Welcome to LIN8006 Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Course.

Offered online (Semester 1 & Semester 2) and on campus (Semester 1), this course is a stand-alone course to be added to the suite of options in postgraduate study Teaching Second/Foreign Languages. The course can be taken as part of the qualification for the Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) or Master of Education (TESOL) Program. The course can be also taken as a Professional Development Single Course.

The course is designed to introduce language teachers to the field of CALL by providing them with insights into key aspects of CALL and a basic knowledge of the practical uses of computer technology in language instruction. It consists of three major modules. It begins with a discussion on basic concepts of CALL, identifying terms associated with CALL. The second module reviews previous research on CALL and discusses general trends and issues in CALL research. The final module attempts to answer the question of what language teachers can do with CALL to enhance second/foreign language teaching. It explores language teachers' roles and tasks in CALL environments in terms of observation, design, implementation, evaluation and management.

The course team leader for this course is A/Prof Jeong-Bae Son.