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EDUC5256M Technology Enhanced Language Learning

30 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Aisha Walker

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally, at least two years relevant postgraduate professional experience.

Ability to use basic digital technology (email, www, office software).

This module is mutually exclusive with

EDUC5979MLang learn&teaching ICT online

Module replaces

EDUC 5979M Language Learning and Teaching with ICT

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module introduces the theory and practice of technology enhanced language learning. Students learn about the theories underpinning technology enhanced learning and connect this to practice. The module includes opportunities to experience a variety of digital tools for language learning and teaching. Teaching takes place face-to-face, in an online synchronous seminar and in an asynchronous forum.


On completion of this module, students should:
- have knowledge and capabilities which demonstrate a critical analysis and understanding of how digital technologies may be used to support language learning and teaching;
- understand the context in which the field technology enhanced language learning and teaching is located including alternative perspectives and practices and their implications;
- be able to develop and apply novel approaches in the design and evaluation of materials and assessments using digital technologies for language learning, teaching and assessment.

Learning outcomes
Students will know about theoretical perspectives underpinning the use of technology for language learning and teaching. They will also gain knowledge of a range of digital tools that may be used to support language learning and teaching.

Skills outcomes
Using and facilitating digitally mediated communication.
Using technology in the language classroom and to support learning outside the classroom.


This module examines a variety of types of software and technology that may be used for language teaching and learning and considers both practical and theoretical aspects. Participants will have the opportunity to gain practical experience through workshops, discussion and seminars.

Range of issues to be covered:
- Learning, language and digital technology
- Writing with digital tools
- Digital games
- Social media and language teacher development
- Reading and digital literacy
- Corpus linguistics and concordancing
- Digital talk
- Creativity in TELL
- Digital audio and video materials
- Digital assessment

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning121.0012.00
Group learning123.0036.00
Independent online learning hours119.00
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours61.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Students will be provided each week with lecture-type content in written format together with supplementary readings, material, tasks and activities, to be discussed during the face-to-face sessions, and explored in the synchronous text chat seminar and the subsequent asynchronous activities. Students will also be expected to undertake directed reading of academic papers; to post reviews that other students have written.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Each participant will be expected to make a contribution of between 500-750 words per unit, about a specific topic, in the asynchronous discussion. Each person will be expected to contribute to (and occasionally facilitate) the weekly synchronous online seminar. Each student will have two individual or small group tutorials to discuss progress. Students will also participate in weekly synchronous online discussions which will also enable tutors to monitor progress.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayEquivalent to 6000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The assessment requires the student to design a lesson, some materials or an assessment using technology for language learning together with a rationale and a critical reflection. This may be submitted as either a conventional 6000 word text or a stand-along multimodal presentation (eg Prezi) equivalent to 6000 words.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/09/2021


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