The course is designed for all teachers of English who wish to integrate, explore and develop the use of technology in language teaching.
Objectives. The aim of the course is to:
- develop participants’ awareness of how technology can support language learning
- look at how technology can be integrated into teaching
- equip participants with practical and engaging ideas they can use in their classrooms
- enable teachers to learn about technology through experimentation with various tech tools
- improve participants confidence in using technology in their classes and their digital literacy
- develop participants’’ own English language skills and refresh their approach to teaching English
Methodology. Input will be provided in a variety of ways (including seminars and practical workshops, trainer summaries and demo lessons) that take account of the course participants’ different learning preferences and styles. The starting point is the participants’ existing pedagogical knowledge. Participants will be encouraged to share their own ideas and experience, and develop networks with participants from other countries. The course includes two ‘challenges’ which are simulated teaching tasks. In these challenges, teachers will be asked to meet a situation and make informed decisions about what tools and technology to use and why. There will be opportunities throughout the course to exploit the UK context by collecting relevant authentic materials, making contact with native speakers and taking part in the school’s social and cultural programme, and outings.
Preparation. A preparation pack is sent to participants on enrolment. Before the start of the course, participants will be asked to complete a precourse questionnaire and a pre-course task which will enable the trainers to focus more specifically on the exact needs of the participants - the attached timetable, therefore, shows a sample programme for this course. The trainers will review the pre-course task on the first day of the course.
Follow up. Participants will have opportunities to blog during their course to reflect on the new ideas they have experienced and on how they will incorporate them into their teaching. Participants will develop action plans, and follow up support is available via email. Participants will also be encouraged to report back on their progress. A VLE will be set up for participants to collaborate online during and after the course.
- Improved personal English Language Skills
- Improved confidence in class
- Deeper sensitivity to cultural diversity
- Knowledge of other European Systems of Education
- Strategies, skills and activities of teaching EFL
- Better knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for your own and others’ professional development
- Enhanced classroom methodological practice
- Improving students’ motivation
- Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
- Better awareness of learning needs, difficulties + behaviour
Przykładowe zajęcia dodatkowe:
basketball, beach volleyball, bowling *, table tennis, volleyball, piłka nożna
cinema afternoon/evening *, city tour/walk, conversation practice, film evenings, guided museum tours *, live music / music nights *, museum visits *, pub and restaurant evenings *, quizzes
Historic Towns of Arundel/Lewes/Rottingdean *, Windsor & Hampton Court *, Stonehenge *, Canterbury & Leeds Castle *, London *, Oxford *, Stratford Upon Avon *, Bath *
* zajęcia dodatkowo płatne