Course outline_ENG711_Technology And Language Learning

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

Title:                    Technology And Language Learning

Course code:       ENG711

No. of credits:      3 credits

 

1. COURSE OVERVIEW

Technology in general and computer technology in particular has been significantly advanced during the last decades. The advantages that technology has brought to education are huge; thus, language teachers need to understand about technology enhanced language learning (TELL) applications and employment to improve teaching and learning practices. This course aims to enable students to identify the benefits of relevant software applications and employ appropriate TELL teaching approaches in language class. Critical analysis is placed on the roles of teachers in TELL contexts, the employment of resources, and evaluation schemes. The course is also to provide opportunities for students to critically review research on education technology, develop their own TELL materials, and possibly propose directions for TELL research.

2. COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand deeply about technology enhanced language learning (TELL) and relevant software applications to improve teaching and learning practices
  • Critically evaluate the employment of resources, and review research on education technology
  • Develop their own TELL materials; possibly propose directions for TELL research

3. TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS

  • Introduction to TELL
  • Second language learning and technology
  • TELL applications and grammar-vocabulary learning
  • Blended language learning & Task-based learning 
  • TELL mediated communication & collaboration
  • TELL & reading-writing  skills
  • TELL & listening-speaking  skills
  • Distance learning
  • TELL evaluation
  • Technology & language testing
  • TELL & research

4. MATERIALS

4.1. Required textbooks

  • Beatty, K. (2010). Teaching and researching computer-assisted language learning (2nd edition)London: Pearson.
  • Chapelle, C. & Sauro, S. (2017). The handbook of technology and language teaching and learning. (Ed.)., NJ: Wiley Blackwell.

4.2. Reference materials

  • Blake, R. (2012). Brave new digital classroom (2nd ed). Washington: Georgetown University Press.
  • Journals
    • Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
    • British Journal of Educational Technology
    • Computer-Assisted Language Learning
    • Journal of Research on Technology in Education
    • Journal of Technology Education
    • Language Learning and Technology
    • ReCALL
    • CALICO Journal
    • Research in Learning Technology
    • The IALLT Journal for Language Learning Technologies

5. ASSESSMENT

5.1     Midterm (40%)

  • Class presentation (10%)
  • Project (30%)

5.2     Final (60%)

  • Written assignment

6. STUDENT WORKLOAD

  • Directed study:               60 periods
  • Independent Study:        120 periods

 
 
 
 
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