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Technology for project work in the English classroom

Course aimed at:

Secondary and EOI English teachers who are interested in making better use of project work with a variety of technologies in their classroom.

This hands-on course has a particular emphasis on how we can use technology in creative and engaging project-based work that will motivate students to practise and develop their language skills. We will be looking at various technology-enhanced projects work activities involving blogging, digital storytelling, cartoon makers, podcasting, online games, Edmodo and student presentations. While the course will increase participants’ confidence in using technology, the focus of the course will be less on how teachers can use technology and much more on how their learners could be using it. There will also be a lot of practical ideas and activities that teachers will take away for the next academic year.

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)..

Note that the course will be taught entirely in English.


  • When: July 3—7, 2017
  • Where: International House Barcelona, Trafalgar 14, 08010 Barcelona
  • Timetable: 09.00—14.15 plus personal study time
  • Duration: 30 hours
  • Timetable: 09.00—14.15 plus personal study time
  • Places available: 20

Course content

A pre-course needs analysis will be emailed to you which will allows us, to some extent, to tailor the course contents to meet the participants' needs and interests, but sessions are likely to include the following:

  • Project work with blogging
  • Project work with mobile phones
  • Project work with student presentations
  • Project work with digital storytelling and animation tools
  • Project work with online games
  • Project work with Edmodo
  • Project work in and beyond the classroom
  • Developing student key competences and 21st century skills


  • To provide you with easy, practical project work ideas that will help you to motivate and engage your learners in the next academic year
  • To examine how project work can be used in language classes
  • 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 on the technology module of the MA TESOL & Applied Linguistics at the University of Salford 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).



You should have some experience of using computers (for example how to create a Word 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.

Note that the course will be taught entirely in English.


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