Computer-Assisted Language Learning

The Graduate Certificate in Computer-Assisted Language learning focuses on using technology in foreign language teaching and research. It provides the practical, hands-on skills needed to create and evaluate learning and teaching materials with new computer-based technologies.

The certificate shows students how technology can effectively facilitate instruction in second-language acquisition. They will learn how to develop, manage and maintain a cutting-edge language computing facility.

Ultimately, the Graduate Certificate provides students with skills in technology and foreign language curriculum. Upon completion, they will have the tools to teach language courses in hybrid and distance-learning environments.

43 Tenured faculty
2 years
15 credits

Degree Overview

The graduate certificate program in computer-assisted language learning focuses on the application of technology in foreign language teaching and research. It provides the practical, hands-on skills needed to create and evaluate learning and teaching materials with new computer-based technologies.

The certificate program teaches students how to use technology effectively to facilitate instructed second-language acquisition and how to develop, manage and maintain a cutting-edge language computing facility. It also provides students with a solid theoretical and pedagogical framework for the integration of technology into the foreign language curriculum and provides them with the tools necessary to teach language courses in either a hybrid or distance-learning environment.

How to apply

All candidates for the certificate in computer-assisted language learning (CALL) studies must fulfill the general requirements of the Graduate College concerning admission and residence. Please visit here to learn about what materials are needed to apply.

Applications for the Fall semester are due by April 15.

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Curriculum

The graduate certificate program in computer-assisted language learning focuses on the application of technology in foreign language teaching and research. It provides the practical, hands-on skills needed to create and evaluate learning and teaching materials with new computer-based technologies. The certificate program teaches students how to use technology effectively to facilitate instructed second-language acquisition and how to develop, manage and maintain a cutting-edge language computing facility. It also provides students with a solid theoretical and pedagogical framework for the integration of technology into the foreign language curriculum and provides them with the tools necessary to teach language courses in either a hybrid or distance-learning environment.

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Core Courses6
Restricted Electives3
Electives6
Total Credit Hours15

Courses and electives

The coursework for each student is individualized and based upon the student's previous training, and mentor consensus. Students will take core courses and electives based on their interest in computer-assisted language learning.

 

Core courses (6 credit hours)

ENG 557 Computer-Assisted Language Learning (3)
SLC 510 Computer-Assisted Language Learning Praxis (3)

Restricted Electives (3 credit hours)
LIN 520 Second-Language Acquisition Theories (3) OR
SLC 515 Second-Language Acquisition (3)

Additional Curriculum Information
For restricted electives, students may select an approved second language acquisition course equivalent to LIN 520 or SLC 515 with department approval.

Elective Courses should be chosen in consultation with the student’s committee. Electives can be taken outside of the School of International Letters and Cultures. 

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