International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT)
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International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT)

Editors-in-Chief: Bin Zou (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China) and Michael Thomas (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
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Published: Quarterly |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2155-7098|EISSN: 2155-7101|DOI: 10.4018/IJCALLT


The International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) serves as a forum for researchers, teachers, practitioners, and education professionals to discuss and share their ideas, experience, and knowledge in combining computer technology with language teaching and learning. Due to the fast pace of technological change, innovative teaching approaches and strategies should be developed to successfully integrate new technologies into language teaching. This journal provides opportunities to evaluate, improve, and apply such strategies in the fields of CALL and foreign/second language learning.

Topics Covered

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • CALL and second language acquisition
  • Computer games in language learning and teaching
  • Corpus
  • Distance language education
  • Evaluation of CALL program
  • Language testing in CALL environments
  • Mobile learning and teaching
  • MOOCs
  • Research methodology in CALL
  • Social Networking in Language Learning and Teaching
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching approaches in the CALL context
  • Translation and technology
  • Virtual Reality (VR)

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) is to publish research, theory, and conceptually-based papers that address the use and impact of and innovations in education technologies in advancing foreign/second language learning and teaching. This journal expands on the principles, theories, designs, discussion, and implementations of computer-assisted language learning. In addition to original research papers and submissions on theory and concept development and systematic reports of practice, this journal welcomes theory-based CALL-related book and software/application reviews.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Reviews and Testimonials

Although International Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching is a new journal, it has made an increasing impact on many aspects of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). It publishes original and high quality articles that investigate real and emerging problems in language teaching and learning supported by cutting-edge educational technologies. It provides a lively forum for language professionals and ICT developers to share innovative teaching and learning approaches and strategies, to promote new understanding of language learning and learners in the 21st century, and to explore the future of CALL.

– Yuping Wang, Griffith University, Australia

In an era of extensive application of the internet and computers, target language use situations have changed in fundamental ways. Computer-mediated communication has become a major characteristic of language activities. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) has therefore provided a most necessary and timely opportunity for applied linguistic researchers around the world to publish their findings on how technology has affected the way language is learned and taught, and for practitioners in applied linguistics to gain information on the latest developments in computer-assisted language learning and teaching.

– Yan Jin, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) is a fully referred international journal which is devoted to dissemination of information associated with the applications of computers and technology in language learning and teaching. Its editorial board consists of international scholars in the field of second language acquisition and computer-assisted language learning and teaching. The scope of the journal is wide-ranging and embraces a multitude of disciplines. It provides an interdisciplinary forum to discuss the theoretical debate, innovation and applications of integrating technology to support language learning and teaching.

– Professor Yu-Chih Sun and Professor Hsien-Chin Liu

International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching provides a well-balanced "mix" of empirical studies and reviews of new technologies currently being field-tested in language classrooms in many different countries. This emphasis on both theory and practice can help pre-service as well as in-service teachers gain a deeper understanding of which CALL solutions work and why. IJCALLT also gives CALL developers and researchers access to international "voices from the field" and enables them to focus on common issues that continue to challenge language learners and teachers throughout the world.

– Ingrid Barth, The Open University of Israel, Israel


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Bin Zou received his PhD in TESOL from the University of Bristol (UK) and MA degree from the University of York (UK). He is senior tutor/associate professor at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China and currently teaches EAP course to undergraduate students. He has also taught MA TESOL students. He is a fellow of UK Higher Education Academy. His research interests include ELT, EAP, CALL and Corpus. He has given presentations at a number of international conferences including WorldCALL, EUROCALL, IALLT, AILA, IATEFL, BAAL and published papers in international journals such as Computer-Assisted Language Learning, System, International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, Foreign Language World, Technology Enhanced Foreign Language Education, Chinese Journal of Applied Linguistics and IJCALLT. He has also been involved in reviewing papers for journals of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Language Learning and Technology, and System. He has written one book and edited several books including Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching: The Case of China (with Hayo Reinders & David Nunan), Corpus Linguistics in Chinese Context (with Michael Hoey & Smith Simon), both published by Palgrave Macmillan, and Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: Technological Advances published by IGI Global. He has worked with researchers from Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and Coventry in several CALL projects.
Dr Michael Thomas BA (Hons) M.Ed. MBA Ph.D., Ph.D., PFHEA is Professor in Higher Education and Online Learning at the University of Central Lancashire, UK and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He holds two Ph.Ds. from Newcastle University and Lancaster University in the UK and has previously taught at universities in the UK, Germany and Japan. He has authored or edited over 35 books and journal special editions and is lead editor of the book series Digital Education and Learning (Palgrave) and Advances in Digital Language Learning and Teaching (Bloomsbury). His most recent authored monograph was Project-Based Language Learning with Technology (Routledge) and was editor of a four-volume reference work entitled Digital Language Learning and Teaching for Bloomsbury. He is currently coordinating the EU-funded GUINEVERE project which explores the role of digital game-based learning in 3D immersive environments ( He founded the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) and is a member of leading journal editorial boards including the ALT Journal of Research in Learning Technologies.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
David Barr, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Mary Butler-Pascoe, Alliant International University, United States
Christina Gitsaki, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates ORCID
Hsien-Chin Liou, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Qing Ma, The Education University of Hong Kong, China
Gary Motteram, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Hayo Reinders, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Jinlan‎ Tang, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
Siew Ming Thang, The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Editorial Review Board
Khalid Al Seghayer, Imam University, Saudi Arabia
Jannis Androutsopoulos, University of Hamburg, Germany
Ingrid Barth, Open University of Israel, Israel
Alex Boulton, University of Lorraine, France
Chingfen Chang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Lara Ducate, University of South Carolina, United States
Edo Forsythe, Hirosaki Gakuin University, Japan
Mark Freiermuth, Gunma Prefectural Women's University, Japan
Zhiyan Guo, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Laura Hartwell, Toulouse 1 University Capitole, France
Stephen Jeaco, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Yan Jin, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Eoin Jordan, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom ORCID
Dararat Khampusaen, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Adrian Leis, Miyagi University of Education, Japan
Maocheng Liang, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
Xiaofei Lu, Pennsylvania State University, United States ORCID
Michael Marek, Wayne State College, United States ORCID
Levi McNeil, Sookmyung Women's University, United States ORCID
Vera Menezes, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Hiroyuki Obari, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Marina Orsini-Jones, Coventry University, United Kingdom ORCID
Agnieszka Palalas, Athabasca University, Canada, Canada
Kevin Rooney, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Zhoulin Ruan, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Paul Slater, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Simon Smith, Coventry University, United Kingdom ORCID
Revathi Viswanathan, Self-Employed, India ORCID
Lee Wah, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Congcong Wang, University of Northern Iowa, United States
Xiaoyun Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yuping Wang, Griffith University, Australia
Paige Ware, Southern Methodist University, United States ORCID
Jonathan White, Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden
Minjie Xing, University of Manchester, United Kingdom


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

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Bin Zou
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT)

Michael Thomas
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT)

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Award Winning Articles

  • IGI Global
    Mentoring Teachers of English Learners in an Online Community of PracticeIGI Global's Ninth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
  • IGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Cluster and Time-Series Analyses of Computer-Assisted Pronunciation Training Users: Looking Beyond Scoring Systems to Measure Learning and EngagementIGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
  • IGI Global’s Sixth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Fostering EFL College Students’ Register Awareness: Writing Online Forum Posts and Traditional EssaysIGI Global’s Sixth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards