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.
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.
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.