Technology in language learning
For more information,
in Technology in Language Teaching and Learning (KOO-KIT)
What? What is KOO-KIT?
KOO-KIT is a study programme that focuses on integrating technology in
language teaching and learning. It is organised by the Centre for Applied
Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä. KOO-KIT is
part of a national KIT-network. The ongoing year 2005-2006 is the fifth
Why? What is the goal?
The aim of the study programme is to develop new forms of teacher expertise.
We do this through providing skills, knowledge and awareness needed for
a successful integration of new thinking, new technologies and new approaches
to teaching and learning languages.
What content areas?
The study programme is 20 - 40 study point (ECTS) programme. Integrating
technology in language learning and teaching calls for new perspectives
in developing electronic learning materials, as well as benefitting from
the learning environments avialable and knowledge on lanaguage assessment.
What working modes?
We link theory to practice through project based learning in collaboration
with the Jyväskylä University Language Centre and the Department
For whom is KOO-KIT intended? Where can
The study programme is tailored for undergraduate students, more specifically
for tomorrow’s languauge teachers and those who are interested in
various educational careers, applied linguistics and new technologies.
Students from other universities can apply for admission to the programme
through the national KIT network. All students are required to participate
in the weekly teaching sessions in Jyväskylä. Unfortunately
no distance participation is possible for the time being.
The Centre for Applied Language Studies
Finnish Network of Language Technology
Compass: The electronic learning space of the Jyväskylä
Univerity Language Centre
- Optima: a
KOO-KIT in 2004-05
Venäjälle - A learning material for those interested in
student exchange in Russia,
Authors: Sari Mäkikangas and Marianna Räsänen
to the seashore - A learning material for developing English pronunciation,
Authors: Taina Sorsa and Nina Turunen
- An electronic material for planning language and communication studies,
Authors: Elina Ojansuu and Petri Vuorinen
kurs mot Sverige - a learning material for for those interested
in student exchange in Sweden,
Authors: Paula Haavisto and Taru Manninen
writing - a material package for supporting peer feedback skills
in academic writing
Authors: Tarja Ahonen, Anni Seppänen and Janne Saarinen
und Kultur im Kontext - a course-specific material that introduces
German culture and language through a variety of texts
Authors: Jenni Karvinen, Päivi Kylä-Heikkilä, Riina Majamäki,
Johanna Sihvonen and Tuulia Taalas