This course introduces in-service and
pre-service teachers of English, ESL and foreign language(s) to the field of
CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) emerging in current language
education methodology. Basic
computer literacy and an understanding of the Internet is required.
Topics include a variety of applications
related to computer-assisted language learning, current issues in computer-assisted language
learning, cross-disciplinary foundations of computer-assisted language learning, design and development
of multimedia instructional materials, and some specifics of software use and
evaluation. Particular attention will be paid to the use of the Internet and
its application in language instruction.
Participants will acquire experience using
the Internet to create multimedia applications that can be used to help English learners improve their English skills.
This will involve
downloading software applications
designing Internet activities using downloaded software
creating activities using exsisting web sites on the Internet
Participants are expected to gain the
knowledge and experience necessary to make decisions about using CALL and the Internet in the language
classroom. Participants are expected to use skills aquired during the semester to
develop their own multimedia web site which will be published on the Internet.
Students are not required to by a textbook for this class.
Course Website: http://www.johnsesl.com/hannam/multimedia