MA in Computer Assisted Language Learning - CALL

General

Program Description

The programme aims to meet the needs of the local community and language teachers worldwide. It aims to develop the knowledge and skills needed today for professional careers in teaching second / foreign language with the use of new technologies at all levels of education (pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary).

It focuses on learning theories, pedagogical methods and technological applications in language teaching. It is consistent with contemporary learning theories and methods in language teaching and deals with the theories and methods of applying new technologies in teaching and learning languages ​​taught as a second (L2) or as a Foreign Language (FL).

Although not limited to the teaching of English as a second/foreign language, the objectives of the proposed Master’s programme are consistent with the technological standards for the teaching of English as a Second Language (Teaching English as a Second Language Technology Standards Framework, 2008).


​Upon completion of the programme, it is expected that students will have acquired specialized knowledge, skills, and experiences in Computer Assisted Language Learning and in Autonomous and Lifelong Learning.

Type and number of students

The MA in CALL programme aims to attract language teachers from around the world (from government and private schools as well as tertiary education in Cyprus and Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Australia), seeking to attend a graduate programme in this subject and in this particular mode. The maximum number of students admitted is 15-20, following a competitive process, in order to maintain the high level of quality.

Course Description

The MA in CALL course is a 3-semester course of 90 ECTS credit. The course covers areas such as Teaching Methodologies, Instructional Technology, Technology Enhanced L2 Curriculum Development & Evaluation, Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, Computer Assisted Language Assessment and Testing, Emerging Technologies in Language Learning, CALL from the student perspective and research in the area of CALL.

It consists of eight modules of 7-ECTS credit each, and a 30 ECTs credit module on research in CALL.

Prospects

The MA in CALL course is aimed at English language teachers, although teachers of other languages ​​could also attend if they

  • comply with the conditions
  • are qualified to attend the programme in English
  • can be supervised by the staff in other languages ​​(e.g. Greek, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian)

It aims to serve the growing needs in CALL training, both locally and internationally, a topic which interests

  • language practicing teachers
  • educational software designers
  • policymakers

The course is innovative, both locally and internationally.

It is for people who are interested in learning how to use new technologies through their own learning and training on MA level.

Upon graduation, it is expected that the MA in CALL degree holders will have acquired specialized knowledge, skills, and experiences to understand in depth the following topics and be able to apply them successfully:

  • Theories of Language Learning and their applications in real life
  • Methods and techniques of language teaching
  • Curriculum and material development
  • Theories and practices in language evaluation
  • Language assessment and testing and language curricula evaluation
  • Planning Computer Assisted Language Learning

MA in CALL Graduates will acquire the necessary skills that will enable them to

  • Use new technologies effective for language teaching and learning purposes
  • Design interactive multimedia technologies for language teaching and learning
  • Participate creatively in the design and implementation of research and application, thus contributing to knowledge and innovation

MA programme requirements

As in all other Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) postgraduate programmes, attendance is continuous and mandatory and is full-time. The courses are offered online, synchronously and asynchronously aiming at facilitating working students.

To obtain the MA degree in CALL the following are required:

  • Study of at least 3 semesters. The maximum study duration is 6 semesters
  • Successful completion of 90 ECTS ( through graduate courses and a Master’s thesis)

The CUT programmes are based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). An ECT represents 25-30 hours per semester.

A postgraduate student is considered full-time in a given semester if the total workload in the semester carries 27-30 ECTS.

Last updated Feb 2020

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