The Blended CertICT
CertICT: Certificate in Teaching Languages with Technology
Who is the Blended CertICT for?
The CertICT is a qualification for teachers and trainers of English and for teachers of other languages, who have already started their teaching careers and wish to further enhance their skills and expertise in using ICT (Information and Communications Technology) with their learners in the classroom.
The course is suitable for teachers and trainers worldwide, whatever their level of experience with ICT. Participants will acquire a wealth of new ideas, tools, approaches and techniques to use ICT with their own face-to-face learners.
Course aims & objectives
The Blended CertICT aims to equip language teachers and trainers with the essential skills and knowledge to effectively use ICT in their own teaching or training contexts.
The aims and objectives of this qualification are as follows:
- To develop and consolidate basic IT skills: word processing, manipulation of images, audio and video, email, file formats, online safety, security and virus protection.
- To build a critical awareness of a range of commercially available ICT materials.
- To consider ICT within the syllabus, and how to integrate ICT with regular classes.
- To develop an awareness of the various contexts and cultural constraints in which ICT may be used by both teachers and learners.
- To develop familiarity with search and evaluation skills for Internet-based resources.
- To develop lesson planning and materials preparation skills for Internet-based resources.
- To learn how to adapt and use current ICT tools with f2f learners, such as WebQuests, blogs, RSS feeds, chat (voice, video and text), podcasting, wikis, social bookmarking, online reference tools and electronic portfolios.
- To develop an understanding of Web 2.0, VLEs, blended learning and m-learning, and how these could be used in the participant’s context.
- To develop an understanding of the skills needed for working effectively with students and technology.
- To consider how to integrate ICT and assessment (including online assessment).
- To develop an awareness of how to continue the participant’s own professional development in ICT-related areas, and where and how to access this online.
- To create, implement, and reflect on a final technology-based lesson plan or project.
Course structure & syllabus
The Blended CertICT consists of 3 modules, with total of 120 hours work for participants. The Blended CertICT is run part online and part face-to-face (f2f).
Of the total 120 course hours, 50 hours are offered f2f intensively over two weeks, and 70 hours are then offered online over 10 weeks.
We also offer an extensive version of the f2f component, which involves 10 face-to-face sessions over 10 or 11 weeks, followed by the online sessions.
Note that the online component of the course takes place after the f2f intensive component.
03 October - 19 December, 2014
5 hours every Friday, over ten weeks, with no input sessions on Friday 31 October or Friday 5 December due to public holidays.
07 January - 24 March, 2015
70 hours over ten weeks, online.
The course fee covers all course content and documentation, video conferencing sessions, full tutor support and ongoing feedback.
You will also need to pay the separate Trinity College London moderation fee of €120, before the course start date.