Track Program Chairs


Track description and topics of interest

Throughout the years, we have seen obstacles being laid on teachers’ and students’ way teaching and learning in a traditional classroom. How we could create more immersive and interactive learning opportunities for language learners has drawn many researchers’ attention. One of the solutions is technology. Technology can be used to improve language learning ability in many ways. It can enhance and sustain the interest levels for digital natives by allowing immediate feedback on performance and providing added practice when necessary. Recent research shows that students are able to improve their language fluency and comprehension through technology-based learning.

To respond the increasing demands of exploiting technology in practical language learning settings, the Track on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL@ICALT2018) invites the researchers and practitioners of educational and training applications in TELL. Candidate papers can describe assessments of technological developments on language learning and teaching, literature reviews addressing current issues and innovative research in the area of technology enhanced language learning, and practice experiences addressing the use of technology in language learning and teaching, etc. to submit original research work in the following topics, but not limited to:

  1. TELL theoretical foundations and perspectives
  2. Hardware and software technologies applicable to TELL
  3. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in language learning
  4. Virtual Reality (VR) platforms, content management systems integrating external tools that improve student motivation and enable greater exposure to target languages
  5. Language lesson design and assessment in Moocs
  6. Application of big data in language research
  7. Practical examples of language learning courses that experimented with any or several of the following tools: e-portfolios, quizzes, infographics, mind-maps, and mobile apps among others
  8. Online interaction as driver to boost language interaction skills
  9. Content development and management for TELL
  10. Assessment and evaluation of TELL
  11. Innovative pedagogy and instructional methods via cutting-edge technology, such as PBL, flipped classrooms, and reciprocal teaching, etc

Track Program Committee

Sridhar CHIMALAKONDA, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati, India
Jozef COLPAERT, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Yuichi ONO, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Jorge Jose VILLALON, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile
Wen-Chi Vivian WU, Asia University, Taiwan
Lara Lomicka ANDERSON, University of South Carolina, USA
Margarita CALDERÓN, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Zhi-Hong CHEN, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Gloria Shu Mei CHWO, HungKuang Univesrity, Taiwan
Irina ENGENESS, Østfold University College, Norway
Ana GIMENO, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Lenore GRENOBLE, The University of Chicago, USA
Ting-Chia HSU, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Hsu-Wen HUANG, City University of Hong Kong, China
Aubrey Neil LEVERIDGE, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Chih-Cheng LIN, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Richard-Wen-Chuan LIN, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Taiwan
Michael MAREK, Wayne State College, USA
Susan SUN, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Wanwisa WANNAPIPAT, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Yun WEN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Seng Yue WONG, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
Shizhou YANG, Payap University, Thailand
Xian ZHANG, University of North Texas, USA