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EDUC3061 Technology-enhanced language learning

20 creditsClass Size: 35

Module manager: Alice Deignan

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

An interest in language teaching and the use of digital technology in education, but no experience required.

This module is mutually exclusive with

EDUC3030Lang Learn Tech & Materials

Module replaces

EDUC 3030 Language learning technology and materials

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Are you thinking about language teaching at some point in your career? Want to keep up with the latest in theory and practice in technology-enhanced language learning (TELL)? Want to learn how to make materials and activities motivating and interesting? In this module we look at the use of ICTs in language teaching and learning. You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience of designing language learning lessons, activities and materials that make use of ICTs. You will experience a variety of digital tools for language learning and teaching.The module is taught in weekly, 2-hour sessions throughout semester 2. Sessions are hands-on, with demonstrations of particular uses of technology for language learning. The assessment asks you to design a lesson and/or some materials using digital technology for language learning, and to write an assignment in which you discuss your rationale for designing the lesson/materials and how they would promote learning. There are no pre-requisites for the module other than an interest in language education and digital technology.


On completion of this module, students should:
- have developed their knowledge and understanding of how digital technologies may be used to support language learning, teaching and assessment
- have developed their knowledge of a range of technology-based materials and tools available to classroom language teachers, in terms of design, preparation, selection and evaluation
- have developed a basic understanding of contexts in which TELL is located including informal as well as formal learning contexts

Learning outcomes
1. Students will gain knowledge (to an extent appropriate for those at the beginning of a career) about theoretical perspectives underpinning the use of technology for language learning and teaching.
2. They will also gain knowledge of a range of digital tools that may be used to support language learning and teaching.

Skills outcomes
Applications of digital technology in language learning contexts
Planning teaching


Digital literacy
Technology and academic literacy
Audio for language learning
Photography and visual images in language learning
Mobile & Wireless Language Learning
Social media and language education
Storytelling for language learning
Corpora and concordancing for language learning
Planning and assessing learning opportunities using digital technology

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours175.00
Total Contact hours25.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Reading in preparation for lectures / sessions
Activities in preparation for lectures / sessions
Post-session consolidation, reading and discussion board activities
Assignment presentation preparation
Assignment tutorial preparation
Assignment preparation and writing

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Tutors will conduct formative assessment and monitoring student progress throughout the module by
• Monitoring contribution to lectures, during lectures (ongoing classroom formative assessment)
• Informally assessing contribution to assignment tutorials
• Noting and assessing participation in discussion board activities
• Evaluating the contributions to the assignment presentation seminar and the group assignment tutorial
Students whose participation, progress and engagement raise concerns will be invited to attend an extra individual tutorial.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2500 words50.00
PortfolioLesson plan and materials equivalent to 2500 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/09/2021


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