Master in Computer Assisted Language Learning

Cyprus University of Technology

Program Description

Master in Computer Assisted Language Learning

Cyprus University of Technology

The programme aims to meet the needs of the local community and language teachers worldwide.

It aims to develop the knowledge and skills needed today for professional careers in teaching second / foreign language with the use of new technologies at all levels of education (pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary). It focuses on learning theories, pedagogical methods and technological applications in language teaching. It is consistent with contemporary learning theories and methods in language teaching as well as dealing with the theories and methods of application of new technologies in teaching and learning languages taught as a second (L2) or as a Foreign Language (FL). Although not limited to the teaching of English as a second/foreign language, the objectives of the proposed Master’s programme are consistent with the technological standard for the teaching of English as a Second Language (Teaching English as a Second Language Technology Standards Framework, 2008).

Specifically, upon completion of the programme, it is expected that students will have acquired specialized knowledge, skills, and experiences in Computer Assisted Language Learning and in Autonomous and Lifelong Learning.

The MA in CALL programme aims to attract language teachers from around the world (from government and private schools as well as tertiary education in Cyprus and Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Australia), seeking to attend a graduate programme in this subject and with this particular model. The maximum number of students admitted is 15-20, following a competitive process, in order to maintain the high level of quality.

Programme requirements

As in all other Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) postgraduate programmes, attendance is continuous and mandatory and the program is only offered full-time. The courses are offered online, synchronously and asynchronously aiming at facilitating working students.

To obtain the MA degree in CALL the following are required:

Study of at least 3 semesters. The maximum study duration is 6 semesters.

Successful completion of 90 ECTS, which includes graduate courses and a Master’s thesis.

The CUT programmes are based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). An ECT represents 25-30 hours per semester.

A postgraduate student is considered full-time in a given semester if the total workload in the semester carries 27-30 ECTS.

Language of Instruction

The programme is offered in English as a common language of the international community and the most commonly taught language in CALL, excellent knowledge of English is thus required.

Course Description

The MA in CALL course is a 3-semester course of 90 ECTS credit. The course covers areas such as Second Language Acquisition, Language Teaching Methodologies, Second Language (L2) Instructional Technology, L2 Assessment &b Testing, Research Methodologies/Design, L2 Curriculum Development and Evaluation, Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL), CALL from the student's perspective and research in the area of CALL. It consists of 2 onsite 5-day residentials of 2-ECTS credit each, eight modules of 7-ECTS credit each, and a 30 ECTs credit module on research in CALL.

For successful completion of the MA in CALL course, students must complete all components of the programme of a total of 90 ECTS (ECTS). The course consists of LCE 500 Summer 1 Orientation, credited with a pass or fail, 8 modules, credited with 7 ECTS each, LCE 501 Residential, credited with 2 ECTS, and a thesis credited with 30 ECTS.

Curriculum


Courses for Full-Time Programme

Semester 1
ECTS
LCE 500 Pre-course Summer Residential 1: Orientation 2
LCE 510 Second Language Acquisition 7
LCE 511 Language Teaching Methodologies 7
LCE 512 Second Language Instructional Technology (SliT) 7
LCE 513 Assessment & Testing Assessment & Testing 7
Total 30
Semester 2
ECTS
LCE 514 Research Methodologies 7 7
LCE 515 Second Language Curriculum Development and Evaluation 7
LCE 516 Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) 7
LCE 517 CALL from the student perspective 7
LCE 501 Summer Residential 2: preparation for thesis 2
Total 30
Semester 3
ECTS
LCE 580 MA Dissertation 30

Enrolment


General entry requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree

To meet the entry requirements for Master’s level studies at CUT students must be holders of a Bachelor’s degree in an area related to language/language teaching, from an internationally recognized university.


Conditional Admission

Students who have not been awarded a Bachelor’s degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted to a Master’s programme at the Cyprus University of Technology. When applying, an official transcript of records and a document stating that they are likely to be awarded the degree by the start of the Master’s programme must also be provided. These documents must be issued through and certified by a member of the Academic Registrar’s Office, the Examinations Office, or the equivalent department at the student’s institution. Certification from other staff members, such as faculty or college staff members, will not be accepted.

Students who are conditionally admitted must provide their Bachelor’s degree certificate when their Master’s studies commence being registered in courses.


English language Proficiency

Students must demonstrate proficiency in English through an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent. Required Test Scores: IELTS score of 6.5 or more; G.C.E/ I.G.C.S.E of C or better or TOEFL of 82 or better. In case a candidate has graduated from a Bachelor’s programme taught in English the English proficiency requirement will be waived.


The application period

The early bird application period for the academic year 2018-2019 is open until 31st of May 2018.


Application Process

To apply for the MA CALL, enter the CUT Portal from here, and submit the following documents:

  • A copy of a valid passport or Civil ID
  • Curriculum vitae ( CV)
  • Certified copies of all earned Degrees (or a confirmation stating that the candidate is expected to graduate before September 1st, 2018)
  • Certified copy of academic transcripts
  • A statement of interest (approximately 500 words) in which the candidate explains why he/she wishes to pursue a graduate programme at Cyprus University of Technology as well as indicating specific areas of academic and research interests,
  • Evidence of English proficiency (copies of certificates)
  • Any other certificates and documents, such as relevant academic or professional work (publications, articles, portfolio, etc.), in the case where they are required by the specific departments.
  • Two referees: include the names and the contact details (email and telephone number) of two people who know your academic or professional background.


Application Evaluation/Registrations

The application evaluation process is completed by the MA Committee of the Language Centre. The evaluation process, for completed applications, will last up to 10 days and all applicants will be electronically notified of the outcome of their application. By the end of May 2018, all accepted applicants will have to indicate (through the University Portal) whether they accept the offer or not. In order to secure their place, students will also have to submit the tuition deposit fee. If for any reason the student chooses not to attend the programme, the deposit amount is not refundable. Click here to see fees and other charges.

Registration for the Fall semester 2018 will take place online a week before classes begin.

Tuition Fees

The fees referred below are reduced by 20%, in the framework of a University decision and the approval of the Council of Ministers


Tuition fees for Master Programmes

  • Cypriots Students and citizens of an EU Member State: € 4,100 (total)
  • Students from non-EU countries: € 7,200 (total)

*By way of exception, the Master programmes of the International Institute of Cyprus have a tuition fee of € 4,800 for nationals of the EU Member States and € 8,000 for Non-EU nationals,


Registration fee

Every new student in any programme: €40

This amount is paid as a lump sum and covers insurance coverage, issue of student identity card, official certificates, official transcripts and degree, participation in the organized sports programmes of the University and registration in the Student Union for all years of your studies. This amount is mandatory for anyone wishing to confirm their position whether they are going to attend directly or whether they are male who will join the army. It is not refundable if the student decides to the programme

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 26, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
3 - 5 semesters
Full time
Price
Price
4,100 EUR
Cypriots Students and citizens of an EU Member State: € 4,100 (total); Students from non-EU countries: € 7,200 (total)
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Cyprus - Limassol, Limassol
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