The aims of this course are:
To equip participants with the ability to assess the potential of IT in
To provide them with principles for using IT effectively.
To introduce participants to, and explore with them, a range of issues
involved in the use of IT in language teaching.
To familiarise them with recent research into IT applications in language
No previous knowledge of IT or computer expertise is required.
The course looks at both theoretical principles and practical pedagogical issues. The emphasis will be on how IT can be used to support language teaching and learning in pedagogically justifiable ways. Subject to time constraints and the interests of participants, topics will include:
history of CALL
theoretical issues in CALL
IT applications to speaking and listening skills development
IT applications to reading and writing skills development
using the Internet
concordancing and corpora
CALL materials design and training in the writing of basic multimedia language learning materials
There will be a mixture of lectures, discussions, and hands-on practical sessions