2020 International Conference on CALL


3rd Notice

December 5-6, 2020 Beijing, China

Jointly hosted by Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and China Computer-Assisted Language Learning Association (ChinaCALL), and organized by BFSU Artificial Intelligence and Human Languages Lab and the Institute of Online Education of BFSU, the 2020 International Conference on CALL will be held in Beijing, China, from December 5-6, 2020. The conference aims to share knowledge, skills, and ideas on the integration of technologies and language learning in the forms of plenary sessions and symposia.

The conference will be live streamed for free. We welcome experts, teachers, and practitioners in CALL to join us online!

Conference theme:

ChinaCALL in Retrospect and Prospect

Keynote speakers:

  • 1. Yueguo Gu

    Prof. Yueguo Gu is the Chief Scientist of Artificial Intelligence and Human Languages Lab, Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is also the President of China Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ChinaCALL), the founding Dean of the Institute of Online Education and Guest Professor of the University of Nottingham. His research areas include pragmatics, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, rhetoric, the philosophy of language, and online education.

  • 2. Bill Rivers

    Dr. Bill Rivers is the Principal of WP Rivers & Associates, a consulting firm in the language industry. He served for 8 years as the Executive Director of the Joint National Committee for Languages, in Washington, DC. He has more than 30 years’ experience in culture and language for economic development and national security, with publications in second and third language acquisition research, proficiency assessment, program evaluation, and language policy development and advocacy. He is the immediate past and founding Chair of ASTM Technical Committee F43, Language Services and Products and chairs the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 232, Education and Learning Services. He serves as a member of the America’s Languages Working Group of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is an honorary member of the Association of Language Companies. He received the PhD in Russian from Bryn Mawr College and the MA and BA in Russian and the BS (Aerospace Engineering) from the University of Maryland. He speaks Russian and French.

  • 3. Agnes Kukulska-Hulme

    Agnes Kukulska-Hulme is Professor of Learning Technology and Communication in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University, UK, where she leads the Future Learning Programme. Her expertise spans online distance education, mobile learning and language learning. Professor Kukulska-Hulme is on Editorial Boards of several journals including ReCALL, System, RPTEL, and International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning. She has been a Visiting Scholar in several countries and an invited speaker at over 100 international conferences and events. Her publications include reports for UNESCO, British Council, Commonwealth of Learning, International Research Foundation for English Language Education, and Cambridge University Press.

  • 4. Fengchun Miao

    Dr. Fengchun Miao is the Chief of the Unit for Technology and Artificial Intelligence in Education at UNESCO, Education Sector, Headquarters in Paris. He is leading programmes in areas of ICT in education policy development, AI and education, digital skills development for teachers and students, Open Educational Resources (OER), mobile learning, and future e-schools. He is also in charge of UNESCO Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education. Highlights of his achievements include the launch and continuous organization of Mobile Learning Week for 9 years, the development and adoption of Qingdao Declaration on leveraging ICT to achieve SDG 4 and Beijing Consensus on AI and Education. He brings with his experiences of supporting more than 60 countries directly for the development of national ICT in education policies and OER policies. Before joining UNESCO, Dr. Miao was the Director-General of the National Research Centre for Computer Education, Ministry of Education, China. In that capacity, he was responsible for the development of national ICT in education policies and ICT curriculum standards for students, and managing the National Association for the Use of ICT in K-12 Schools of China.

  • 5. Carolyn Rosé

    Dr. Carolyn Rosé is a Professor of Language Technologies and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. She is Past President and Inaugural Fellow of the International Society of the Learning Sciences and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Her research program is focused on better understanding the social and pragmatic nature of conversation, and using this understanding to build computational systems that can improve the efficacy of conversation between people, and between people and computers. Her group’s highly interdisciplinary work, published in over 250 peer reviewed publications, is represented in the top venues of 5 fields which include Language Technologies, Learning Sciences, Cognitive Science, Educational Technology, and Human-Computer Interaction.

Themes of symposia:

1. Emerging CALL Research & Practices

2. Corpus-based and Data-driven Learning

3. Artificial Intelligence and Language Learning

4. Language Learning during Lockdown

5. Innovating CALL Technologies

6. Publishing in CALL

Conference information:

1. Conference sessions:

The conference will be composed of plenary sessions and symposia. All speakers are invited only.

2. Working language:

English and Chinese.

3. Registration fee:

The conference will be live streamed for free. This is the livestreaming link: https://ttv.cn/archives/11091

Contact us:

E-mail: conference@beiwaionline.com

Tel: (86) 010-68473037

Fax: (86) 010-68471772

Conference Organizing Committee

November 2020