COMPUTER ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING - 2021/2
Module code: ELAM017
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This module is an introduction to the use of technology in English language teaching, with special reference to the use of generic and educational software, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) tools and electronic corpora.
School of Literature and Languages
ROWCROFT Claire (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: Q310
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Seminar Hours: 22
Tutorial Hours: 8
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- The use of generic and educational software in English language teaching, with particular reference to specific uses of word processors, presentation software, spreadsheets and virtual learning environments
- Introduction to CALL
- Practice using CALL authoring tools
- Introduction to corpora and corpus analysis tools
- The use of corpora in language teaching and learning
- Practice using corpora in English language teaching
- Combining different technologies in TESOL
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||INTERACTIVE EXERCISE PRODUCTION||30|
|Coursework||ESSAY (2,000 words)||70|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they understand the main issues involved in the use of corpora and are able to use corpora as a translation/interpreting professional and/or researcher.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- The production of an interactive exercise for teaching English to speakers of other languages (30%)
- A 2,000 word essay evaluating how effectively one aspect of technology (e.g. class blogs, Polleverywhere) can be used in the promotion of English language learning (70%)
Formative assessment and feedback
The students will receive continual informal verbal feedback during the hands-on sessions as well as formal written feedback on their assignments.
- Familiarize students with the pedagogical applications and implications of new information and communication technologies in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, with particular reference to the use of generic and educational software, CALL authoring tools and electronic corpora.
- Allow students to develop a critical understanding of the use of technology in language teaching
- Equip students with the knowledge necessary to use a range of existing technological tools and resources (including generic and educational software, interactive web-based exercises and general English corpora) to enhance their teaching.
- Enable students to create customized exercises and activities for teaching English to speakers of other languages using generic software, CALL authoring tools and corpora.
- Prepare students for further, independent development regarding the use of generic software, CALL authoring tools and corpora in an English language teaching context.
- Enable students to apply their knowledge of corpora to their own self-developments as teachers.
- Prepare students for research in the use of technologies in language teaching.
|1||Exploit new ways of using generic and educational software in English language teaching||PT|
|2||Understand the principles of CALL||KC|
|3||Understand different types of corpora and how they can be exploited for pedagogical purposes||KC|
|4||Discern when and how to use technology in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages||KCPT|
|5||Use generic software, CALL authoring tools and corpora independently in a range of different language teaching and learning situations||CPT|
|6||Engage in further research on the use of technologies in language teaching and learning||C|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Provide students with a good understanding of, and an opportunity to practice using, technology in language teaching. This is in line with the MA TESOL overall aims of combining the study of the major principles of, and scholarly approaches to TESOL with opportunities for application and practice.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Lectures will be interspersed with hands-on activities in class and opportunities for group and whole class discussions (22 hours)
- Contact hours will be complemented with materials for and activities for guided study posted on SurreyLearn (8 hours)
- Self-study: reading and practising using technology in TESOL outside the classroom (120 hours)
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.