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Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Certificate)

At a Glance: program details

Enhance your academic and professional profile with an understanding of the roles technology plays in learning and teaching additional languages. Develop a solid theoretical understanding of computer-assisted language learning activities and the skills for implementing them in the language classroom.

Program Description

Certificate Awarded: Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Certificate)

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. The program also provides students with a solid theoretical and pedagogical framework for the integration of technology into the foreign language curriculum, and it provides them with the tools necessary to teach language courses in either a hybrid or distance learning environment.

Degree Requirements

Curriculum Plan Options

  • 15 credit hours

Required Core (6 credit hours)
APL/ENG/SLC 557 Computer-Assisted Language Learning (3)
APL 558/SLC 510 Computer-Assisted Language Learning Praxis (3)

Restricted Electives (3 credit hours)

Electives (6 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Information
For restricted electives, students select a second language acquisition course with department approval.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree with a major or minor in foreign language study, English or English education from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. personal statement
  4. resume or curriculum vitae
  5. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency (regardless of their current residency) and has not graduated from an institution of higher learning in the United States must provide proof of English proficiency. Applications will not be processed without valid proof of English proficiency. Applicants should note that official scores must be sent to ASU in order for the application to be processed.

Applicants must submit a one- to two-page (double-spaced), well-considered personal statement in which they explain how their experience and training have prepared them for the certificate program, and their aims and purpose in pursuing the computer-assisted language learning certificate.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate current theoretical and pedagogical issues in the area of computer-assisted language learning.
  • Construct a testable theoretical or pedagogical hypothesis related to CALL.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with this certificate can confidently move into academic, business and international fields. Skills developed through this program are valued for teaching and research positions, or for work in the public or private sectors.

Career examples include:

  • distance learning coordinators
  • educational technology teachers and professors
  • foreign language or Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages teachers and professors
  • instructional coordinators
  • instructional designers and technologists
  • technology for language learning consultants
  • training and development specialists

Global Opportunities

Global Experience

With over 250 programs in more than 65 countries (ranging from one week to one year), study abroad is possible for all ASU students wishing to gain global skills and knowledge in preparation for a 21st-century career. Students earn ASU credit for completed courses, while staying on track for graduation, and may apply financial aid and scholarships toward program costs.

Program Contact Information

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