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 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.

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

On successful completion of this 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

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: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 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.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6251

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