Dr. Anthony Becker is a new Assistant Professor in the English Department, where he will be teaching courses within the TEFL/TESL program and coordinating workshops for the newly-established INTO initiative at Colorado State University. He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University and Georgia State University, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. His current teaching/research focuses on second language assessment, research methods in applied linguistics, and meta-cognitive aspects of writing. Outside of academia, Anthony enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife, Tatiana, his son Mikhael, and their very vocal cat, Gracie. He is excited to be in Fort Collins and is looking forward to contributing to the great learning environment at CSU.
E 634: Computer Applications in Linguistics
This course examines the role of technology in language learning through hands on materials development and evaluation. The use of technology in L2 learning will be evaluated in terms of research, accessibility, adaptability, and learning context. Topics to be covered include: a) software and online tools for reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, and grammar; b) approaches to teaching with corpora; c) synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediated communication; d) using web 2.0 tools to develop teaching tools and materials; e) teaching culture through CALL; f) evaluating online tools and resources; and g) online communities and gaming as educational tools for learning language.