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LING421 Special Topic: Computer Assisted Language Learning

This paper provides an overview of current topics in computer assisted language learning (CALL). Students will be introduced to key concepts in CALL and develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the use of technology for the main language areas (grammar vocabulary), skills (reading, writing, pronunciation, listening, speaking) and culture. They will learn to use, evaluate and apply a variety of language specific and generic computer applications for language teaching and learning.

Paper title Special Topic: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Paper code LING421
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Limited to
BA(Hons), GDipSLT, PGDipArts
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate understanding of key concepts in computer assisted language learning
  • Demonstrate ability to summarise and reflect on CALL research
  • Being able to evaluate and apply language specific and generic computer applications for language teaching and learning
  • Being able to identify and critically engage with key concepts in spoken and written assessments
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught through seminars.
Contact
antonie.alm@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Coordinator and Lecturer: Dr Antonie Alm
Course outline
Topics covered:
  • History of CALL
  • CALL & Technology
  • CALL & SLA
  • Courseware and mobile apps
  • Language areas & CALL
  • Language Skills & CALL
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Intercultural communication & Telecollaboration
  • Digital literacies
  • Online communities (Social Networks & Digital Games)
Textbooks
Readings and course-related materials will be made available on Blackboard.
Paper Structure
In this paper students will explore CALL through readings, discussions and personal application. Students will read and discuss key studies in CALL and learn to use, evaluate and apply a wide range of computer applications (e.g. language programs, mobile apps, social networking sites, games) for language teaching and learning. Each unit has a practical, a theoretical and a reflective component.
Students will have hands-on sessions with the applications (in their chosen second language), read the related literature and reflect in their personal blog on their pedagogical use and their impact on second language education.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
D1 Monday 14:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22

This paper provides an overview of current topics in computer assisted language learning (CALL). Students will be introduced to key concepts in CALL and develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the use of technology for the main language areas (grammar vocabulary), skills (reading, writing, pronunciation, listening, speaking) and culture. They will learn to use, evaluate and apply a variety of language specific and generic computer applications for language teaching and learning.

Paper title Special Topic: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Paper code LING421
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BA(Hons), GDipSLT, PGDipArts
Contact
antonie.alm@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Coordinator and Lecturer: Dr Antonie Alm
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught through seminars.
Textbooks
Readings and course-related materials will be made available on Blackboard.
Paper Structure
In this paper students will explore CALL through readings, discussions and personal application. Students will read and discuss key studies in CALL and learn to use, evaluate and apply a wide range of computer applications (e.g. language programs, mobile apps, social networking sites, games) for language teaching and learning. Each unit has a practical, a theoretical and a reflective component.
Students will have hands-on sessions with the applications (in their chosen second language), read the related literature and reflect in their personal blog on their pedagogical use and their impact on second language education.
Course outline
Topics covered:
  • History of CALL
  • CALL & Technology
  • CALL & SLA
  • Courseware and mobile apps
  • Language areas & CALL
  • Language Skills & CALL
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Intercultural communication & Telecollaboration
  • Digital literacies
  • Online communities (Social Networks & Digital Games)
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate understanding of key concepts in computer assisted language learning
  • Demonstrate ability to summarise and reflect on CALL research
  • Being able to evaluate and apply language specific and generic computer applications for language teaching and learning
  • Being able to identify and critically engage with key concepts in spoken and written assessments

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard