Integrating Technology

From enthusiastic technology proponent to tech-phobic skeptic, there are electives and core specialization courses to meet a wide range of student interests and needs.

CALL Specialization

The 12-credit CALL specialization consists of a combination of both required and elective courses. Completion of specialization coursework is normally distributed across four semesters, concurrent with progress towards an MATESOL or MATFL degree.  Completion of the specialization alone can be done in two semesters (fall + spring).

Individual CALL courses -- either required or specialization courses -- may also be taken by any student in the program to fulfill their MATESOL or MATFL elective requirements.

Required courses:

  • Learning Technology for TESOL/TFL (2 credits)
  • CALL Pedagogy: Corpus Linguistics in Language Teaching (2 credits, typically taken fall semester of first year)
  • Computer-Assisted Assessment (2 credits, typically taken fall semester of second year)

The remaining credits (for a total of 12 units) for the CALL specialization, can be fulfilled through a variety of elective offerings on topics such as using the internet, virtual worlds, podcasting, digital media, web-based projects, and an overview of technologies that can be useful in completing MATESOL and MATFL coursework (varies each semester).

Courses

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CALL 8500 - LearningTechnology 4 TESOL/TFL      

Introduces a core set of learning technologies that are explored through hands-on tasks related to assignments that will be completed as a candidate in the M.A. TESOL / TFL program. Having experienced the integration of these tools into their own learning, teacher candidates are then better able to reflect on potential applications for their own (future) language learners. Designed to provide students at all levels of technical expertise with exposure to what is possible with technology integration, both in the short term for M.A. projects and assignments, as well as in language learning and teaching in general. Also designed to prepare those with less experience and/or confidence in working with technology to participate in further CALL core and elective courses.

Spring 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2010 - MIIS

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CALL 8520 - Classroom LanguageTechnologies      

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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CALL 8554 - Projct-Based LangLrning w/Tech      

Spring 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS

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CALL 8570 - CALL and Pedagogy      

Provides an introductory overview of all the major topics in CALL, including strategies for using the most common applications, making lesson plans for technology-enhanced classes, the uses of websites, and various forms of online communication. Briefly addresses issues relating ot curriculum design and integration, classroom and lab management and design, the pros and cons of distance education, and the creation of communities of learning.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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CALL 8572 - Using Internet for LangTeachng      

Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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CALL 8575 - Computer Assisted Assessment      

Examines currently available computer-assisted language assessments and test construction software. Discusses ways in which computer technology can enhance the validity of assessments as well as the delivery and scoring of assessments. Students design a computer-assisted assessment measure.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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CALL 8579 - CALL & Curriculum Integration      

Addresses the challenges and benefits that technology-enhanced instruction and learning create for teachers and their learners. Investigates the pedagogical rationale and value of integrating CALL practices into second and foreign language curricula.

Spring 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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CALL 8588 - Digital Media      

Fall 2012 - MIIS

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CALL 8595 - Advanced Topics in CALL      

Spring 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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CALL 8598 - Directed Study      

Spring 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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