Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning
This one-year professional taught master's degree is the only programme of its kind in Aotearoa 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.
Every student for the Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning will need a bachelor's degree with a B Grade Point Average or better, or equivalent, and approval to enrol. The relevance and standard of undergraduate studies and any subsequent professional work experience are the main criteria of approval.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
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
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The programme is offered fully online and you are not required to visit campus. The minimum period of enrolment for a full-time student is 1 year, and the maximum period is 3 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:
- EDEM631 Foundations of Language Acquisition and Learning
- EDEM633 Foundations of Technology–Enhanced Language Learning
- EDMM632 Issues in Language Acquisition and Learning
- EDMM633 Issues in Technology–Enhanced Language Learning
- EDEM628 Learning Design in Digital Education
You will also select a 30-point elective course as well with approval from the programme.
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.
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