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Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Module

The CALL module provides a solid foundation in the use of computer assisted language learning for those who intend to work as teachers, administrators or developers. It is also useful for those who wish to further their education in an area related to linguistics and/or technology.

The program requires four courses, including three from the CALL series and one course that serves to establish a foundation in linguistics. This can be arranged to either focus on SLA or methodology.

Students receive a certificate of completion from the Linguistics Department.

Note: There will be a $25 fee for the printing of the official CALL certificate.

The CALL series of courses include a combination of theory, research and practice and include the following required courses:

  • LING 4510/5510 Computers in Language Teaching I (Intro to CALL)
  • LING 4520/5520 Computers in Language Teaching III (CALL Research)
  • LING 4921/5921 CALL Teaching Practicum

The non-CALL Linguistics courses that are included in the program include (choose one):

  • LING 4750/5750 Theories of Language Learning
  • LING 4800/5800 Methods & Materials

Course Schedule

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 explore a variety of theoretical and practical topics related to CALL. They also learn to create, edit and distribute instructional materials.

4921/5921 CALL Teaching Practicum This class provides students with supervised opportunities to teach English online to students at Ohio University affiliated institutions, including Chubu University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Al-Baha University and others. Students will apply practices related to language teaching methods, materials design and computer assisted language learning. They will also be responsible for creating instructional materials and environments used in the practicum. Students will have opportunities to focus on general English as well as specific language skills, including writing for academic purposes, pronunciation, business English, and other foci as appropriate.

Spring

4520/5520 Computers in Language Teaching II This second class of a 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 provides extensive support to encourage these activities. The textbook is Hubbard and Levy “Teacher Education in CALL.”

4921/5921 CALL Teaching Practicum This class provides students with supervised opportunities to teach English online to students at Ohio University affiliated institutions, including Chubu University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Al-Baha University and others. Students will apply practices related to language teaching methods, materials design and computer assisted language learning. They will also be responsible for creating instructional materials and environments used in the practicum. Students will have opportunities to focus on general English as well as specific language skills, including writing for academic purposes, pronunciation, business English, and other foci as appropriate.

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