will attract 500 attendees from around the world. The conference proceedings will be produced following the conclusion of the conference. Sponsors will have the opportunity to include their logos in the above materials. Additional promotion opportunities will also be available.
Conference Chair: Mike Levy (Griffith University, Australia)

Conference Vice-Chair: Masayoshi Kinoshita (Fukuoka International University)

Keynote speakers:
Vera Menezes, Brazil
Stephen Bax, UK
Trude Heift, Canada
Katsuhiko Shirai, Japan

WorldCALL is a worldwide professional association for teachers and educators interested in computer assisted language learning. WorldCALL members are established professional CALL associations from throughout the world. The current members of WorldCALL are: EUROCALL, CALICO, IALLT, CERCLES, CCAQLL/ CELAO, ATELL & LET.

To date, WorldCALL has held two major international conferences: the first in 1998 in Melbourne, Australia, and the second in 2003 in Banff, Canada. WorldCALL 2008 will be held in Fukuoka, Japan, and is being organized by LET (the Japan Association for Language Education and Technology). LET will continue the WorldCALL scholarship program to enable postgraduate students and junior academics to attend and will sponsor four keynote speakers from Europe, North America, South America and Japan.

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