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MA - Technology Assisted Language Learning

This module will raise your awareness of the possibilities and challenges offered by digital technologies both now and over the next five years. The course aims to equip you with the academic, technical and practical skills to use technology to optimum benefit in your classroom.

This module carries 30 credits.

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Location: Online


Experience: Degree. language teaching experience


Language Level: B2/C1 or higher


Course dates: 17 April - 21 June 2023


Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MA awarded by University of Chichester


Course Length: 8 weeks (+ 1 week break)


Course fees: £1210


Minimum age: 18


Max class size: 16


Tutor-led and highly interactive


Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms


Specialist ELT eLibrary


Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content


The essentials of Web 2.0 and the significance of cloud computing


The possibilities and challenges offered by digital technologies in language education both now and in the foreseeable future


How ICT in ELT is compatible with current learning theories


How to evaluate choices available in the use of ICT in language education


How to use technology in a learning/teaching environment


How to use the Internet for such purposes as research, professional development, and administrative purposes


How to use the Internet for creating learning opportunities for students in collaborative situations, for creative work, for developing learner autonomy

Assessment (written after completion of the course and supervised at distance by tutors):

A portfolio (50%) containing TWO of the following four options:

  1. A website which provides resources for an aspect of ICT in English language teaching and learning.

  2. A webquest.

  3. A lesson or lessons making use of handheld or mobile devices.

  4. A technology-driven international student exchange project.


A main assignment (50%) consisting of a 3,000–word article for a professional journal on the use of technology in a specified learning/ teaching environment.

Further Information

Online courses are broken down into individual units and activities, forming a clear structure. Tasks will be interactive, involving voice chat, forums and community walls, and they will utilize a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos. Participants need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. You can do much of the course on a tablet or mobile device, but will need a computer for certain activities.

All participants have access to NILE’s extensive ELT e-library and the NILE digital Tasks are interactive, involving live online sessions, forums and community walls, and utilise a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos.

All NILE’s courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or development of language awareness.

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