Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

ALC8022 : Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

Students will explore different stages of research and development in the field of technology enhanced language learning (TELL) and their relevance to different learning theories. Students will use a range of language learning software, and web-based resources for language learning in the classroom. They will consider some of the advantages and limitations of using technology and the internet for language learning, and will develop an understanding of how computer- and web-based resources can be used by language learners and teachers. Students will evaluate computer- and web-based language learning materials, and will learn how to design and produce their own web-pages and computer- and web-based language learning materials using basic authoring tools.

Outline Of Syllabus

Developing a critical understanding of TELL as a developing academic discipline
Identifying and evaluating computer- and web-based resources for language learning and teaching
Designing and creating computer- and web-based resources for language learning
Developing language learning activities using computer- and web-based resources

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture103:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision23:006:00Tutorial
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1124:00124:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures and seminars provide an introduction to:
-       the computer- and web-based resources available to language learners and teachers;
-       the links between general language learning and teaching issues and the use of computers and the web;
-       criteria for evaluating and designing computer- and web-based materials.
Seminars allow discussion of:
-       published reports of the use of computer- and web-based materials for language learning;
-       principles and practice in integrating computer- and web-based materials into language courses;
-       the evaluation and design of computer- and web-based materials.
Practicals provide practice in:
-       searching for and evaluating computer- and web-based materials;
-       planning the integration of computer- and web-based materials into language courses;
-       designing and producing computer- and web-based based language learning materials using basic authoring tools.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment1A100Selection, design, development and evaluation of computer- and web-based language learning materials - 3500 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Computer assessment provides assessment of students’ ability to choose, design, develop and evaluate computer- and web-based materials for language learning.

Original Handbook text:
Students will explore different stages of research and development in the field of computer-assisted language learning and their relevance to different learning theories. Students will use a range of web-based resources for language learning in the classroom. They will consider some of the advantages and limitations of using computers and the internet for language learning, and will develop an understanding of how computer- and web-based resources can be used by language learners and teachers. Students will evaluate computer- and web-based language learning materials, and will learn how to design and produce their own web-pages and basic computer- and web-based language learning materials using basic authoring tools.

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