LET-TWM405
Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-TWM405
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; Linguistics;
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. F.C.W. Hubers
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Examiner
dr. W.A.J. Strik
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Lecturer
dr. W.A.J. Strik
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Coordinator
dr. W.A.J. Strik
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Contactperson for the course
dr. W.A.J. Strik
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Academic year2023
Period
PER 3  (29/01/2024 to 07/04/2024)
Starting block
PER 3
Course mode
full-time
Remarks- Only with permission from the coordinator of this course.
- Accessible to exchange students.
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
  • you will be familiar with the basic concepts of CALL (research and applications); 
  • you have explored the main issues involved in designing effective CALL systems;
  • you will understand what the current capabilities of CALL systems are, and the potential for making further improvements.
Content
The aim of this course is to show how and to what extent advanced CALL systems can be used to help people acquire language skills and to conduct research on language learning. Topics covered are assessment, language input, language output, elicitation, error detection and feedback. Special attention will be paid to the use of CALL systems for oral proficiency and to various techniques for providing corrective feedback, including their effectiveness and their feasibility in CALL environments. You will discover that CALL requires a multi-disciplinary approach which combines knowledge and expertise from different fields such as  language acquisition, language learning, pedagogy, system design, ergonomics, ICT and HLT. 
A technical, ICT background is not required for this course. This course is suitable for every (e.g. linguistics) student with an interest in, and positive attitude to using computers for language learning.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
Note for exchange students: you cannot take this course if your English proficiency level is not at least C1 (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC or Cambridge). A statement from your home university won't be accepted.

 
Test information

Specifics

Required materials
Articles
On Brightspace we will inform you about the literature, materials for this course.

Instructional modes
Lecture

General
Lectures and assignments (practical exercises, student presentations).

Tests
Assignments
Test weight40
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 3

Minimum grade
5

Term paper
Test weight60
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 4, Block PER 4

Minimum grade
5