5 things you can do for the CALL SIG & why you will benefit:
1: Stay active in the CALL SIG
Before anything else, make sure you are a member. Pay dues on
time, ensure you are on the mailing list, read our publications, and
attend the annual JALTCALL conference. You benefit with first-hand
access to a vast network of CALL researcher-practitioners and a
personal connection to the community which is the CALL SIG.
Volunteer to hold an office or become an officer assistant
Active participation on the officer committee can develop
organizational skills and improve any CV. First, contact a current
SIG officer and ask what they do. Then find out how you can help.
Finally, stand for office at the AGM.
3: Attend the conference
Attending the JALTCALL conference will increase your exposure to
many fresh ideas and researcher-teachers in CALL. You can learn
much and make valuable contacts.
4: Present at the conference
Presenting at the JALTCALL conference will disseminate your ideas
on CALL to a wonderful group of CALL practitioners and look great
on a CV.
5: Help organize the conference or a training seminar
Become actively involved in the process of creating a JALTCALL
conference and improve organizational skills and get an inside look
at the process by which the latest CALL ideas are disseminated to
the wider world of CALL.