SLAT Certificate in Technology in Second Language Teaching
SLAT’s Certificate in Technology in Second Language Teaching offers students an introduction to various classroom and language-learning technologies and how they are used to assist second language acquisition and second language teaching. Upon completion, students should have a basic understanding of current technologies available to support second language teaching and
learning, and have gained some practical experience in their use. At completion students are expected to:
- Understand the various technologies available to support foreign language
teaching and learning, and criteria for their critical assessment;
- learn to evaluate various approaches to computer-assisted language teaching and
learning on the basis of theories and research in the SLA field;
- be aware of the current and emerging technologies in the field of language pedagogy;
- gain knowledge of and skills in integrating appropriate technologies in
curriculum and syllabus design and adaptation; and
- show ability to implement a variety of technologies in the foreign/second language classroom.
Certificate students are advised initially by the SLAT Graduate advisor. Those seeking further assistance with constructing a certificate program that enhances their professional goals may also seek advice from one of the faculty members listed below:
Primary faculty members:
Robert Ariew, Ph.D. ,SLAT Director and Professor of French
Jonathon Reinhardt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English
J. David Betts, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Practice
The primary members teach most of the required courses and are the core faculty for the certificate.
H. Douglas Adamson, PH.D., Professor of English
Beatrice Dupuy, Ph.D. Professor of French
Mary Wildner-Bassett, Ph.D., Professor of German and Dean of Humanities
The contributing members occasionally teach either required courses, or courses that would be applicable to certificate elective requirements.
After reviewing the course requirements below, certificate students should see Shaun O’Connor in the SLAT Office with any questions about the curriculum. The Graduate Advisor or the SLAT Director will review and approve any requested course substitutions.
Category A: Foundation course taken as a requirement before other courses can be taken (3 credits)
SLAT 581 Technology and Foreign Language Learning
Category B: Three courses must be taken from this category (9 credits)
ETVC 511Computer Applications in Education
FREN 584Second/Foreign Language Learning and the Web
LRC 530Computer Applications for Teachers (FALL)
ENG 596OTopics in Second Language Teaching (if the subject is technology and second language learning). This course can be taken more than once if there are different subtopics.
Category C: Elective (3 credits)
One course may be taken from this category, as a substitute for category B course work, according to the interests of the student and after consultation with and approval by the SLAT graduate advisor. The course must be related to technology in second language learning/teaching, or the student must demonstrate that the work completed for the course was directly relevant to technology in second language learning or teaching.
ETCV 510Learning Theory in Instructional Design
ETCV 520Introduction to Instructional Design
ETCV 530Multimedia Applications in Education
ETCV 623Designing Online Learning Environments
ETCV 524Educational Gaming and Simulations
ETCV 614Emerging Technologies in Education
ETCV 622Introduction to Interface Design
ETCV 631Advanced Multimedia
LRC 515Media and Literacy
LRC 560Multimedia Literacy (Spring)
Applicability of transfer courses to the certificate:
At least 9 units taken while enrolled in the certificate program must be UA courses. Transfer work typically will not be accepted. However, in special circumstances the graduate advisor may approve up to 3 units of transfer course work.
To access the online application for the Certificate in Technology in Second Language Teaching, please go to: https://apply.grad.arizona.edu and follow the instructions to create an account and submit your materials. Application questions may be directed to GIDP-SLAT@email.arizona.edu or (520) 621-7391.