Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM309: New Technologies in Language Learning

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

  • to introduce and critically discuss the advantages and disadvantages of new technologies in language learning;
  • to introduce you to appropriate web authoring packages for the development technology-supported materials; and
  • to equip you with an understanding of how technologies can be used in language teaching and learning
  • to critically evaluate and design learning activities using technological tools and applications.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of how technologies can facilitate language learning;
2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of current problems of and new insights of technology supported language learning in relation to second language acquisition research;
3. Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understand of how theories of technology in education are used in developing language learning materials.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Recognise core issues in using technologies in learning;
5. Demonstrate conceptual understanding of evaluating critically current research and advanced scholarship in technology use in language teaching and learning;
6. Exploit and evaluate case studies for models / approaches of using technology in language teaching;
7. Work with technologies actively and effectively.
Personal and Key Skills8. Engage in independent study and group/pair work to demonstrate self-direction and originality in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level;
9. Advance their knowledge and understanding and develop new skills to a high level;
10. Digest, select and organise material to produce, to a deadline, a coherent and thoughtful sample of teaching material applied to specific professional and cultural situations;
11. Analyse critically relevant academic literature and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.