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.

Is this course for you?

 

Location: Online

 

Experience: Degree. language teaching experience

 

Language Level: B2/C1 or higher

 

Course dates: 17 January – 23 March 2022

 

Certification:
Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MA awarded by University of Chichester

 

Course Length: 8 weeks (+ 1 week break)

 

Course fees: £1150

 

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.