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LIN8006 Technology-Enhanced Language Teaching

Semester 1, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 2 July 2022

Staffing

Examiner: Jeong-Bae Son

Overview

With the advance of computer technology and the growth of interest in the use of digital technology for education, it is necessary for language teachers to be competent in technology-enhanced language teaching. Language teachers need to know about the basics of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in order not to be left behind in the use of instructional technology for enhancing learning and teaching.

This course provides language teachers with an introduction to theory and practice of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Course topics include theoretical bases for CALL; current trends and issues of CALL research; language teachers' roles in CALL environments; the development and use of CALL applications such as multimedia / hypermedia materials and Internet tools; and strategies for integrating CALL into second language programs.

Course learning outcomes

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. The assessment item(s) that may be used to assess student achievement of an objective are shown in parenthesis. On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. develop knowledge of language teaching methodology using digital technology (Assignment 1, Assignment 2);
  2. show an awareness of research directions in CALL (Assignment 1, Assignment 2);
  3. identify language teachers' roles in CALL contexts (Assignment 1, Assignment 2);
  4. apply appropriate techniques to use CALL to language teaching (Assignment 1, Assignment 2);
  5. evaluate the use of online tools and activities for enhancing language teaching;
  6. use appropriate academic language and literacy, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and referencing (Assignment 1, Assignment 2).

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Background 10.00
2. Research 10.00
3. Exploration 25.00
4. Design 15.00
5. Implementation 15.00
6. Evaluation 15.00
7. Management 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

(There is no prescribed text for this course).

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%)
ASSIGNMENT 1 40
ASSIGNMENT 2 60
Date printed 2 July 2022