Course Specification

Year 2021
Course Number LIN8006
Offer Semester 1
Mode Online & On-campus
Description Technology-Enhanced Language Teaching
Credit Points 1.00

EXAMINER: Jeong-Bae Son

With the advance of computer technology and the growth of interest in the use of digital technology for education, it is necessary for language teachers to be competent in technology-enhanced language teaching. Language teachers need to know about the basics of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in order not to be left behind in the use of instructional technology for enhancing learning and teaching.


This course provides language teachers with an introduction to theory and practice of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Course topics include theoretical bases for CALL; current trends and issues of CALL research; language teachers' roles in CALL environments; the development and use of CALL applications such as multimedia/hypermedia materials and Internet tools; and strategies for integrating CALL into second language programs.


On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. develop knowledge of language teaching methodology using digital technology;
  2. show an awareness of research directions in CALL;
  3. identify language teachers' roles in CALL contexts;
  4. apply appropriate techniques to use CALL to language teaching;
  5. evaluate the use of online tools and activities for enhancing language teaching;
  6. use appropriate academic language and literacy, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and referencing.


Description Weighting (%)
1. Background 10
2. Research 10
3. Exploration 25
4. Design 15
5. Implementation 15
6. Evaluation 15
7. Management 10


There is no prescribed text.


Son, J.-B. (2018). Teacher development in technology-enhanced language teaching. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Stanley, G. (2013). Language learning with technology: Ideas for integrating technology in the classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Activity Hours
Directed Study 80
Independent Study 85


No Description Weighting (%)
1Assignment 1 40
2Assignment 2 60


  1. Students should have basic computer literacy skills and regular access to a computer connected to the Internet.
  2. Students will require access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for the course.