This course is offered as an independent self-study option, as well as face-to-face, and aims to help students analyze and assess various online resources, in order to examine the practicalities and potentials of those systems and programs for EFL teaching and learning. Accordingly, the course covers both the theory and practical aspects of selecting, using, and evaluating learning content. Topics include: digital literacy, digital pedagogy, and the evolution of digital media; multimedia literacy and user generated content; social computing for learning; teaching with the web and cloud based technology; technology enhanced learning through ubiquitous devices; as well as gamification, quiz building, and the flipped classroom. The real-world component of the course will involve practitioner development of research skills and the integration of digital teaching resources in their classes in order to provide students with technology-driven learning, and to independently develop and reflect upon CALL teaching techniques.
ESL/EFL Curriculum and Materials Development is a primarily discusison based course that examines the broad range of issues involved when planning a curriculum from activity planning to course develoment and evaluation. Guided by set readings, course participants will design a curriculum for a real or imagined teaching environment that can be included in one's teaching portfolio after completion of the course.
This course covers numerous educational theories pertaining to the Applied Linguistics field of Computer Assisted Language Learning. Practical aspects of multimedia use and technology are also related to language teaching contexts and the current state of practice.
This course covers the theory, design, development, and deployment of multimedia-based content for language learning. Construction of content for immediate practitioner application, along with appropriate models of instruction, and the effective application of multimedia materials, is explored.
This is a foundational and required course for TESOL-Multimedia majors. It covers numerous educational theories and research in historical, philosophical, socio-cultural, and other diverse contexts so that students can make connections between the various theoretical discourses, research and teaching practices they will experience or be engaged in the future. This is a seminar course in which students are asked to make presentations and lead discussions based on weekly readings.
TESOL 591 is a peer/community supported course experience design as a final preparatory step before conducting your master’s thesis research. This course explores YOU as a teacher of EFL looking for ways to test and measure our efforts to teach and be teachers. There are three basic parts of this: understanding your research needs and the breadth of the field in EFL research, understanding the varieties and terminology associated with qualitative research (assuming you end up doing a qualitative study), and designing and implementing those methods in an actual study.