EML515 Technologies for TESOL (8)

Technologies for TESOL aims to provide students with the knowledge, understandings, and skills to successfully incorporate technologies into their English language teaching. Students will be introduced to key theories, principles, and approaches for the use of technologies in TESOL contexts. Using their understandings, students will engage with strategies and methods for including technologies strategically and appropriately to enhance language teaching and learning. A range of issues related to the place and use of technology in TESOL contexts will be explored.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML515. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to articulate an understanding of technologies and their use in TESOL;
  • be able to articulate an understanding of theories about, principles, and approaches for using technologies in TESOL contexts;
  • be able to critically evaluate the place and use of technologies in language teaching and learning;
  • be able to use technologies appropriately to enhance language teaching and learning; and
  • be able to critically analyse issues in technology and assessment in TESOL.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Changing contexts of technologies in TESOL
  • Theories, principles, and approaches for using technologies in TESOL
  • Critical evaluation of technologies for TESOL
  • Designing and implementing technology enhanced teaching and learning in TESOL contexts(
  • Teaching language in low/no technology environments
  • Technology and assessment
  • Current issues and new directions in using technologies in TESOL

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EML515 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Into multimodality
Praxis in tesol technologies

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.