to Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL)
Instructor: Claire Bradin
Both the practical
and theoretical aspects of using computers in second language
learning will be explored. Topics will include resources for
language learning on the Internet, software and website evaluation,
Web-based classroom activities, Web page creation,the role
of word processing and other common applications, creating
CALL materials with authoring programs, use of audio, video,
and graphics in CALL, role of hypermedia and hypertext in CALL,
concordance programs, mobile-assisted language learning, integration
of CALL into the curriculum, and research in CALL. The Internet
will be used extensively.
Syllabus, Spring 2009
for the course
least one of the following: 1000 Introduction to Linguistics, 2139
Approaches and Methods in Second Language Teaching, 1930 Introduction
to Applied Linguistics, or experience in second language teaching.
should also have basic computer literacy skills, including familiarity
with at least one computer application such as word processing.
No advanced knowledge of computers is required.
Text: Ducate, L., & Arnold,
N. (Eds.). (2006). Calling on CALL: From theory and research
to new directions in foreign language teaching (CALICO Monograph
Series Volume 5). San Marcos, TX: CALICO
May 19, 2009