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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials92:0018:001-2 videos per week, with activities
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading92:0018:00Personal further reading
Guided Independent StudySkills practice92:0018:00Further skills practice
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:001 hr zoom session every week.
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities93:0027:001-2 readings per week, with activities
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops91:009:00One hour PC workshop every week
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion91:009:001 hour per week
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyOnline Discussion41:004:00Virtual exchange (online collaboration with students from another country).
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lecture materials will introduce new topics each week, and will facilitate structured guided learning, in the form of related activities, reading tasks and online discussion. Synchronous online sessions will enable further group work, discussion and reflection in relation to each topic, and students will put what they have learnt into practice, by developing online teaching materials in the weekly PC lab workshops.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment1A100Production of web-based materials (5 min activity) + written rationale (1,800 words). Submitted before sem 2 induction week.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The skills outcomes (ability to design, produce and evaluate online teaching materials) will be assessed through production of the 5 minute online learning activity. The knowledge outcomes (understanding theory behind TELL, and relative strengths and limitations of various types on online teaching) will be assessed through the written reflection.

Reading Lists

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