Call for Papers: 8th Annual Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL)


8th Annual Conference on Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL) held in conjunction with

The second annual conference of Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching

September 10-11, 2010


The role of CALL in hybrid and online language courses

Plenary speaker: Senta Gortler, Michigan State University

There is an increasing demand for online and hybrid language courses, which presents a unique set of opportunities and challenges for teachers, researchers, and materials developers with computer-assisted language learning (CALL) knowledge. This experience may range from classroom use to research on social networking resources, automated essay-scoring systems, and other emerging technologies. Resources utilized in such courses often precipitate issues concerning cost, training, and effectiveness. This conference aims to explore CALL’s role in the development and evaluation of online and hybrid language courses by collaborating with researchers and graduate students attending to questions such as the following. Papers that address these points are welcome:

How does experience with CALL influence development and evaluation of hybrid and online language courses?

What insights from SLA research can provide insight into the development and evaluation these courses?

What core research issues and methods need to be addressed when developing these courses?

What knowledge can be gained from both successful and less successful attempts at thoughtful course conversion projects?

How do public stakeholders affect the development, evaluation, and success of hybrid language courses?

Deadline for submission has been extended to May 30, 2010. Please submit a 250-word abstract to Jesse Gleason ( to present a paper at the conference. Acceptances will be sent out by June 30, 2010.

Registration fee

$30 USD for students and $60 USD non-students (early bird registration before August 1st)

$45 USD for students and $75 USD non-students (after August 1st)

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and a reception.

Please make checks payable to English Department, ISU and send registration form to:

Volker Hegelheimer

341 Ross Hall

Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011

For more information and registration form, please visit

For further information about the conferences, contact John M. Levis (

Information about previous TSLL conferences can be found at