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 effective way.
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
Digital skills and literacies
Creating a virtual learning space
Exploiting web based video
Creating digital assignments
Exploiting images and info graphics
Creating your digital library
Developing speaking and listening online
Delivering synchronous online learning
Developing your ICT trainer skills
structure and approach
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 mouse skills
Basic web browsing and search skills
Elementary word processing and file organisational skills
Equipment The course does not
require any specialised technological equipment. All you will need is:
A reasonably up to date computer
A good broadband internet connection
A web browser. We recommend Firefox
Microphone and speakers -
an Audio headset
A webcam would be an advantage though
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Tuition - Important Note
The course takes 10 weeks to complete - dates can be seenhere
Tuition fees are 300 euros and should be paid in advance.
We accept payments via bank transfer and PayPal, a secure
online payment system.
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