Information Technology and ESL/EFL Teaching

Course code EDUC6251
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

This course develops students' understanding of the theory about Computer Assisted Language learning (CALL) and its application in ESL/EFL classrooms. Topics include the basic theoretical foundation for CALL, the existing practice in language teaching in Australia and overseas, the current research finding and new trends in the use of information technology in language teaching and learning. The changing roles of ESL/EFL teachers in the technological environment of education will also be discussed.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the foundations and key concepts of Computer Assisted Language Learning;

2. Develop and evaluate CALL application including multimedia materials and internet tools; and

3. Design ESL/EFL courses by integrating information technology and curriculum materials to meet learners' needs.

Content

The following list indicates indicative course content:
Fundamental concepts of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
The impact of using information technology in school language curriculum
Research on CALL in relation to ESL/EFL teaching and learning
On-line ESL/EFL teaching in a multi-cultural environment and the roles of ESL/EFL teachers

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6122. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6122 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6251.

Assessment Items

Literature Review: Literature Review

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

Presentation: ICT Program Demonstration

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Distance students are expected to engage in Online Learning activities for the equivalent of 2 hours per week for the full term.