CALLing all the CALLers Worldwide
Concepcion - Chile, November 13-16, 2018

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Mike Levy
The University of Queensland

Dr Mike Levy is an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. His research work focuses on CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning), and includes studies on the distinctive role of technology in mediating language learning, including how the technology itself shapes the interaction at both the macro and the micro level. His interests span theory, design and practice and his work has included studies on digital media, mobile language learning, dictionary use, online cultures, teacher education and learner training.

Professor Levy has published over 50 research articles on CALL. His sole, co-authored or edited books include: Computer-Assisted Language Learning (OUP, 1997), CALL Dimensions (Erlbaum 2006, with Glenn Stockwell) and Teacher Education in CALL (Benjamins 2006, with Phil Hubbard). In 2015, he received the article of the year award for the CALICO Journal. In this article, he examined the role of qualitative research and CALL. He has continued working in this area, and is currently a guest editor for a special issue of Language Learning and Technology on qualitative research for publication in 2018. He is on the editorial boards of ReCALL, CALICO, Language Learning & Technology and System.

He has been closely involved with WorldCALL since its inception with the first Conference held in Melbourne, Australia in 1998. With each of the preceding four conferences, he has been the lead editor or co-editor of a book or journal special issue centred around the conference theme. He is an invited plenary speaker at the next WorldCALL Conference to be held at the University of Concepción, Chile in 2018 (



Carol Chapelle
Distinguished Professor
TELS / Applied  Linguistics
Iowa State University
United States

Carol A. Chapelle, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of TESL/applied linguistics, is Co-Editor of the Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series. Her research explores issues at the intersection of computer technology and applied linguistics. Her books are Computer applications in second language acquisition: Foundations for teaching, testing, and research (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and English language learning and technology: Lectures on applied linguistics in the age of information and communication technology (John Benjamins, 2003). Other books focus on language assessment and research methods: Assessing language through technology (Chapelle & Douglas; Cambridge University Press, 2006), Inference and generalizability in applied linguistics (Chalhoub-Deville, Chapelle & Duff, editors; John Benjamins Publishing, 2006), ESOL tests and testing: A resource for teachers and administrators (Stoynoff & Chapelle; TESOL Publications, 2005). Her most recent books are Building a validity argument for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (Routledge, 2008) and Tips for teaching with CALL (Pearson-Longman, 2008).

She is Past President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (2006-2007) and former editor of TESOL Quarterly (1999-2004), Her papers have appeared in journals such as TESOL Quarterly, Language Learning, Language Testing, and Language Learning & Technology, as well as in Handbooks and Encyclopedias of Applied Linguistics. She teaches courses in applied linguistics at Iowa State University and has taught in Arizona, Denmark, Hawai'i, Michigan, Spain, and Quebec. She has lectured at conferences in Canada, Chile, England, France, Germany, Japan, Iceland, Mexico, Morocco, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, and Taiwan.

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João Telles
Universidade Estadual Paulista


Dr. Telles has been a visiting professor, workshop leader and lecturer in several universities in the Americas, Asia and Europe in the areas of CALL, transcultural communication and discourse and learning foreign languages in teletandem. He was a visiting professor at the Universitè Charles-de-Gaulle, Lille III, France (2003) and at Georgetown University (2014-15), USA. For twenty years, as an Associate Professor, he was in charge of the Foreign Language Teaching Practicum, undergraduate level, in the Department of Education, UNESP- Universidade Estadual Paulista at Assis, Brazil. He taught in the Graduate Program of Language Studies, UNESP - Rio Preto where he supervised several Master dissertations and Ph.D. theses. He has a Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from OISE – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada, and a MA in Applied Linguistics (Foreign Language Acquisition) from the Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
In 2006, Professor Telles was the creator of a pioneering project of telecollaboration in Latin America and the world - Teletandem: Foreign languages for all of – The project aimed at providing democractic access to foreign languages and cultures by economically and socially challenged students of UNESP – São Paulo State University. These students were isolated in a small city in the southeastern inlands of Brazil. They would be future teachers of foreign languages in the Brazilian public school system and they needed oral practice in the foreign language and development of awareness of cultural differences between Brazil and other countries. Dr. Telles, a tandem learner of Italian language himself, transferred the principles of face-to-face foreign language learning in tandem (autonomy, reciprocity and one language at a time) to the virtual, interactive and collaborative context of learning foreign languages – a teletandem. That was done by the new (at the time) text, voice and webcam image resources of VOIP technology of the Windows Live Messenger. The combination of these resources allowed the students to collaborate online in learning each other’s languages. The project received finantial support from FAPESP – The São Paulo State Foundation for the Support of Research. Computers with webcams were installed in a language lab. For the last ten years, Teletandem Brasil has been pairing Brazilian students of UNESP with students from universities around the world to learn Portuguese and other languages. So far, the project generated several and relevant Ph.D. theses, MA dissertations and publications about learning foreign languages in teletandem, telecollaboration and the development of foreign language teachers for teletandem mediation sessions. By means of visiting professorships and online teacher workshops about telecollaboration, teletandem mediation sessions and learner strategies, the Brazilian research team has been assisting several universities in the Americas and Europe in the implementation of their own teletandem programs.


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Joan-Tomàs Pujolà
Universitat de Barcelona

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Dr Joan-Tomàs Pujolà holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a senior lecturer at the Department of Language Education of the Faculty of Education at the University of Barcelona (UB) and coordinator of the PhD Program in Teaching Languages and Literature.

He has been director of the Masters’ degree in Training of Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language (UB and Pompeu Fabra University) and is currently co-director of the distance learning version of the same Masters’ degree (UNIBA-UB). He is currently the principal investigator of the research group realTIC (Research in teaching and learning languages with ICT). He is also the coordinator of the consolidated group of teaching innovation DIDAL_UB (Dynamics of Educational Innovation for Language Learning) at the UB.

Dr. Pujolà was awarded the first EUROCALL Research Award in 2001 for the work developed in his doctoral thesis. His research focuses on various topics related to CALL: the educational potential of web 2.0; the multimodal aspects of internet communication and the power of images to reflect learning processes; the interactivity of teaching digital materials developed for language learning; and feedback processes in distance language learning and teaching. Recently he is working on researching innovative methodologies to improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages such as the implementation of mobile learning, PLEs, flipped classroom, and gamification. He has collaborated with Dr. Appel (UOC) in the developing of tandemMOOC and in the GAMELEX project.


 Christine Appel  

Christine Appel
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya


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Christine Appel is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Modern Languages at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona, where she coordinates EFL courses and training programmes for online language teachers. At UOC she has contributed to the innovation of online teaching practices in her role as director of the eLearn Center, in charge of the educational model of the university, and as coordinator of European projects including SpeakApps which received the Learning Impact Awards 2014, Silver medal, IMS Global Learning Consortium.
Dr.Appel holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Trinity College, University of Dublin and has been involved in the teaching of languages, teacher training and research in CALL for over 20 years in her positions in Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin City University and currently UOC. Her current research interests include tandem language learning ,CMC, oral production and speaking interaction online, task-based learning, teacher training, computer-supported collaborative learning in the L2, L2 learning and social networks and gamification. She is a member of the research group realTIC (Research in teaching and learning languages with ICT). Current projects in which she is involved have an emphasis on innovation in the area of online teaching and learning of languages and include the tandemMOOC project, and Gamelex. Both projects are in collaboration with Dr.Pujolà.




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