The Graduate Certificate in Computer-Assisted Language Learning focuses on using technology in foreign language teaching and research. It provides the practical, hands-on skills needed to create and evaluate learning and teaching materials with new computer-based technologies. The certificate shows students how technology can effectively facilitate instruction in second-language acquisition. Students will learn how to develop, manage and maintain a cutting-edge language computing facility.
Ultimately, the Graduate Certificate provides students with skills in technology and foreign language curriculum. Upon completion, students will have the tools to teach language courses in hybrid and distance-learning environments.
Applications are accepted year-round.
Applicants must submit:
- Application and fee
- Official transcripts*
- Personal statement
- Resume or CV
- Proof of English proficiency (international students)
Once you have submitted the online application, email a copy of your unofficial transcripts, the personal statement, and cv to the Senior Program Manager in the Department of English at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading CALL Certificate Application.
*Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
The certificate is 15 credit hours (5 courses) and can be completed on its own or in conjunction with a graduate program^:
Core courses (6 credit hours)
APL 557 Computer-Assisted Language Learning (3)
APL 558 or SLC 510 Computer-Assisted Language Learning Praxis (3)
Restricted Electives (3 credit hours)
LIN 520 Second-Language Acquisition Theories (3) OR SLC 515 Second-Language Acquisition (3)
Additional Curriculum Information: For restricted electives, students may select an approved second language acquisition course equivalent to LIN 520 or SLC 515 with department approval.
Electives (6 hours)
Elective Courses should be chosen in consultation with the certificate advisor.
The student will file a plan of study for the certificate program and apply for graduation. The student will be awarded a certificate when they fulfill the requirements.
Note to certificate students: Credit hours earned in a certificate program may also be used towards a degree program, standard preadmission rules apply.
^Note to current students: According to Graduate College policy, "No more than 40% of coursework towards the requirements of a graduate certificate can be completed prior to admission to the certificate program." This means that a student who is in a master's program cannot get towards the end of their program and request to use their credits earned to get a certificate too. However, if a student starts a certificate and a degree at the same time, they could finish both in 30 hours.
The graduate certificate program in computer-assisted language learning focuses on the application of technology in foreign language teaching and research.
The program teaches the practical, hands-on skills needed to create and evaluate learning and teaching materials with new computer-based technologies. Students learn how to use technology effectively to facilitate instructed second language acquisition and how to develop, manage and maintain a cutting-edge language computing facility. The program also provides students with a solid theoretical and pedagogical framework for the integration of technology into the foreign language curriculum and provides them with the tools necessary to teach language courses in either a hybrid or distance learning environment.
Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Graduate Certificate)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of
Plan of Study
The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.
Applications are accepted year-round.