Due to the technological development happening at a breath-taking rate, it has become
necessary to equip our teachers with the required tools to meet the needs of our schools and
students looking forward to coping with educational institutions worldwide. Computer
mediated teaching has become a fact that we cannot play a blind eye to. This course focuses on
developing the skills necessary to understand the various uses of computers and computer
software as well as other digital tools in language classrooms and developing computer-
mediated materials for language classrooms. It also emphasis es designing classroom activities,
developing computer-mediated lessons and tests using Microsoft PowerPoint and other
software, and to implement computer software to enhance classroom interaction.

Course Contents:

    • Uses of computers and computer software in language classrooms
      • Identify the benefits of using digital aids
      • Choose the appropriate approaches and software in computer-mediated language classrooms.
    • Developing computer-mediated materials and lessons for language classrooms
      • Design classroom activities
      • Use Microsoft PowerPoint to develop lessons
      • Incorporate digital tools and PowerPoint presentations into the curriculum
    • Develop computer-mediated tests using Microsoft PowerPoint
      • Incorporate different computer programs to design tests
    • Implement computer software to enhance classroom interaction
      • Use collaborative email to enhance classroom interaction
      • Use multimedia to connect content with real life examples shown in photographs, videos, and other media types

Recommended Readings:

      1. Burkhart, L. J. (1999). “Strategies and Applications for The One-Computer Classroom.
      2. Greene, D. (2000). A Design Model for Beginner-Level Computer-Mediated EFL Writing. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2000, 13, 3, July, 239-252.
      3. Kern, R. & Warschauer, M. (2000). Theory and practice of network-based language teaching. In M. Warschauer & R. Kern (Eds.), Network-based language teaching: Concepts and practice. New York: Cambridge University Press.
      4. Moras, S. (2001). Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Call) And The Internet. Cultura Inglesa de São Carlos: Brazil.
      5. Tchaicha, J. (1999). “Technology and the Second Language Learner: How does it workbest?”. In Debski, R. & Levy, M. (ed.).World CALL: Global Perspectives on Compuer-
        Assisted Language Learning. Swets & Zeitlinger: 287-302.