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Success with technology in language learning

About the course

The course is for secondary school and EOI teachers of English who are interested in finding easy, practical and successful ways to use technology in learner-centred classrooms. It has a particular emphasis on how we can use technology in creative and engaging ways that will motivate students to practise and develop their language skills.

This course is designed to be of interest to teachers whose learners are 12+ (and up to young adults) and whose level is pre-intermediate or above (and up to much higher levels).

There will also be a lot of practical ideas and activities that teachers will take away for the next academic year.

Note that the course will be taught entirely in English.

Details

  • When: July 2—6, 2018
  • Where: International House Barcelona, Trafalgar 14, 08010 Barcelona
  • Timetable: 09.00—14.15 plus personal study time
  • Duration: 30 hours
  • Places available: 20

Course content

The course will explore mobile learning, collaborative writing and project work, student presentations, gamification, blogging, digital storytelling, as well as online feedback and collaboration. It will enable teachers to learn through hands-on activities and experimentation with various tech tools such as Edmodo, Google Drive, digital storytelling tools, QR codes, Padlet, Kahoot and video.

By the end of the course, participants will have increased their confidence in using technology and will have learnt how it can support effective and fun language learning experiences.

NOTE The course will be completely paperless. All materials, worksheets and resources will be available online and participants will be encouraged to take notes and organise their materials electronically. They will have the option to print them off if they want to.

Objectives

  • To try out a number of learning technologies with tasks designed for language learners
  • To take away practical and engaging ideas for using technology successfully with language classes in the next academic year
  • To provide you with easy and motivating project work ideas
  • To increase your confidence that you can use technology in the classroom

Your course tutor...

Your course tutor

Sophia Mavridi has been involved in ELT teaching and teacher training since 1998. She specialises in training language teachers to use technology in a student-centred and creative way. She is currently teaching postgraduate students at De Montfort University in Leicester UK, and she is also providing hands-on training courses and seminars around Europe.

Sophia has worked as a primary and secondary school EFL teacher as well as a Director of Studies and she uses this experience to provide realistic and practical ideas to the teachers she trains.

Feel free to connect with her on Twitter (@SophiaMav) and take a look at her blog (sophiamavridi.com).

Sophia

Requirements

You should have some experience of using computers (for example how to create a PowerPoint document, send an email, find something on the Internet) but no prior experience of using classroom technology is necessary. Teachers who do have some experience with technology will nevertheless still find the course of practical use.

It would be helpful if you bring a smartphone with you.

Application

Per a qualsevol informació, els interessats poden adreçar-se a la Secció de Serveis Educatius i Formació Permanent de la delegació territorial corresponent.

També es podrà consultar la convocatòria i obtenir el full de sol.licitud en XTEC.

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