Computer-Assisted Language Learning
The Computer-Assistant Language Learning (CALL) specialization equips teachers to integrate technology into their language classroom activities, materials and curricula.
Core and elective courses in CALL equip teachers with the experiences, perspectives and tools to integrate a wide variety of learning technologies in ways that enhance language learning and teaching. The full CALL specialization is also excellent preparation for the increasing number of leadership positions in the rapidly expanding field of educational technology. Both theoretical and pedagogical insights, and practical, hands-on skills are emphasized. We maintain a strong focus on learning principles and processes, and never let sound teaching practice be overshadowed by technological wizardry.
The 12-credit CALL specialization can be completed concurrently with the MATESOL and MATFL programs, or as a stand-alone program for teachers who already hold an MA or who otherwise qualify for graduate study. Individual CALL courses may also be used to meet the MATESOL and MATFL elective requirements for students interested in exploring technology-enhanced language learning without completing the entire certificate program.