Smart CALL
Smart CALL
Personalization, contextualization, & socialization

Edited by Jozef Colpaert, Glenn Stockwell (2022)


This book brings together some thought-provoking papers around the theme of “Smart CALL.” The term “smart” nowadays means “connected to and exchanging information with other devices.” The contributions in this volume focus on a more human-centered perspective, namely the definition of smartness in terms of three qualities or dimensions: personalization (adaptation to the learner and the teacher), contextualization (adaptation to the sociocultural, educational, and geotemporal context of the learner) and socialization (the extent to which CALL stimulates interaction and relatedness between the learner, co-learner, teacher, and other stakeholders). Contributing authors are established scholars coming from different continents, using different technologies, and representing different points of view. A smart initiative.

Suggested citation:

Colpaert, J., & Stockwell, G. (Eds.) (2022). Smart CALL: Personalization, contextualization, & socialization. London: Castledown Publishers.


Front Matter
(pp. i-xii)

1. Smart CALL: The concept
Jozef Colpaert, Glenn Stockwell
(pp. 1-6)

2. Exploring a Smart CALL environment through the critical lens of Affordance-Actualization Theory
Nobue Tanaka-Ellis
(pp. 7-28)

3. New perspectives on computer-mediated communication research: A social network analysis approach
Ward Peeters
(pp. 29-54)

4. Exploring the potential of Intelligent Personal Assistants on foreign language learners’ communicative ability
Howard Hao-Jan Chen, Tzu Yu Tai, Christine Yang, Toni Ju-Yu Wang
(pp. 55-81)

5. Using artificial intelligence technology as a tutor for EFL speaking practice
Ming Li, Bin Zou
(pp. 82-100)

6. Exploring the impact of AI on EFL teaching in Japan
Hiroyuki Obari, Stephen Lambacher, Hisayo Kikuchi
(pp. 101-125)

7. Socialization in telecollaboration: The smart use of WhatsApp to develop social presence in the HI-UB project
Olivia Espejel, Pilar Concheiro, Joan-Tomàs Pujolà
(pp. 126-150)

8. Socialization in language learning: Topic modeling and bibliometric analysis
Xieling Chen, Di Zou, Haoran Xie, Gary Cheng
(pp. 151-183)

9. L2 learners’ strategies for using machine translation as a personalized writing assisting tool
Sangmin-Michelle Lee
(pp. 184-206)

10. Exploring the processes and products of collaborative multimodal writing in a French as a foreign language class
Miriam Akoto, Mimi Li
(pp. 207-232)

11. Case studies, multimodal OERs and online collaboration: Enhancing undergraduate learners’ source-based expository writing skills in context
Jia Li
(pp. 233-265)

12. A first step to task design in computer-based L2 listening: Task characteristics elicitation
Mónica S. Cárdenas Claros, Kimberley Dassonvalle
(pp. 266-292)

13. F-Lingo: Leveraging Smart CALL for massive open online courses
Jemma L. König, Shaoqun Wu, Alannah Fitzgerald, Margaret Franken, Ian H. Witten
(pp. 293-319)

(pp. 320-322)

Author information

Jozef Colpaert teaches Instructional Design, Educational Technology and Computer Assisted Language Learning in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Antwerp. He is editor-in-chief of Computer Assisted Language Learning (Taylor and Francis) and organizer of the International CALL Research Conferences. His ongoing research lines focus on transdisciplinarity, multimodal learning environments, natural language decoding, and motivational task design. He is currently working on the empirical and theoretical validation of Educational Engineering, a novel instructional design and research method.

Glenn Stockwell is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies, Waseda University. He is author of Mobile Assisted Language Learning: Concepts, Contexts and Challenges (Cambridge University Press, 2022) and editor of Computer Assisted Language Learning: Diversity in Research and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2012). He is Editor-in-Chief of The JALT CALL Journal and the Australian Journal of Applied Linguistics and an Associate Editor of Computer Assisted Language Learning.

Book Information
Series: New Theoretical Perspectives on Technology and Language Learning
ISBN (paper): 978-1-9142910-1-2
ISBN (digital): 978-1-914291-02-9
Imprint: Castledown Publishers
Place of Publication: London
Number of Pages: 334
Language: English
Primary Field: Languages & Linguistics
Publication Date: 28 February, 2022 (Available)