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Technology Enhanced Language Teaching Certificate

Certificate code: CTX24G 

Contact: David Bell or Edna Lima

Delivery Mode: Athens campus

About the Technology Enhanced Language Teaching Certificate

The Certificate in Technology Enhanced Language Teaching provides a solid foundation in the use of technology for language teaching for those who work or 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.

Career Opportunities

The certificate provides professional training that enhances domestic and global work potential for those working in the fields of second and foreign language teaching, administration, and materials development. The certificate also enhances the appeal of those working in  or seeking to work in an area related to linguistics and/or technology.

Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

  • The summer deadline is April 1.
  • The fall deadline is July 15.

Bachelor’s Degree

GPA (or equivalent) of 2.5 or better in most recent degree program.


Resume, which must include a list of every school attended, as well as the GPA obtained at each institution.

Brief Statement of Purpose (one to two pages) by the candidate.

English Proficiency. International students whose native language is not English also must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS academic). To be considered official, test scores must be reported directly from the testing agency to Ohio University. For non-native English speakers: Minimum TOEFL: 600 (paper), 100 (iBT), or IELTS: 7.0 overall average.

International Students: This program may not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.

Completion Requirements

Complete a minimum of 14 credit hours and practicum experiences as follows.

Required Courses

  • LING 5800 Methods & Materials in TEFL (4 credits): This course emphasizes both language teaching theory/methodology and creation of instructional, analytical, and evaluative materials. 
  • LING 5510 Technology Enhanced Language Teaching I (4 credits): This course is the first class of the CALL (computer-assisted language learning) Series and 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.
  • LING 5520 Technology Enhanced Language Teaching II (4 credits): The second class in the CALL Series expands upon the theory and materials creation of 5510. Primary focus is placed upon the creation, use, and distribution of current technologies for language teaching. Among the topics in this class are Javascript, Hot Potatoes, Multimedia, and Course Management Systems. Students create, edit, and distribute instructional materials. They also each create a customized course using a CMS (course management system), such as Moodle.
  • LING 5921 CALL Teaching Practicum (2 credits): This course 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.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe the most common design principles for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) teaching materials.
  • Students will be able to elucidate and evaluate the methodological and technological options available to the teacher of English to speakers of other languages in a particular teaching context.
  • Students will be able to assess the relevance and potential of materials and technologies forparticular teaching contexts.
  • Students will be able to produce a set of materials that can be used in the TESOL classroom.
  • Students will be able to critically evaluate the principles upon which these materials are based, and the technologies chosen to help deliver them