Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning
This one-year professional taught master's degree is the only master's programme of its kind in New Zealand. The Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning will produce skillful language educators who can use technology to enhance learning around the world. Graduates will be able to introduce technology-enhanced learning of languages in a variety of educational settings from early childhood to tertiary and adult learning.
Of particular interest to language educators and teachers of English and other languages, this programme prepares participants to make optimal use of technology in their classrooms, and paves the way for further development, based on the latest research.
Students anywhere in the world can study this programme online either full-time or part-time.
Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Specific entry requirements
Every candidate for the Degree of Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning shall have:
- an appropriate degree in New Zealand with a B average or better, or equivalent, and
- been approved by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences.
For the full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning or use the admission requirements checker.
How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
The programme is offered online and students are not required to visit campus. The minimum period of enrolment for a full-time student is one year; the maximum period is four years part-time.
The programme includes five compulsory courses on language acquisition and effective learning practices using technology, and an optional course.
Learn about the history and current state of technology-enhanced language learning and teaching and critically evaluate how the way we learn, teach and use languages has shifted in recent years.
Participants will learn about how to design and implement materials and use tools in a variety of settings, including international languages, ESOL, heritage and first language maintenance and development, and indigenous language revitalisation.
The degree is made up of the following compulsory courses:
- EDEM 631 Foundations of Language Acquisition and Learning
- EDEM 633 Foundations of Technology–Enhanced Language Learning
- EDMM 632 Issues in Language Acquisition and Learning
- EDMM 633 Issues in Technology–Enhanced Language Learning
- EDEM 628 Effective Practices with e-Learning
Students select a 30-point optional course as well with approval from the programme.
For the up-to-date list of courses see the Regulations for the Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
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For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning.
For study planning help contact the College of Education, Health and Human Development:
College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800