This course has
been designed for practicing language teachers and trainers who want
to build on their IT* skills to enhance
their teaching and understand how to use technology in a pedagogically
Taking this course should
help you to develop your confidence and technical ability when employing
technology, but also give you a much better understanding of the potential of
technology to support your own personal and professional development as well
as that of your students.
During the course we will be
exploring a number of areas together including:
Digital skills and
Creating a virtual
and info graphics
speaking and listening online
synchronous online learning
ICT trainer skills
Course structure and
The course will be structured over a ten week period
and the core input will be delivered through an online learning environment,
though many of the tasks will also use the tools and techniques about which
you will be learning.
You will be set
regular tasks which will deal with a new theme each week and you will be able
to complete these tasks in your own time.
We take a very hands
on approach to training - your hands not ours - and you will have the
opportunity to learn how to use new technologies, with the support of step by
step video tutorials, suggestions for how to use these technologies with your
students and the opportunity to reflect on and share your learning within a
supportive peer group managed by an experienced tutor.
There will be no long theoretical set texts to read, most of the input will be
practical and come from short video clips or as a response to your experiences
as you learn, though there will be links to recommended reading for those of
you who want to follow up on areas that interest them.
There will be no long essay assignments or strict deadlines. Your
participation in the course will be flexible and you can complete the tasks at
your own speed and participate at a level that you feel comfortable with.
For those who learn more slowly or prefer to take more time we will leave the
course open for a further month after the tutored part of the course has
finished so you will have the opportunity to come back and review tasks that
you feel you can improve or learn more from.
When the course finishes you will remain part of a growing alumni and still
have the opportunity to interact and continue to share and discover new ideas
with your peers.
While working on the course your tutors will be available to support and guide
you so that you achieve the goals that you want to achieve and reach an
understanding of how to apply technology to your teaching in a way that fits
your context and your teaching style.
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In order to participate on the
course and get the best from it you will need:
Basic keyboard and
Basic web browsing
and search skills
processing and file organisational skills
The course doesn’t
require any specialised technological equipment. All you will need is:
A reasonably up to
A good broadband
A web browser. We
recommend Firefox rather than Internet Explorer (You can download Firefox
speakers - Audio headset
A webcam and a
digital camera would be an advantage though not vital
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Dates & Tuition -
(10 WEEKS -
03-06-13 to 09-08-13
23-09-13 to 30-11-13
Tuition fees are 300 euros and should
be paid in advance.
We accept payments via bank transfer and PayPal, a secure online payment
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