DID3304 - CALL - Computer-Assisted Language Learning


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course deals with the use of digital technology and media for teaching, instruction, and learning in language subjects. Central themes are the development of the teacher's professional digital competence (PDC), and reflections on the challenges of using digital media in the student's language learning process, communication, and production. The course also covers approaches to writing in second- and foreign language learning in schools, specifically focusing on developing students' joy of writing in English and foreign language learning. The course aims to strengthen the students' ability to act as critical digital consumers and to lead work related to creative digital productions. Computer-assisted language learning is also linked to online presence, privacy, and source criticism, as well as learning design and assessment.

Learning outcome


The candidate has

  • advanced understanding and can critically discuss key theories in computer-assisted language learning
  • extensive knowledge about research on data-support language learning and can link this research to teaching-related use of digital technology
  • thorough knowledge about the relationship between writing and learning
  • advanced knowledge about source criticism, copyright, and privacy in digital contexts


The candidate can

  • analyze and can critically assess digital technology and media's didactic potential for language learning, teaching, and instruction
  • analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations in the use of digital technology and media in language subjects and work independently on practical and theoretical problems
  • apply various approaches for developing students' joy of writing in English and foreign languages
  • use their knowledge about the connection between writing and learning to plan and carry out learning activities aimed at developing students' writing competence in English and /or foreign languages

General competence

The candidate can

  • critically reflect on the development of professional digital competence in English and foreign language teaching
  • use their knowledge and skills in digital production, communication and collaboration, assessment and societal influence
  • analyze relevant subject-specific and research-ethical issues within computer-assisted language learning

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, group work and presentations, digital production, and communication.

Compulsory assignments

  • 6 individual work in digital portfolio and 1 presentation

Further on evaluation

Compulsory work

  • 6 individual work in a digital portfolio (considered as approved/not approved)
  • 1 presentation (considered as approved/not approved)

Completion of obligatory activities requires students to participate in lessons. Compulsory work must be completed in order to sit the exam.

Final assessment

Assignment. Graded as pass/fail

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The syllabus is available before the semester start. Articles are posted before teaching sessions on the course's page on NTNU's learning platform.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • English
  • Pedagogical knowledge
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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