March 25, 2012

Call for Proposals: Technology for Second Language Learning Conference


10th Annual Conference on
Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL)
September 21-22, 2012
Ames, Iowa

The 2012 TSLL Conference will provide a forum for discussion of research investigating how natural language processing-based systems can be evaluated to inform their use in the teaching, learning and assessment of writing. The following topics are of particular interest:

Research investigating the effectiveness of NLP-based analysis of learners’ written language as part of classroom instruction.
The study of individual writers’ use of NLP-based analysis of learners’ written language in and out of class.
Research on the role of teachers’ knowledge and beliefs about NLP-based systems in their use of such systems.
Research on the impact of different contexts, institutional and educational policies, pedagogical practices, learner needs/styles/strategies, user literacies, etc. on the effectiveness of NLP-based systems.
Cross-disciplinary perspectives on critical research issues in the development and use NLP-based systems for writing instruction and assessment.
Issues concerning the design of research on learners’ use of NLP-based systems for improving writing.

In order to be considered, proposals must be received via email by Friday, April 27, 2012.

View the full call for proposals at

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