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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 at least four courses, including three from the CALL series. In addition, two courses that serve to establish a foundation in linguistics are required. This can be arranged to either focus on SLA or methodology.

Students receive a certificate of completion from the Linguistics
Department.

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

  • LING 4510/5510 Computers in Language Teaching I (Intro to CALL)
  • LING 4520/5520 Computers in Language Teaching III (CALL Research)
  • LING 4150/5150 Distributed Learning Courseware I (Audio & Video in CALL)
  • LING 4160/5160 Distributed Learning Courseware II (Addressing individual language skills)

The non-CALL Linguistics courses that are included in the program include:

  • 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.

Summer

LING 4150/5150 Distributed Learning Courseware (Second Summer Session Only) This first course in a sequence is designed to provide training in developing instructional courseware. It includes investigation into language teaching related use of media, focusing on media integration and portability, using 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, with texts as provided

LING 4160/5160 Distributed Learning Courseware II (Second Summer Session Only) This second course in a sequence is designed to provide training in developing instructional courseware. It includes investigation into language teaching related Interactive technologies targeting each of the various language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. Each of these skills is addressed through use of CMC such as weblogs, chat, virtual audio boards, textual discussion boards, as well as web-based materials, course management systems, video-conferencing, telephony, portable devices and other related technologies as appropriate. Texts as provided

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.”

 

 

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