Information Technology and ESL/EFL Teaching

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

This 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.

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) EDUC6122 Language Testing in TESOL
Transition Students planning to enrol in EDUC6122 will be contacted and recommended to enrol in this new course instead.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Assessment 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 - Individual - Assessment 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 Hours
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6251

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