Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)

Course Code: EDU-204


Technology is powerful, and it has a uniquely strong way of grabbing attention, finding a relevant footing and really tuning students in to their language lessons. But it is not often exactly known how to use this powerful technology that results in maximum benefit for learners as well as teachers. This is especially the issue in a third world country like Pakistan. In today’s world of scientific advancement, computer has a vital role in almost every field including English language learning. Many a software has been developed and available in the market which can be instrumental in the process of teaching and learning a language. Therefore, it is need of the hour to make students familiar with usage of computer in language teaching and enable them to apply it in real teaching situation. This course caters the need of the prospective teachers to be familiarized with computer application in language teaching.

Course Objectives 

  • Identify the basic components of computer and describe the function of each
  • Learn different applications of computers in education
  • Develop skills to use computer for language learning

Assessment Criteria

Sessional: 20 (Presentation: 06, Participation: 05, Attendance: 05, Overall Conduct: 04)

Mid-term: 30

Final exam: 50

Recommneded Books

  1. Gimeno-Sanz, A., Levy, M., Blin, F., & Barr, D. (2017). World CALL: sustainability and computer        assisted language learning. London: Bloomsbury.

       2. Holland, M., & Fisher, P. (2016). The path of speech technologies in computer assisted language    learning. New York: Routledge.

Course Material