Objectives
  • Having the fundamental theoretical and practical principles to be able to apply technology to CLIL programs and to task-based language teaching.
  • Incorporating effective strategies for learning in CLIL and task-based language teaching contexts.
  • Designing materials for virtual language teaching / learning.
  • Advising on topics such as curriculum design, individualization and customized courses, needs analysis, quality of teaching materials and resources / tools.
Profiles

With the Master's Degree in Language Teaching through Technology we intend to train students in the daily needs to develop a professional career in the field of language teaching / learning through technology at all educational levels (infant, primary, secondary and higher education). In addition to the profile of future language teachers in public or private centers, we will also form other profiles related to teaching online languages in the educational, publishing and business sectors specializing in digital subjects: designers of online language learning materials in publishing companies or platforms, digital platform editors and curriculum advisers for digital platforms or online language learning programs.

It is also aimed at active teachers, because the program will be a professional update that will allow them to acquire knowledge for the use and the pedagogical exploitation of emerging technological resources. Likewise, this type of professionals will be able to obtain a certification in a field and areas with increasing demand and little specific offer, aspects that can help to extend their professional opportunities.

Competencies
  • Understanding the differences and similarities between learning languages face-to-face and through the computer.
  • Recognizing the different forms of computer-assisted communication.
  • Understanding and contrasting different methodological approaches to language teaching.
  • Identifying the fundamental aspects to take into account when designing didactic units with technology.
  • Knowing how to place the pedagogical approaches of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) within the landscape of language teaching methods.
  • Explaining the reasons why CLIL and the Task-based approach emerged.
  • Analyzing, discussing, explaining and summarizing academic texts related to different teaching methods.
  • Identifying the main characteristics of a pedagogical task in on-site classroom environments, exclusively online or hybrid.
  • Distinguishing a pedagogical task from other pedagogical units.
  • Identifying the principles for structuring, sequencing, implementing and evaluating CLIL pedagogical models and the Task-based Approach through Technology.
  • Designing pedagogical tasks in exclusively online or hybrid environments.
Student profile
  • Graduates in philology, graduates / graduates in infant or primary education with a specialty in language
  • Graduates in translation and interpretation)
  • Graduates in Pedagogy.
  • Active language teachers (primary, secondary, VET, EOI, academies, CIM, etc.).
  • UOC graduates of the Master's Degree in Education and ICT.
Career opportunities
  • Teachers and language teachers in any specialty and educational level (public or private centers, official schools, language centers associated to universities, academies, universities with online programs).
  • Teachers for private companies, multinationals and international agencies.
  • Designers of materials for the teaching / learning of languages in publishing and related companies (for example, authors and editors of online educational publications related to language learning).
  • Advisers for digital language learning platforms (curriculum design, individualization and customized courses, needs analysis, teaching materials and resources / tools quality).
  • Online intercultural mediators.
  • Teacher trainers.

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May 2021

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