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Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Course Description

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 in a wide variety of settings 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.
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.
Students anywhere in the world can study this online programme either full-time or part-time.

Qualification specific requirements
Every candidate for the Degree of Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning shall have:

*An appropriate degree in New Zealand or be entitled to enrol under the Regulations for Admission ad Eundem Statum
*successfully completed a recognised teacher training course of not less than one year at a New Zealand College of Education or university; or acquired experience as a teacher in a recognised educational institution or setting; or acquired appropriate experience as an educator in a workplace or community setting or completed a qualifying course.

If a candidate wishes to enrol under Admission ad Eundem Statum, the candidate will also need to get approval from the Dean of Education.
The relevance and standard of undergraduate studies and any subsequent professional work experience are the main criteria of approval.
Students will normally be expected to have at least a B average in their 300-level courses.

Qualification structure and duration
The programme is offered online and students are not required to visit campus. 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
*EDEM627 E-learning and Pedagogy: Effective Strategies for the Classroom

Candidates completing the Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning can select a 30-point optional course as well.

Entry Requirements

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.

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