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Contextualized Multimodal Language Learning

Taipei, Taiwan  |  June 28-30, 2021


The 4th Pedagogy and Practice in Technology Enhanced Language Learning (renamed from Pan-Pacific Technology Enhanced Language Learning, PPTELL 2021) brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners to share their perspectives and research on the theory and/or application of state-of-the-art uses of technology to enhance language learning.

PPTELL 2021 is being planned as a hybrid conference. It will be co-hosted by PPTELL Association, the Higher Education Sprout Project Office at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), University of North Texas(UNT) and the Monash Universtiy.Through intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions, this conference aims to promote dialogues and collaboration between academia and the global e-learning industry and to enhance progress in TELL. This year’s theme will focus on multimodal learning afforded by technology for language learners in various contexts. As interactive multimedia technology allows language input to be presented in more than one sensory form, learners can receive increased support in their cognitive process to achieve better learning outcomes. How has this multimodality feature affected language teaching and learning in different contexts, such as in mixed reality or wholly online learning? We invite all submissions on the concerns of TELL but especially those that connect with our theme for the year.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
PPTELL 2021 sincerely invites abstract submission that shows originality  based on theoretical or practical works focusing on global connectivity in technology-enhanced language learning with the following topics related to the  theme—Contextualized multimodal language learning (CMLL), but are not  limited to:

  • The theoretical foundation of CMLL
  • The learning/teaching approaches in CMLL, for either personal or cooperative learning
  • CMLL for diverse learners
  • CMLL for learners with special needs
  • CMLL for language for specific purposes
  • The affective aspects in CMLL
  • The digital techniques for supporting CMLL
  • Artificial intelligence for CMLL
  • Mixed reality for CMLL
  • Big data in CMLL
  • The learning process analysis in CMLL
  • Teacher training in CMLL
  • The innovative evaluation approach to assessing learners’ learning outcome in CMLL


Types of submissions

The PPTELL 2021 conference features three types of presentations.

  • Oral presentation:
    The presentations should report on original research related to TELL.  The duration of a presentation is 20 minutes, including time for discussion.
  • Poster presentation:
    Presentations should contain images and information that attendees can read and which can be explained by the presenters. The duration of a poster session is one hour. Presenters should be present for the duration of their scheduled time.
  • Technology Showcase:
    Technology showcase focuses on hands-on demonstrations of original creative works. Its presentations take place in an informal setting—all presenters in the room present simultaneously while attendees may approach to discuss topics individually. The Showcase lasts for 1 hour.

Paper submission

A submitted abstract is restricted to 500 words. The due date of abstract submission is  February 20, 2021 March 6, 2021 March 31, 2021Authors will receive the notification with reviewers’ comments by March 152021 March 30, 2021 April 15, 2021. Abstracts should be submitted in both MS Word and PDF formats online to Upload abstract (in PDF version / MS Word version)Please sign up to the system and upload your abstract following the instructions provided. Please note that this Upload abstract link does NOT connect to the conference registration system. This means that you would have (unfortunately) sign up twice with the same username and password. We apologize for the inconvenience that may have caused.

Prior to submission, please read and follow the conference templates(PDF version MS Word version) carefully. Submissions must not be published previously. All the submissions will be double-blind peer-reviewed. The review will focus on whether the work is original and is of good quality through theoretical and empirical methods.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: February 20, 2021 March 6, 2021 March 31, 2021

Notification of Abstract Acceptance: March 15, 2021 March 30, 2021 April 15, 2021

Deadline for Early Registration: April 30, 2021 May 7, 2021

Conference Dates: June 28th - June 30th, 2021

For questions regarding this submission, please contact PPTELL 2021 at

We look forward to seeing you at PPTELL 2021.