Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM309: New Technologies in Language Learning

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • A critical review of the technologies in language learning in relation to second language learning theories.
  • Technology for SLA
  • Technology for interactional skills
  • Technology-enhanced reading and writing
  • Technology for assessment
  • Teaching practice
  • Evaluating e-learning materials

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Learning and Teaching Activities10Lectures
Learning and Teaching Activities4Seminars
Learning and Teaching Activities1Tutorials
Guided Independent Study20Directed reading
Guided Independent Study75Self-study
Guided Independent Study35Assignment preparation
Guided Independent Study5Moderated peer discussion

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Other Learning Resources




Language Learning and Technology

Computes and Education