Fukuoka (Japan): 5-8 August 2008

WorldCALL 2008 ended with a great success on August 8, 2008.

Proceedings of the WorldCALL 2008 Conference (PDF format) is now available.


August 5

Pre-conference sessions (Workshops)
Fukuoka University

August 6-8

Fukuoka International Congress Center


Greetings and Special Thanks from the Chair

WorldCALL participants,

Thank you all for coming to WorldCALL 2008 in Fukuoka, Japan and making our conference this year such a memorable event. We hope you all found the presentations engaging and useful, that along the way you made some new friends, and that you had a safe journey home after the conference.

I must also sincerely thank the local organisers for such a great job, all those in the LET organisation who contributed so magnificently to the success of the conference and all members of the conference planning committee. This was surely a team effort and it was very heartening to see all these folks working together with one aim, to ensure the conference was well-organised and went off smoothly.

Now, we must look forward to the next WorldCALL in 2013. Don't forget the deadline for the WorldCALL book extended abstract is 1 October; and guidelines for those organisations or universities wishing to submit a bid for WorldCALL in 2013 will be posted on the website by 1 November .

In the meantime, all the WorldCALL organisers extend their very best wishes to you wherever you may be around the globe.


Mike Levy
Chair, WorldCALL 2008

Information on WorldCALL publications

* Proceedings of the WorldCALL 2008 Conference (PDF format) 

* WorldCALL Book


Academic papers

Panel discussions



Keynote speeches





■ Poster sessions



Dinner cruise

    (charged separately)


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.

Conference agency TopTour website:  

TopTour Website (Non-LET members)

TopTour Website (LET members)

WorldCALL 2008 Access - Overview  

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