Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.



  • Semester 2 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able 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.


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


This course replaces EDUC6122. If you have successfully completed EDUC6122 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Literature Review: Literature Review

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

Presentation: ICT Program Demonstration

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term



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


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

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