Computers for Language Teaching Classes 2013-2014
Greg Kessler

Computers in Language Teaching I (LING 4510/5510) LING 4150/5150  (Audio and Video in Language Teaching)
Computers in Language Teaching II (LING 4520/5520) LING 4160/5160 (Creating Interactive ebooks)

Fall
LING 4510/5510 Computers in Language Teaching I
This first class of the CALL Series is the required class for all master's linguistics students. This class provides background on the history of CALL as well as current trends in the field. Students will explore a variety of theoretical and practical topics related to CALL. They will also learn to create, edit and distribute instructional materials.

Spring
LING 4520/5520 Computers in Language Teaching II
This second class of the series focuses on more advanced materials development and theory. Students have the opportunity to explore theory and/or advanced design in more detailed and thorough projects. Students in this class undertake a small research project or authentic teaching experience in order to apply the concepts of CALL. The instructor will provide extensive support to encourage these activities. 

Summer
LING 4150/5150 (Audio and Video in Language Teaching)
First course in a sequence designed to provide training in developing instructional courseware. Investigation into language teaching related use of media, focusing on media integration and portability. Video, audio and multimedia, including audio and video recording, editing, integration into web pages, animations and other means of distribution, including synchronous and asynchronous audio, video-conferencing, streaming and experimentation with audio and video related portable devices. Texts as provided

LING 4160/5160 (Creating Interactive ebooks)
Second course in a sequence designed to provide training in developing instructional courseware. The class offers a smaller group of students the opportunity to explore in-depth the practical applications and implications using CALL to address each of the five individual language skills with the ultimate goal of seeking integration. Students create a lesson each week that contributes to a cummulative interactive ebook. Texts as provided

LING 4921/5921 CALL Practicum is offered each term

CALL Resources

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