Information Technology and ESL/EFL Teaching

Course code EDUC6251Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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 information technology in language teaching and learning. The changing roles of ESL/EFL teachers in technological environment of education will also be discussed.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesThis course provides students with the opportunity to:
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.
ContentThe 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)EDUC6122 Language Testing in TESOL
TransitionStudents planning to enrol in EDUC6122 will be contacted and recommended to enrol in this new course instead.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssessment Item 1
This task will check students' knowledge of the basic concepts of CALL.
Other: (please specify)Assessment Item 3
Creative Product
This final task will assess the overall learning outcome of this course. The students will be asked to develop an ESL/EFL teaching program which integrates the application of information technology and curriculum materials used in the schools or universities in their own countries.
Presentations - IndividualAssessment Item 2
This task will exam the application skills of using information technology in ESL/EFL teaching. Students will be asked to demonstrate their selected computer software or website and to make an evaluation on the selected resource.
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6251