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Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Graduate Certificate

Innovate Your Classroom

The graduate certificate in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is designed to support instructors of world languages who are seeking to enhance their expertise in second language teaching methodology and the use of innovative educational technologies. With all classes delivered online and course offerings during the spring, summer, and fall semesters, the CALL certificate accommodates the flexible scheduling needs of working professionals. The program consists of two classes in the Department of World Languages and two classes in the Department of Educational Technology for a total of 12 credits. Students wishing to pursue a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology can simultaneously pursue the CALL certificate and count EDTECH classes toward both programs.

Deadlines to Apply:

Spring: November 1

Fall and Summer: April 1

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will meet the following learning outcomes:

  1. Describe, discuss and synthesize contemporary theories of Second Language Development (SLD)
  2. Evaluate instructional technologies through the lens of the world language classroom and predict the potential for augmented language development
  3. Articulate a pedagogical framework for language learning where instructional technologies can be integrated appropriately and successfully
  4. Design a Web 2.0 technology that contributes to the growing field of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) OR develop a comprehensive curriculum that integrates SLD and CALL successfully and appropriately for your classroom context

Student Testimonials

“Taking this class after 10 years of teaching, I started seeing my own questions against the greater backdrop of Second Language Acquisition and the world of research that has preceded my own work. Every module opened another door to discovery. It was exhilarating.”

“Dr. Arispe gave wonderfully detailed, personalized, and constructive feedback on all my assignments.  For questions or concerns, she was easily contacted (and replied promptly) by email and also held online video office hours in small groups or on an individual basis.  I could not have asked for better faculty support during this class.”

“I loved this class!  Forlng 510 helped me understand the science behind second language acquisition in such a practical way!  The knowledge I gained, I applied directly to what I do in the classroom. I have a much deeper appreciation of the stages and processes of SLA through which my students progress.  And, based on SLA science, I learned changes I can make in my teaching practices to give my students the best chances for success.”

“I was a little nervous about taking an online class, but Dr. Arispe fostered a supportive online community where all students interacted to advance our learning process.  I feel that I really got to know each one of my classmates.”

Why Boise State Online?

Boise State offers affordable programs with flexible schedules and personal support. No matter where you’re located, you can earn your degree 100% online. Learn more about how Boise State Online can fit with your life in an online information session.

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CALL Graduate Certificate Requirements

Core Courses (9 credits)

These three courses are required:

  • FORLNG 510 Foundations of Second Language Acquisition (Summer, 2019)
  • EDTECH 501 Introduction to Educational Technology (Fall, Spring and Summer, continuous)
  • FORLNG 520 Foundations of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (Summer, 2020)

Electives

Choose one of the following elective courses:

Faculty

  • Portrait of Kelly Arispe

    Dr. Kelly Arispe

    Associate Professor of Spanish

    Kelly Arispe received her Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics at the University of California, Davis with a Designated Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) in 2012. She has taught Spanish Linguistics and Spanish language courses at the University of New Mexico, San Jose State University, and Sonoma State University. In addition, she has extensive experience teaching online and in the hybrid format and has co-taught annual workshops in Salamanca, Spain to train Spanish teachers and professors on how to effectively integrate technology in their language courses.

    Since Fall 2012, she has been teaching in the Department of World Languages at Boise State University, namely upper-division Spanish courses (Advanced Conversation and Writing) and Spanish Linguistics (Sociolinguistics; Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics), as well as Methods for Foreign Language Teaching. She is a certified Oral Proficiency Interview Tester through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Her current research looks at advanced language proficiency and the possibility for Web 2.0 materials to help mitigate the fact that language learners need 720 instructional hours to reach the advanced level and only receive 320 of those hours in a typical Foreign Language Program (at University). Thus, she examines the possibility for technology to augment time on task in the target language to benefit proficiency while simultaneously contributing to digital fluency.

    View Kelly Arispe’s Publications on ScholarWorks

    Kelly Arispe received her Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics at the University of California, Davis with a Designated Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) in 2012. She has taught Spanish Linguistics and Spanish language courses at the University of New Mexico, San Jose State University, and Sonoma State University. In addition, she has extensive experience teaching online and in the hybrid format and has co-taught annual workshops in Salamanca, Spain to train Spanish teachers and professors on how to effectively integrate technology in their language courses.

    Since Fall 2012, she has been teaching in the Department of World Languages at Boise State University, namely upper-division Spanish courses (Advanced Conversation and Writing) and Spanish Linguistics (Sociolinguistics; Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics), as well as Methods for Foreign Language Teaching. She is a certified Oral Proficiency Interview Tester through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Her current research looks at advanced language proficiency and the possibility for Web 2.0 materials to help mitigate the fact that language learners need 720 instructional hours to reach the advanced level and only receive 320 of those hours in a typical Foreign Language Program (at University). Thus, she examines the possibility for technology to augment time on task in the target language to benefit proficiency while simultaneously contributing to digital fluency.

    View Kelly Arispe’s Publications on ScholarWorks

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