Technology Assisted Language Learning with Gavin Dudeney
Technology Assisted Language Learning
Who is the course suitable for?
• Teachers interested in furthering their skills in the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in language teaching, teacher training and professional development.
• It is aimed at teachers with computer literacy skills and some knowledge of internet use in language teaching and learning.
• Participants should have a minimum language level corresponding to B1/B2 on the Common European Framework.
What are the aims and objectives of the course?
• To extend awareness of the possibilities, challenges and potential of digital technologies.
• To increase familiarity with a range of tools applicable in language teaching and learning, teacher training and professional development.
• To uncover relationships between ICT and core processes and procedures in language learning and teaching.
• To enable effective online work in a variety of teaching and training contexts.
What will the course cover?
All participants will receive a pre-course questionnaire which will help to determine the content of the course and also key areas of focus. These key areas are likely to include:
• core internet skills (search, evaluation, resource creation and curation)
• web tools for creative teaching and learning
• digital literacies and learners
• web 2.0 v web 1.0 technology and professional development
• technology and curriculum integration
• mobile and handheld learning
• working with audio & video (podcasting / vodcasting)
• working with words (blogs / wikis)
• cloud computing
• interactive whiteboards
Time will be built into the course for reflection and for participants to consider how to adapt ideas from the course to classrooms in their own professional contexts.
All NILE’s courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or development of language awareness.
How long is the course and what approach is used?
The 50-hour course provision includes intensive tuition by trainers who are experts in the field of Information and Communication Technology in language teaching, as well as opportunities for reading and research and guest lectures from well-known figures in the field of ELT.
Classes will be practical and ‘hands-on’ but with reference to relevant theory.
Classes are held from Monday to Friday and take place as detailed in the course-specific timetable but always within the hours 0915 – 1715.
NILE course participants have free access to an extensive ELT library and a modern suite of computers with a broadband Internet link. The NILE course venues have a wireless (Wi-Fi) environment and you are welcome (and encouraged) to use your own laptop during the course.
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