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Keynote Speakers

Christopher M. Jones
 is Teaching Professor of French and Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Director of the Modern Language Resource Center and Director of the Masters in Applied Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University. He has spoken and published widely in the area of technology-enhanced language learning. His materials development experience includes textbook authoring, CD-ROM design and programming, and on-line courseware creation in French, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic. He has also been a participant in the interdisciplinary Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center and the Open Learning Initiative.

Thierry Chanier is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France. CALL has been his main research interest over the past 25 years. In 1986, he started applying the NLP approa
ch to language learning issues. In 1995, as a partner in the European project Camille, he developed one the first multimedia CD-ROM for French. He was chief editor of the online CALL journal when first published in 1998. Thierry has been a member of EuroCALL since the creation of the association in 1993 and hosted the EuroCALL conference in 1999 in Besançon, France. Since this date, his main areas of interest are online language learning, the study of multimodal interaction in synchronous environments, and telecollaborative situations. He coordinated the Mulce project which in 2009 created an open-ac
cess repository of Learning & Teaching Corpora (LETEC) and is currently developing CMC corpora with other researchers in Linguistics.

Ana Gimeno, PhD in English Philology, has been a member of the teaching and research staff at the Department of Applied Linguistics, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, since 1985 and is Associate Professor in English Language. She has published numerous research papers on language learning and teaching, more specifically in the fields of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and Computer Assisted Langua
ge Learning (CALL). Dr Gimeno is Head of the CAMILLE Research Group, devoted to R&D in CALL and TELL. She has been Project Manager for several funded multimedia CALL R&D projects which have led to the publication of a number of language courses both on CD-ROM and online. In addition to having participated in numerous EU-funded projects, she has been project leader for Proyecto InGenio through which an online dedicated CALL software authoring tool and content manager was created. Additionally, she has been President of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) for 6 years (2005-2011) and is Editor of the association’s online journal, The EUROCALL Review.