LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY (CALL)
This course seeks to provide students with an understanding the benefits and limits of technology in instructed SLA. It will familiarize students with the most current language technology programs and apps and distinguish among different technology types and purposes. Students will also understand web-based technologies for delivering instruction and assessment (e.g., Canvas, Quizlet, the iBT and Accuplacer). The course will also examine the benefits and drawbacks of communication through technology: synchronous and asynchronous interaction, and on line language tutors. It will also review and evaluate: (i) how to integrate technology into the classroom as a mediational tool; (ii) games for language learning; (iii) Social Media in Language Learning: (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram).