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ET9C2 - Information and Communication Technology in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ICT in TESOL)

  • Module code: ET9C2
  • Module name: Information and Communication Technology in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ICT in TESOL)
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to provide a balance of practical experience and theoretical understanding of the principles guiding the effective use of learning technologies in English Language Teaching. Students will critically evaluate existing tools while learning to use them to create teaching activities and materials. Students will consider how learning technologies relate to a range of pedagogic issues such as reflection, motivation, collaboration, autonomy and so on. They will individually reflect on the use of specific tools for their own context in a weekly blog, while creating and contributing to both an electronic and a face to face community.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to critically evaluate the effectiveness of a range of learning technologies to teach English in a specific context; demonstrate understanding of the pedagogic principles underlying the use of ICT in TESOL; communicate effectively in an electronic medium by designing, publishing and responding to comments on their blog; develop a deeper understanding of the importance of communities of practice in TESOL by networking and participating in online collaborations.

Timetabled teaching activities

8 x 2 hour workshops

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Other essential notes

10 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ET9C2-10)
A (Assessed work only) Blog with at least 8 posts 50%
  1000 word written assignment 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Drama Education and English Language Teaching (X3BA) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught TESOL (X9PR) - Year 1