The Start of the First Online MA Programme in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
The first online MA course of the Cyprus University of Technology in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) successfully started in July 2015.
The course welcomed its students during orientation week (06/10/2015-10/06/2015) where the students, coming from different districts of Cyprus and countries from Europe and Africa had the opportunity to become familiar with learning theories, pedagogical methodologies, and technological applications in language teaching. The online course commences in September 2015.
The course is offered by the Language Centre in association with the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts.
It aims to meet the needs of the local community as well as those of language teachers from around the globe. At present, there are just a few face-to-face and online courses offered in the specific field. In most cases, the use of new technologies is part of a broader programme on language teaching or language teachers take general courses on the use of new technologies and education. In the case of the MA in CALL programme, there is special focus on language teaching and learning and local and international pedagogical needs. Therefore, a course on Computer Assisted Language Learning gives teachers the opportunity to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge to effectively apply new technologies in language teaching.
Some photos from the first MA CALL students, July 2015