Introduction to Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL)

Instructor: Claire Bradin Siskin

Course Description:

Both the practical and theoretical aspects of using computers in second language learning will be explored. Topics will include resources for language learning on the Internet, software and website evaluation, Web-based classroom activities, Web page creation,the role of word processing and other common applications, creating CALL materials with authoring programs, use of audio, video, and graphics in CALL, role of hypermedia and hypertext in CALL, concordance programs, mobile-assisted language learning, integration of CALL into the curriculum, and research in CALL. The Internet will be used extensively.


Course Syllabus, Spring 2009

Resources for the course

Prerequisites: At least one of the following: 1000 Introduction to Linguistics, 2139 Approaches and Methods in Second Language Teaching, 1930 Introduction to Applied Linguistics, or experience in second language teaching.

Recommended: Students should also have basic computer literacy skills, including familiarity with at least one computer application such as word processing. No advanced knowledge of computers is required.

Text: Ducate, L., & Arnold, N. (Eds.). (2006). Calling on CALL: From theory and research to new directions in foreign language teaching (CALICO Monograph Series Volume 5). San Marcos, TX: CALICO


 Last revised: May 19, 2009